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This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Akinwale Ayodele Adubi 62 years old , born on Thursday, May 9, 1957 and was called home to eternal rest on Saturday February 22, 2020. We will remember him forever.
May 26
It's hard to believe that four years have passed since you left us. You will never be forgotten. You were one the noblest people I have ever known. Rest in perfect peace.
My dear egbon, I think of you often, but I know you are at peace now in a much better place. We all miss you horribly though, continue to rest in perfect peace Akanni edu. 
May 9
You’re remembered always most especially today your birthday
Today we celebrate your 67th posthumous birthday
You’ll forever be on our hearts
Continue to RIP
February 22
February 22
I can't believe that it is over two years since you left us. I still remember the many discussions we had about national issues and more importantly your goals and aspirations. You were a true champion. You stood up to your convictions. I looked at you as a brother. I miss you so much. Rest in the bosom of the Lord and know that you will never be forgotten.
February 22
February 22
You’re forever on our minds especially on significant dates marking your existence on this side of our earthly sojourn.
May the Lord continue to be with all your loved ones
May your gentle but purposeful soul continue to rest in perfect peace
February 22
Akinwale Ayodele Akanni Adubi
Omo Ayinla Edu,
Omo Ibidunni Asake,
Omo Eso Ikoyi.
Omo Ile Ikolaba, ni ilu Ara.
Omo Oga ogo
Omo Alade Wura
Omo Oba Jesu
Four years on and the pain of your passing is still raw, I miss you more than words can express.
I take solace in the fact that you are now at peace and rest.
Rest on in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
May your star continue to shine brighter and brighter.
May 11, 2023
May 11, 2023
Wale you will forever remain in my heart. We are comforted in this that you are in a better place where there is peace and no more struggles. May you continue to rest in the Lord
May 9, 2023
May 9, 2023
Forever on our minds but we have tge consolation that you have gone to a better place
Continue to rest in perfect peace.
May 9, 2023
My dear Egbon, you would have been 66 today. I miss you today and everyday. May your sleep be sweet. Omo Ayinla edu, Akinwale Akanni a Victor indeed. Ma sun lo l'aiya Olugbala.
February 24, 2023
February 24, 2023
Wale, you are fondly in our hearts as always, especially on the occasion of the third anniversary of your passing.
Continue to rest in the Lord, until the resurrection morning when all saints will gather.
May the good Lord continue to strengthen and uphold your precious Mum, (Mummy Adubi), your loving sister - Funlayo, and the entire family.
February 22, 2023
February 22, 2023
Akinwale Ayodele Akanni,
Omo Akintunde Ige Adubi Todegbe,
Omo Ayinla edu,
Omo Ibidunni Asake,
Omo won ni ile Ikolaba,
Omo eso Ikoyi.
Omo Oba Jesu,
Ma sun lo Olufe mi,
Ma sun lo egbon mi owon
Ma sun lo titi di ojo ajinde
It is enough: earth's struggles ceased for you my brother,
Jesus called you to heaven's perfect peace.
Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin?
The blood of Jesus whispers peace within.

February 22, 2023
February 22, 2023
We remember you not only today but as each day passes especially when new events happen or when things we shared or issues that brought our shared past into focus arise/ occur.
One such event was the recent passing of Arch Ayo(deji) Thorpe ( of No 49 Ibikunle Ave Bodija) your family’s next door neighbour when you were living (during your formative years) at No 47 Ibikunle.
May your soul continue to rest in peace. May all your cherished family especially Mummy and Funmi and the rest of the family never feel alone and May they continue to feel the grace and blessings of the Almighty for a long time Amen
May 9, 2022
My dear brother, you would have been 65 today. We celebrate you, but miss you yesterday, today and always. We find comfort in the fact that you are free at last from all the toil, heartache, pain and misery.
Sleep on my beloved brother, continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord.

May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022
Precious Egbon mi , brother Wally
You are celebrating your birthday with Jesus
We love you so much, but Jesus loves you more
A o pade lese Jesu
Nibi ti a ko ni ya ara wa
A o ri ara wa. a o yo mo ara wa
Jesu ni yo se alaga wa
Sun re o
Egbon mi
Akinwale Adubi
May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022
Precious Egbon Wally
WE thank God for your precious life, though short
God has good plans
Better than we do
We love you so much, but Jesus loves you more
We continue to miss you everyday
Untill the resurrection day
Goodnite Egbon mi
Sun re o
Olayemi Falowo
March 14, 2022
March 14, 2022
I was randomly checking out my old schoolmates on google only to learn of Akinwale's passing. May the Lord comfort his family.

