Peter Oyeyemi Obe (1932 -1913)
Obe’s career spanned civil war time Nigeria as a chief photographer at the then government-owned Daily Times newspapers. His work dominated the photo imagery account of the civil war. But Obe was later more famous as a sport photojournalist whose presence – always in white Yoruba danshiki – was regularly conspicuous at stadia across the country, and abroad during crucial football matches.
Obe died September 1, 2013, aged 81, at his residence 31, Moronu Street, Surulere, Lagos.