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Monday, May 6, 2013

Former Nigerian model, Yinka Olonode, commits suicide in the US

On Monday April 29th, police said an unidentified man jumped from the rooftop restaurant of The Nines Hotel at 525 S.W. Morrison St, downtown Portland, USA. The man who jumped and died has been identified by the Multnomah County Medical's Examiner's Office as 34 year old Yinka Olonode.

Portland Police Bureau spokesman said Yinka jumped from the hotel building's 15th floor around 6:30pm that Monday evening. He said they do not suspect foul play but that the death is under investigation. If Yinka indeed committed suicide, nobody knows why he did it.

Yinka was a model back in the day and worked briefly for Rhythm FM before relocating to the US in 2003. Continue to see the popular MTN 'Shy Guy' TV commercial he featured in over 11 years ago.



Yinka is the guy with colored hair who tried to hook his friend up with the girl. May his soul rest in peace...Amen

132 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Fowl" play? Linda, seriously???

Anonymous said...

nawaoo,blame it on the drugs lol

shasha said...

RIP... End time is really near..

Anonymous said...

So sorry about this. May God grant his family the fortititude to bear the loss. So sorry.

Coco said...

Oma ga o.

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Suicide? That should never be an option in the first place AT ALL! May he rest in peace!

kid Rozay said...

Wateva!!!

lollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll said...

Another sad news, may God almighty save her soul amen

Heir-Star....... said...

may his soul rest in perfect peace.........

Anonymous said...

Dnt know him but so sad.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Wonder what might have prompted him taking his own life.
may his soul rest in peace.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

Its a pity....may his soul rest in the bossom of the lord,AMEN!!
*crystal*

Anonymous said...

I saw a write up on Facebook about him,it's like he left Nigeria and became involved in ungodly Things like drug addiction.may his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

Oh my stars.... This is so sad.... Rest in peace.


Linda, there's no video oo.


****mandy***

Omalicha said...

First to comment. Why on earth would he do such a thing. May his soul rest in peace . Amen!

cofellow.com said...

That's one of my best MTN ads ever! May his soul rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how they came to the conclusion that no FOWL play was involved....or how they cooked the fowl that linda was obviously enjoying when she typed this post...it must have been pepper roasted.

Priscy P said...

sad news. may he rest in perfect peace.

Gbenga said...

O maa shey o

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace...AMEN..
I wonder what makes someone take his or her own life..

Anonymous said...

Omg what is happening to our African guys here in America? Just last week tuesday, around 11am a ghanaian guy jumped from d 7th floor in twin tower Chicago and died cos d police came to arrest him. Leaving his pregnant wife and d baby girl born to him by akata.... May their souls rest in peace...

Anonymous said...

Na wa o,y on earth will one take his/her own life!

Anonymous said...

i remember this advert ooooooooooooooo. Kai this abroad when some of us say we must go. That is not the end of the world of. RIP bro. You know why you did it.RIP

Anonymous said...

So sad...what would make such a young man take his own life? RIP

Pretty Girl

bee said...

Sad story.may his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

So sad ......

Anonymous said...

R.I.P Yinka

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace amen...but Linda it's "foul" play and not "fowl" play...just saying

Anonymous said...

Hmmmn! Ihe neme. RIP.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... 9ja na wa o

Anonymous said...

I remember this commercial.. RIP!

B

Anonymous said...

This is very sad, may God grant his family the strength to deal with this.

P.S - Linda its "foul" not "fowl".

Anonymous said...

Na wa o! Wetin wan make person kill himself naa? Maybe sum one pushe him frm dere oh! 9ja no fit commit suicide nau, its rare. Anyways praying for his soul to rest in peace won't help, his deeds on earth will.bt den, RIP

Anonymous said...

Some1 might have pushed him off and left without a trace.

Anonymous said...

Nigerians dont take their lives like that,am sure ther's a fowl play some where.

Anonymous said...

He used to be such a strong christian, well worded & he knew the consequences of suicide. & somewhere, somehow he lost his way. Wish he hadn't given up no matter what he was going through.: ( may the lord comfort his family.:

Anonymous said...

living abroad can be depressing...kai,i need to leave this place.

alice kingsley said...

hmmm i remeber dis advert ...na wah o may he RIP

LadyB said...

kibda strange tho

BLOGLORD said...

its so sad. sometimes depression causes suicide.

Anonymous said...

My Noble. You're forever in my heart

ozoipili said...

hmmmmmm. na wa ooo. this thing na from village dey do am dat tin. som body don press button for villa

EDDIE~SYFAR said...