We met in the primary school in 1966, where we had a common handicap in the reading and writing of the yoruba language which was then the language of instruction up to class four. I was then a returnee from the politically unstable northern Nigeria ( just before the civil war) and did not understand even the yoruba alphabets.

I was drawn to him because of his polish and academic doggedness. The teachers then freely used the cane as a teaching aid, this did not deter his quest to know. I mentioned him always to my children in illustrating success borne out of persistence. We last met in 1977 at the Oyo State government secretariat, at Ibadan where we both went to follow up on our student bursary. We lost touch since then, and i have asked every Adubi i met whether they knew Akinwale.

I visit California annually to holiday with a sibling who is a professor in a college and a few years ago, i tried to reestablish contact with Akinwale through the publishers of a local magazine who wrote a piece about him. This was denied me ostensibly for privacy reason. May Akinwale's good soul rest in peace. Amen
February 22, 2022
February 22, 2022
I can't believe it's been two years since you left us. Wale I will always remember you and the positive effect you had on others. I know how hard it is for mummy and your sister to bear this grief. I treasure the time we used to meet up and talk about various things. Your family and friends miss you. Rest in perfect peace brother.
February 22, 2022
February 22, 2022
Wale you will forever be in our thoughts and will take solace that you have gone to rest in the bosom of the Almighty
Continue your rest in perfect peace dear friend/ brother as we mark your second memorial today
February 22, 2022
February 22, 2022
Precious Brother Wally (Egbon Mi)
Sun Re O
We continue to miss you everyday
Nobody to talk to anymore
Untill the Resurrection Day
I have peace because i am rest assured you are in a better place
Olayemi Falowo
February 22, 2022
February 22, 2022
Sun re o,,Akanni, always in my thoughts. Looking forward to seeing you on that resurrection morning, O what a blessed thought. Thank you Lord Jesus. WE SHALL RISE TO GLORY, AMEN!
Your ever loving sister.

1. In the resurrection morning,
When the trump of God shall sound,
We shall rise, Hallelujah! we shall rise!
Then the saints will come rejoicing
And no tears will e’er be found,
We shall rise, Hallelujah! we shall rise.
We shall rise, Hallelujah! we shall rise!
Amen! We shall rise! Hallelujah!
In the resurrection morning,
When death’s prison bars are broken,
We shall rise, Hallelujah! We shall rise.
2. In the resurrection morning,
What a meeting it will be,
We shall rise, Hallelujah! we shall rise!
When our fathers and our mothers,
And our loved ones we shall see,
We shall rise, Hallelujah! we shall rise! [Refrain]
3. In the resurrection morning,
Blessèd thought it is to me,
We shall rise, Hallelujah! we shall rise!
I shall see my blessèd Savior,
Who so freely died for me,
We shall rise, Hallelujah! we shall rise! [Refrain]
4. In the resurrection morning,
We shall meet Him in the air,
We shall rise, Hallelujah! we shall rise!
And be carried up to glory,
To our home so bright and fair,
We shall rise, Hallelujah! we shall rise! [Refrain

December 4, 2021
December 4, 2021
Brother Wale was very meticulous and focused, we didn't know why the journey was like that but our God is omniscient!Rest on beloved cousin till the day of resurrection when we shall part no more.
May 10, 2021
May 10, 2021
Wale You’re forever on our minds
Continue to rest in the blossom of the Almighty
You’ll have been starting your 65th year of your sojourn on this side of the divide today, but God knows best - he called you home sooner than we as humans expected
Rest in peace
May 9, 2021
My dear brother, you would have been 64 years old today, still missing you badly. I think about you everyday & especially today. Rest on my beloved brother, in the bosom of our Lord where no more bitterness, sorrow or pain can touch you. Love you more than you ever knew.
February 22, 2021
February 22, 2021
Wale is forever in our memories not only today the first anniversary of his passing to glory but always
I thank the Almighty for his protection on Wale’s loving family especially his Mum
I always pray that our Lord will provide for each of us, so that we can support sustainable initiative that will immortalise Wale’s memory - his life long love for knowledge impacting and improvement in social structures
May his gentle soul continue to RIP
February 22, 2021
February 22, 2021
My brother Akinwale Ayodele Akanni Adubi is a year old in Heaven today.

