Peju Kuku Omotehinse
  • Date of passing: Nov 25, 2015
Let the memory of Peju be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Peju Kuku Omotehinse, wife, sister, aunt, colleague and a special friend to those of us she touched. We will remember her forever.
You are welcome to share your stories, thoughts and memories of Peju (see below).

Celebration of life:

Date: 16th of December, 2015
nueWinners' Chapel International Headquarters Canaanland - Youth Chapel Close to the Secretariat, Ota, Nigeria

Short video of the farewell; thank you for the brilliant ceremony:

For more information, please contact
Kunle Kuku: +234 (0) 703 416 0907
Ambrose Nwadike: 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Doyin Omoniyi-Ojo on 28th January 2016

"My goodness Sister Peju! to think that I was talking to Adeniyi about calling you. You were such a kind soul and loved God with a passion.
We love you but God loves you more. We shall meet at Jesus feet."

This tribute was added by Busola Ayonrinde on 17th December 2015

"Adieu my dearest friend."

This tribute was added by Abiola Olowu on 16th December 2015

"Adepeju my dear friend, it's taken me so long to find the right words . .. You were such a caring friend but above all you loved the Lord, a true woman of faith, a true Winner indeed, you fought all the way and held on with unshakable faith, we thank God for your life, although short but was very impactful. You impacted by life so positively , God used you to strengthen my faith and I know you are being rewarded with your mansion and the crown of glory. Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing but A woman that fears the Lord shall be praised. Prv31v30, you were a true epitome of the virtuous woman! Rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ . Goodbye"

This tribute was added by Ab Bal on 15th December 2015

"Peju Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Ronke Oyekan on 15th December 2015

"Peju, it is difficult to accept that you have gone.
I am yet to find anyone as selfless as you,nothing was too daunting or impossible, you were up to any challenge ,no matter what came your way, you always had a smile on your face.
As a friend, one could not have had a better friend,my family was your family,my pain was your pain,my joy was your joy.
Even in the initial stage of your sickness, you still went to look after my mum when she was not feeling too well.
You served God with a passion that put the rest of us to shame,you served him with everything that you had.
God knows best, he put us on earth for a reason , you have served your purpose, those of us that were fortunate to know you are  truly blessed.
Peju, you have fought  the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
Rest in Peace, my lovely, lovely friend.

Ronke Oyekan

This tribute was added by Oladele Akinlose on 14th December 2015

"From nike akinlose.

Darling darling Peju, it has't ended. I will see you again on resurrection morning.
I will definitely meet you again on the streets of gold which our savior Jesus has promised us. Sleep on lovely soul."

This tribute was added by CHARLES OLAWOLE on 13th December 2015

"As we try to make sense of your passing, we should be reminded of the gift of life given to us by God that should be celebrated. You are truly blessed with friends and family that truly loves you unconditionally out of whom is your dear sister Mrs Mosunmola Ayoola whom I surely know would have given everything to keep you here with us. At the time of your sickness, she prayed, cried, interceded, fasted and did everything within her power for your recovery, But as much as she and the rest of the family loves you, God loves you more and has given you the victory and choose to take you away from this evil & sinful world unto His bosom, where pain and sickness does not have any power over you anymore. Paul the apostle said it best in the book of 1Corinthians 15:53-55 “For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.55 “Where, O death, is your victory?    Where, O death, is your sting?”
My prayer is that the Good Lord will console the family and grant them the fortitude to bear this great loss.
Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Nwudego Kuku on 12th December 2015

"Sister Peju,  your passing came as a surprise. I am glad I got to you in time and we met.  In many ways,  we act and think as mortals and so we struggle for this and for that. I believe dear Peju that you are more enlightened than many and you have finished the race here. I join in light to light a Candle.  Adieu."

This tribute was added by lekan teluwo on 12th December 2015

"I am Still very shocked and greatly saddened to hear about Aunty Peju's passing to glory. My heart is heavy, but with total submission to the will of God; He giveth and He taketh. Aunty Peju was very loving and honest. The last time I saw her was at Elephant & Castle shopping complex and we had a good chat. She was always concerned about thewell being of others. Many years ago during Ileya Festival, She always asked me 'Lekan, have you eaten? Do you want rice or just meat? We all went to Ojude Oba in Ijebu Ode in those days.
Didun ni iranti olododo ... I pray the Lord gives us all the fortitude to bear this great loss. You will always live in our hearts.
Continue to rest in the Lord Dear Aunty Peju."

