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David Osunnuga (Paradise)
  • 70 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 28, 1946
  • Date of passing: Jun 24, 2016
If a man dies, can he live again? I will wait all the days of my compulsory service Until my relief comes. You will call, and I will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands. Job 14: 14-15

This memorial website was created not to honour the dead but in memory of our loving and inspiring father, David Osunnuga (Baba Paradise), 70, born on January 28, 1946 and slept in death on June 24, 2016. Please, feel free to leave your fond memory of him because the memory of the dead is with the living.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Dayo Osunnuga on 26th August 2016

"Great father is hard to find, difficult to leave and impossible to forget"

This tribute was added by Kindness Ayelaagbe on 11th July 2016

"He was a special person with an endearing quality .He was a father in the real sense of a father, not only to his own but also to those of us  that came across him at a time in in our lives. He is not forever missed but as long as this system last. I have some questions  reserved for him, similar to those I have for papa Abraham. Till then"

This tribute was added by Modupe Johnson-Ogunfuyi on 10th July 2016

"He will call and you will hear. See you again in paradise."

This tribute was added by Tola Osunnuga on 10th July 2016

"He was a good man; peace maker, inspiring, loving and selfless."

This tribute was added by Abbey Ade on 3rd July 2016

"Rest in peace baba Paradise. Sleep well in the Lord. Didun ni iranti olododo."

This tribute was added by Olootu Omooba Okoleomurajo on 2nd July 2016

"Continue to Rest in Peace Sir"

This tribute was added by Samson Okulaja on 2nd July 2016

"Baba you have gone to the welcoming hands of your Jehovah, certainly your are now with him.  While here, you often welcome us with love and smile, you made us feel good and gave us sense of recogintion, you work diligently to make our house safe with doors and keys. Good enough one may say, yet you did better with the words of Jehovah you often shared with us, our  Awake and the Watchtower never failed. It is really painful that you have left us but we take solace in the fact that you were not ashame of  Jehovah here certainly Jehovah will not be ashamed of you in his kingdom. You are not dead,but now angel in Heaven:.. I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God Jacob, He is not the God  of the dead, but of the living... Thank you Baba Paradise that you chose to be our friend here and even preached the gospel of our everlasting friendship in his Kingdom. Tiill we meet again and part no more farewell you Sir."

This tribute was added by Odumala Goslo on 29th June 2016

"I was happy when he traveled out for proper treatment, and when he returned I called him and he said to me, "woo Adupe lowo Jehovah - meaning....."we thank Jehovah". Same response I got from mummy when he was abroad. Well, we thank Jah for a life well spent, I can't forget him in a hurry when I flashed back to those days when I was his apprentice. I can say more on an on but.... I will also use his final word "WE THANK JEHOVAH," In everything, let's give thanks to Him for at least; we are optimistic to seeing him again very soon. Sleep and rest out of this sinful world. #Okbye Boss"

This tribute was added by Jason Osunnuga on 28th June 2016

"David Osunnuga my grandad was a great man and it was sad because I never really got to know him. I met him in 2016 and he sadly passed away that same year.

If a man should die he can live again."

This tribute was added by Busayo Clement on 28th June 2016

"I sympathise with the entire Paradise clan on the demise of their father. He was not only your father but mine. He was father to everyone that came across him. Several times I would run to Paradise Hall for meals and money. I will miss baba Paradise. He was such a nice man"

This tribute was added by Prince Abdul-lateef Odusanya on 27th June 2016

"Baba paradise. David as nicknamed paradise, Sun re o. May God accept you into paradise. I am very proud of your children.

They did everything to keep you alive but God has another plan for you.

Eyin e ko ni baje o."

This tribute was added by Dayo&Wemi Asubiojo on 27th June 2016

"'....while you await the call..goodnight and see you in the morning..yes, in Paradise'. May Jehovah, our God of comfort remember you for good!"

