Asiwaju 'Bayo Olagunju
  • 68 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 28, 1945
  • Place of birth:
    Aagba, Osun, Nigeria
  • Date of passing: Aug 9, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Ile-Ife, Osun, Nigeria
Daddy, we love you! You cherished every moment and thought us to do the same. You were (and still are) a great source of pride and inspiration. Sleep on beloved. Sleep on!

This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved father, grandpa, uncle & husband, Asiwaju 'Bayo Olagunju, 68.
Born on Friday, September 28, 1945 and passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014. He lives in our hearts forever!

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Clement Olufemi Aboderin on 9th August 2015

"August 9, 2014 - ASIWAJU LO! It is exactly a year that Asiwaju Micheal Adebayo Olagunju left to join the saints. Hardly will a day pass without remembering you and the legacy of your being. The one I remember today is "do they think it is all about money" Sleep on in the bosom of The Lord till that Day when we shall meet to part no more with Christ."

This tribute was added by Ifeoluwa Moyosore on 28th September 2014

"I woke up sad! It would have been your 69th birthday had you lived but instead of coming to celebrate your birthday I'm coming to bury you! Happy birthday dear Dad normally you will be showering us with blessings, i believe you are doing that, normally your house will be filled there will be merriment, you loved celebrating your birthdays!"

This tribute was added by Motunrayo Oloyede-Abati on 22nd September 2014

"Hmmm daddy! I really appreciate your kind of person. You are a rare gem and also an institution. I really miss everything about you. You had a wonderful heart . I find it very difficult to use a past tense. I miss your Hail Mary callers tune.. Also your charming voice of ' my darling ' will be greatly missed. My only console is that you were prepared for your departure and I am sure you are with our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you dad for always emphasizing on the efficacy of prayers. Rest on Daddy Asiwaju of Aagbaland."

This tribute was added by Catherine Mukwele on 5th September 2014

"It is indeed a sad thing to lose someone very dear to our heart, especially someone in your capacity who has touched so many lives you have come in contact with. Though i have not met you but i am simply referencing Gbemisola Olagunju your dearest daughter in-law, who says so many good things about you. Continue to rest in the Lord's bossom, we love you but God's love is the greatest!"

This tribute was added by Nkeiru Okoye on 5th September 2014

"Rest in the bossom of our God. May the Blessed Trinity accompany you to your grand entrance into your heavenly home where the Great Almighty has prepared for you. Though I never met you, Gbemi spoke so much and so well about you that I felt I already knew you. I pray God for the grace to console your loved ones. Do Rest In Peace Sir."

This tribute was added by Uche Okorie on 23rd August 2014

"I met you only once through my cherished association and friendship with your son and that visit to Aagba left an imprint on my mind. I further got to appreciate your person by some of the stories Tomi told us about you. Your wisdom and strength of character certainly shines through in your children and no one that met you during your sojourn on earth will go away without learning something from your mien, dignity and magnanimity. You will surely be missed. We love you but God loves you more. Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Folakemi Sadugba-Johnson on 22nd August 2014

"It is soo sad to admit that you have gone forever. Great and very generous man i remember when i met you at Agbaa with ife sometimes ago, you treated me like your own daughter. continue to sleep on in God's bossom."

This tribute was added by Christopher Obadare on 19th August 2014

"A life well spent deserve an exemplanary celebration of life in demise. It is a so painful to loss the love ones , particularly a man who has lived an enviable life all through, we have no choice than to submit to the decision of the most high God, who knows the best moment to call the chosen ones into an everlasting glory. Ashiwsju we loved you, but thy Lord loves you  more. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Ogunniran Ayotomiwa on 13th August 2014

"life is just too small and far toooo short compared to currency but the memories and love shared every micro second are eternal treasures no  currency can ever buy........i don't think i will ever forget those memories of sitting   with dad and watch.... the sounds of the music. but we bless God for a life well sent..... it's asiwaju"

This tribute was added by Ogunniran Ayotomiwa on 13th August 2014

"life is just too small and far toooo short compared to currency but the memories and love shared every micro second are eternal treasures no  currency can buy........i don't think i will ever forget those memories of sitting   with dad and watch.... the sounds of the music. but we bless God for a life well sent..... it's asiwaju"

This tribute was added by 'Bolaji Moyo on 13th August 2014

"You've gone ahead of us to a better place Daddy - just like you came ahead of your children, children-in-law and grand children. We're coming right behind you and can only pray to, at least, match the number of years you spent here on earth. That will be a great privilege. You are a tough act to follow in terms of your achievements but knowing you, you would want us to surpass everything you did here. We love you, but the Creator loves you more than we can ever imagine. Sleep on in His bossom!"