It has been a year of ifs, whys and buts.
I wish I could have taken your pain, eased the weariness, walked the rough terrain of life with you, but the one who loves you most, was there with you and carried you at such times when the going got very rough.
Our Heavenly Father saw how badly you'd been wounded, how painful each step had become even though you were determined to soldier on. The Lord couldn't bear to watch your pain any longer so He had to arise and give you a helping hand to the finish line and take you home.
You are now at peace in the bosom of the Lord, taking a well deserved rest from your toil, labours, earthly strife, struggles and unfulfilled dreams, anguish, pain and helplessness.
Death where is your sting?
Grave where is your victory?
Praise be to God that we have hope of eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ and not just in this world.

My dear brother, this past year has been extremely painful. My heart has been shattered by you leaving so early when we had all those plans and there was so much still to do.

I thank the Lord for His presence, comfort, strength, courage and faith against the darts of doubt, unbelief and fear.
I also thank, on behalf of our mother and entire family, everyone who reached out to you in life and who stood by us at the time of your death.

Wale, I shall keep your candle lit by reaching out to those who find themselves walking your kind of rugged path and I know you will be there as a bright star encouraging me on.
Love you always,
Your aburo.
February 17, 2021
February 17, 2021
Akinwale Ayodele Adubi, my darling cousin, an embodiment of love, a trailblazer, an icon. Your brilliance and IQ cannot be quantified. You came to this wild World with the aim of writing the wrongs, but the cold hand of death could not allow you to achieve your aim. Our consolation as a family is that you knew Jesus Christ before you departed this sinful world. Hallelujah!!! Death has no power over you again. Sleep on my dear brother till we meet to part no more. Your memory will continue lingering forever and ever.
June 13, 2020
June 13, 2020
I felt so sad when I heard you passed away. I would have loved to meet up with you and see how you were. Even though you are no longer here you are forever in my heart as you are in the hearts of those who love you. Rest in perfect peace.
May 9, 2020
My dear brother, you would have been 63 years old today. Remembering you today and every day. The pain is still as raw, the questions continue unanswered, your phone line forever silent.
Sleep on my beloved brother, may your weary soul find rest.
Love you forever.
April 21, 2020
April 21, 2020
Wale,decades have since flown past
Since families gathered as friends
The first generation of Bodija parents had shared values
Individual lives &lineages had weaved newer networks
Some of those encounters begin to dim off
Humanity needs being refreshed...time&time again
I do recall, though, you also came along to GCI
"A SWAN"...dare to compare with "an eagle"(porn intended)

You must be out there in the Milky Way,
GCI nurtured millions of them unceremoniously
Where a billion stars call home,
When you look really close,
You'll see that each is alone.

No one less important
When lighting the evening skies,
Yet very few take prompt enough notice
When one of them drops and dies.

A black hole earlier created;
Hitherto healed by recent re-union with your doting Mum
A dark shadow thereafter cast,
And only Funmi&Kunle who are closest
Fear how long this will last.

The void that has been left there
Seems to draw ALL within.
Only time has the power to
Help the light shine again.
Yet in all of these
GOD made room for our thankfulness!!!
Who are we to question your ordained journey?

April 4, 2020
April 4, 2020
Dear Wale,
It is with deep sadness that I have learned of your passing.
I will never regret the day I stopped by on Selmaraine to start a conversation with you and get to know you.
You were such a hard working person, passionate about so many different subjects in life. You could talk about quantum physics and astronomy for hours!
You had such a kind heart, always curious to know how my children were doing. You always said books were everything and that they were your most precious possessions. Learning is a gift that you cherished with passion.
You had some much integrity and were always so kind and polite with everyone around you.
I will never forget your smile Wale!
May you rest in everlasting peace and loving light my friend. I will miss you❤️
April 3, 2020
April 3, 2020
Dear Wale,

The last time I saw you was probably at 47 Ibikunle Avenue in Bodija. You had a quiet but confident smile. Even now many decades later, your hair and your smile have not changed.

From all the testimonies, you really looked forward to life in the US. You had big dreams, you were very hard working and God gave you an amazingly great mind which by His grace, you never stopped developing.

