Yinka Dare (born October 10, 1972 – January 9, 2004) was a Nigerian professional basketball player. I noticed that there wasn’t much info on Yinka in the media lately, so I did some googling yesterday and finally found out Yinka had passed on. i cant believe you are gone. I pray God gives the DARE family the strength to bear the loss. Rest in peace, Uncle, How i wish i can wisper this to you now “may your soul in heaven rest in peace” 1925) 2006 Andy Caldecott, Australian motorcycle racer (b. Its FAFO. Only now, days after Yinka Dare died of a heart attack, is the picture of the Nets’ former first-round pick finally beginning to crystallize. -Shalin, It really saddens my heart to hear of Yinka Dares death after so many years of is death. I had the pleasure of staying with his parents and younger sister for the most part of this year, and he is still very much alive in their hearts. I hope you are resting cousin… Rest in Peace. scrollbar: true, O di oju ala. Ki edumare ba wa sho gbogbo ebi re o. Yinka, Yinka was always the leader in whatever we do in the class. I don’t know if you would have remembered me from F.G.C. It is even more sad to hear this sad news after so many years. Then in 1991, he left for the United States and I followed his games while he was at George Washington University. High School: Milford Academy in Milford, Connecticut He was 31 years old at the time of his death. } i join my FGCKano class of ’96 bro ,iseoluwapo ademosu;to wish the entire family well. Yinka, On behave of make way class 2009 and community basketball group of fgc kano i send condolence greeting to senior yinka’s family. Being a PRO-UNITEDs-FGC NIGERIA-FGC KANO- 1995/2001 I wish to solely convey our condelence messege to the whole of FGC family entirely. MAY YOUR GENTLE SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE.May God give your family the fortitude to bear the loss. On behalf of the class of 86\92 we bid you a hero’s farewell. I was in Canada playing colleage basketball when I heard about your death. Yinka Dare (October 10, 1972 – January 9, 2004) was a Nigerian professional basketball player. Its a huge shock and really sad,you went much too soon. KANO, i pray your family will be consoled by the Spirit of God for this loss. The Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) yesterday confirmed the death of sprinter Sunday Emmanuel, just a week after the country lost one of its basket ballers, Yinka Dare, in the US. Rest in peace. I heard the news at Rotimi Beyioku’s wedding @ LTV 8 where most of us were ex FGCKs. live: true, Chucks H.Ekwensi, Hi Yinka, oludare1@netzero.com. Even though I never met you or know you personally, I feel so sad that you are no longer with us. My family and I extend our sincere sympathy. I pray that your VERY GENTLE soul should rest in peace. May your soul rest in perfect peace with JESUS CHRIST, AMEN. We all heared of you when we got admitted into FGCK as the most sucessfull and humble basket ball player the school ever produced.we long to see you returned one day to encourage those who inspired to be like you but the day never came till we graduated in 1996. but the joy has always been that MY SCHOOL PRODUCED AN NBA star player, it made us all a champion every where we spoke of NBA. Here’s praying for Grace on the family and the strength to move on. You were a very quiet guy in kano, i used to think i was tall until i met you in JS1, we were in the same class till you left to play BBall. Its really sad to read this while I was searching for my ALUMN’S globally!!! We found 3 entries for Yinka Dare in the United States. At least 106 people shot, 14 fatally, in Chicago weekend violence, Watch live: Gov. May God and heaven heal the wounds that earth has created by taking U away.Amen!!! 1964) adieu. "Someday," says his coach, "most people will know his name." It pains me to see people go through problems such as heart problems, sight problems etc because these are human situations that is almost imposible to control. This is a great loss and I pray the almighty Lord grant your family the fortitude to bear the loss of great son and brother. Named him “Yinka” after Yinka Dare, the late New Jersey Nets center. l remember u vividly, u wia a very tall cool guy, not like the other seniors who bully us,then l c u a giant of sort. You might not know me but i’m your cousin. A 7'1½" (217 cm), 265-pound (120 kg) center, he played four seasons in … I also remember telling myself what a fine young man you had become when I learnt you were in America. Had I known that you had a weak heart, I would