Michael Bamigbola

Honouring Michael Durodola Bamigbola: A Father’s Day Tribute

by Obasola Bamigbola

On this Father’s Day, I pause to celebrate the remarkable life and enduring legacy of a true titan – Michael Durodola Bamigbola, affectionately known as MD. Though he may no longer walk among us, his spirit lives on in the hearts and minds of all who had the privilege of knowing him.

MD was more than just a father; he was a beacon of strength, courage, and unwavering integrity. As a bold and passionate community leader, he fearlessly stood up for truth and justice, even in the face of adversity. His unwavering commitment to speaking the truth, especially during the dark days of military rule in Nigeria, earned him the admiration and respect of all who crossed his path.

Born and raised in the Baale Ijanjan’s compound in Iba, Nigeria, MD was a pillar of strength and support for his family and his community. His well-organized nature and meticulous attention to detail ensured that every task he undertook was executed with precision and excellence. Whether he was leading community initiatives, advocating for social change, or simply lending a helping hand to those in need, MD approached life with passion, purpose, and unwavering dedication.

But perhaps MD’s most enduring legacy lies in the joy and laughter he brought to those around him. With his infectious smile, jovial demeanour, and warm-hearted spirit, he had a unique ability to uplift the spirits of all who were fortunate enough to know him. His genuine love for people knew no bounds, and he made it his mission to spread happiness and positivity wherever he went.

As I reflect on the life of my father Michael Durodola Bamigbola this Father’s Day, let me not mourn his passing, but rather celebrate the indelible mark he left on the world. Though he may no longer walk beside us, his legacy of courage, compassion, and unwavering commitment to truth and justice will continue to inspire generations to come.

To my beloved father, MD, I offer my deepest gratitude for the love, guidance, and wisdom you bestowed upon us. Your memory will forever be cherished in our hearts, and your spirit will continue to guide us on our journey through life.

Happy Father’s Day, Baba mi Durodola Akanni!

Obasola Bamigbola

Obasola Bamigbola

Veteran photographer and reporter Obasola Bamigbnola relocated to Canada in 2023 and now calls Ottawa home.