Ogunbayo, who was friends with footballer Mario Balotelli was found
by paramedics suffering injuries inside the flat he shared with his
fiancée in Park Royal, west London.
Police are now trying to establish the full circumstances of how he
died after a post mortem examination gave the cause of death as a stab
wound to the heart, Evening Standard reports.
Scotland Yard said a 21-year-old woman at the property in Lakeside
Drive had been arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder following
the incident in the early hours of Friday. She was taken to a north
London police station and has been bailed pending further enquiries to a
date in mid-November.”
Mr Ogunbayo grew up in Osogbo, Nigeria before moving to London with his mother and three sisters to study at college.
eventually set up his own entertainment company after working for
five-star hotels across central London whilst graduating from The
University of Kent, friends said.
He lived a luxury lifestyle and was often pictured with sports cars.
Facebook posts show him driving in a car with former Liverpool and
Manchester City striker Balotelli, hanging out backstage with former
Newcastle United striker Obafemi Martins and posing with ex-president
In a tribute, close friend Ayodele Samson described Ogunbayo as “the respectful gentleman”
“Mayowa was always very obedient and respectful.
“He loved the people around him and he was very loyal. He never looked
down on people even when he got rich. The thing I liked about him is he
didn’t drink or smoke he was always comfortable with water when he went
“He was looking his whole life for a good lady to settle down with
and make his wife. He wanted a family more than anything. He was friends
with so many stars in Nigeria and the world simply by being a social
guy. We can’t believe this has happened, he was a complete gentleman.
always made it clear to me that Mario Balotelli was a great guy and
also very friendly. He said that I shouldn’t pay attention to his
attitude on the pitch which led some people to criticise him. He was
nothing like it off the field.”
Another friend Oyedokun Mosh told the Standard:
“He was a young icon for Nigerians and was so hard working. His death
is a great loss to the entertainment industry. He was so humble, even
though he got successful he always kept his feet on the ground.”
A spokesman for the Met said:
“At this time the death is being treated as unexplained.