This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Abi Areago-Agbesanwa.
It is hard to forget someone who gave us so much to remember. May your soul, through God's mercy, rest in peace. Amen. You will forever be in our hearts. 

From Jide Agbesanwa (Abi's husband)


I could never have imagined that it was humanly possible to feel this much pain and sorrow. Still, the children and I draw comfort from the fact that you are in a better place, that you have taken up a new garment of praise and worship.

Knowing that you made your peace with God and that the death of a believer is truly a birth into eternity makes me determined to run my race so that I may have the chance to see you again.  

Sleep well Babes till we meet again.

About Abi's life:

Posted by Ayinde Simeo on January 17, 2020
Aunty bimbo,my mentor,my preacher,words has failed me! But we cannot question God! You fought a good fight,you finished your race and kept the faith! You will greatly be missed.A great Iroko tree that cannot be forgotten.Rest in the bosom of the lord!
Posted by M G on January 17, 2020
Wow! This is painful. Bimbo was so bubbly and respectful. I want us to hold on to those memories. Rest well dear aburo.

Muyiwa Green.
Posted by Jimi Bolusire on January 17, 2020
OMG!....this came as a surprise to me.....I haven't seen you in years, but we talk over the phone. You have such a loving and caring personality, Toyomo (my daughter) will always receive a package from you through the post on her birthday.....and she will say 'it's from Auntie Abi again'. Rest in eternal peace my dear. We will all miss you.
Posted by Ray Lewis on January 17, 2020
In a short space of time you touched and changed my life. It was an honour to know you. I am so so saddened by your passing - I will hold on to your memory and witness. I honour you.
Posted by Olumide Lajumoke on January 17, 2020
Dear sister,

I was blessed on the day we met, as i gained a loving, honest, kind, energetic dignified and a God-fearing sister.

The day Yinka brought me to meet you was special as I gained a sister thus. I am constantly thinking it will never to be the same. Every single day I miss our conversations, your advice and your sense of humour. Hearing you say heeey egbon cheered me up. I am very thankful for all the things I learnt from you and for your unconditional love.

I love you and miss you dearly

egbon (as you called me)
Posted by Abiola Dada on January 16, 2020
Bimbo you have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith. Finally there is now laid up for you the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge will give to you.
You have victory over death and now you are at rest. Till resurrection morning........ ADIEU BEAUTIFUL ONE..........

Posted by Bolaji Onitilo on January 16, 2020
Abi, just about two years ago in Lagos our paths crossed. The moment we were introduced to each other and started talking, I knew then that I found a friend and a sister for life. You were always gracious, pleasant, beautiful, motherly, loving, and very trusting. I miss you! These two years seems like I have known you for eternity, you were such a rare gem. I think about you everyday and pray for you and your beautiful family. I love you Abi, but I know God loves you more. Rest well my dear sister.
Posted by Ayo Dada on January 16, 2020
Bimbo, it was a pleasure meeting you years back as far back as 1993 through your sister, Yinka, it was an honor getting to know you and subsequently becoming my inlaw. You were beautiful inside and outside, you were smart and highly intelligent; how much I enjoyed your passion when we argued or discussed issues, your perspectives and convictions were always well thought out and well presented. You were funny, respectful, and above all God fearing; a believer of Christ at whose feet you now reside. Your smiles, your laughters were so bright they usually lit up the room. (I still see and hear them). You were what the Americans will refer to as the life of the party. I can go on and on about your beautiful life; if I write an epistle in your honor, it still will not be enough. You were blessed by a great husband and great children. My family and I thank God for your life, we know you are in a better place, away from the rat race we call the world, away from the sorrows and the pains.

We love you, not loved, but God loves you more, for sure. You were too good for this world which was why He decided to take you to his dwelling in heaven. You will forever be missed.

May the Good LORD comfort the family you left behind, (your husband and children, your mom and dad, your brothers and sisters and your friends), may He give them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.

Rest well in the bosom of your maker my dear sister.