The struggles were many but you kept going. You never gave up. You stayed true to yourself and to the foundational truths and upbringing that Papa & Mama Adubi and all those amazing Mummies at Bodija Estate Baptist Church impacted upon all our lives with love, with gentleness & by example.

You followed your dreams, living in the country that you loved so much and where you are being laid to rest today by God’s grace. Sleep on in the bosom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

The Lord God Almighty will continue to comfort and uphold Mummy Deaconess I Adubi, Funlayo, Kunle and the entire family and friends. Amen
April 2, 2020
April 2, 2020

I am grateful to God for our friendship over the years, from Oke Ado to GCI, and later the Los Angeles area. I learnt a lot from you and I am always amazed that you were very learned with a unique style of understanding. Even at GCI, you were very interested in American politics and government. It was no surprise to me that you ended up relocating to America.

My family and Yemi very well remember celebrating your 50th birthday with you in Los Angeles. You were most excited showing us your library of rare and unique books.

I am glad that you lived a very clean life - no drugs, nor alcohol! You were disciplined, and had great special love for your sister. You assured me that you will tour Northern California with her and family.

It was unfortunate and very sad that we did not connect this year before your untimely departure. I was expecting your call regarding your decision to relocate to either Arizona or United Kingdom but God called you home. I am glad that you were able to communicate with your loving sister and family shortly before your transition. I observed their devotion, special love, and care for you while you were in the hospital. May God comfort all your loved ones and friends.


April 2, 2020
April 2, 2020
Wale, even though I did not see you nor speak to you for many years after you left for USA from Bodija, yet the testimony of people about you made me to conclude that "you have fought a good fight, you have finished your course, you have kept the faith"...2 Tim 4:7.
May the good Lord continue to uphold sweet Mummy Adubi, your dear sister, Funlayo, and the entire family.
Good night Wale and rest in peace!
April 2, 2020
April 2, 2020
Dear Wale,
I started and stopped reading through these tributes a couple of times. I’m sure everyone has struggled too but I feel better for it. It all just makes it so real and final. I haven’t seen or spoken to you for years but as you can see you have an innate ability to leave a positive lasting impression on everyone who has had the good fortune of knowing you. One of your buddies rather aptly summed it up; “the man who knows something about everything”. Always knowledgeable, focused and impressive. You might not remember the pep talk you gave me when I came to GCI for my sixth form and visited you in the quarters but it probably changed my life. Mum and our late dads friendship dates from when they were young adults. My dad was ever so grateful that you were around to keep an eye on me. You have transitioned to a higher place. This world probably did not fully appreciate your talent. Sleep with the angels Wale.
April 1, 2020
April 1, 2020
Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy.
Whose trust, ever childlike, no cares could destroy,
Be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,
Your bliss in our hearts, Lord, At the break of day.

Wale you have joined the saints triumphant

May your soul rest in perfect peace.
March 31, 2020
March 31, 2020
When called by the creator, silence beckons and twilight comes so quickly. The dawn and dusk of life has come. A life, is once again, taken home eternally.
What a shock it was, when the sad news of your demise to the great beyond was messaged to me on the Sunday morning of February 23, 2020, from United Kingdom. It quickly dawned on me that the big dreams we shared as infants would forever not come to reality again. Also came to mind, was that your visit to Nigeria as dreamed by our late father, Dn. T. A. Adubi, would forever not come to pass. What a world of dreams, illusions and uncertainties.
The challenges of life denied you of actualizing your dreams of having your degrees in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering and later Aeronautical Engineering – the big dreams we both shared as infants. As believers in Christ Jesus, we cannot question God. However, we believe He understands why and that we shall understand it all by and by.
“Oh death, where is your sting, oh ye grave, where is thy victory?” Whatever has a beginning must surely have an end; - and so is Life. You weathered through storms, trials and challenges of life and you stayed put till it pleased the Creator to call you home. We are assured by the fact that your sleep is a sweet and peaceful one, as that of Godly men of old. Angels of light have taken you home to the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Let him who does wrong continue to do wrong; let whim who is vile continue to be vile; let him who does right continue to be right; and let him who is holy continue to be holy. Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. (Revelation 22:11-12)
Akinwale Ayodele Adubi, a man of extreme strength, courage and love, who was handsome, soft-spoken, peaceful and of unparalleled determination to succeed. Adieu! Adieu!! Adieu!!!
Pethuel Olayide Atanda

March 30, 2020
March 30, 2020
Adewale l am shocked to hear about your sudden death! I remember the good times we had at Liberty Road. The last time we spoke you promised to visit me in Texas! Rest in peace!
Good Bye !!!!!