This tribute was added by Dayo&Wemi Asubiojo on 27th June 2016

""O that in the Grave [Jehovah] [has concealed him] ,....and [he has] set a time limit to remember him! If a [loyal one] dies, can he live again?..[he] will wait all the days of [his] compulsory service...Until [his] relief comes.....[Jehovah] will call, and [he] will answer [him].[Jehovah] will long for the work of [his] hands!!""

This tribute was added by ayannusi gbenga on 27th June 2016

"Pa Paradise, DM as fondly called by his wife,Iye Samson, your exist from this sinful world was irreplaceable loss to us that one way or the other had contact with you during your 70 years sojourning on earth.Shocked and saddened i was with this news of your departure, well i take solace in the fact that your left legacy and lived a life of GODLY MAN,GODLY FATHER to the Glory of your Creator with serial testimonial remarks herein posted. My own remark; the wardrobe of 15years (Still stands as yesterday made) in my wife room and Casket used in buried my Late Father 6years ago were all from your "Furniture Factory" at a compassionate prices. Also when i was out of employment due to Federal Government downsizing policy in 2006.  For the period of 4 years 3months(December 2006 to March 2011)that i was jobless, each time Pa Paradise saw me, i would see how he was pathetic to my  plight then with words of encouragement. During this period, date i can't remember but surely it was when Late Yinusa Olatunji Oyeneye was the Chairman Governing Board of TASUED, DM saw me and asked me to come along with my Curriculum Vitae to go and met with Late Oyeneye at his residence in Ijebu-Ode from Ago-Iwoye,we went and after endlessly waited till night because the Late Oyeneye was not around, we came back unsuccessful.But this kind gesture of LATE DAVID OSUNNUGA  a.k.a Paradise to me,as a person it  will remain indelible in my memory hence necessitated it here as my Tribute.
Since 1988 that  providence made me not only to become a  family friend but also a not biological son it behoves on me to say i lose a father. Friday,March 11,2016, when last  i spoke with him  on his sick bed and mentioned my name as Gbenga,he was not comfortable with that name until i said CHEMIST which together with his wife they both fondly call me.After my prayer for him to overcome the ailment,in returned, he also prayed to come and meet  me and my family in good health but that failed to happen.
Iba Samson RIP and may Jehovah gives your wife, family members and us (Non family members) the fortitude to bear the vacuum you left us with. Amen."

This tribute was added by ayannusi gbenga on 27th June 2016

"Pa Paradise, DM as fondly called by his wife,Iye Samson, your exist from this sinful world was irreplaceable loss to us that one way or the other had contact with you during your 70 years sojourning on earth.Shocked and saddened i was with this news of your departure, well i take solace in the fact that your left legacy and lived a life of GODLY MAN,GODLY FATHER to the Glory of your Creator with serial testimonial remarks herein posted. My own remark; the wardrobe of 15years (Still stands as yesterday made) in my wife room and Casket used in buried my Late Father 6years ago were all from your "Furniture Factory" at a compassionate prices. Also when i was out of employment due to Federal Government downsizing policy in 2006.  For the period of 4 years 3months(December 2006 to March 2011)that i was jobless, each time Pa Paradise saw me, i would see how he was pathetic to my  plight then with words of encouragement. During this period, date i can't remember but surely it was when Late Yinusa Olatunji Oyeneye was the Chairman Governing Board of TASUED, DM saw me and asked me to come along with my Curriculum Vitae to go and met with Late Oyeneye at his residence in Ijebu-Ode from Ago-Iwoye,we went and after endlessly waited till night because the Late Oyeneye was not around, we came back unsuccessful.But this kind gesture of LATE DAVID OSUNNUGA  a.k.a Paradise to me,as a person it  will remain indelible in my memory hence necessitated it here as my Tribute.
Since 1988 that  providence made me not only to become a  family friend but also a not biological son it behoves on me to say i lose a father. Friday,March 11,2016, when last  i spoke with him  on his sick bed and mentioned my name as Gbenga,he was not comfortable with that name until i said CHEMIST which together with his wife they both fondly call me.After my prayer for him to overcome the ailment,in returned, he also prayed to come and meet  me and my family in good health but that failed to happen.
Iba Samson RIP and may Jehovah gives your wife, family members and us (Non family members) the fortitude to bear the vacuum you left us with. Amen."