Ayo Dada & Family.
Posted by Lolade Onabolu on January 16, 2020
It is very hard to understand but we take comfort that God is still God and he is bigger than all our problems. We all miss you and your smiling face. May God comfort and strengthen your husband and boys, your sisters and your parents. You will forever be remembered by the lives you touched.
Posted by Funmi Adewumi on January 16, 2020
I was telling Nikky this evening that I can't believe that Bimbo is no longer with us, it feels unreal but it is true. I still almost mention your name in prayers, then turn it into prayers for the family. Bimbo you are no longer in pain, now resting, at peace but deeping missed. May the Lord God Almighty strengthen your entire family, husband, children, parents, siblings, cousins, friends, all who you had contact with in one way or another. Rest in peace dear sister, may your soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Bukky Ako on January 16, 2020
Bims as I fondly call you my dear cousin, words fail me. May your beautiful soul rest in peace. Love and miss you .

Posted by Lanre Fabiyi Alayo on January 16, 2020
Bimbo was a dear friend to my kid sister.
Xmas day I was opportuned to speak to her and I promised to go and sis her, I remember our last words. Bimbo not forgotten, I know you ran a good race and fought a good fight your faith unshaken.
I thank God for revelation and confirmation, you now have a Glorious body, a true gem now in the bossom of Abraham.
Posted by Ola Bada on January 16, 2020
Abi my lovely sis. Your life with us will always be remembered. You were a perfect mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend. You will always be remembered for the different things you were to everyone.
To all of us, you were the woman that loved your family, loved your friends, loved helping others and most of all you loved God.
To your children, you were a good mother. You gave them the very best in life. Every single one of them got the very best from you. Your role in their lives will forever remain exemplary.

Farewell Abi..(Su re o)
Posted by Tunji Sanusi on January 16, 2020
I only met her once at the Intercontinental hotel with femi and some other place I cant recall. The meetings were always very brief exchange of pleasantries but lasting because she was such a warm pleasant person. The last time I heard her voice was on the speaker phone just before Christmas last year in femi's office. Though I really didnt know her, I will only say that God has all the answers. I wont lie looking at this site and the pictures has made me sad but having a protracted illness as a believer always comforts my thoughts because it is usually a time to prepare properly for eternity. May God have mercy on us all. Live on.
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Posted by Trish Odusami on February 21, 2020
So saddened writing this tribute to our dearest Abi. I just received the news this past weekend. You sent me an Instagram message barely two months ago and I was super excited to hear from you. I asked you to send me your number so that we can chat but never heard back. I didn’t know. The geographical distance didn’t help.
Abi, you were such a joyful spirit, a go-getter, determined and ever so ambitious. Always smiling, always cheerful. Always seeking the next lucrative contract. Never giving up. So intelligent too. Not only did we all roll together in earlier years in London but Jide’s dad was my uncle in-law’s best friend. Daddy Adenuga and Lawyer Agbesanwa were inseparable.
We also became family through marriage. I am so sorry Jide and kids, Shade, Nike, Yinka, Olumide, Tope and all the nieces and nephews. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. May your kind soul rest in the bosom of our Lord. May God strengthen the family and may your legacy live on. God bless your beautiful soul.
Kunle & Ronke Odusami, NY US.
Posted by Irene Obazuaye on February 7, 2020
Dearest sister
It’s taken me this long to have the courage to write this few words
I miss you so very much
Rest in peace my dearest sis
Jide and the boys will be alright knowing you are with your Lord and still watching over them
Love you loads
Posted by Solomon Alao on February 3, 2020
I first met Abi in September of 1993, my best mate Jide had asked me to look in on a love interest he had in the UK whilst on holiday. He’d gushed about her all summer and wouldn’t let up, so we were all interested in finding out who this special someone was.

Abi visited with my family and I, was well behaved, well-spoken and good mannered and so impressive, my hard to please dad was enthralled by her, a report I passed on to Jide, much to his satisfaction

So, there I was aiming to impress and look good for team Jide, shirt all tucked in, hair well combed, jeans neatly pressed. All the Sunday best antics firmly in place, in today’s words ‘feeling myself’, noone heard when she said to me, ‘ehn brother, I know this is queens country, but we don’t do tucking in here like that oo, relax, because next thing now you’ll be asking for suspenders and bow tie’, at which point we both burst into laughter, and with that the ice was broken and I was at ease.

