Dare Babarinsa: The Quintessential Journalist @ 66

By Adegbenro Adebanjo

One of the best wordsmiths in the pen profession is a year older today .
Trained at the University of Lagos Dare Babarinsa was one of the revolutionary writers who along with the late Dele Giwa redefined news magazine Journalism. He left Newswatch and with four professional colleagues founded TELL Magazine which pioneered what some have described as activist journalism. Babarinsa through incisive pieces waged war through the barrel of the pen against two juntas which later, albeit reluctantly, surrendered to the wishes of the people . He taught many youngsters the art of reporting and elevated writing. Dare Babarinsa loves witting , he uses the word to affect his world for better. Were he to have been born in another clime he would have been awarded a professorial chair for his practical knowledge and contribution to journalism.
An essayist par excellence, inimitable writer , journalist of the finest variety , historian and a patriot with prodigious contributions to the growth of the Yoruba Nation and the Development of Nigeria, Babarinsa’s Sterling qualities, friendliness and readiness to lend a helping hand to all and sundry is legendary
May the Good Lord bless and prosper your new age . Greater and better you in Jesus Name
Join me to celebrate this leader of the pen profession and Omoluabi of the finest breed as he adds another year

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