Hmmmm, may his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

OMG i remember dis advert oh, so sad this guy is dead i wounder why he killed himself , na wa oh

Anonymous said...

Suicide indeed!!! He was successful, 34, in d U.S, was a Nigerian(we don't commit suicides). They better find out who pushed him.

******Twizzy*****

Anonymous said...

Lool, there is noway on earth or in any universe a person would take his/her own life and expect to be in "d bossom of d Lord". You guys should be praying 4 God 2 4give him 4 taking his own life.

Anonymous said...

Fowl play?

tim said...

Sad,yinka cldnt cope wit life

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace....and i hope the police will look into the matter with all seriousness, to see if der was any foul play, don't wanna bliv a naija fresh blood wud do such!....#Ajyrow

bina said...

A sad story,but heaven only knows,God rest his soul

APHRODITE said...

I smell Foul Play tho, coz I jux can't imagine this man killing himself.
May his soul RIP.

Anonymous said...

Awww,so sad.....May only of dis n May our eyes nt see.Amen.I wld av sad his village pple is @ wrk bt only God knws best

fly guy said...

Went 2 same high skul and uni wiv him,R.I.P bro,but it should be thoroughly investigated,tho in recent yrs naija's have also started commiting sucide esp d ones in foreign lands

creamysugar said...

Hmmmmm
Sounds fishy thou
May his soul rest in peace,amen

olu said...

what a sad way to go!RIP,ex-navy boy!Take Jesus seriously peeps!

Anonymous said...

May hs soul rip

olowu oluwadamilola. blog said...

May his soul rest in peace.....*SMH*

Anonymous said...

Them they pay u?bonario d idiota

Anonymous said...

This is so sad!!May his soul rest in perfect peace. Buh pls they shld investigate to kNow if he actually jumped or he was pushed.

Anonymous said...

Lin lin which one is 'fowl' play kwa?

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm. Nigerians pls we don't do suicide plz.its not in our DNA. RIP

Anonymous said...

Why commit suicide (if actually is suicide) wen someday,somehow we will all die. Is better to wait for d inevitable(death) than go to hell. RIP yinka

Anonymous said...

Bonario,will u marry me?

Anonymous said...

Nigerians pls we don't do suicide for watever reason. Its not in our DNA talk more of culture. RIP

Anonymous said...

I still remember every word of this mtn ad. RIP my brother

Anonymous said...

Rip

Anonymous said...

@ Bonario: must u comment on every post on all blogs? I guess ur joblessness is just too much. Pls go get a life and a job. Mtcheeew

Anonymous said...

I suspect it... Still dont think he took his own life. RIP MAN

Anonymous said...

Really pitied dis guy,its even a sin to claim one's life given my God.may God help us

Oyefunke Jolaoso said...

Sooooooo sad! Suicide??? Awwwww
RIP

Anonymous said...

... may his gentle soul rest in peace ......

Mr. Solos said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

So sad. *EVE*

Anonymous said...

Omg .. That's Noble from rhythm. Eya!!! R.I.P

Anonymous said...

e fit b US gbese! RIP

BECKYS WORLD EVENTS said...

Sad, may his soul RIP

Anonymous said...

Can't see video jor

Anonymous said...

What a waste of life! 'Ms Bee'

olowu oluwadamilola. blog said...

Rip

Rubynnia said...

Linda, please where's the video?

Learn to eat healthy said...

May he felt depressed or mind disease. May his soul rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

wot a pity.but wot may prompt him commit sucide?may his soul rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

wot a pity.but wot may prompt him commit sucide?may his soul rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

wot a pity.but wot may prompt him commit sucide?may his soul rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Lolxxxxx d guy don tak enof ganja........ Junny wella bad man

Anonymous said...

wot a pity.but wot may prompt him commit sucide?may his soul rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

wot a pity.but wot may prompt him commit sucide?may his soul rest in peace.

Steths20 said...

Ndigbo gyal. FOUL play not fowl play. Laughing really loudly..... But wonder why suicide is always an option. IF IT was indeed suicide.

Anonymous said...

So sad**RIP**#Jewel#

Steths20 said...

Ndigbo gyal. FOUL play not fowl play. Laughing really loudly..... But wonder why suicide is always an option. IF IT was indeed suicide.

Ayo said...

May his soul RIP

Anonymous said...

y d beef naaa>>>>is it cos Bona commented first?????

Castic said...

wat a vibrant young guy

SIMPLE BABY said...

sun hot no mean say fowl go lay boiled egg
nigerians don't commit suicide...period. He was pushed. RIP

Anonymous said...

Mumu oshisko, somebody die u dey marry Bonario. Mamula oshi

Anonymous said...

