The 29 year-old Nigerian found  stabbed to death last in his Park Royal apartment last week has been identified.

The victim has been named as Mayowa Ogunbayo a London based promoter.

Police are still trying to establish the full circumstances if how he died after a post mortem examination gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.


According to Scotland yard a 21 year old woman living with the victim at the £550,000 property in West London had been arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder in the early hours of Friday  but has since been released on bail.


Ogunbayo also known as Johnny John is said to have proposed to his girlfriend last May and they both lived in Royal Waterside near Hanger Lane, London.

Mr Ogunbayo who is said to have been a friend of footballer Mario Balotelli, grew up in Osogbo, Nigeria before moving to London with his mother and three sisters.


He set up his own entertainment company after working for five star hotels across central London while studying at University of Kent.

He reportedly led a luxurious lifestyle and often moved in company of music stars such as Wizkid and footballers such as Obafemi Martins.

According to his friends he was a young icon for Nigerians and was so hardworking.

“His death”, according to a friend Oyedokun Mosh, “is a great loss to the entertainment industry.  He was so humble.  Even though he hit successful he always kept his feet on the ground ”

The Met said his death is being treated as unexplained.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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