have never introduced you to Khat. I will never forget how protective you were. My first book, you helped guide me with wisdom and confidence. Even we’ve never met, me and my friends will never forget you. I just logged on to see where you are in your career only to discover that you had preceded us in death. A medical examiner determined that he had suffered a heart attack due to an arrhythmia condition discovered when he was in college. Currently, a student at GW… I still remember you. J.B. Pritzker gives a coronavirus update, After Twitter outcry, 5 women detail Chris D’Elia’s alleged sexual improprieties. draft, then became a symbol of the franchise's misfortunes, died … Your school mate in FGC Kano. We miss u Yinka. This was a great loss. He started 1994 on the injured list, played one game, and went back on the list when he underwent surgery to his knees. So sorry you have passed on. I was at the airport in Atlanta when I picked up a sports magazine and saw the picture of Yinka Dare. CLASS OF 86\92 F.G.C Kano. In 2004, Dare died at only 31 years of age after suffering a heart […] Even though I barely knew you, i feel the pain inside as if I were your child. I went to FGC kano and was Michael’s mate. Dear brother, may your soul rest in perfect peace and may your parents find peace in Christ as they pass through this trying time. Man thanks for the memories and rest in peace my brother. During his four seasons with the Nets, Dare played 110 games, and averaged only 2.1 points and 2.6 rebounds. A medical examiner determined that Dare, pronounced dead Friday, had a heart attack due to an arrhythmia condition that was discovered when he was in college at George Washington. I was shocked. A 7'1½' (217 cm), 265-pound (120 kg) center, he played four seasons in … Alex Dee! Tony [FGCKn1991], Yinka was my classmate and I knew him to be very peaceful and loving. Dear Yinka, Yinka Dare (October 10, 1972 – January 9, 2004) was a Nigerian professional basketball player. To many, Yinka Dare remains one of the NBA’s unsolved mysteries. Yinka Dare (October 10, 1972 – January 9, 2004) was a Nigerian professional basketball player. Though I didn’t know him personally, reading these posts let me know he was a great guy. I believe one can always take comfort in the hope that you are in a much better place. theme: { We miss you Yinka, everyone of us; Abdullahi Monguno, Sunusi Mohammed, Babatunde Layode, Jamila Ibrahim, Bola Bunmi, Nuhu Bello, Jibril Mohammed, Bola Dahunsi, Chijioke Udokwu, Deji Onasanya, Aminu Rimi, Hannah Ajanya, Onu Uchola, Muyiwa Olanrewaju, Ravi Prasad, Aliyu S. Aliyu, Dapo Fafore, Gbemisola Jones, Hadiza Isyaka Rabiu, Uzoma Nzenwa, Sina Popoola, Paul Omoarukwe, Abba Danmaraya, Anthony Oputa, Kunle Okusanya, Auwalu Kabir, Ike Amefula, Essien Sunday, Mohammed Auwalu, Sani Muazu, Ikenna Obele, Auwalu Idris, Sunday Achebe, Francis Ogbah, Adamu Danlami, Ngbede Ogoh, and all the rest, the 45 boys and girls, and our dear form mistress; Mrs Arigbede. He was 32. cause you will be missed forever for all the good things you have done 4ur self and the country NIGERIA whaat?oh my God!its sad to hear this,may your soul rest in peace ALEX DEE!!! I remember Yinka as that tall, basket ball playing guy who had to bend his head in order to go thru the door way. God knows! He was 32. (FGC Kano,1988-1993). Colonials Mourn Loss of Yinka Dare, 31 - George Washington University Athletics. l was young n your jinior in FGC Kano Benue house.your time was brief, l pray God grant you paradise, while your family the fortitude to bear d lost. Learn more about Yinka Dare. A 7’0", 265 pound (120.2 kg) center, he played four seasons in the National Basketball Association. Therefore, I speak to your hearts. FGC KANO For now, here are some memory aids. He mainly left to pursue his dream of playing in the NBA, but most importantly to help his family. I knew you will be great one day, but your sudden/early death came to us as a shock. version: 2, I remember all the times at FGC KANO in JS 1N to JS 3N. Required fields are marked *. A medical examiner determined that Dare… From 1995 till your untimely death we hung together like brothers. We did not know u but we had about d gud job. Words will never be enough to express the way I feel now that your gone, but as long as I except the breath of life I will make sure you are not forgotten. Thank you for being another positive Nigerian. I remmbered your name and quiet demeanor when you joined the league. One more season at GW would have greatly helped make him a better professional player. I will not lie and