For Yusuf Grillo | Tribune Online


THERE could hardly have been a more lugubrious day for me and, I guess, countless others,than August 23rd, when I learned of the passing of Mr. Yusuf Adebayo Cameron Grillo at the blessed age of 86. In accordance with Islamic practice, his body was interred on the same dayat Ebony Vaults, Atan Cemetery Yaba.  Meeting Grillo is different from knowing him. The former implies a casualness that is an inevitable part of his job as a teacher artist, and public figure. The latter gestures at having or earning a privileged status. To meethim is to be in the presence of an enigma; to know him is to be granted a favor; to be admitted into a loosely constructed circle of trusted friends. including…

Source: Nigerian Tribune