Olufemi Bankole Ayeni
  • 51 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 7, 1964
  • Date of passing: Oct 9, 2015
Omo Arala Oloja odo.Omo aperin je bi etu. Omo ari Urode gbela si. Ila Urode eko so, oun e sagba ju. Omo owu gberen gberen dagbede gboran. Omo agbede fukanra pota. Oma obiren ba ona ye sokun. Sun luka o.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Olufemi Ayeni, 51, born on February 7, 1964 and passed away on October 9, 2015. We will remember him forever.

Funeral Arrangements are as follows:

Service of Songs 
Date: Thursday, 22nd October 2015
Time: 5pm
Venue: Grace Assembly Yard, 158 kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos.

Funeral Service
Date: Friday, 23rd October 2015
Time: 10am
Venue: Grace Assembly Yard, 158 kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos.


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Agbolade Dokunmu on 9th October 2016

"Today marks one year since you departed this world.  We miss you but God loves you more. Continue to rest in perfect peace,  Femi."

This tribute was added by Olu Akinnawonu on 28th March 2016

"Baba Femo, there I was trying to reconnect with you via social media after we lost contact in the mid nineties in London. We met whilst both working at M&S on the Kings Road, Chelsea and your humour and easy going nature back then left an indelible impression on me. After fate took us on our separate ways, I vowed to myself that I was going to reconnect with you. I looked for you on Facebook and reached out to you to no avail, only to find out just yesterday from my brother-in-law, Muyiwa Jibowu, that you were no more. I was so heartbroken that I would never get the opportunity to enjoy that legendary easy going nature and humour of yours again, Femi. As you were wont to say back in the day, 'o slangba o'!! Sun re o, ore."

This tribute was added by jossy Ladd on 21st November 2015

"Femi, sorry I'm paying you this tribute so late. I went on Kenny's FB page to wish him HBD, then I got the shock of my life. Haba kilo de ntori olorun, why you?, my gentle giant, soft spoken, utterly polite, incredibly helpful and very ambitious. The ultimate gentle and decent gentleman. Femi .....sun re o. My deepest condolences to your dearest wife, family and friends, most particularly Kenny Olakeye, Wale Eletu and Mr Pearce. We all love you but God loves you more. Till we meet again, keep smiling ore, and continue to chill in the bossom of the Lord. Adieu Femi and thank you Kenny for this very befitting memorial tribute. It is well."

This tribute was added by Osi Aigbotsua on 19th November 2015

"Mr Femi how can i forget to only friend that would curse me just to get the best out of me, sine i met u till u passed on u have been a piler i could lean on wasnt so hard sharing my problems with u cuz u made my them seem so insignificant i remember how u used to brag about your daughter she was definately you pride, your last trip to London u called me we me at paddinton  u left for Nigeria the next day and told me u were back in a bit for you sons birthday. I will get a message from u everyday an suddenly the message stopped comming I wondered y but no one to ask  tried calling u but number just never went tru n i rembered u showed me ur wife on instagram i looked for her and i saw the sad news tears dropped not just just for a friend but for a father my adopted father i look at my phone every evening waiting for a message from my friend for 9months it felt like i had known you forever. U are dearly missed myfriend word wont b enough to tell u how much i miss ur messages and your curses that motivate me. RIP DEAR FRIEND i love u but God loves u more he will keep ur children till their old age"

This tribute was added by Bose Onyemem on 14th November 2015

"Jumoke, Sunday, Funke, Bola and children

We are  terribly saddened to hear about Femi's passing. I remember a very handsome and personable 10 yr  old the last time I saw him 41 years ago.  May the peace of God which exceeds all understanding continue to guide and comfort  you all. May memories of Femi  warm your hearts
We the Bereolas in the United States mourn deeply with you and  send our profound sympathy.
   Sun re  Femi ."

This tribute was added by Theresa Okon on 24th October 2015

"Yesterday is gone, and tomorrow is not promised. The pain of loosing someone as dear as you, only the Good Lord can soothe that pain.
You are resting now in the Lord's Bosom. Sun re O."