This tribute was added by Olayinka Oloyede on 12th August 2014

"Dear daddy, your death is an irreparable loss. I always look forward to your calls because I know you were going to say “My darling, how are you, my son & my grandchildren”.
I recall a lot of times spent together though short but full of memories. The first time I met you daddy, you made me feel very welcome, you were full of compassion & the fact that you come all the way to our house to spend time with me & the family shows what an exemplary father you were to me. When we spent Easter with you last year, you said we had increased the number of your years on earth. Little did we know you would be gone so soon. You always had one story or the other to cheer me up with. I enjoyed your company & I will definitely miss you more than I can write at the moment. You were indeed a fine gentleman. I love you daddy & you are forever in my heart. Asiwaju, may your soul rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Richard okunola on 11th August 2014

"Asiwaju Bayo Olagunju, A true leader in all ramifications of life, a Political Giant, Grass root mobilizer, political motivator and Political wizard of our  time. rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Clement Olufemi Aboderin on 11th August 2014

"Death will also face death one day! That Asiwaju Bayo Olagunju is gone is a quick mystery but that we have to keep living with! He mentored us in all facets of life, encouraging us when we were the one that suppose to build his hope, he was hard on us but soft with us to see that we achieve greatness, whenever we had diversity in view be it economic, political or governance, we always see the intelligence stuff he was made of. He held me firmly lest I would have lost my faith for a little trial. We shall miss you in the family circle, the community, the church and the state. You touched life and mine is a testimony in St. Luke's Society Aagba, a society you helped by the grace of God to uphold to become the most reckoned society in our community today. Adieu  Asiwaju M. A. O. Olagunju!"

This tribute was added by Ayo Efodigbue on 10th August 2014

"My beloved friend, Michael Bayo Olagunju, Asiwaju Aagba! As you pass from this life to the life that will never end, may your gentle soul rest in peace! May God heal, console, protect and sustain in God's abiding presence the family and friends you left behind."

This tribute was added by Ifeoluwa Moyosore on 10th August 2014

"Daddy you mean the world to me your death is  my worst nightmare and I so much want to wake up from this horrible dream and hear you Call Abeke! I'll give anything to hear u one more time. Only a heart as dear as yours would give so unselfishly. So richly blessed is how I feel for having a father just like you! We prayed and prayed. I know you won't want us to be heartbroken you would want us to be strong, to celebrate your life. So dear Dad even in death you are great! Thank you Dad for listening and caring, for giving and sharing but especially for being you.
So it's not bye dad for now you hold a special place in my heart, deep in my heart!"

This tribute was added by Tope Omisakin on 10th August 2014

"Asiwaju was like a father to me.He was there during my father's burial and my wedding. He was Such a fine gentleman, I never saw him angry for once. Daddy you ll be greatly missed. May your soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Tosin Famuyiwa on 10th August 2014

"So so sad you had to leave grandpa! Whatever our lot we have been thought to say it is well with our souls. Despite all, we thank God for your life and achievements! We would celebrate your departure because we know you are pain free and resting in the feet of the Lord. Adieu Granpa!"

This tribute was added by John Popoola on 10th August 2014

"You were a straightforward person who loved God and the Church.May God reward you with the eternal life which you believed in. Soldier of Christ rest in peace. I will greatly miss you. Omo feni si, mi o feni si ni bi resa ninu, wole o bupo ni ya mode lara. Sunre Michael Bayo Olagunju, Asiwaju Aagba. A o pade lese Jesu nibi ti Ipinya koni si mo. Odigba."

This tribute was added by Ronke King on 10th August 2014

"Aaaawww....So so sad you had to go Daddy... We are comforted by the fact that you are with the Lord and resting with the angels... No more pains...Sleep on Asiwaju..."

This tribute was added by Gbemisola Olagunju on 9th August 2014

"Sobs sobs sobs sobs!!!!!!!!!! I can't just believe this! It can't be true! I can't even sleep! My heart is so heavy that it broke! I can't just hold back these tears! I'm sick and weak. I loved you so much daddy and you promised me, you promised to be strong and stay with me, I told you to walk out on this illness and come to me in Lagos, you worried you'll be a burden for me cos I will have to be going to work, I told you you would never be a burden and I told you all my plans and you agreed with them all...and then you took a bow!!! Daddy you were my backbone, my confidant, my friend, you were the only one I would listen to, I was "above the law" with you, you were always by my side, you always saw it from my point of view, you loved me and I loved you too and even still love you. Aaahhhhhhhhhhhhh God oooooooooooo Daddy, I was your darling and now you left me!!! I'm only consoled that you're with God, you were a friend of God and also cos "that pain" is over. Rest well in the Lord MY DARLING........
Thank you Bro Bolaji and Sis Ife, this is beautiful."

This tribute was added by Ifeoluwa Moyosore on 9th August 2014

"Daddy, thanks for being a wonderful father. You were a role model, despite being a girl I wanted to be like you, I wanted to walk like you and I shaved my hair with your shaving stick, I wore your "filas" I love  you dad and all the lessons you taught me will forever be in my hearts. you will always be in my heart sweet dad if I come again to this world ill choose you to be my dad."

This tribute was added by 'Bolaji Moyo on 9th August 2014

"So you finally left us Dad? God knows best. We will forever be thankful for the indelible marks that you made and the good life that you lived. It's not how far, but how well. You lived well Dad, and so deserve to sleep well. Adieu! Asiwaju."

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