Bankole
Olubankole Omotayo Olubamise
  • 45 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 14, 1969
  • Place of birth:
    Kafanchan, Kaduna, Nigeria
  • Date of passing: Aug 17, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Nigeria
The memory of the righteous is blessed- Proverbs 10 vs 7

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Olubankole Omotayo Olubamise, 45, born on July 14, 1969 and passed away on August 17, 2014.

Wife: Ibironke ('Ronke) Favour Olubamise (Nee Odetundun)

Son:  Jesulayomi Olubamise

Daughter: Jesutomilade Olubamise



His sweet memories will forever remain in our hearts.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by kamar omiwole on 25th August 2015

"his a great man that has impacted positively in many life .will continue to remember him. rest in peace pastor"

This tribute was added by Aanu' Rotimi on 18th August 2015

"Continue to rest in peace sir. May God's protection abide with your family now and always"

This tribute was added by Celine Okoro on 18th August 2015

"God forgive me for just seeing this I have been looking for Banke for the past one year. He was my PhD classmate at the Department of Sociology - University of Abuja. He was at the forefront in promoting WSIS programs among civil society groups especially in Lagos where we all started our civil society advocacy several years ago. I am missing you banke. Please forgive me for not knowing you have left us behind to continue the struggle for a better Nigeria. Goodnight Rest in Perfect Peace. Nkiru"

This tribute was added by comfort owolabi on 17th August 2015

"Appreciating and praising the Almighty God for  the life of God you lived. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. O death where is your sting? O hades, where is your victory? ..Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Alleluya!!! The Good Shepherd of His sheep shall continue to abide, strengthen and keep your beautiful and God-fearing family for His glory in Jesus Name. Amen."

This tribute was added by Tosin Agbola on 17th August 2015

"Its a year already.All glory to God for the life you lived.Continue to rest in God's bosom.I pray God keep Ronke,Jesulayomi and Tomi.
It is well with your souls."

This tribute was added by Franca Nwosisi on 17th August 2015

"Forever in our hearts! Tomi, Jesolayomi and Mummy are fine. Continue to rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Kehinde Job on 17th August 2015

"Bonkole, though we missed, we didn’t missed you forever for there shall be a reunion on the resurrection day! May your gentle soul rest in the bosom of The Lord forever and ever and may God give the family you left behind the fortitude to bear the loss, Amen."

This tribute was added by Kehinde Job on 17th August 2015

"Bonkole, though we missed, we didn’t missed you forever for there shall be a reunion on the resurrection day! May your gentle soul rest in the bosom of The Lord forever and ever and may God give the family you left behind the fortitude to bear the loss, Amen."

This tribute was added by Ezechiel Longe on 17th August 2015

"May your soul rest in perfect peace as you continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord Jesus."

This tribute was added by Kayode Bello on 15th July 2015

"May your soul keep resting in the bosom of The Lord...Sun re ooo"

This tribute was added by Jide Awe on 14th July 2015

"Remembering you on your birthday, Bankole. It's hard to accept you're gone. You are missed immensely. May your gentle soul continue to rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Olufemi Oladimeji on 14th July 2015

"Happy Birthday my Pastor, mentor and Friend. Though U're are gone, ur memory still lives on. Continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord."

This tribute was added by Aanu' Rotimi on 5th February 2015

"May your soul rest in peace. Although I knew you briefly during your  days at LRRDC as a member of the GGC. May God comfort your  wife and be the father to your children, Amen"

This tribute was added by Ugo Amadioha on 19th September 2014

"My heartfelt regards to those left behind! What a testimony, may the soul of the faithfully departed rest in the mercy of God. God is your strength. It is well."

This tribute was added by Patterson Shed on 15th September 2014

"Dear sister Ronke:

We have never met but from across Micronesia in the precious name of Jesus Lord and Savior may He welcome your beloved husband and uplift you and your family in these difficult times.  May God's grace lead your man home and the same Grace be with you. Amen."

This tribute was added by Tinuke Odukoya on 13th September 2014

"That I am still in shock, is an understatement. Bankole my friend, my colleague, my brother, since 1994 LRRDC and outside of LRRDC our closeness and friendship remained. Heavens gain is earths loss. Rest on loved brother until we meet to part no more. You were one of the very best intellectuals in a very quiet and unassuming way. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. I sigh daily and wish i will wake up from this dream but alas, you have gone home ahead of us all. Rest in the bossom of our Lord."

