Taking to the social media app recently, Rev. Dr. David Olamide Craig, son of the late Nigerian Television Authority media icon, Yinka Craig could not suppress his emotions as he remembered his father.
The name Yinka Craig might sure ring a bell in the minds of those conversant with the traditional media. He was a sports commentator and analyst at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) in 1980 before he proceeded to NTA and was widely known for his presentation of Newsline, Presidential Media Chat, and AM Express.
The legendary broadcaster was born in 1948, and died on September 23, 2008 after months of battling with lymphatic cancer. It’s been twelve years since the media genius died and his physician and cleric son had taken to his twitter handle, @RevDrCraig, to voice;
“Hi papa, It’s been 12 years…I’ll be 40 soon, I am holding the fort Chidinma is 2 going on 12 She has your laugh. Aisha talks about you all the time, Ollie joined you in April. He fought well. Kenny beat the Cancer. Temi is winning! We miss you, we love you. #YinkaCraig,”
This remembrance post had ignited memories of the “acts of Yinka Craig” as commentators poured eulogies of different volumes on the departed professional.