This tribute was added by Oladele Akinlose on 12th December 2015

"From nike akinlose.
You were such a kindly soul. You were very friendly and loved to laugh, a precious gem. Sleep on darling Peju till we meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by Rogba Ayoola on 12th December 2015

"To Aunty Peju,

I really still can't believe that you are gone. Ever since I remember, you have been taking care of and loving me more than I could even understand. You're presence was always a comforting one, and I always knew that when i wasn't happy, or life wasn't going my way, somebody was out there praying for me. You were kind, you were loving, you were selfless, but most of all, you were God-fearing. Its because of that fact that I am not here to mourn your death, but to celebrate your rebirth with our Lord Jesus Christ. Have fun in Paradise, we will miss you."

This tribute was added by Anne-marie Nnaedozie on 11th December 2015

"I have never met anyone like you who could fill the room with so much joy and happiness. I remember how you told my brother and I so many jokes when we came to visit this summer. I am so glad I got to see you one last time. You were so strong and caring, I remember thinking to myself “how I wish I could be as strong as she is, if I am then I can surely handle whatever comes my way.”I know you are resting peacefully with God. I love you and miss you dearly.
RIP Aunty Peju"

This tribute was added by Fikayo Ajibola on 9th December 2015

"Aunty Peju!

Wow. I miss you so much. But at the same time I'm so happy you get to be with Jesus, enjoying Him face to face. I thank God sooo much for making you my Aunty.
You taught me about Jesus and why it is important to love and fear God, for that I will be forever grateful. Every morning I still wake up and say "Good morning Jesus, good morning Lord, good morning Holy Spirit". You taught me that when I was like 3 years old!
I have way too much in my heart to say. For now, I love you, and I hope to be a shining example to others, as you were an example to me.

Thank you so much Aunty Peju.
Till we meet again.
Rest easy. ❤♥♥❤♥♥❤"

This tribute was added by Adebimpe Babatope on 8th December 2015

"Peju,i know sometimes life can be cruel,but you are too loving and lovely not to enjoy the fruits of all your 'lovelies'.I remember you to be a prayer warrior,I remember when we used to travel almost every week to pray on the mountain top,just because you want this life to smile at you but this life decided to be cruel.My Sister,you have won the race of life,for you've made Heaven,the rest is history!.You used to call me Madam Commissioner,that I looked like one.I was innately saying amen to your prophetic utterances and was looking forward to 'us' joking about it when anyone of us get to that place of authority where The Lord has destined us to be,but death came calling and took you away.Anyway,the death that took you away leaves a heartache which cannot be healed,but your love for everyone leaves a memory which no one can steal.Rest on till we meet at the other side of Jordan!.Adieu Peju!!."

This tribute was added by sade adeyanju on 7th December 2015


Deep in our Hearts,
Of One we loved & Shall never forget,
Time may pass & fade away,
But memories of you will stay in our hearts,
In God's you rest above.....
In our Hearts you rest with love.....
Always loving & kind.
These 're the memories you leave behind...
A clusters of memories sprinkled with tears.
Wished God spared you more years.
Sis.Peju,Sleep Well!!!....."

This tribute was added by Biodun Balogun on 6th December 2015

"My Dearest Cousin Peju

This is a great loss to all.
This world has lost a gem.
A truly loving, optimistic, open-minded, helpful, caring and supportive person you were.
A kinder person, I have never met in this world.
A positive force you were in the lives of anyone and everyone lucky enough to interact with you.
From our childhood to our last meeting earlier on this year, I never heard you say an unkind word about anyone or any situation. I never saw you angry. I never saw an iota of negativity.
You lived your life as an positive role model for those that come after you.
Your faith was a major positive force in you life.
Our CREATOR knows best and if there is any fairness in this world and the next, I expect that you are now looking down over us from the comfort of the best locations in paradise.
It is my hope and prayer that I will be judged worthy to meet with you again in paradise.