Yes now. He was playing with "fowl" on the 15th floor then tripped and fell. Ode!

RIP !

Anonymous said...

Lmao!! What is peppering this one?? You must be new here!! My friend will you fuck off !!

Anonymous said...

Idiot...are you blind? Can't you see its foul not fowl. Pervs always looking to bring down linda

Anonymous said...

First to comment? Really??! Some are just jobless sha

Olaleye Adisa said...

Hmmmm, something is wrong somewhere. I know him very well, his not dat desperate guy.

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Enjoyed studying this, very good stuff.

BB said...

Nooooooooo

If it's true, WHY????? Yinka Why??

We lost touch but still there's NO reason to kill yourself!

May God comfort your family and have pity on your soul.

I'm soooo angry now!

Anonymous said...

Hahahahahaahahahahahhaahaa!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yinka, you were such an amazing person with such an infectious personality.so sad to hear of your death.R.I.P

tasha said...

He was high nd thought he could fly.

Anonymous said...

BB I swear u no sabi vhiz dude.....#attentionseekers

Anonymous said...

Remember him from Navy Abeokuta 95 set...really really sad...A bright young orator...you will be missed bro!

Anonymous said...

YINKA!!! What did you do? Have mercy on him o Lord!!!! Meanwhile, he worked briefly at cool fm and not rhythm fm, madam Linda take note, be accurate.

Anonymous said...

Oga oooo may he soul RIP

Anonymous said...

Very silly human being! Sm1 has passed on ur ballzing 1st to comment na achievement.

Anonymous said...

LMAO!!! At "he was playing with fowl" Ur so mean:p

Anonymous said...

@ anon 3:50pm - I think you're the same idiot that points out blunders that don't exist in almost every story. Its either you're just plain stupid or deliberately stupid; either way you're doomed!
Attention seeking Mofo!

Anonymous said...

Haba! Linda! Fowl? I think you should employ a proof-reader to check your spellings! Sometimes your posts make me cringe!

That said, I think it's really sad that the young man chose to end his own life. May God comfort his family.

Anonymous said...

Much respect, did the honorary thing and went out like a God.

Doggy

Anonymous said...

If u had brains in ur head, u will know dat she changed it after he/she corrected her. U r jst downright foolish.

Anonymous said...

I remember he was Food prefect at nig navy sec sch abeokuta. Good guy.... RIP

Anonymous said...

U r obviously made of cement so ds comment is nt surprising

Anonymous said...

Noooooo Yinka why?

Anonymous said...

how will his soul rest in peace. I pity his family sha. Only God can give them the fortitude 2 bear such a loss.

Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace my brother. I remember you from the good old days, your confidence and charisma. Your infectious and magnetic personality. Whatever pushed you to do this I will never be able to imagine. God rest your soul.

That Girl said...

@Anon 6:02, if u had any common sense, u wud hav knwn dat Linda took d correction!

Itoro Nsa said...

awwww RIP yinka....we were seat patners in airforce pry sch, vi....I went to navy ojo and he went navy abeokuta, saw a couple of times before he left for the US....his OAN was "NOBLE"....RIP bro.....

Anonymous said...

He was in great Ife for about a year and a half before living for lag. Very good guy, loveable, always smiling, worded guy... Very sad .... Rest in peace Yinka

Anonymous said...

So sad.wizzy

Dee said...

I REMEMBER THIS ADVERT WELLA. SO SAD, RIP YINKA.

Hamed Oladipo said...

RIP bro.

Anonymous said...

RIP Yinka!

Anonymous said...

God gave you life and you took it with your hands,don't expect God to forgive you. But anyway that tin wey push you no be am. When villa press play, anything can happen. May God have mercy on your soul.

Anonymous said...

Yinka my dear friend. always with a smile. i remember the day you fell from your bike and you were so grateful to God you survived that accident. you loved life. i cant possibly imagine why? you should have thought about Feyi. R.I.P dear. we love you.

Anonymous said...

Yinka NOBLE,

you were such a wonderful guy.

RIP my dear friend.

Bigthrills Mic.

Anonymous said...

I read many comments and some are downright disappointing. It's about a brother, son, friend that died. Regardless of the cause of death, respect is warranted... I wish I could remember Yinka better than I do now from Nigerian Navy days. I reside in the USA as well and if things go south for you, suicide is very likely. I know for one that my faith in and my fear of God has prevented me from taking that option as well. His cause if death has not been determined though. Yinka should be remembered for fun and loving memories. My prayers are with his parents and loved ones.

Anonymous said...

RIP YinKa
*WENDY*