This tribute was added by jumoke ajayi on 3rd September 2014

"My Uncle Banky was a very simple guy. He had so many beautiful ideas and I would often tease him that his place was in the Senate. He was my only Uncle that always understood me and no matter how silly my often big ideas were, I was certain of Uncle Banky's support,often times in conflict with my Dad's totalitarian perspective... I would call him, talk , cry... just bare my heart out and he would comfort me with his usual comical "..ma da won lohun jo, let us pray" ... and I would be so comforted..ah, uncle Banky spoilt me silly! my first trip to mr biggs as a child was courtesy uncle banky (lol), my first introduction to human rights and policy development was courtesy uncle banky.... the major milestones in my life he always showed up with Aunty, Layomi and Tomi even when it was most inconvenient. He was just a good guy and we loved him ... I could go on and on.... Uncle Bankole I'll miss you on this side but I am comforted that we never die.. we only transit to a greater level of glory where mortality has been swallowed up by life... we'll see again in the fullness of time and then our joy will know no bounds and we'll chant -o death where is thy victory?!... and sing that hymn we both love - BE THOU MY VISION O GOD OF MY HEART!"

This tribute was added by andrew iloh on 1st September 2014

"My  Dear Brother, am still in shock but you know what? I am happy for you becos you are with the lord.... all we strive on earth is to be with the lord and you have achieved it..... its sad that it has to be this early but who are we to question God.....You really left your footprints in the sands of time here and you will be dearly missed. I know it will not be easy for your wife and kids but my people says.....a goat without a tail....God himself provides a mean for it to chase away flies.... I know God will protect and provide for them and know that your legacies will always live on....you may be gone but you will forever be in our hearts.....Rest in Peace our dear Bankole...."

This tribute was added by andrew iloh on 1st September 2014

"My  Dear Brother, am still in shock but you know what? I am happy for you becos you are with the lord.... all we strive on earth is to be with the lord and you have achieved it..... its sad that it has to be this early but who are we to question God.....You really left your footprints in the sands of time here and you will be dearly missed. I know it will not be easy for your wife and kids but my people says.....a goat without a tail....God himself provides a mean for it to chase away flies.... I know God will protect and provide for them and know that your legacies will always live on....you may be gone but you will forever be in our hearts.....Rest in Peace our dear Bankole...."

This tribute was added by Kayode Bello on 1st September 2014

"No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. But take comfort in knowing that he is now resting in the arms of our Lord. Our/My deepest condolences to you and your family.

From Kayode on behalf of GEF"

This tribute was added by bunmi obidare on 1st September 2014

"Each soul leaves a legacy of love...
Each memory a bridge to comfort
And connect one heart to another forever.
Rest in peace Olubankole Omotayo Olubamise.

From gem Publications"

This tribute was added by Nelson Magbagbeola on 31st August 2014

"May his gentle soul rest in peace. May the God of all comfort comfort Ronke and the entire family in Jesus' name, amen.

May all your legacies be painted in gold and may God continue to uphold his family."

This tribute was added by Mrs Okunade on 28th August 2014

"Although your exit is so sudden and very painful but we also thank God for a life well spent especially in the Lord' It is not actually how long but how well. Keep on resting at the bosom of our Lord almighty,  we shall sometime meet to part no more Faithful is our God to fill the vaccume you left behind and  also provide courage and mighty grace to your love once Amen.
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This tribute was added by Ayo Atsenuwa on 27th August 2014

"I used to think that "Gone too soon" was just a cliche that people used to sound like they really really did miss the person but I now know what is meant when the phrase is used. Truly, Olubankole Olubamise is gone too soon.

It continues to be be as a dream that you have gone ahead of those of us here now. I constantly think of you as a colleague in the office and co-traveller on the development and human rights course from about 1994.

I recall our many reflective discussions on different issues straddling human rights, development, institution-building, personal development, Christianity, etc. - how we brainstormed as we conceptualised and implemented programmes and projects; how we cheered happily at the new of a grant approval and how we traversed Nigeria to advance human rights education and citizen participation in democratic struggles.

Can I forget your role in locating "information" at the heart of human rights and development work in Nigeria years before others came on the scene. You helped LRRDC to establish the first Human Rights and Documentation Centre in Nigeria, which opened the space for public access to human rights resources. Alongside others, you facilitated the establishment of the Human Rights Network (HURINET) and DEVNET, which you later went on to lead. Truly, Bankole, U were a visionary. In your quiet and unassuming way, you charted many new courses and paved the way for others. You gently steered us to new waters and urged that we feel for its potentials to change our world.