To my loving cousins: we all bear this loss but no one as deep as you. I pray for all the necessary fortitude to carry on until we all meet again. E pele o. Kunle, Deola, Tunji, Bro Niyi ati Bro Adewale.

Biodun Balogun
Virginia, USA"

This tribute was added by Oyinade Kuku on 6th December 2015

"Dear Sister Peju,

Words fail me at this moment............I still struggle to believe you're gone. Indeed, you were more of a sister than sister-in-law and I thank God for our relationship. I will miss your kind heart, warmth, big smiles and show of love through your prayers and constant reaching-out. Even on your sick bed, you managed to keep a smile on your face and you were always curious to know about the wellbeing of others.

I am deeply saddened by your loss but I take solace in the fact that you knew our Savior Jesus Christ and that you're resting in heaven.

You will forever be missed.

With love from Oyinade"

This tribute was added by Chiamaka Nnaedozie on 6th December 2015

"All I recall of the first ever meeting you was you constantly saying you and my mum were friends since university and that you remember when I was a little baby. What I do clearly remember was that ever time I met or spoke to you from then, you filled the room, me or whomever you were speaking with joy and laughter. When  my sister and brother came back from visiting you last summer they told me that though you were ill you still filled them to with same joy and laughter that you usually did. Even when you called to talk to me two months ago, when I still thought I could get back to Nigeria and have my own moment with you, you made me laugh calling me 'Efiko' and showering me with prayers and calling yourself 'Pastor Peju'.
I'm sad I didn't get to see you one last time but I'm glad you're resting peacefully now and probably making jokes and making the Angels laugh. I love you Aunty."

This tribute was added by chizoba nnaedozie on 5th December 2015

"Aunty peju, you will forever be my best model. You were always happy, looked after me, did a lot for me....i will miss you so much. Still can't believe you are gone . I will always love you till the end. I'm constantly praying for"

This tribute was added by Hakeem Toyin Balogun on 4th December 2015

"Inna Lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un.
From God we have come and unto Him shall we return.
Rashida,  May your gentle soul Rest in Perfect Peace and may Almighty Allah forgive you all your earthly sins. Above all, may He accept you in Aljannah Firdhaus,  Amin."

This tribute was added by Ngozi Agbasoga on 4th December 2015

"It is hard to accept, but with thanksgiving to God Almighty,  may her gently soul rest in the bossing of the Lord. Indeed we have no doubt that it pleases the Lord to call her now, we will miss you, because we love you, but God loves you most. Go in peace."

This tribute was added by Eyilola Ajibola on 3rd December 2015

"Aunty Peju

They say when those with the brightest hearts pass, the world gets a little darker. The world is truly less bright today.
I thank God for the days when you taught me to read my bible and how you would always come and pray with me when i was sick . Till today I hear your voice telling me to be greater.
I have no doubt in my mind that you are with God. Just reading about how you touched everyone here makes me smile.
I miss you.

Rest easy Aunty Peju"

This tribute was added by Patricia Parkinson on 3rd December 2015

"May Her Soul Rest In Gods Arms Of Peace"

This tribute was added by Ajike Ampim on 3rd December 2015

"From how loving and supportive your brother Mr Niyi Kuku is and how he spoke so well of you, we know how great a person you were....Rest on peacefully in the loving bosom of our father....."

This tribute was added by Ajibade Ayoola on 3rd December 2015

"My heart is heavy with sadness and tears, but my memory is full of the love and kindness you gave over the years. May  your soul rest in perfect peace  (amen)"

This tribute was added by Tosin Balogun on 3rd December 2015

"Sister Peju,
To everyone you knew as your blood relation, you always showed love. Those that aren't were not left out of your love. Your smile always brought good tidings to people's heart. You were always ready to assist either through prayers or other ways of concern.
Words can never express how deep you will be missed. But, my prayer is that heaven should be your abode as your soul rests in peace."

This tribute was added by Adetayo Kuku on 3rd December 2015

"My very sweet aunt, words can't convey how sad I am. My only consolation is that you're with Jesus. Your words,prayers n your unique smile would forever live with me. Aunty Peju,now that you're gone,who will I call to pray for me the way you do? Your T-boy will forever miss u!"