Ola Okanla ( Nee Olabisi)

March 30, 2020
March 30, 2020
Wale, I was bewildered by the news of your sudden departure. My wife and I were very hopeful that you would come out of coma as we continued to see gradual improvement in your clinical condition with prayers. We take solace in God that has called you home to rest from your struggles, pain and unfulfilled dreams. The Lord understands why you had to go through life the way you did.
Wale, I remember the many discussions we had on the phone on matters ranging from socio-economic, political, science and other esoteric stuff. In all our discussions, there was no doubt that you were very studious, hardworking, intelligent and with a very sound memory. I remember you mentioning an Australian gentleman’s comment at the end of your discussion with him was that you ought to be lecturing in the University, you had engaged in discussion relating to science and extraterrestrial stuff, you were indeed a born Professor. 
Wale you were such a loving, selfless and honest individual, your neighbours testified of your selflessness, hard work and your love for reading. Though life generally had not treated you well, you believed in your dreams till the end. I am saddened that you did not have the opportunity to see your aged mother, your nephew and nieces who love you so dearly before you passed away. I find it hard to accept that your life was terminated so prematurely unable to utilise your immense God given talents and intelligence for the benefit of your family, community and world at large. 
Wale, you shall never be forgotten as your spirit lives on in my heart and in the hearts of those whom you had shown kindness and love.

Adieu! Adieu! Wale.

Olakunle Arowojolu
March 30, 2020
March 30, 2020
It is well with the entire family. May God comfort mummy Adubi, Funlayo and the rest of the family. God knows best.
March 29, 2020
Wale, my darling nephew.
Hmm; I shouldn't be writing your tribute, should have been the other way, i.e. you writing mine. However it is the will of God and cannot be questioned.
Whenever your name is mentioned, I remember that young man suited in white shirt/tie on a pair of short pant, on our wedding day August 31st, 1968.
I will eternally remember all the nice and comforting words that you always gave anytime we had the opportunity for a phone conversation. And your tender loving care extended to your cousin, Akinola when he lived with you at Bodija, Ibadan.
You will be forever missed, but will be remembered with Love and Affection.
We love you but God loves you more. Sun re oko mi, Akinwale omo Adubi.
March 28, 2020
March 28, 2020
Dear Wale
Since we first met in January 1969 in class 1A GCI we remained good friends.
You were always jovial , smart and witty.You made us all know that you were born in Fulham London. You had a way of being in the middle of a rowdy episode yet you are usually one of the first to escape before any teacher appear. You never allow any senior boy in Swanston house take your Gari.
I will miss your calls and chats though I wish they were more frequent.
I will continue to miss you because you brought so much joy to me.
Chris Abolarin Oyede MD
March 28, 2020
March 28, 2020
I can't actually recall the last time I saw brother Wale but it must have been the early 1980's. Wale you struck me as a man with a lot of ambition. You were a unique person in many ways. I remember the conversations we had about various aspects of life. I recall spending time at Bodija in Ibadan with you and your family.
I looked up to you as a senior brother and miss you and all the advice you gave me. Death is a phase we human beings go through. You may not be here but in a sense you always will be. I know that I and all those who knew you will keep your memory alive.
Rest in perfect peace.
March 28, 2020
March 28, 2020
The Adubis were family friends with the Atandas. We went to church together, played together and were in and out of each other’s homes.

Wale was always a pleasure to hang around. His brilliance was astounding, he was 'the man who knows something about everything". I enjoyed watching him unleash his mastery of different subjects, philosophy, science, arts etc., even subjects outside of school curriculum. By the time we were in Form IV and had to select which concentration of the arts/science dichotomy each of us would follow, I saw Wale struggle in his decision. It was understandable, he had a thirst for knowledge, he was interested in more than one of the two dichotomies available in the education system in Nigeria then. He had beyond an elementary level of mastery in almost all subjects and I could relate to his anguish about being forced to be either an arts or science student. I could understand his frustration with being limited to just two choices. He would exclaim with his then deeply growing boisterous voice ‘Why must I only be arts or science?’

Once we finished O’Levels, I wasn’t surprised when he took flight to where he could spread his wings, expand his horizon, explore as many fields as his ever inquisitive mind would allow him Thereafter…., we lost touch.

