Oladele J.B

May God console the whole family and give them fortitude to bear the irreplaceable lost.


It indeed a great loss for the Country and the Yoruba nation as a whole, you are someone I look up to Sir. Nigeria misses you, continue to rest in the bosom of the lord Sir.

Agaren Ojarikre Peter

He was a philanthropist. He made a remarkable impact in the banking industry. He left great legacies that can never be forgotten. He touched the lives of so many people positively including mine. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen

Abubakar sani surumbai

May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace

Lamidi Oluwadamilare

I want to sympathize with the entire family of this Great Legend. He was indeed a mentor to many. He impacted so many lives and I pray God will Grant him eternal rest in His Bossom. What a kind hearted Man.

Alonge Saka

May his soul rest in the bosom of the lord ........ Rest in peace Out bs

Bamidele Oluwasheun

Rest in perfect peace sir

Ominyi Ejike Prince

I pray that our Lord Jesus Christ accepts his soul in the bosom of Abraham. He was a great man during his days on earth. May God grant him enteral rest. ~Ominyi Ejike Prince CEO Ominyi Motors

Yetunde Moito

Otunba was an ICON, a trailblazer, a visionary, entrepreneur per excellence and an all-round winner. He was an inspiration to so many (myself inclusive). There is so much one could learn from his life but above all for me, his fierce love, devotion and commitment to his family and loved ones was what I found the most endearing. No doubt he will be sorely missed by so many, home and abroad. May his legacy last through many generations to come. Adieu to the Grandmaster with the master stroke. E sun re, baba re re.


Baba is indeed an Icon, he will surely be missed whole heartedly. As a child I remember always looking forward to Baba hosting us (Anglican Diocese)for Adura Odun, its always fun visiting his mansion at ijebu ode for the event where we have plenty of food s and drinks well package. Baba Sun re oo, we love you but God loves you more.

Toyin Elegbede

May God strengthen the family and make him enjoy eternity In Jesus name

Banjo Olaniyi

May almighty God forgive his sins and grant deceased internal rest . May he comfort the families and all the well wishers on this irreparable loss. AMEN

Mrs Bisi Bakare

Adio Baba rere. Your Legacy will always be remembered . Your faith in humanity to touched several lives with your vision, mission, kindness and generosity knows no boundaries. I commensurate with the Family on the loss of their beloved father, uncle and grandfather. He has contributed immensely to the advancement of Banking and financial sectors of the economy of our great Country. His Identity as Olori Omo oba of Ijebuland and founder of First City Monument Bank which put food on Several tables will never be forgotten. A great Philanthropist is gone. Baba Rest in peace in the hand of your loving Father. Adiu Adiu Adiu

Victory Mokwuye, CEO Safu Rides.

It is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to Otunba Michael Olasubomi Balogun, the founder of FCMB and a true titan of the Nigerian business world. Otunba Balogun passed away peacefully on the evening of Thursday 18th May, 2023, in London, United Kingdom, at the age of 89 years. Otunba Balogun was an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and community leader who left an indelible mark on the Nigerian business landscape. He was a visionary who saw opportunities where others did not, and he had the courage and determination to pursue those opportunities with unwavering focus and commitment. Under his leadership, FCMB grew from a small, regional bank to one of Nigeria's largest and most successful financial institutions. Otunba Balogun's entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen were instrumental in the bank's growth, and he was widely respected by his peers in the industry. But Otunba Balogun was more than just a successful businessman. He was a generous philanthropist who gave back to his community in countless ways. His dedication to education, healthcare, and social welfare improved the lives of countless Nigerians, and his impact will be felt for generations to come. Otunba Balogun was also a devoted family man and a respected community leader. His contributions to the Ijebu community, where he held the title of Olori Omo Oba Akile Ijebu and Asiwaju of Ijebu Christians, were immeasurable. He was a role model and mentor to many, and his legacy will continue to inspire future generations. As we mourn Otunba Balogun's passing, we also celebrate his remarkable life and achievements. He will be remembered as a true pioneer and visionary, a leader who made a difference in the lives of so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time.

Henry Okoroafor

You were a great man.. may your soul rest in perfect peace.. Amen