Sad! Classic FM On-Air Personality Sylvester ‘Sly’ Ojigbede Passes Away

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Sad news reaching us. Classic FM on-air personality Sylvester ‘Sly’ Ojigbede has died after complications from a spinal cord related illness. He is survived by his wife, and 2 children.

Confirming his death, his friend and co-host Tintin, said the following words:

“Sly … The hardest worker I have ever worked with, my protégée, co-host and adopted nephew… It’s nothing but smooth sailing now buddy! I’m hurting so bad, but at least I had the honor of seeing you in your final hours. Thank you for being such a good guy. Ciao Sly….Peaceful journey. RIP”

There has been an outpouring of condolence messages from a lot of media personalities, and fellow radio colleagues.

Sly, his wife, and daughter

Classic FM put out the following press release:

Classic FM 97.3 deeply regret to announce the passing of one of our Presenters Sylvester Ojigbede popularly known as SLY, who was the host of the ‘Morning Show’ and Saturday morning show ‘Saturday Express’ on our station.

Sly passed away on Sunday the 3rd of May after a brief illness.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by his family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, children and extended family at this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace. He will be deeply missed by all of us.


  1. Good memories. Good guy – was always wittingly winding Jimi Disu to say more…. knowing very well Jimi’s passions for the success of Nigeria as a nation…RIP Sly. The Lord Almighty grant his family, friends and fans the fortitude to bear his loss….amen.


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