The Nigerian community was thrown into deep mourning and a sense of loss as the news of one of the community stalwarts was announced on Saturday afternoon. Unconfirmed initial reports are that he died of sudden death brought on by a massive heart attack on Monday while at work. Chief Dr Dapo Oshun Williams was a name and a personality known to most Nigerians living in the capital city.
A kind and generous, kind-hearted man, Dr Williams popularly known as DW was loved and respected by many who met and knew him. He was humble, modest and down to earth, but also lively and enjoyed life to the fullest.
The 61 year old erudite was a multiple Masters degree holder with a PhD from University of Salford and numerous professional certificates from several prestigious institutions including Harvard Business School and University of Cambridge.
He was a qualified architect, Chartered Surveyor, and real-estate strategist with over 35 years experience in his field.
He was also a petroleum products retailer and property maintenance contractor.
The fierce Lagosian was originally from Ekiti. He attended Christ school Ekiti and later Federal Government College Odogbolu. He was the Patron of many UK-Nigerian Community Projects and founder of many socio-political organisations including the Nigerian Think Thank Group and The Nigerian Community Leaders Forum. He supported many community initiatives and organisations including the Nigerian Events Awards UK, Gathering of Africa’s Best (GAB Award) and Uncelebrated Nigerians Awards.He was a staunch APC-UK member and a founding member of the Buhari Campaign Organisation in the UK. DW was conferred with the title of Otunba Tayese and he has been honoured with several community and professional awards.He is survived by his wife Tina, a son, 2 daughters and a grandson.
He will be sorely missed by many. May his kind and gentle soul rest in peace.