When in early February 2020, I met Funlayo and her husband at church in Los Angeles, I was excited to be re-connected to her but sad when she told me ‘my brother is in coma’, It became a duty to pray for his recovery and each time I checked in with Funlayo, I was hopeful until I got the message ‘my brother is gone’ on February 22. Words failed me but, I know God sees what we don’t see and knows what we don’t know’. He takes his own to protect them from evil. Isaiah 57: 1.

May the Lord sustain and comfort Mommy, Funlayo and the rest of the family. It will be well with them in Jesus name. Amen.

Wale has gone to rest in the peaceful kingdom of God Almighty. He will always be remembered.
March 28, 2020
March 28, 2020
Precious Brother WALLY,
                      I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART
You are so dear, You are so very loved, You are very precious
One week before you went into COMA, you called me , you were very hopeful,
Brand New Year
You said Master JESUS is always WATCHING over ME
I am thankful that you are a "BELIEVER:
I even told you you need to become a "PASTOR"
You were quoting many Scriptures from the "BIBLE"
JESUS loves you more , he took you away , very "SUDDENLY", we were unprepared for your sudden passing away unto "GLORY"
Who are we to question GOD for taking you away so prematurely
You had so many plans for the future
March 27, 2020
March 27, 2020
My fond memories of Wale was as a youthful friend in our growing and formative years. We grew up together along with other friends in the same close knit community under the watchful eyes of our parents with our families at Bodija Ibadan in the mid 60s and as a class mate at Government College Ibadan (GCI). Wale was quiet, very neat, tidily dressed, unassuming and portrayed the potentials of an astute, promising, focused and brilliant mind who expressed the qualities of blossoming young man with a strong mind of his own crafted even at that young age. Wale my good friend, thank you for your friendship, the values you impressed on us your friends and all that you gave and you will be solely missed. Adieu. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen
March 27, 2020
March 27, 2020
My dear brother, words do not adequately convey the depth of my grief at your sudden demise.
Just when I thought a break through was round the corner. I looked forward to you coming over to Britain and showing you the land of your birth. Looked forward to the realisation of all those dreams and goals you had, looked forward to you having a family of your own and doing all those things you were meant to do. Dare I start about our mother, all she is left with are a few photographs of her beloved son. All the years of praying, fasting, tears and hope, I believe have not been in vain, they are before the Lord as a memorial.
I am so very proud of you, my dear brother Wale, I always looked up to you. You bore your troubles with grace and strength, always with a smile and your favourite phrase’ a man’s got to do what he’s got to do. You were always ready to give advice and render help whenever it was needed. Life was tough but you carried on regardless. Despite your situation, you gave out of the little you had to others if you felt they had a greater need.
You were very much loved in the community that you lived in and all of them had lovely things to say about you.
Your thirst and quest for knowledge was insatiable, one of your friends said ‘Wale doesn’t do drugs, his books were are his drugs’. Now you know in full!!!
You were indeed a Victor! rightly named Akinwale, ‘cos only someone blessed with tremendous inner strength could have gone through what you did. The Lord sustained you through the years of adversity.
You were loved more than you ever realised, the tremendous outpouring of love and support we have received from friends and family have been simply awesome and a testament to the love that you inspired. Your classmates and schoolmates (GCIOBA) have been extremely supportive.
We are so grateful.
I thank the Lord for the opportunity we had to lead you to Christ in January 2019, and the opportunity to spend your last weeks with you.
When Daddy died, you said ‘Funlayo, there is no death, just a translation from one state of consciousness to another, so I believe you are close by even though I can’t see you.
I commit you into the hands of your creator, The Almighty God our Father.
Your loving sister

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May 26
It's hard to believe that four years have passed since you left us. You will never be forgotten. You were one the noblest people I have ever known. Rest in perfect peace.
My dear egbon, I think of you often, but I know you are at peace now in a much better place. We all miss you horribly though, continue to rest in perfect peace Akanni edu. 
May 9
You’re remembered always most especially today your birthday
Today we celebrate your 67th posthumous birthday
You’ll forever be on our hearts
Continue to RIP
His Life

Akinwale Ayodele Adubi. Born a Star, now shining bright.