This tribute was added by Adeola Oyebode on 27th June 2016

"Better is the end of a matter than its beginning and a day of death than the day of one's being born, baba i do not know your beginning but i do know your end,it is painful that you are know more, but it gladdens my heart that you have led a good life, built relationship with our heavenly  father  Jehovah...........Baba ......although you are no more your endearing qualities linger.Your,love for fellow man,Care, Goodness,loyalty, HOSPITALITY..................., and your HUMILITY  remains indelible in my memory. Miss you Baba paradise.
May Jehovah the God of tender mercy And God of all comfort Comfort Us(Surviving Children,WIfe,Relatives & Acquitances)  as We Eagerly await to see you when all is new."

This tribute was added by Bunmmie Balogun on 27th June 2016

"We have read... We have shared... Someday... Our stories will be told Mine... Yours.. All of us! Baba Paradise's is a good story!"

This tribute was added by Ogunbamowo Olabode on 27th June 2016

"Still finds it extremely difficult to come to terms with the reality of his demise (sob). Good night, Baba Paradise! Hmmmmmh... it is well..."

This tribute was added by Blessing Agbaje on 26th June 2016

"You gave me a home and a family when I was a freshman in the then Ogun State University (Now Olabisi Onabanjo University), and you and mom would always check on me randomly to be sure I retained the good ways as taught by Christian parents. Thank you for being a father. I will miss you. May Jehovah comfort the rest of the family and give more the strength to bear this trial time."

This tribute was added by Kayode Igunbode on 26th June 2016

"Baba paradise touched many lives in ijebu and beyond. The set of chairs in my dad's living room was done by Baba paradise when one of my sisters wanted to get married. He did it for us without completing the payment. He told my dad to complete the payment whenever he has the money. The set of chairs is over a decade now, but still very strong as new ones.  
He had a good heart, i am not surprise he had well trained children that are doing well.
Accept my condolence sir. May the soul of Baba paradise rest in the bosom of our Lord."

This tribute was added by Ayodele Awobona on 26th June 2016

"Not your biological son but you made me one when my dad left some two decades ago, when i was faced with the biggest challenge and battle of my life you were there until you fell ill, you tried all you could to make sure i got a good treatment towards making me walk with my legs again and your comforting words to me always are still part of what keeps me going, you will surely be missed Baba Paradise Baba daada, Adieu Papa D. M Osunnuga"

This tribute was added by Bolaji Adewole on 26th June 2016

"It is sad to know your daddy passed away. I met him jus once, that was in 1991. He did not know me but did something spectacular. Tola, I was with you somewhere around Ijagun road, in Ijebu-Ode, your dad was driving bye and he spotted you and stopped. When I saw the Peugeot pick up he was driving, I told you to ask him to help me move my things to a room I just obtained at Imoru. To my surprise when you told him, he agreed and helped me. When he knew I did have a bed while packing my mattress and chair, he told you to get a bed for me from his workshop at Ago-Iwoye, and you did that the following weekend. He did not collect kobo from me.  Take heart, may God be with the family he left behind."

This tribute was added by Dammy Davids on 26th June 2016

"Father of all father's, you are such a responsible, adorable, loving and caring dad. Thanks dad for making God, mum and we children your priority. Thanks for living such a remarkable and commendable life we all can follow. I still remember how you stood by me even when I was the most disappointing daughter. I won't end this note if I'm to write down all you meant to me. Dad, sleep just a little till you hear the voice of your master. I love you till eternity."


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