say that I know what you are going through or I know your pain, but Jesus does. Rest in peace my friend!!! Rest in peace. May your soul rest in peace.. Frank A. Urefe. YINKA YOU HAVE MADE IT ALREADY May your soul rest in perfect peace. Mike, I know it hurts because I’ve been there too. Smile now,once more YINKA. how life could be so cruel, when you feel you have worked so hard and you want to just help and enjoy yourself and, suddenly there is a bang at the door telling you, its over and done with. It really come as a shock to me on hearing this.Yinka was two years my senior in Federal Government College,Kano.And we were in the same boarding house (Watari House).Yinka you will surely be missed.May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.Adieu brother. Yinka Dare - Death. My thoughts go out to Yinka’s family and friends and especially his Brother Michael whom i got to know better through Emmanuel Uche Abbah. Dear Dare family, RIP Sir. If Michael gets to see this please contact me. DEAR ALL Yinka Dare, who led the Colonials to the NCAA Tournament in 1993 and 1994 before playing in the NBA, reportedly suffered a heart attack at his New Jersey home. When I found out you had passed away I was sad because I really wanted to meet you. Amen. May God rest your soul and you are in my prayers tonight. Rest in peace my brother. Rest in peace old friend. I went to the Federal Government College, Kano just like Yinka Dare and his older brother Michael Dare who was also my room mate at a point in time in school. According to the Associated Press, Dare collapsed while making breakfast after a regular morning workout. 10:45. Adam. You were the one who put coach Mike Jarvis and the GWU Colonials’s basketball program on the map similiar to what Patrick Ewing did for Georgetown University’s basketball program and for coach John Thompson. Yes Micheal, your elder brother was very fond of you. For five seasons, he played in the National Basketball Association with the Jersey Nets, (1994-98). Yinka, Yinka , ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) -- Yinka Dare, the New Jersey Nets' first- round draft pick in 1994, has died after collapsing at his home. I have always talked about you with a lot of friends I come across; I was and I still proud of you. He was 32. nice to have seen you play as a nets fan. Namo, still trying to locate my dear friend, ur brother, Mike Dare- mike please if you come across this mail me back. i read with rude shock your death,iAM a son to your father’s senIOR brother DELE DARE and stayed with your parents in kano while serving. I have a question, if someone could answer me this, was Dame seeing Rachel while he was with Aaliyah (R.I.P) or did he date and marry Rachel immediately after Aaliyah's death? Oct 18, 2000 - Yinka Dare, previously with the Golden State Warriors, became a free agent. I just got prouder of my alma mater. Yinka Dare, the New Jersey Nets' first-round draft pick in 1994, has died after collapsing at his home in Englewood, N.J. thanks for making us proud all through ur life time. }).render().setUser('blogofdeath').start(); Post was not sent - check your email addresses! background: '#000000', You will alway be a star in our memory. so sad to learn about such at this time but all the same my heartfelt greetings to all the members of dares family. He was 32. i remember vividly how we had always encouraged him and Mike the elder brother to join us in the school basketball team.Got excited when I learnt he played for the Nets and was devastated when i heard that Yinka was no more. I am lucky to have known u as a friend and room mate in school. Thanks bro and have a sweet night rest .On behalf of ClASS OF 96 we say farewall our UNCLE. Professional Basketball Player. You have left a legacy of a quiet one. Rest In Peace bro. May the good Lord take you in his arms. O di arinako. So sad indeed. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. From a fellow GWU alumnus: Salammm Yinka Yinka, We call him Alex Dee because OF his English Name; ALEXANDER (ALEX) and DARE (DEE). i want to console the parents of this gentleman.they should take solace in the fact that Yinka had left behind very good memories. links: '#ffffff' When I heard, I didn’t believe but looking at this site I have no choice but to. He died suddenly of a heart attack at age 31 in Englewood, New Jersey. ur big bro johnson. It feels good that we all were in one way or the other touched by him. January 11, 2004 -- Yinka Dare, the Nets' first-round draft pick in 1994, has died after collapsing at his New Jersey