This tribute was added by mena uto on 24th October 2015

"Femo,aka white shoe,toto toto father,top dog,ajanla of ajangbadi, menace to the society,lapa-lapa,Eyan Iyi.The names are unending. That's the kind of person you were. You always saw a bright side to every situation. You are funny,loving,witty,caring,God fearing. i pride in the fact that you singled me as your true friend/brother among our common friends. I was your confidant,you trusted me so many times with your life and I am proud that I never betrayed that trust. How I wished I was called when you took ill,maybe God would have looked at our relationship and spared your life. We had planned to go to Cotonou,Benin republic on the 15th of October 2015 in remembrance of your late mother. You wanted us to be by the beach side in a serene environment away from everyone and get back before Ladi's arrival from the US at the end of the month. It was strictly the two of us according to your words. I had to shift my travel plans to London till after our trip together. How can I believe that our plan for that memorable day will not come to pass. (Man proposes but God disposes). You were a wonderful friend/brother to me. You were a bridge to so many common friends I know today. You had a way of bringing people together. I will miss you dearly Eyan Iyi. You were a  very good man. My solace is that you are with the good Lord. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. I pray for your wife and children left behind. May they be strengthened to bear this irreplaceable loss. Sun re o. Ore I Otito. Lapa-Lapa"

This tribute was added by Tope Akinlade on 23rd October 2015

"Bola, it is only God that can comfort you at this time. No soothing words from man can. Therefore, I ask God of Heaven to comfort you. He will heal your wounds. He will send help to you from Zion. You and your children are covered by the Blood of Jesus. So shall it be. Amen"

This tribute was added by Bidemi Agbaje on 22nd October 2015

"I haven't seen you since our paths crossed as A'level students at Igbobi College more than 30 years ago. We only just reconnected a few years back on Facebook. But all I have of you are very fond memories of our time together.
Adieu Femi! May your gentle soul rest in peace. And may the good Lord give your family, friends and others you left behind the fortitude to bear this loss."

This tribute was added by Ola Opesan on 22nd October 2015

"Is that it ... seems like just the other day when we were dancing to 'Let's Groove' at your New Year's Party in 1981. The struggle is over. Repose with our Lord."

This tribute was added by Moyosola Omotosho on 22nd October 2015

"Uncle Femi, I am still in great shock of your passing, I still find it hard, really hard to believe that my ever bubbly Uncle Femi Ayeni is gone. I remember when I got the text informing me of your demise, I called your number in a hurry hoping you would pick and tell me it was a terrible mis-information.
I remember the last time I saw you at the office and we made a topic of how network providers were scammers, you made plenty funny jokes of it and you tease me unend as usual. I remember too many beautiful memories Uncle Femi and those are what I hold and will keep holding preciously onto.
Am grateful to God for the rare opportunity of meeting such a beautiful soul as yours. You were nice beyond words, funny, bubbly, kind, attentive.You were larger than life itself. You were always eager to tell me about Moyosore my namesake and how proud himself and his siblings have made you.May the Almighty give Aunty Bola and the kids the fortitude to bear this huge loss.
You are and will forever and ever remain in my heart Uncle Femi.
Sleep well dearest Uncle till we meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by Agbolade Dokunmu on 21st October 2015

"I am simply short of words! May your gentle soul continue to rest in the bossom of the Lord, and May He give those you left behind the strenght and fortitude to bear the loss, Amen. Femi, Sun re!"

This tribute was added by Abimbola Martins-Akeula on 21st October 2015

"May your gentle soul rest in peace....""

This tribute was added by Taiwo Olaleye on 20th October 2015

"Hmmm,still could not believe.Dont even know where to start.Each time l check my phone contacts your name and numbers always come up and l cant make a call to my brother and friend like we always do.Knowing you from youth is one of the best things in my life.Open minded,straight forward and always smiling.Cant forget our school days going to literary and debating society every Saturdays and after we hang out at your house.Femi we will all miss you .May the glory of God continue to be with your family that you left behind.What a sad sad day you left this world.It is well."

This tribute was added by Jibola Ayo-Afolabi on 20th October 2015

"A great guy he was. I always looked forward to seeing Femi pick the microphone to give testimonies in church. His delivery was impeccable and you could see his love and appreciation for what God was doing in his was a delight knowing Femi. Always looked harmless. May the trumpets announce your arrival into the Kingdom. May God be with and protect Bola and children  at this time and beyond. It is well."

