- 25 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 3, 1990
- Place of birth:
- Date of passing: Oct 25, 2016
|Psalm 18:2 “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”|
In Loving memory of Our Dear Son, Brother, nephew, Cousin, Grand-son and Great grand-son.
Born – 3rd December 1990 (25 years and 10months)
Place of birth – Alalade Memorial Hospital, Ijeshatedo . Lagos
Primary School – Effortswill Nursery and Primary school , Ejigbo. Lagos
Secondary School – Good Shepherd High school, Meiran. Lagos
University- University of Lagos, Akoka. Studied Political Science
Fearless, Carefree, Easy-going ,strong-minded -Go-getter. An individual with a great sense of humour and integrity. Was always the star amongst his peers.
Took pride in his appearance and value as an individual.
He lit up every room he walked into with his bubbly, fun-loving and down-to-earth charisma. A good-listener and highly intelligent, always in the know of trivial things and willing to go the extra mile to help family and friends. His easy-going relaxed nature made him a delight to be around.
Loyalty meant a lot to him as He had a small circle of friends with a long-term relationship. At his spare- time he loved playing video games and browsing the internet.
A believer of God and humanity. A devout Footballer with outstanding skills, Dami had always wanted to become a footballer for any European country. I remember when we were much younger we always found him at our neighbour’s house playing football the whole day, comes home covered in mud when he was hungry.
Dami loved Fashion and style, always wanted to have the latest wears. He was a character, always seemed to have a new joke to tell and there was never a dull moment being around him. I respected my brother so much, although he had a carefree attitude, he also had a serious side which shows intolerance to nonsense.
An Immeasurable love for our mother was expressed in his own words earlier this year when he posted on his face-book page a tribute on her 50th birthday.
"I just took a deep breath, thought about how far I have come with the privilege of being your offspring. I grew as an organism inside you for nine months. You carried me and sustained me. Sharing your sustenance with me through your umbilical cord. It is not severed in your heart. From being a toddler to the man have become. You are a blessing, a role model, a teacher, an inspiration. You have undoubtedly influenced my being alive today. I am proud of you because you never gave up hope when the times were hard, you kept going forward through it all, yard by yard. I would have never been here today without your unbounded love. I would ceaselessly eulogies you. I want you to know i would always stand by your side, I would give back and be your guide, even if I have a few dimes, I would never lose my faith in you. My prayers goes thus! May you live to enjoy the fruit of your labour, may you live through another 50 years in good health and wealth. Am so Glad to celebrate with you. Dem go bring your car from germany...lol. I wouldn't let my mum's birthday pass without offering my best wishes for a wonderful golden jubilee. Happy birthday my first love!"
This is a very painful and sudden loss to my family as Dami was the first male child and pillar of the family although he was my younger brother, I had always held him in high esteem.
I will miss my brother more than words can comprehend. Separated as teenagers, I had always longed for our re-union as adults,catching up on lost times.
Heaven has gained an angel that will watch over us. Damilola might not be here in the flesh but he his still alive in our hearts and minds, through Us he lives on.
May the Lord continue to give us the much needed strength, comfort and peace we seek during this difficult time and beyond.
As you sleep in the Cradle of the Lord, I am reassured of God's promises in His Holy word. May your gentle soul continue to rest in eternal peace.
We should all be thankful for knowing him for his time spent on earth. I hope everyone will always remember how wonderfully he touched our lives. May his memory continue to live forever in our hearts.
"God be with you till we meet again..ur death is really a great shock to many..but i pray that God Almighty shall grant you eternal rest
CONTINUE TO REST IN PEACE..GENERAL BEBO"
"I still can't believe you are gone. I called you a week before you died and you told me how much you have missed me. You are more than a friend to me and i know u re gone but you will forever be in my heart. I pray that God will grant you eternal rest.
REST IN PEACE MY ONE AND ONLY 7 STAR GENERAL BEBO."
"Am still in shock........I can never in my entire life forget you.i call him AJANI and he will say OLORI ASHABI d only person dat knows wat wrong wit me,can I even see you in my dreams? Am 75% sure if death didn't take you away I will b wit you....some says It jazz I know it just natural.. I know God would forgive you and you will rest in peace."
"Damilola! Am still finding it hard to believe you have left us
it was the early morning of Wednesday 26th October, a neighbor of mine ran into my apartment, "opezy! opezy! he called out, "you don hear say your guy bebo don die" half awake i jumped out of bed in disbelief "Na lie, where you hear am" i responded. "On your data make i send you the link, he replied.
i was already shivering, i knew my neighbor wont come joking with a news like that that early in the morning.
i quickly reached for my phone, i clicked on the link, it was a link to one alimosho blog that reported the incident, reading the story and seeing the gory pictures, i was shocked, i couldnt hold the tears! i quickly logged in to facebook hoping i will hear something different, it was not long that someone broke the news of Dami's death on facebook and the RIPs started coming in that it dawned on me that it was real!