home. Everyone in the class wanted to be close to ALEX DEE, you were the inspirator, the motivator, you were the soul of the N-Class. Get full address, contact info, background report and more! Life is too short. A medical examiner determined that Dare, pronounced dead Friday at Englewood Hospital after being rushed to the emergency room, had a heart attack due to an arrhythmia condition that was discovered when he was in college at George Washington. My dad is your uncle, Dapo Bolaji. I really never knew why his mates called him that name. Yinka Dare (October 10, 1972 – January 9, 2004) was a Nigerian professional basketball player. In 2004, Dare died at only 31 years of age after suffering a heart attack. Yinka Dare (Stinka) Position: Center Shoots: Right 7-0, 265lb (213cm, 120kg) Born: October 10, 1972 in Kano, Nigeria ng. type: 'profile', -Dare Ogunmadewa Toyin Ijishakin, Even though we never met, I’ve always follow your basketbal career from college. Rest in Peace Yinka, Rest in the bossom of the lord. color: '#ffffff' Then I had a feeling that he had passed on, but I quickly denied it….Then I decided to search for him on Google…..That’s how I came across this site………To say the least, it saddened me….To the Dare Family: Jesus knows and has taken your grief. Named him "Yinka" after Yinka Dare, the late New Jersey Nets center. Always giving. I am shocked to say the least.I was on the net today trying to find old school mates when I saw this write up on Yinka Dare. Yinka died before I came into Texas in May of 1994, I heard that he was playing the Eastern Circuit…wow…gone too soon, if you recall Tolia friend-Obinna who came regularly to your house in Bompai most weekends with Michael Dare…you shared you home with me and I am sad to know that Yinka is gone, please on behalf of my family accept our sympahty as the Holy Spirit consoles you each day, just like Tolia is gone and his brother we as freinds must continue to seek the face of God is these endtimes for his Grace is sufficient to bear any burdens or situations….may you find solace in the resurrection of Jesus Christ Name…it is well with your soul!! NBA Recommended for you. A 7'1 1/2" (217 cm), 265 pound (120.2 kg) center, he played four seasons in the National Basketball Association. Honestly, I only remember watching a couple of games Yinka had at GWU, but I liked what I saw. Lucious Harris, who joined the Nets in 1997–98, Dare's final season said: "It's a bad situation. I was two years your junior in Federal Government College Kano. Though I wasn’t a close friend of Yinka nor his brother Mike, they were both popular students at FGC Kano mainly because of their height and active participation in sports. may your gentle soul rest in peace.may GOD give your parents the fortitude to bear this loss I proceeded to read the article when I realized it was more or less a remembrance of sport figures that dies in 2004. Dare died in 2004, after collapsing in his home in Englewood, New Jersey. I find it difficult to believe that the FGC Kano that I know today (that doesn’t presently have a basketball team) actually produced an NBA star… Ha! ALEX-DEE, A 7'1½" (217 cm), 265-pound (120 kg) center, he played four seasons in … Still missing you. Well, i wish long life and prosperity for your family. I remember him fighting someone who attacked you. Rest in peace my brother. It was a pleasure watching you take the Colonials to the Sweet 16 with GW. loop: false, I told Yinka that he was doing great; that with a few more hours and a burst of adrenaline he could make it to his destination. We’ve never met and i’m sure you din’t know me, but my father, Gbolahan T. Dare, says were related to you. Yinka, may your humble soul continue to rest in perfect peace. adieu, yinka. Dare, Rest in the Lord’s Bossom. Kike Obatolu, Hoped we could have been closer in your days on earth and I’m just actually acknowledging you are gone. I never got to meet you. I can’t believe that it has been over two years since his passing and I had no idea. Biography of Yinka Dare (excerpt) Yinka Dare (born October 10, 1972 in Kano, Nigeria – January 9, 2004 in Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.) was a Nigerian professional basketball player; a 7-foot-1, 270 pound (122 kg) center. The name Yinka Dare has over 3 birth records, 0 death records, 0 criminal/court records, 9 address records, 1 phone records and more. Yinka , You are greatly missed by all, and I will always remember you being that towering force for Geroge Washington. The 32-year-old athlete was preparing breakfast after his morning workout