This tribute was added by Gbenga Osifeso on 20th October 2015

"I can't say much...cause every time I remember my childhood,,I remember growing up with Femi Ayeni..  we started Birch Freeman together... .we grew up together before...I came to London and he went to America.... My brother and are now gone....the Lord knows best and I believe that you are resting with the Lord....Sleep well Femi..ijmn.. condolences to Bola Ayeni and children.....May the Almighty Father continue to bless and protect you all..ijmn. AMEN....GOOD NIGHT MY BROTHER AND FRIEND.......LOVE YOU FEMI...."

This tribute was added by Caxton-Martins F. O. on 20th October 2015

Ija dopin, ogun si tan, Olufemi jagun molu
Orin ayo l’a o ma ko  Alleluya!

AINIYE AWON MIMO, Ninu aso ala; ‘Femi ti a ti rapada; Wa l’ori ite na
O pari, O ti pari; Ija won pe lu ‘ku; Si ‘lekun ogo ni sile Fun Olufemi Ayeni

PARADISE! PARADISE! Tani ko fe sinmi; Tani ko fe ‘le ayo na; Ile alabukun
Nibi Olufemi Wa lai ninu ‘mole; Olufemi nyo nigbagbogbo Niwaju Olorun

FUN AWON ENIA RE TO LO SIN MI; Fun Olufemi Ayeni ;
A yin oruko re Olugbala - Alleluya,  Alleluya

Lehin eyi, ojo ayo kan mbo Awon mimo y’o dide n’nu ogo;
Olufemi y’o si wa larin won - Alleluya,  Alleluya

MA SUN, OLUFEMI, K’ O SI MA SIMI; Gb’ ori le aiya Olugbala re;
A fe o; sugbon Jesu fe o ju; Sun-Re OLUFEMI AYENI

Orun Femi dun be ti omo titun; O kio ji mo si lala on ekun;
Isimi tire pe, o si daju; OLUFEMI! Sun-re!

Sun re, Olufe fun ‘gba die ni; Laipe titi, awon eni Tire,
Y’ o ma gbe po ni irepo mimo; Sun-re! Sun-re! FEMI!

Titi ao fi pade ni ite Re; T’ ao si wo wa ni agbada funfun
Titi ao mo gege b’a ti mo wa; OLUFEMI! Sun-re!

LOWURO OJO AJINDE; Tara t’okan yo pade
Ekun ikanu oun irora Yo do pin

Nihin A ko le Sai pinya; Ki ara ba le sinmi
Ki o si f’idakeroro Sun fonfon

T’ese Angeli ti te; T’o mo gara bi Kristali; L’eba ite Olorun.
Nje l’eba odo tutu na; Ao r’oju Olugbala; Emi wa ki o pinya mo; Yio korin ogo Re
Nje l’eba odo tutu na, A O r’oju Olugbala, Emi wa ki o pinya mo

Olufemi, A O Pade Leti Odo, Ibi Ti A Ko Ni Y’ara Wa
A O Ri ‘Rawa, A O R’omo Ra Wa, Esu Ni Yo Se Alaga Wa

For the Entire Martins/Caxton-Martins Families – In Diaspora
Maternal Relations"

This tribute was added by Adeoye Fadipe on 20th October 2015

"I still couldn't believe that Femoo just went like that, without a word or anything. The last time I saw Femi just before I came to England for medical treatment, we had our usual banter and it was fun. FA was such a gentle giant and a complete gentleman, never saw him get angry or anything. I'm going to miss him a lot, he was such a good friend. Femoo, rest in the bosom of the Lord. May God console your dear wife and the family you left behind."