Thank you, thank you and thank you again for being a faithful colleague, a genuine friend, a true Pastor who gently provoked many including me to be my best. If there is a word that sums you up, I would say it is INTEGRITY. You matched the life you lived in the personal realm with the ideals you worked for in public and vice versa. You were a blessing and we will always miss you.

Bankole sleep on in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ and rise to a morning that is eternal, bright and fair."

This tribute was added by Adelabu LEAD on 27th August 2014

"The Lord must have found you a worthy tree for His Divine garden, hence he picked you out of this corrupt world. As He knows the end from the beginning, He has taken all your responsibilities to your wife and children upon Himself. As you rest secure in His bosom, He will grant Ronke and the children the grace to always look up to Him, and surely they will receive His response to all their needs.
He is more than able to fill the void of your departure . Continue to rest in His bosom."

This tribute was added by Toyin Omotosho on 27th August 2014

"Still in shock, tears dropping but I know there is a reason for everything. May the Lord grant the wife,children and the family the fortitude to bear the loss. Continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ. ADIEU"

This tribute was added by modupe taiwo odubela on 26th August 2014

"Ronke, thank God for your husband 's life being a believer. He is sleeping in The Lord . Almighty God will uphold you and Holly Spirit the comforter will comfort  and help you in the name of Jesus."

This tribute was added by Etiosa CREDC on 26th August 2014

"What a loss to the family! What a loss to Nigeria! What a loss to the entire human race! My prayer is that God will grant the family the grace to bear the loss. It is well with the righteous and the memory of the righteous is blessed forever."

This tribute was added by Khathutshelo Neluheni on 26th August 2014

"May your soul Rest in Peace. Though our paths never cross crossed in person, it was evident from those close to you that  indeed your candle was lit and not hidden under the table. May your good legacy continue even through the lives of those beloved ones you left behind, your loving wife , Ronke and children in particular. May God bless and be with them at all times."

This tribute was added by olanike olageshin on 26th August 2014

""Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful Servants" NIV Psalm 116:15. I never really knew Pastor Bankole as I haven't been in the Country for a while but I remember attending your wedding and thanking God for my Sister and my friend Ronke. I am still in shock but I take solace in the thought that you died in Christ. May your gentle soul rest in the bosom of Our Lord Jesus Christ . Amen! Ronke, I commit you and the Children to the Almighty God who alone can heal your hearts. The Holy Spirit will comfort you and the rest of the family IJMN amen."

This tribute was added by Phil Enyinnaya on 26th August 2014

"My brother, friend, pastor, the second life member of my chapter, it was a serious shock to hear about your demise. We refuse to question the Almighty. Go well - we are confidence of your destination because it has been through your faith and works. Good Night!
                            President FGBMFI - Gateway Chapter Lugbe Abuja"

This tribute was added by Sumbo Ajayi on 26th August 2014

"Pastor, May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. For those you left behind, i pray the Great Comforter will comfort us and give us the fortitude to bear this loss. Oluwa a daa awon omo yin si. Amen."

This tribute was added by Iyke Kimemenihia on 26th August 2014

""We need not be imprisoned in the fear of death. While there is still light and life let us “be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labour is not in vain.” (1 Cor. 15: 58).

You have fought a good fight. As we await the blessed hope of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, may the peace of the Lord be with him.

Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. May Almighty God grant all of us the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss."

This tribute was added by Tunde Ojei on 25th August 2014

"I am in shock! I remember very well the email Ronke sent to me when I was saved from the jaws of death in April 2013, the prayers were so powerful and close to my heart because you cared as a Sister. I don't know what to say to you and the children at this difficult time but to say thank you Jesus that your husband and father knew Christ and died in Christ there is nothing greater than being a believer in HIM. It is my prayer that the Lord will perfect all that concerns you all and HE will be your husband and father to the children, the Lord will comfort you all and be your stronghold, HE will never depart from you IJN and HE will fill and fulfill the role of husband and father in your lives IJN. Pele Ronke it is well IJN."

This tribute was added by deborah oluwaseyi on 25th August 2014

"I was shocked to hear this news, but I blessed God that you lived a legacy for us to emulate. You were a brother, friend, motivator and a great visioneer. may the good Lord be with my sister Ronke and the kids and strengthen them for the years ahead if Jesus tarries. We love Mr Bankole till we see at His feet."

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Olofin on 25th August 2014

"May your soul rest in Peace and  May God's Perpetual Light shine upon you Amen
May God be with your family always Amen"

This tribute was added by Priscilla Achakpa on 25th August 2014

"May your gentle soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in perfect peace until we all one day all join you never to part again. Amen"

This tribute was added by Chuks Ossai on 25th August 2014

"May GOD in HIS infinite mercy accept your soul in his bosom and give you eternal rest.  GOD will equally give those you left behind the strength and fortitude to bear the irreparable loss."