This tribute was added by Ambrose Nwadike on 2nd December 2015

"From Lagos State University Pioneers (1984-1988) on Facebook

• Peju Kuku-Omotehinse is Gone
It is with a heavy heart I announce the passing on of one of our fellow pioneers, Peju Kuku Omotehinse. Peju left this world after a brief illness last week. Those of us in the Pioneer Sciences especially Chemistry will remember her as one of the Three Musketeers. She had the most beautiful toothy smile.
Peju, you will be missed. .

28/11/2015 19:41
Benjamin Aro
Oh my God

28/11/2015 19:42
Ambrose Nwadike
Peju was like a sister to me. I remember her as a very warm, caring and just nice person.

28/11/2015 19:42
Ibikunle H Tijani
May the Lord repose her gentle soul. Amen.

28/11/2015 19:43
Ambrose Nwadike
We got back in touch with each other in 2008 when we discovered that Kunle Kuku; her younger brother was related by marriage - what a small world. He just called me last night and I felt I needed to share this sad news with you.

28/11/2015 19:44
Benjamin Aro
May her soul rest in peace.

28/11/2015 19:58
Bucky Hassan
Truly sorry to hear of her death
May the LORD comfort her family and friends
28/11/2015 20:03
Kenny Olaleye
Sad news, May her gentle soul RIP.
28/11/2015 20:11
Biodun Durojaiye
So sad. I saw Peju about three months ago at Ojodu Berger. A teenage girl was following her. She had lost quite a lot of weight. I didn't have the courage to ask why she had lost so much weight... May God console her family, and may her soul rest in peace
28/11/2015 20:15
Bucky Hassan
Must be devastating for her family... frown emoticon
Cancer sucks
28/11/2015 20:17
Ibikunle H Tijani
Prayer is the key. Believe it is well with her gentle soul. She is resting now in the bosom of our Lord Christ.
28/11/2015 20:33
Bukky Olaniyan Ogunlaja
May her soul rest in peace & may God comfort her family.
28/11/2015 20:40
Oke Akoro
Sad for Peju's news. I've not seen her since we left LASU.
But I still remember her fondly
29/11/2015 05:29
Segun Ajiboye
May the Lord repose her gentle soul and grant her families the fortitude to bear the loss.
29/11/2015 05:40
Monzur Olohungbebe
May her gentle soul rest in peace .
29/11/2015 05:45
Tomi Adeyemi
May her soul rest in peace
29/11/2015 06:03
Ojuromi Oladele
May her soul rest in the lord.
29/11/2015 07:17
Ajiroba Segun Iyanoye
May Almighty God in his infinite mercies grant her soul eternal and peaceful rest, comfort and be with the family at this solemn time, amen.
29/11/2015 07:19
Adeboye Bajulaiye
May thr Lord comfort her family.
29/11/2015 07:20
Ojuromi Oladele
Yea! I recall those three. May God grant us all good health and long life.
Hope some classmates in naija are aware of her demise.
29/11/2015 09:27
Anthony Ojekale
Requiescat in pace Peju
29/11/2015 12:07
Alex Ehis Udabor
Rest in peace.
29/11/2015 18:34
Funke Adewumi
Rest in peace sis Peju
29/11/2015 20:40
Bola Oyefolu
What a loss! May her soul rest in perfect eternal peace.
30/11/2015 20:39
Yinka Nnaedozie
My darling sis. Are you really gone? Rest in peace dear.
05/12/2015 20:16
Adedoyin Adeyemi
It is well with all the pple she lift behimd in Jesus' name."

This tribute was added by Sikirat Oluwasanmi on 1st December 2015

"My Dear Friend and Sister,

Rashida, as I fondly called you from childhood till the last moment, born a moslem, grew up to become a giant in the Kingdom of God and a terror to the kingdom of darkness.
Anytime I called to have a word of prayer with you in the last one year, you have exhibited strong and unwavering faith in the Lord even in the midst of trials and tribulations. My consolation is in the fact that you made it right with your CREATOR and I have no doubt that you are resting in HIS bossom.