when he collapsed. Then I was just watching one and I saw that it also had his email address. Michael back then was so fond of you, talks about you whenever he has the chance to updating us about your great works and situation back then 94 – 97. aah i heard about u ur succcess never knew the next time i will hear again is that u are dead. i dont know who you are untill now i heard of your death not knowing are by 2 big brothers friends at Federal government college kano Abayomi Alabi and Olufemi Alabi readin all this made me to call my brothers and i asked them if they no someone called Yinka there were so shocked when i told them you gone to rest in peace anyway may the peace of the lord rest upon you family and your brothers and sister rest in peace and may God see your family through in all this struggle they are going through right now. I left Dabo in 1983.I have been speaking with a few old school mate/ classmates and some of the folks that played against Yinka in the basketball finals in Kano. every body, me, christine & her kids, mike, mum & dad wishes u well in the land of great beyond. At first I thought the name sounded familiar, then I remembered that my basketball loving friends used to talk a lot about him being in the NBA. Her birthday, age, height, zodiac signs, social networks accounts and more. I knew you well in FGC Kano. shell: { A medical examiner determined that he had suffered a heart attack due to an arrhythmia condition discovered when he was in college. Birth date: October 10, 1972 Birth place: Kano Date of death: January 9, 2004 (aged 31) Full name: Yinka Dare features: { FGC Kano, Class of ’91, Your email address will not be published. It’s Kari, rememebr from Kano…. Yinka Dare : biography October 10, 1972 – January 9, 2004 Yinka Dare (October 10, 1972 – January 9, 2004) was a Nigerian professional basketball player. I hope you were not still into Khat when you got to America and I hope it had nothing to do with your death. didnt know him but i attended federal government college kano. It is with great sorrow and sadness as I read of his loss. Yinka Dare, the New Jersey Nets’ first-round draft pick in 1994, died on Jan. 9 from a heart attack due to an arrhythmia condition. It took me this long to even be able to write something, anything about my best friend Yinka Dare. background: '#333333', What a family of a genetic tallness , such is life. And may the bond of true brotherhood keep the ex-students of FGC Kano.(1984-1990)Amen!!! stay strong,stay great In F.G.C. I met you once before you left for the United States in Lagos. I grew up with you in Nigeria, you attended Federal Government College, Kano, with my cousin brother Sunday Arigbede (AKA Kolos) and your brother Micheal Dare. Comment document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a654c9f832203608e133090e1b48b9c8" );document.getElementById("e45023e812").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Great Alex Dee!!! I hope someone in your family still reads these. Adios YINKA. Loved the heart with which you approached everything including basketball…you will be missed…, Yinka, Yinka Dare (October 10, 1972 – January 9, 2004) was a Nigerian professional basketball player. interval: 30000, Your email address will not be published. I dedicated that book to you my friend. Oh Yinka! May God grant the family the fortitude to bear this great loss. new TWTR.Widget({ behavior: 'all' May the Lord continue to watch over those you left behind here. It has taken me this long to find out and it saddens me greatly. }, I pray the good lord gives your family the strength and fortitude to bear this loss.Speaking as some one who knew you ,I followed your phenomenal rise with both suprise and delight cause back home in kano, we all did’nt know you had all this in you.I had hoped to continue to follow your success. 2004 Yinka Dare, Nigerian NBA center (NJ Nets), dies at 31 2005 Gonzalo Gavira, Mexican film sound technician (b. Death. Dare died in 2004, after collapsing in his home in Englewood, New Jersey. After seeing you play, I became interested in College Basketball. That is what time does we learn of a friends death eons and years apart i remember you as a friend to my younger brother both in kano capital and FGC kano where we all attended,i never knew your rise to stardom but you were always a good and humble person bless you yinka, rest in peace. May your soul rest in peace. He was such a gentleman and humble human being. To Michael (who I remember was a stong muscular young man while we were in secondary school), and the rest of