This tribute was added by kamardeen omiwole on 25th August 2014

"my master death is unbelivable. he is a man that has the heart to help. he has done plenty thin in my life. may his. soul rest in perfect. peace. amen"

This tribute was added by oyekunle oyewole on 25th August 2014

"May God of all comfort hold our friend and sister, Ronke, the children and everyone grieving on account of this loss.  It is well."

This tribute was added by Olufemi Oladimeji on 25th August 2014

"May You continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ. Your Legacy lives on in our heart. You passion and drive for excellence will continue to be my watch word and what I have learnt from you will be part of me for ever."

This tribute was added by Jide Awe on 24th August 2014

"It’s hard to accept that Bankole, my colleague is gone. We worked closely together on so many projects in ICT consulting and policy development. Working with him was a pleasure. Very passionate and driven, he was always full of remarkable ideas and boundless energy.  A man of big dreams, he had big dreams for  his colleagues, his community, his profession and his nation. His quote was that "A life without Purpose, is like someone who went to the market, s/he did not buy, s/he did not sell!!!"

One thing that always stood out in him was his extraordinary humanity and interest in others. Bankole, I thank you for being not just a colleague, but a great friend and brother. It is a painful parting but I will always cherish the experiences we shared. Your legacy lives on. May the God Lord keep and care for Bankole's wife, children and family. Rest in Peace, Bankole."

This tribute was added by Olanrewaju Suraju on 24th August 2014

"After several self denials, i have just summoned the courage to visit this dedicated website and realized that your death is indeed true. My friend, colleague and brother, you have departed us at such time when you are most needed. Your words of encouragement, your contagious smile and humility will forever remain indelible in our minds.

May your soul continue to rest in The Lord. May He continue to be father for your children and Husband to your amiable and supportive wife. Sleep we'll my brother."

This tribute was added by mwadhini myanza on 24th August 2014

""In death the transgressor will not die" May Almighty rest his soul in eternal peace. Amen"

This tribute was added by Priscilla Achakpa on 24th August 2014

"O death! how cruel and heartless you are. Why raise thou filthy hands on a precious germ. O death! thou has never gone for the least, but for the best, the cherised, the admired, O!. Death thou are heartless, wicked, cruel...... But we know that God triumphs over you and will trample upon you. You have no hiding place before God wicked death.

Our consolation is that, our brother, husband, uncle... lived a good life, he impacted lives and we are sure he is resting with the lord.

Rest in the bossom of the Lord till we come to meet you. Sleep in Peace"

This tribute was added by Isaac Ojo-Eleka on 24th August 2014

"I never really met Olubankole Olubamishe, but every man of God is my friend and going by the tributes of others before mine, I want to say Olu is not dead but asleep. So, I say goodnight to my beloved brother. We definitely shall meet in the glorious morning at the feet of our Lord, Jesus Christ."

This tribute was added by bunmi obidare on 24th August 2014

"Pastor, you’ll be greatly missed for all the heavenly blessings I thought God will use you to deliver as usual. You fought and conquered after the order of our Saviour Jesus Christ. Rest in His bossom. Till we meet at the alleluyah celebration to part no more."

This tribute was added by Remi Akinmade on 24th August 2014

"May his gentle soul rest in peace. On behalf of CHIEF (NGO)"

This tribute was added by Arigbabu Olawale on 24th August 2014

"I still find it hard to come to terms with the passing on of Mr. Bankole Olubamise. I have lot of respect and admiration for him. He was to me a gentleman and a friendly personality with great deal of experience in development work. I can only pray that Almighty God the comforter of the widow will comfort our dear sister whom he left behind and that HE, the protector of the orphan will protect and guide the children he heft behind and may God's mercy abide with the family left behind. Adieu"

This tribute was added by Ijeoma Nnaji on 24th August 2014

"May GOD in HIS infinite mercy accept your gentle soul to rest in his bossom. May HE console your gentle wife and children. GOD will be a strong tower for your family at this TRYING TIMES IN JESUS Name AMEN."

This tribute was added by Ijeoma Nnaji on 24th August 2014

"May your great gentle soul rest in the bossom of the LORD. God will continue to care, bless and console your loving gentle wife. God will continue to strenghten her and feel her with great wisdom to continue the good work both of you started. May HIS blood cover your house hold for ever AMEN in JESUS Name."

