Sunny Obazu-Ojeagbase’s bio: everything to know about the late Complete Sports Founder
For people who are lovers of sport news in Nigeria, the name Sunny Ojeagbase would surely ring a bell.
Sunny Ojeagbase was a pioneer sport journalist in Nigeria and the brain behind Complete Sports and Success Digest, which are still in existence to date.
Aside from being a journalist, Sunny Ojeagbase was the brain behind Complete Communications Limited, a businessman and mentor to many Nigerian business people like Akin Alabi of Nairabet.
Recently, Sunny Ojeagbese was in the news after his family announced his death at the age of 71 on Monday evening.
Julius Ojeagbese said his father passed on in Atlanta, USA, on Saturday after a brief illness. Since the announcement, Nigerians have taken to different platforms to pay their last respect to the veteran journalist.
To know more about Sunny Ojeagbese, continue reading this article.
|Full name||Sunny Obazu-Ojeagbase|
|Date of birth||31st December 1950|
|Age||71 years old|
|Date of death||26th February 2022|
|Place of birth||Osogbo, Osun State|
|Place of death||Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America|
Sunny Ojeagbase’s biography
Sunny Obazu-Ojeagbase was born on the 31st of December 1950 in Osogbo, Osun state to Edo State parents but there are no details of who they were.
There are no record of whether Sunny Ojeagbase had any siblings; he was a Nigerian by birth and was 71 years old before his death.
Sunny Ojeagbase’s education
Sunny Ojeagbase finished his primary education from St. James’ Primary School, Osogbo in 1962 after which he was enlisted into the Nigerian Army after working as a printer trainee.
The record revealed that Sunny Ojeagbase also hold a Diploma in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos, Akoka.
Sunny Ojeagbase’s career
Obazu-Ojeagbase was sports reporter with media outfits like Herald Newspaper, Daily Times, Concord Group of Newspapers and The Guardian.
However, in 1983, Ojeagbase began publishing a weekly sports newspaper named Sports Souvenir after he had left his job as a reporter for The Guardian.
Sunny Ojeagbase went on to publish Complete Football and it became the first Nigerian sports newspaper.
He also also began publishing Complete Sports, a daily sports newspaper and Success Digest Magazine a business establishment guide in 1958.
Sunny Ojeagbase’s personal Life
Sunny Ojeagbase was married to Esther Ojeagbase and their union was blessed with children.
Sunny Ojeagbase’s death
Sunny Ojeagbase died on the 22nd of February 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia after a brief illness.
Sunny Ojeagbase’s net worth
There are no details on Sunny Ojeagbase’s net worth.