Ore mi, Sun re o until we meet on the Resurrection Day"

This tribute was added by ade ayoola on 1st December 2015

"Wow. The shock is still revibrating. You were supposed to be my sister-In-law being my wife's sister. Rather you were my sister-in-fact. The bond we established some 22 years ago remained strong till you joined your maker. Of course i wished you did not leave your sis and I this early. I however take solace in the fact that you lived a life of profound committment to everything that is of Christ. What i failed to inform you is the fact that i developed the habit of bible studies after watching how diligent you were at it when we lived together in Omole. Are you smiling? More than the smile is the joy in heaven and thw testimonial that you nutured a mere lay reader into becoming a student of the Word.
Rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Yinka Nnaedozie on 30th November 2015

""OKAY" was the last word i heard from you my darling sis and friend P.J Kuku on Sunday (21/11/15). I struggled to come over to the hospital but what kept me back i could not explain, hoping to see you during the week. Only to receive your brothers call on that fateful morning . "Aunty Yinka , Sister Peju passed on this morning"
Peju, who will i call to pray with me when worries flood in? Sis you forget yourself to help others.Where will i start from?
From our days as pioneers of LASU . You are always there to help- Don't worry come to our house, you like travelling sha, the holiday is too short, all my short holidays always in their house. The 3 Musketers our nickname from Dr Olubajo , Nike where are you? NEPA road ......
You gave my first child her yoruba name, also my last baby you are the first person after the medical personnels to see him and also named him.
We prayed for you daily but sure God want you to come and rest. About a month ago my first son still send a message " How is my love Aty Peju? My reply was keep on praying for her. I will ooooh was his response.
OMO Baba Kuku daughter of the youngest Kuku according to my husband. Jesus loves you and i am sure you also love him and till the end.
It is a debt we will all go one day,somehow,when and how we don not know.
Rest in peace my darling friend and Sis."

This tribute was added by Ambrose Nwadike on 30th November 2015

"Peju Kuku, Peju, Madam Peju, for those 4 amazing years at school, you and your 'sisters' were some of my closest friends. You were much more than a friend - you were my sister (aburo or egbon depending on my stomach)! We swotted together for Olubi's Chemistry tests and pulled each other up when things did not go quite well. You were always the neutral counselor even when your closest friends were involved and when we strayed, you always managed to remind us that God was above everything. Nepa Road was our favourite destination for all things gourmet but also just to study.

Making the link to your brother so many years later and actually seeing you again in 2008; 2 decades later was a miracle. How did we not know? The first thing that hit me when I saw you was that toothy smile of yours...speaking with you again as if time had stood still.

I remember you so well as a peace loving, patient and forever smiling lady. That toothy smile is gone forever? I am still finding it hard to believe but as cliche as it may sound, I really believe that our Lord felt your work was done down here. The rest of us are still working on His great project for humanity. I have so much to say and will do that in the stories section. I have so many memories.of/with you at a time we were all growing up and discovering life.

I do pray that you find the rest you deserve; the way you gave those  around you joy and happiness.
Peju, rest in peace. Missing you already.
I do pray for your family and friends that they can somehow learn to live without you here. Farewell Peju..."

This tribute was added by Adeniyi (BAK) Kuku on 29th November 2015

"My very Dear sister,

I love you so much but God The Almighty Father of all Fathers loves much more because you served Him with everything you had and could have had.

We can not dare query Him but let His wisdom and love prevail.

This is the biggest loss for me in my life and I pray to Him, the Greatest One, to give me and my family the fortitude to bear the pains of not being able to physically see and touch you even though your presence will forever be felt in our lives.

You have taken the elder role now, and I pray that everybody that feels your sacrifice will also inherit the Kingdom of God The Almighty as you have done.

Omo borogun la nseso, siwo siwo la nse owo, bi ako ri egbewa sowo, bi ole la nri, sasa eniyan ni nki eni lawujo ise, Bi aba ni owo lowo, teru tomo ni nki eni,

Omo opa fitila feyin oju tan ina,

Omo alagbo dagbo yanmu yanmu tojubo,    

Omo Oyinbo ita ntebo,

Omo anjuwon ko se wi lejo, ija ilara ko tan boro,

Omo a tu nwon ka nibiti won gbe ndana iro,

Omo ti o mba oni ika se po."

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