The media profession in Nigeria lost another icon as the Photo Editor of the Guardian newspapers, Femi Kuti gave up the ghost.
According to his younger brother, Kehinde Adebesin-Kuti, The ace photojournalist died at the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Abeokuta on Thursday at 11:55pm after a brief illness.
Eniretvnews learnt that Kuti died while plans were at an advanced stage to transfer him to the prestigious St Nicholas Hospital in Lagos.
The veteran Guardian Photo Editor, Musbaudeen Femi Adebeshin- Kuti a.k.a Eshin Funfun was 57 years of age.
We, members of the Guild of Photojournalists Nigeria are saddened by the death of the Ace Photojournalist.
Femi Adebeshin– Kuti was a friend to all, hardworking, social, friendly, A mentor, very nice and kind, fun comrade to work with.
Femi Adebeshin Kuti has travelled far and wide to cover many world cup and some African nations cup,he was a core professional when its comes to covering any kind of sports events. A professional photojournalist to the core. He was a Multiple Award winner in his chosen profession.
condolence messages begins to flow in from different quarters.. it reads..
The Chairman, Guilds of Photojournalists Nigeria (GPN) wrote….Femi, we love you but God loves you more. You are good I all ramifications. May your gentle soul continue to rest peacefully
A release by the Secretary of Guilds of Photojournalists Nigeria (GPN), Comrade Tayo Odusanya, it reads…
With heavy heart and gratitude to God for a life well spent, the Guild of Photojournalists Nigeria announces the death of one of its members, Mr Femi Adebesin-Kuti who died on Friday January 06,2023 at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State after a brief illness.
Adebesin was aged 57 years old. He occupied the Photo Editor position at the Guardian Newspaper and had a stint with the 234 NEXT Newspaper.
Fondly called ‘Esin Funfun'(White Horse), warm, charismatic and a lover of sports.
During his lifetime, he was a fan of Arsenal Football Club. He witnessed and covered the World Cup in South Africa and Russia respectively.
According to the son, Peter Oluwadamilola Adebesin-Kuti, his remains would be buried in Abeokuta, Ogun State according to Islamic rites later today.
He is survived by wives, children and siblings.
May the Lord grant his soul eternal rest. Amen
Signed: Mr Abiodun Ajala
Chairman, Guild of Photojournalists Nigeria.
Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ), Lagos Chapter sent its condolence message as…
We received the sad news of the passing of our dear brother, Femi Adebesin-Kuti, Photo Editor of the Guardian Newspapers which occured in the early hours of today with great shock.
We pray that God in his infinite mercy will uphold and stand by his immediate family and friends at this trying time as we sympathize with members of the Guardian Newspapers Chapel and the entire PJAN family.
May God continue to protect the rest of us and show up for us in our time of need.