How does one begin? The history is already long yet still very much evolving. The cordiality is so solid yet still actively crystallizing. Dr. Dare Ogunlade , as my personal friend, was the very first connecting pipe into the family. Very quickly, an ègbón- Dare’s immediate elder brother, became a very natural big brother,mentor, teacher, buddy and friend.
Within a very short window of time, we figured we are perfect fit. We ‘explored’ together. I became his default emissary on special and ‘technically’ complex missions ? ? . I ran errands, with ease and passion, for him.
Everywhere I had presence he must be there and vice versa. Wherever his interest is found there my feet found a path. We were simply into each other as best of buddies age difference notwithstanding.
A human capital builder- he red-inked all my essays in those days while prepping and hoping for a great grade in WAEC’s English Language. A thorough and unrelenting mentor, he calls me out, he corrects and acts in every way to bring the best out of me.
A grassroot guy and community builder- he remains a pillar and rallying point for our community’s various and diverse developmental initiatives. His ability to engage and inspire people of different backgrounds and demographics has been a real asset in building a coalition for our community agenda. short red
Well- again I feel like I can’t simply say enough about this guy here. He is very witty, wise and is a willing and ready tool in the service of humankind.
It is your day- ègbón, theologian and my personal person- Somo Ogunlade .
This special day of yours will bring unto you and yours the best of heavenly blessings. Happy birthday ègbón and congratulations!