This tribute was added by Martin Afolabi De-Souza on 19th October 2015

"Heard about this over the weekend and am just totally deflated and weighed down with a heavy heart,remembering the times when we were nippers playing football on the field at Soleye Crescent Suru-lere,then meeting up again at Helmbridge Study Centre Jalupon and then with the crew attending a plethora of "Lits", then to the famous "Yeske no Jeans" incident at your 1981 Party on James Robertson and most importantly  my always looking forward to catching up with you anytime I was in Lagos as you were a true friend and a person I had great fondness and respect for,Gee finding it hard to digest the thought and realisation that you are gone but I guess God knows best,May God bless your family  -Requiescat In Pace my Gee"

This tribute was added by Wale Tony Eletu on 19th October 2015

"Word can not describe your loss the greatest Don Olafemi Bankole Ayeni to your family, we your humble friends and those who had contact with you. Such a wonderful, philanthropist, humble gentleman. How could I forget the way you greet me whenever we speak on phone or you come to the office 'etu o si Oba o je', how could we forget how you would come to the office and make us laugh and your constant brotherly advice. We shared so many memorable times together. We cant never forget you, you are always going to be on our minds. I am sure you are resting with the Lord. May almighty God, protect your family and give Bola and the family the strength and power to look after the children you leave behind in Jesus's name. Sun re o my brother"

This tribute was added by nikki Taiwo on 18th October 2015

"Femi, I am chocked @ d news of ur demise. Why did u have to leave so early at d prime of ur life? However, we cannot question d will of God. God giveth & God taketh. Although u left too early, but I thank God for d good life u av lived & for all ur achievements. Rest in perfect peace my lovely baba-oko.  Chief (Mrs) Nike Taiwo"

This tribute was added by Mobolanle George-Lawal on 18th October 2015

"Femi, continue to rest at the feet of our Lord !!!"

This tribute was added by Muyiwa Nelson on 18th October 2015

"It saddened my heart when the news of Mr Femi Ayeni's death was broken. We have lost a father, brother, husband, mentor and a great gem in our midst. You will forever be remembered. May his soul continue to rest in the bossom of the Lord. So sad!!!"

This tribute was added by Kenny Olaleye on 18th October 2015

"This is a very difficult period  because you left us too soon. Femi, where would I start, almost forty years of friendship cannot be summarised. We met at Birch freeman high School, my Uncle fondly called Baba Loje ( LOJEDE our Geography teacher) called you, introduced me and my twin brother to you. Femi, from that day we became brothers, you thought us how to  drive on James Robertson street and we call you" Femo some fun".

Femi, after Birch freeman high school you still hangout with us at CMS grammar School  every week and never distant yourself until you left for U.S.A. Femi, after so many years, in 2009 we rekindle the relationship again by sharing the same office on Allen avenue, Ikeja. Everyday in the office we gist of our days in Birch freeman high school, who do I gist with in the office now.

You are so proud of your children, when you received  Morayo's GCSE result, you were so happy we both prayed, thank God for is blessings.

Femi, I chose you as my son's Godson because you have a good heart, you give too much to friendship and try to please everyone. When I had the news of your demise On 10th Oct 2015, I knew I lost a gem, dearest brother and a true friend. I couldn't believe until Bola confirmed it. Since that day, life as not been the same without you but I take solace in the relationship we had and will keep the fond memories alive forever.

Femi, I love you so much but God love you most. Sun re o Femi somefun till we meet again to part no more.

Kenny Olaleye"

This tribute was added by Thomas Ayodele Fagbamiye on 17th October 2015

"Femi, you have as left a ton of great memories to all of us.
How in the world could we forget such a loving soul?
My heart is shattered to see you gone.
But that is just temporary.
If tears could build a stairway and heartache make a lane,
I'd  walk the path to heaven and bring you back again.
Sooner or later, we will see him in heaven.
That’s the sweetest hope we can bear right now.
Bola, please accept my sympathy and condolence
May God grant you, the children and the family fortitude to bear the loss.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.Amen!"

This tribute was added by Olayinka Olaleye on 17th October 2015

"Ah Uncle FA! as the children and I fondly call you. Why why why did it have to be you? The news of your passing is just too hard to swallow; you left us too soon. It is difficult to comprehend but God knows best. Memories of your presence and times shared together; especially after the birth of your god-son and at your 50th will forever remain in our hearts, likewise times spent together in London. I pray that the Lord Almighty comfort and strengthen the entire family to bear the great loss. You will forever be greatly missed. May the good Lord rest your gentle, caring and loving soul in peace. Adieu my brother till we meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by Yinka Fash on 17th October 2015

"Words cannot express the deep sorrow and loss that Femi's passing has left. We loved him, but God loves him more. We must trust in the Almighty and look to Him for the strength to endure and the fortitude to continue.
Femi sleep tight - till we all meet again"

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