Abi had such wit and the gift of the gab, with which she controlled situations expertly

Fast forward 6yrs later to 1999, it’s the night before Abi and Jide’s wedding and she says to me ‘Mr best-man, make sure you get him to church on time’. You can then only imagine my trepidation and fear when she herself was late to the wedding ceremony by over an hour, ‘again no-one heard when she leaned over sometime during the service, smirked and said ‘worried for all the wrong reasons, are we’?

When Abi fell ill and Jide told me, I travelled down to reassure the family and lend support, but Jide and I didn’t know how Abi would react because it was early days, so I pretended as if I only came to visit, she must have had quite a laugh at our dilemma, only to say just before my departure, ‘you don’t need to tiptoe around me, I know you know, just pray with us’.

All through the Journey, she looked only on the brighter side, and never stopped believing, never stopped praying and never stopped praising…. Even now I can see her looking down, smiling and checking us all out, I suspect she’d have quite a bit to say.

Abi was a doting mother and loving wife, caring friend, she would readily sacrifice for others, giving freely, truly committed to seeing people excel and be the best they could be.

I know beyond Jide and the children, beyond the immediate family, or close friends, everyone who was touched by Abi, who knew her or encountered her mourns this loss.

Rest well Abimbola

her Life
Family background

Abi Areago-Agbesanwa was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Areago. She was born in 1975, a year after her parents moved back from England. She was the fourth daughter of six sisters and one brother. 


She started her early education in Surulere, Lagos. Her secondary education was at Government College, Eric Moore until she left for England where she completed her secondary education at Sydenham Girls High School, London. 

Growing up, Abi was a bit of a tomboy and was very studious. In secondary school, she was always experimenting with electrical objects and we could tell that a male dominated field would be best suited - which she pursued in the years to come. 

She took a Diploma at Thames Valley College and went on to study Mechanical Engineering at South Bank University in London. After university, she worked with BA Associates, London Underground and a few other companies as an IT Consultant. 


In 1999, she got married to her childhood sweetheart Jide. They welcomed their first son Jordan into the world in 2002, followed by Jorryn in 2006 and then Johnathan in 2010. As a mother, she took care of her family whilst studying for a second degree. She wanted to be a counsellor and was always helping people whenever she had the opportunity to do so. 

Abi’s legacy

Abi was a virtuous woman, a loving wife and Jide entrusted his heart to her. Her children blessed her and her husband praised her. 

She was a member of the Redeemed Church of God, Luton Parish before her illness and when she was too weak to drive, she would get Mrs Toks Oyemade or her other friends in Herfordshire to take her to church. 

Abi took care and supported others even when she was critically ill. She would always encourage us all saying, ‘Let’s do it’ or by telling us 'Don't give up hope.' She always prayed for people. A few days before her death, she was in excruciating pain and could hardly speak. However, she still led prayers for a group called ‘Praying Parents’. 

On Saturday, 4 January 2020, Abi went to be with the Lord. She left behind her parents, husband and three adorable boys whom she cherished dearly. Her siblings Folashade, Adenike, Olayinka, Maryam (aka Tope), Ibironke and Oluwatimileyin.

Abi, you will surely be missed by all who knew you through this journey.

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Shared by Dupe Bolaji on January 20, 2020
Dear sister Abi,
You were an epitome of kindness and love. it's so sad to hear of your passing but no doubt you are in a better place. You were  so full of life and you made the world a better place for everyone that came in contact with you. 
May the good lord watch over the 3+ 1 boys. Rest on sister as you'll be sorely missed
Shared by Waide Emmanuel on January 17, 2020
As you close your eyes in rest, May all your pain and troubles be lost forever. May you find paradise and a world of eternal life..... MaY YouR KinD SouL REST IN PEACE.