Dami and i gained admission into unilag the same year. i met Dami on our matriculation day, a friend of mine(Sesan Omolokun) who happened to be somehow related to Dami introduced us. we spent a good part of that day having fun!
About 30mins of relating with Dami, i quickly identified certain traits that distinguished him from every other person around. He was a fun to be with person, he was BOLD,CONFIDENT,SMART and FEARLESS!, Dami would often speak his mind on any issue irrespective of whose ox is gored, he had an independent mind! Dami no send anybody! He was a natural Leader! and for that, he earned my respect and admiration.
Dami has been a true friend and a brother since then till his untimely death!
i cannot begin to imagine how grieved his immediate family will be at this time, particularly his mom! Any time we spoke and for some reasons he had to say something about her, he was always quick to let every one around know he loved his mom and doesn't joke with her! "i no dey use my mumcy play o!" he would often say!
This must really be a tough time for the Ajiwokewu's. My prayer is that God Almighty in his infinite mercies will give the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss!
Forever in our hearts...RIP General!!!"
"Am not Happy writing this but I have to let the world know how good u lived your life.Bebo as I fondly call u always,u have been the best buddy ever. No skinny, no Bebo,some call us skinnybebo just because of our twins like characters. We met in unilag during our university days not knowing we lived in the same estate,ever since then,we lived like blood brothers.we shared same believes and ideas.we both had plans on how to live our lives,I never knew death would take you away so soon. Just so soon.7 star General Bebo,a fashionista,a brave ,an inteligent man,political gladiator man,hero, a legend,a successful young man,.I never knew that day was going to be the last,I never knew the last word from me to you would be "OK".its hard moving on without you.i pray to God almighty to forgive you your sins and give you eternal rest.till the day we meet again,in my heart is where I keep our friendship.u will forever be remembered.you have been the Best. Sleep on brother."
"Hmmmm 7 star General!!! Damilola throughly you are gone but forever you will always be remembered !!! How I wish it was a dream !!! I know today being ur birthday will be a boiling out with pals!!! Wot else can I say, hmmmm Dammy u r throughly an (HERO) !!! Continue to rest in the right hand of God!!! I remember calling ur self d highest goal scorer with smile on my face telling u very soon barca will sign U. But death why why why !!! 7 star general we all missed you !!!! H.B.D & R.I.P"
"It’s sad that you were taken from us too soon. I still wish you a very happy birthday even if I feel like I am talking to the moon.If tears can build a stairway and the memories a lane, then I will walk right up to you in heaven and take you back home again.....HBD"
"Damilola...my sound alike brother, my friend, my body guard, where will i start from, am trying to accept the fact that you are no more, i still had a chat with you a day before the incident...Dami...i cant stand this vacuum, i wish i could sleep and wake up and realise all was nothing but a dream.. am really trying my best to cope, it not easy...who will i call my very own brother..looking back from child own..you have been my back bone, we fought like anything yet the bond was very strong...always jealous of you...like ' is he the only boy ni?...lol...you were very sharp,smart,intelligent and very handsome..have always wished to have your height...There are so much stories to tell...Dami...Damex...i love and miss you so much...Rest in perfect peace in Jesus name..amen...your one and only bro (Papie)"
"Damilola, mi Darling cuzzin, I wish it was all a dream, DAT when I wake up I will c u alive, it hurt me to mi bone to not seeing you again. You were so calm and reserved.. I remember dos day wen we r together at our greatgrandma's house for sallah, I use to enjoy playing video games wit you, it was never a dull moment..damilola ajiwokewu, u wil forever be in mi heart. Who r we to question God..I miss you.Sun re oooo"
"I love ❤ you my big brother always and forever"
"Happy birthday to one of the realest brother. Still can't believe you are gone. Continue to rest in peace blood. May God forgive you your sin. Love you forever"
"I will forever love and miss u in my ❤️ 7star General Bebo...akaani Okunrin..
"General Bebo as most of our friends call him, I call him dami because he was not a friend but my beloved brother. Our journey started way back from the days of meiran when we were kids, we've been through so many things together. I remember sometimes last year when I invited dami to my aunty's birthday party I was driving in my car in front and he was driving his car behind me when we got to the party he said dayo while he was driving he remembered when the both of us use to rent bicycle to race as kids and now we are both driving in our own luxurious cars bumper to bumper, he then told me our next goal is to build our house and do the house warming on the same day, when I was called that you are gone the first thing that strucked my head was this short story and I bursted into tears asking God why he took the only brother have got but then I realised he loves you more. Keep sleeping in his glory blood just hurt you left me all alone in this hustle and dreams we've got together. I miss and love you dami"
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