the Dare family in Nigeria and abroad, your son/brother/cousin/nephew lived a life of service and has proceeded to higher spiritual activity. I wish i could’ve got to know you. LATE YINKA DARE WAS IN OUR HOSTEL,WATERI HOUSE,FEDERAL GOVT.COLLEGE KANO,IN 1989.OUR PRINCIPAL THEN WAS DR.ABDULKADIR TURA.I ALSO NEW HIS BROTHER,MICHEAL DARE.YINKA WAS TO TALL THAT THE DOUBLE BUNK WAS TOO SMALL FOR HIM.I NEVER NEW ABOUT HIS DEATH.I JUST OPENED THIS PAGE BY MISTAKE.I CONDOLE WITH THE FAMILY OVER HIS DEATH.WE LIKED HIM SO MUCH BECAUSE HE WAS NICE TO US. Rest in peace dear one. tweets: { You were a delight. This is just too sad but I am sure that you are in a better place right now. Ma jokunrun ma je ekolo. I dream of some day becoming a famous basketball player. I do not even know what to say but i pray that the family will have the heart to bear this great loss. I am sadden that you have gone. Réposée vous Bien avec Le Bon Dieu Find Yinka Dare in the United States. Yinka was very close friend to my twin brothers (hassan and hussein ) in the same nbhd in kano (St Louis Avenue/President Avenue ). We will all surely miss you. you were a kind big man with a big heart and soul and gave your best as a nets player, basketball player, and person. Iliyasu Biu M. The image of you in your ‘GREEN and WHITE’ walking tall in F.G.C Kano, is still very fresh in my memory,that was some odd twenty years ago, how time flies.There were stories going round that you had left for the united states,soon after we heard you were playing professional basket ball in america, boy oh boy, you made us proud that someone was representing PRO UNITATE, great FEDGOCOL.Then we heard of the sad news. It certainly makes the enemies of God uncomfortable, but God created and loves every human being. i can’t but drop a line as i stumbled on this blog. I’ve always wanted to play in the NBA and now seeing what you did gave me hope. Hundreds of youths from Oyo town on Thursday stormed the Oyo State Government Secretariat in protest of the alleged killing of … 48 videos Play all Yinka Dare Basketball mix Dávid Janás; Final 3:39 of Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals | Cavaliers vs Warriors - Duration: 10:45. I will always be proud of you!! I told Yinka that he was doing great; that with a few more hours and a burst of adrenaline he could make it … A 7'0", 265 pound (120.2 kg) center, he played four seasons in the National Basketball Association.In 2004, Dare died at only 31 years of age after suffering a heart attack. One thing you should be thankful to God for are the memorable years you and your family spent with Yinka. Jan 9, 2004 - Yinka Dare passed away. We lost contact for so long… I just got in touch with Toyin 2 days ago and found out that you are dead!!! I believed in Yinka and felt genuinely invested in his success and lifelong happiness. may the lord grant youn eternal rest and comfort your family as well. may the Almighty continue to uphold your family and your legacy. I downloaded a couple of video clips which features Yinka’s name, but it struck me as strange as to why he was never featured on them. You were gentle, kind and peaceful in all conduct as we relate as colleagues at FGC Kano. About how tall he was and that he played in the NBA, to a point that my friends gave me the nickname “Yinka Dare”. Peace. Yinka I knew was quiet. may He give your parents the grace to bear this loss. We met twice at St. Thomas and we had a nice time together, and I was shock to read about your death. My heart is indeed broken. A medical examiner determined that Dare, pronounced dead Friday at Englewood Hospital after being rushed to the emergency room, had a heart attack due to an arrhythmia condition that was discovered when he was in college at George Washington. Yinka You influenced me when I was a youth playing basketball and your memory today still influences me, I cannot believe you are gone. The 7-foot Nigerian center played 110 games in four seasons with the Nets. You made our set proud by getting into the NBA. I will never forget you my fellow Nigerian. I am shocked to be reading this just now at the beginning of 2004 Basketbal season. Born in Kano, Nigeria, he was a center, drafted in the 1st round, 14th pick, by the New Jersey Nets in 1994. Love Cheers. Named Freshman of the Year by Sports Illustrated for 1992-93, the 7-foot, 265-pound Nigerian center led the George Washington Colonials to consecutive NCAA tournament appearances under coach Mike Jarvis. You were playing for Kano Pillars then. 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