- 42 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 11, 1974
- Date of passing: Apr 8, 2016
|Let the memory of Akintayo be with us forever|
"Dear Akin I wish I could tell u this in Person.."How I first met u as a neighbor.U just watched me chatter and chatter and didn't say a word to this stranger who just stepped into ur house to rant.....and from dat day it clicked.You didn't know how my life linked but u usually had the right words to lift my spirit and get me back in gear." Only for me to get back to ur house this week to hear ur.....*tears*.Akin please wherever u are u are sorely missed by me Ifeoluwa.Sleepwell brother from anoder mother..God bless ur soul."
"Ijisco...still cant believe u gone,ever since the news of ur demise,i have repeatedly checked ur whatsapp and our last bbm chat some days to ur last birthday and cant still believe u are gone..
i remember how u made me get my grove back shortly after my mum passed on,i was so deeply down..i cant believe i will come back to Nigeria and not have a drink with u and family..
may God have mercy on ur soul and grant u eternal rest....miss u always my great paddy."
"Ijiii! Words have failed me. I'm sorry we didn't get to see again. May all your sins be forgiven by the Almighty."
"Gone too soon.Just doesn't add up,but God knows best.RIP my brother,bunk-mate,rap partner!"
"Still in shock!!! Can't believe it... May your soul rest in the bosom of our dear Lord Jesus."
"Ijiskosaga. You were full of life. Just even remembering those good old dance moves back then at school. You left too soon. But God knows it all. Continue to rest in Peace ."
"Akin, if i knew that our discussion on March 16 2016 was going to be the last, maybe i wouldn't have stopped, maybe I would have shared a lot more with you; words different from all that we ever shared. I also went back to your previous messages and I imagined (though real) that the heart that formed the messages and the fingers that typed them had ceased. Ha! Truly, your death has humbled me; it has quickened me to live a worthy life with death in mind because most times, I forget and get carried away by things i would eventually leave behind. But your death has made me to respect life and to believe that life only appreciates the person who dares to live it well. The life in the life you lived made it sound impossible to many of us that you were dead. Hmm, Now i understand Abraham Lincoln's words that "It is not the years in your life that counts, but the life in your years". Good bye friend. Good bye old mate. Till we meet again."
"Iji Baba. Gone too soon. Rest in Peace Bro!"
"Ijisco babaaaa,gbayiiii!my padi right from St peters church when our mums would drag us to Lfs meetings and we the kids had to entertain ourselves.of course you were the chief entertainer,never a dull moment with you.even after all that time we managed to keep in touch,sharing hilarious stories and gisting on the phone for hours at least once or twice a year.when u reached out in February to catch up saying Tos call me,it's been a while,I said to myself ,haa this boy won't let me get any work done today,I'll call him later,I thought we had time,I thot we had more laughs and gossip to share.im sorry ore mi,you will be greatly missed.rest in peace ijisco baba,gbayiiii"
"Iji baba!!!!! I remember the 1st time i saw you, i had just joined LSMC in 1992/3 and you strolled up to me and introduced yourself as my brother's school father who incidentally was your namesake, immediately i took to you. You were warm n caring, always had a great word and a happy go lucky laughter, a big brother all through the years, i remember we claimed each other as cousins at some point in our lives.....Ijiiiii!!!! Im trying so hard to come to terms with ur death, our last conversation was on planning a reunion and u said u wanted it to be a costume party n i just wasnt in the chatty mood that day.
Go in peace, Go in kindness, Go in love, Go in faith
Leave the day, The day behind us, Day is done
Go in grace......"
"Ijisco paparella. Ijisco pumpin, Chindo baba. My first encounter with you was sometime in 1982 when we first became neighbors in Opebi. Myself and my sister came over to your mums neighborhood shop to buy Treetop in the big bottle.( lol). You showed you were the man by chancing me and my sis. Since then we went to primary school( Opebi pry sch) and then generally hung out and did the area good menace. I recall your footballing skills and dancing as well. You liked food too much bro. So much to write but I'm glad you were a very prayerful man and you loved your God and worshipped him well. It's sad that you're gone and we'll all miss you. March on and Rest well with the Lord. Ijisco paparella."
"Ìjì. Still in shock! But the good Lord knows best. Rest in peace dear friend"
"Hmmmm!!! Iji.. So much to write in such a tiny little space . You'll forever remain one of the very few friends that earned the right to be addressed as my brother . Right from LSMC KETU EPE (1988) you were a year my senior but it was hard to tell because of the way you dealt with me . Iji was always routing for me , in several areas . It was you who brought out that confidence in me to sing publicly ( unknown to many ) I remember how you persuaded me to join you & Olumide Adesina to perform the song " talk about heyna" at one of the social nights in Epe. When we got to Meiran, you were still my senior . You went on to convince Mr. Kamtor to invite me to train with the school soccer team . This was how I became a member of the school team . When I changed to day schooling you also did around the same time . My driver would pick us up and take us anywhere we wanted instead of going home . I remember all our escapades , Ogba , Opebi , Allen Avenue , how we even tried to sell Frank's British passport through Fuad.
I can go on but for time & space . Fast forward to the last physical encounter we had that night in 2014 when I came to meet you & Kazeem at the African shrine . You were your boisterous self . We drove back to your old house in Opebi. You said a lot to remind me of the good old days as boys . IJISCO SAGA!! Ha!!! This is one bad dream I don't ever wanna have again . Your memory is indeed blessed . I promise to take things easy as you advised on that Monday afternoon . I didn't know it would be our last conversation . MAY GOD REST YOUR SOUL MY BROTHER . I'll forever miss you"
"Ijisco saga as i know to call you for almost 30years..boy oh boy....Indeed you are gone too soon, I only trust in the Lord God Almighty your creator who called you in to Rest Your Soul in Perfect Peace, so rest well my dear friend, Rest!!!"
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