April 14, 2020
Born on the 9 of May 1957, at Parson's Green Hospital Fulham, London, UK. He was the older of the two children of Deacon Timothy Akintunde and Deaconess Ibidun Adubi.
He had his primary school education at Ekotedo Primary School, Ibadan and secondary school education at Government College, Apata, Ibadan. He was admitted into University of Ife to study medicine but left for Wayland Baptist University Plainview, Texas after he was given a tuition scholarship. There he quickly proved himself and made the Wayland Baptist University President’s List in no time. How proud his parents were to receive a letter from the then President Ronald Reagan to this effect. From there, he proceeded to Casa Loma College in Los Angeles.
Akinwale was brought up in the Yoruba way of life with strict Christian values. He was a very obedient, respectful, generous, dutiful and hardworking young man, and always very studious. From a very young age he knew what he wanted from life and tried his very best to achieve his dreams.
Wale was a very brilliant person, a voracious reader, with an insatiable quest for knowledge. There was no topic he did not have knowledge of, and could not discuss with authority and passion. He had been referred to by several people at different times as ‘Professor’ and rightly so, because he was an authority on most subjects ranging from the mundane to politics, the sciences, the arts and even extra terrestrial, esoteric topics. On esoteric and extraterrestrial topics he had such vast, extraordinary and astounding knowledge. He had storage spaces filled with books and had written us volumes, which as ordinary unlearned folks we found difficult to understand. He would no doubt have had a wealth of information regarding the current pandemic with some conspiracy theories thrown in for good measure.
Wally, as he was known in Culver City, LA where he lived, was very much loved in his community. He was always ready to offer help when needed if he felt someone else’s need was greater than his. He loved Los Angeles and the American way of life, which made it an impossible task to get him to relocate to anywhere else in spite of the prospect of a better life.
Wally faced challenges, disappointments and hardship with courage, fortitude and resilience. Life was tough, but he was made of sterner stuff and he coped as best as he could under extremely severe, unbelievable and unimaginable conditions of life. This is a quote from his friend Nathalie on learning of his death, ‘His life was hard but Wale was a happy man. He was free and very proud to be’.
Several times he himself queried why his life was the way it was, but there seemed to be no way of escape from the hell that life had become. He was caught in a thicket that he couldn’t extricate himself from, lumbered with a way of life he never bargained for. Notwithstanding, with dogged determination he kept his hope alive.
He rededicated his life to God in January 2019, acknowledging the Lord Jesus Christ as his Master and Saviour.
On Saturday 25th of January, my husband had a strong urge to speak to him, we were on the phone to him for over an hour, talking on a range of topics including his health, relocating to Britain, his dreams and plans for the future. Alas, that would be the last conversation we would ever have as the sun began to set for him later that very day when he suffered a massive brain haemorrhage and went into a coma he did not recover from. He died four weeks later on Saturday 22nd of February.
What is this life, but a shadow.
What is this life, but a mist.
What is this life, but a vapour !
It vanishes away.
....’’For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.”
‭‭James‬ ‭4:14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

My dear brother Wale,
Did you, while in coma, have a visitation from the Lord, and were shown the glories of the heavenly realm?
Did you compare the life you lived with the glimpse of heaven you'd seen and decide to take a bow?
Did you say to your spirit, for me to die is gain?
For who, after being with the Lord and catching that indescribable glimpse would want to come back.
I can almost hear you say ‘Funlayo, forget all that theory I was talking about, this is the real thing mehn!’
So my beloved, with a very heavy heart, sadly, reluctantly, helplessly, with our heart breaking in a million pieces, we let you go.
Take a well deserved rest.
Rest well my beloved,
Rest from your earthly toil and sweat.
Rest from the snares and cares of this world.
Rest from the torment of unfulfilled dreams.
Rest from the dangers within and without.
Rest in the everlasting arms of God our Saviour.
Akinwale Ayodele Akanni,
Omo Akintunde Ige Adubi Todegbe,
Omo Ayinla edu,
Omo Ibidunni Asake,
Omo ile Ikolaba, ni ilu Ara.
Omo eso ikoyi.
Ibidunni, nda ro e,
Olufunmilayo ati Olakunle nde le de e.
Oluwafayokunlefunmi, Oluwatuyi ati Oluwatofunmi nsun ekun kikoro.
Gbogbo ara ile ati ore ndaro e.
Tolulope nko Ha! o ma se o!!
Olayemi nsokun, nibo ni Brother Wale mi wa?
Johnny nbanuje, Oh Wally Wally!! why?
Nathalie nsope ‘my heart sinks’!
O se, igi da!
A ko ri Olufe wa mo,
O di arina ko,
O di oju ala,
Ipade di ese Jesu,
Nibiti a ko ni y’ara wa.
Sun re o, egbon mi owon.