This tribute was added by Niyi Tabiti on 23rd August 2014

"Goodnight.You will be greatly missed by friends and associates.Rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Angela Okoye on 23rd August 2014

"It's so hard to believe Mr Olubamise is gone! I meet him only once, but the whole day was spent together during a journey to Ipetu-ijesa with Sis Ronke. We sat together to eat, I remember we all went shopping when we got back to Ilorin. So warm and accomodating, great sense of humour. Your departure will indeed leave a vacuum in the hearts of all who knew you. May God grant your family- wife, children, parents and siblings the fortitude to bear this loss. It is well!"

This tribute was added by EMMANUEL OLADIPO on 23rd August 2014

"Just like yesterday when I chaired your wedding reception. The years that followed showed how caring and humble you were, but I never thought that they would be so short. While I shed some tears while putting up this tribute, my consolation is that you knew the Lord all the way and you left behind a family that is also very strong in the Lord. Your good name will always ring a bell in many households that you have supported.

Adieu till we meet again at the feet of our Lord Jesu Christ.

Prof. Emmanuel Oladpo"

This tribute was added by Tola Olujuwon on 23rd August 2014

"Bankole, from LLRDC to Devnet days, your legacy cannot be erased. As an epitome of knowledge, dedication and commitment to developmental issues. Christians dont die, they only sleep in the Lord. May God uphold Tundun and the children. We love you but God loves you most.Rest in the bosom of the Lord. Adieu, a worthy compatriot."

This tribute was added by Esogie Palmer on 23rd August 2014

"May your soul continue to Rest In Perfect Peace. Amen."

This tribute was added by Ifeanyi Agim on 23rd August 2014

"This is unbelievable. I doubted this and asked for further confirmations before I could believe. Its quite unfortunate that such a simple, intelligent and nice man could just go so early in life. It can only be imagined what this generation has lost as a result of your departure. You had so much to give to this generation. It pains my heart to hear this. May the gentle soul of the departed find eternal rest and May the Good Lord grant the family he left behind the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss at this time. Rest in the Lord, Bankole. I cannot but shed tears when I saw this. My heart goes out to the family at this time.
Bankole sleep in the Lord."

This tribute was added by Ajebo Namba on 23rd August 2014

"Even though death is a necessary end, it came suddenly and took you away at this prime age,  they say a king never dies, he lives for ever, even though you are no more, you shall forever live in our hearts. May your gentle soul rest in peace. Amen.  from Anthony Okwuchukwu"

This tribute was added by JODER MEDIA on 23rd August 2014

"You left evergreen memorries of hardwork, duty and committment to human freedom. Short but meaningful life. Generations will see your footprints"

This tribute was added by JODER MEDIA on 23rd August 2014

"You are a glowing light, never to be extinguished. Even in death, the candles you touch remain the light for many dark  pathways."

This tribute was added by amani mounkaila on 23rd August 2014

"Cher frère Bankole Olubamise,
Une étoile ne meure jamais, elle reste le reflet des bonnes manière et des bonnes œuvres que tu as laissés.
Repose-toi en paix"

This tribute was added by titi akosa on 23rd August 2014

"Dear Bankole,
The few times our paths have crossed you have proved to be a responsible and trusted colleague. You continue to contribute to the well being of our society in your own small but impactful ways.
Adieu Bankole! rest peacefully in the bosom of the lord."

This tribute was added by Kelechukwu Okezie on 23rd August 2014

"HE LIVES!
How can they say Bankole is Dead!
When he lives. Cant they see his signatures around?
He creates and brings to life his essence.
In the living he lives. In me he lives.
His rich knowledge and gentle inpartation
Transformed lives.
He put together our GEF/CSO Network in Nigeria
Gave us courage to work together
And transform society as change agents.
Bankole, they say you are dead
Because we can not see you again
To share in your laughter, learn from you.
You are an epitome of humility
A true servant of the almighty
A transformer and repositor of knowledge
We loose you but heaven gains you.
Arise and work in the glory of your new home
You live dear brother
Welcome home"

This tribute was added by Fanen Iornem on 23rd August 2014

"Even though it seems like you're gone, your legacy still lives on. You are forever in our hearts. You spent such a short time here but we know you are in a better place now. May God bless and grant those you left behind the furtitude to bear the lose. Sleep well."

This tribute was added by Godwin Haruna on 22nd August 2014

"May your gentle soul rest in the bosom of The Lord forever and ever and may God give Those you left behind the fortitude to bear your irreparable loss, Amen."


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