A prominent Ibadan-based photographer, Pa David Owolabi Ositelu, better known and called ‘Born Photo’, is dead.

According to the Ekefa Olubadan of Ibadanland, Chief Lekan Alabi, the Ogere Remi-born elder statesman died peacefully in his Isale-Osi, Ibadan studio this afternoon, December 24, 2021.

Born on 25th December 1935, in his hometown, Ogere Remo, Ogun State, the late photographer was aged 86.

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According to Chief Alabi, Pa David Owolabi Ositelu, popularly known as ‘Born Photo’, has been a celebrated photographer who started his profession during the Old Western Region.

His competence as a photographer brought his services to the tables of foremost politicians, statesmen and even the military since 1963, eventually leading him to the war front as a war photographer during Nigeria’s Civil War (1967-1970).

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