May Wale’s soul find eternal rest in the bosom of the Lord and may his star shine forever. 
Recent stories

Adieu - Our dear 'Wale - You surely did run your life's race your own way.

April 1, 2020
Life is like a race, you keep on running, sometimes 'truckin'. You try to get as fast as possible however, it is the special race, the course of which is unique for each one. It's also a race against time, not everyone can run long time, some have many years left, some may have minutes, but the point is - you ask for God's grace and run as fast as you can, before your time runs out.

Our dear 'Wale (pronounced Wha-lay), surely had done that - he ran his God given race -Who are we to judge? Or question why now, a year when we had hoped he would travel to the UK for a special reunion with his Mum and the rest of us. Wale in his own way - inspired many people and he touched many lives, while leaving us with very many fond memories.

I thank the Lord for allowing my life's part to cross Wales. I shared similar family set-up and background with 'Wale, having grown up together in our de-tribalised & de-politised 'village' called Bodija Estate (now 'Old Bodija) in Ibadan, Nigeria

An environment where children were NOT only raised by their biological parents but by all the adults living within their enlarged block of the 'village'. So it was, for both myself, Wale and many more of our age group, (more so because myself and Wale's mother were classmates and still currently life-long friends - though now living their old age's, thousands of miles apart -if not for modern technology).

T’was in the above environment and in particular the Adubi homesteads (originally at Ibikunle Avenue and latterly at Ekiti Street) both within Bodija, that Wale's antecedences and character were formed. A character which shaped him to be socially conscious, thoughtful, kind, steadfast and dogged about what he perceived to be his God inspired vision. Values which were inclucated in us within a religious doctrinal foundation (in our both cases - Christian, - American Baptist to be precise) from way back.

Before we both finally flew the nest about 40years ago this year -(he literarily flew far away to his much beloved U-S-A on scholarship to commence his much desired professional studies) and I, to the UK for postgrad) we again briefly walked the same ground (in his case -briefly) during our undergrad years at the 'citadel of learning' UniFe, Nigeria. It was Wale's doggedness I believe, that made his sojourn at UniFe to be brief because he felt his God envisioned purpose and career in life, will not be duly served through the course he was then studying. I suppose, he already at that early age, was clear as to what his part in life was to be.

Though I thank the Lord for the above opportunities that he accorded both of us to have our formative years together, I feel sad however, that since our departure from Nigeria, we never physically met again,though we continued to hear about each other’s progress on our chosen life's part. What we shared will now remain in memory, as we will both now never meet on this side of this sojourn.

Wale, you will forever remain in my memory - as one of 'us', though you will not now be able to fulfil the hope and aspiration 'We' - (the Akintolas, Olaopas, Afolabis, Adubis, Feyisayos, Popoolas, Thorpes, Owolabis (No 51), Alawodes) ' shared that - 'one day ' we will meet up not just anywhere in the world but back in our 'big Bodija village', as you have proceeded to the greater beyond to join some of our parents that had preceded you.

I want to leave with a message that time will heal our wounds and that life truly does go on.

May Wale's life continue to bring very fond memories as the baton of life's race is being left us, to continue to fulfil part of Wale's vision of making a difference on a daily basis in our own little way.

Adieu - 'My bro' - Akinwale Ayodele Adubi.

May your soul rest in perfect peace in Jesus name. Amen

Wale Adieu - He is truly gone - An ode to us all from yonder

April 1, 2020
You can shed tears that he is gone
Or you can smile because of the friendship we shared and we know he has lived and was able to give his life to Christ

You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left - (His much loved USA, an ever loving and dedicated mother, an always hopeful only sister and her family, Cousins, Uncles & Aunties /extended family members, life-long friends and his unfulfilled-wish to become a reknowned engineer -to make a difference especially with the infrastructure problems in black Africa) 

Your heart can be empty because you have not seen him for years and now you surely can no longer see him
Or you can be full of the love you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

You can remember -Wale - and only that he is gone
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what he would have wanted: smile, open your eyes, be full of hope, love, thank the Almighty and go on.

May Wale's soul Rest In Peace.

(Adapted from a David Harkins prose)

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