ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, ALFRED FOLARIN ALABI. We will remember him forever.
Posted by COMFORT IWEZULU on March 26, 2021
Dear Daddy, I will always have fond memories of the weekends I spent with you, Mummy and Jumoke at Satellite. You were always so gracious, hospitable and welcoming. I recall the unusual customary Iyan and Obe we had for breakfast, your jovial and ever sunny nature and your ability to find laugher in any situation always had us in stiches. You will will forever be missed. Rest in peace Sir. You remain forever in the hearts of everyone whose lives you have touched.
Posted by Abiola Williams on March 15, 2021
Daddy satellite as often referred to, I have known you for over fifty years. Too much to talk about. Remember teaching my friend kate okon and I table tennis at ikoyi-Alagbon each time, we never got the rudiments it was good yabbies, Never a dull moment with you. You were fun to be with. I thank God for your life. You will be remembered at all times
Posted by Oluwadamilola Williams on March 15, 2021
Daddy Satellite as you were fondly called, you were very intelligent and funny. In fact you were one of the most intelligent people I know- Always current in politics etc. I remember when ‘Who wants to a millionaire’ was airing, you would get most, if not all the questions right during each episode. I will never forget your stories, and how you would tease us, anyone close to you can testify to this.

Daddy I will never forget your laughter because it was very contagious. We know you are resting now , we love and miss you.
Posted by Omotayo Opeyemi on March 6, 2021
Your departure remind me once again that our staying here is temporal. I was devastated on hearing the news of your demise Dad. You are not only just a dad to me but to millions who came across you on your sojourn on earth. You are a perfect gentleman, forthright fellow, mentor, giver, accommodative and lovable fellow. You took and looked after me as your own son. You gave me and my family shelter over our heads for over twenty years and even gave me a free hand to manage your property. I moved to my own house from yours dad. Infact,where I'm today couldn't have possible if not for God and coming to know a nice person like you Dad. You came to this world, you saw, you tasted, you conquered and now you have gone to be with your creator. I will for ever missed your smile, your gists, the histories of yesteryears ever fresh in your memory, your accuracy in quoting dates of events of over fifty years and your admonition/advice on any issue brought to you. Rest on Dad till we meet to part no more. Rest on in the bosom of your God Daddy Alfred Alabi Gogobioke omo eye woeye.........From your boy, your son OMOTAYO MICHAEL OPEYEMI and FAMILY( UNILAG)

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Posted by COMFORT IWEZULU on March 26, 2021
Dear Daddy, I will always have fond memories of the weekends I spent with you, Mummy and Jumoke at Satellite. You were always so gracious, hospitable and welcoming. I recall the unusual customary Iyan and Obe we had for breakfast, your jovial and ever sunny nature and your ability to find laugher in any situation always had us in stiches. You will will forever be missed. Rest in peace Sir. You remain forever in the hearts of everyone whose lives you have touched.
Posted by Abiola Williams on March 15, 2021
Daddy satellite as often referred to, I have known you for over fifty years. Too much to talk about. Remember teaching my friend kate okon and I table tennis at ikoyi-Alagbon each time, we never got the rudiments it was good yabbies, Never a dull moment with you. You were fun to be with. I thank God for your life. You will be remembered at all times
Posted by Oluwadamilola Williams on March 15, 2021
Daddy Satellite as you were fondly called, you were very intelligent and funny. In fact you were one of the most intelligent people I know- Always current in politics etc. I remember when ‘Who wants to a millionaire’ was airing, you would get most, if not all the questions right during each episode. I will never forget your stories, and how you would tease us, anyone close to you can testify to this.

Daddy I will never forget your laughter because it was very contagious. We know you are resting now , we love and miss you.
his Life

A.F - The Man!!!

Alfred Folarin Alabi (A.F) was born on Monday, 5th October 1931 to Pa Benjamin Alabi and Rachael Owoyemi Alabi of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. He was the oldest son to the couple.

A.F received his early education at Emmanuel School Ado-Ekiti where he was baptised Alfred in December 1939 by the Late Arch. Deacon Henry Dalhimore, the founder of the popular Christ School at Ado-Ekiti.

A.F proceeded to Igbobi College, Lagos for his secondary education. At Igbobi, he was in Townsend House with student number *723.  A.F was also a sportsman nicknamed the Table Wizard for his prowess in playing Table Tennis. He was confirmed as a full member of the Anglican Church in Igbobi College by Late Dr. Gordon Vining, the first Anglican Arch. Bishop of West Africa.

Upon leaving Igbobi College with the 1952 set,  he worked for sometime in the Social Welfare Division of the Federal Ministry of Labour, where he proceeded to the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne to study Social Science and graduated with B.A Honours in June 1963.

On returning to Nigeria in 1964, he worked for the Social Welfare Division of the Federal Ministry of Labour and later joined the Advertising company of S.H. Benson as a Market Researcher. from there, he was appointed as controller commercial services of the then N.B.C which later became F.R.C.N.

In the line of duty, A.F was posted to the N.B.C London Office c/o B.B.C Bush House as a Sales representative. Upon his return, he was appointed as Director of Training and Manpower Development of F.R.C.N.

A.F was a very intelligent and articulate gentlemen which earned him enormous potential with his employers at F.R.C.N. This also dovetailed into several trainings and conferences such as: a. Nigerian Institute of Management course in Management of resources (1974)
b. B.B.C London Training course in Management resources(1975)
c. American Government sponsorship course in Radio Broadcasting in Syracuse University, New York (1978)
d. Radio and T.V Broadcasting courses in the Gambia (Banjul- 1979) and Czechoslovakia (Now Czech and Slovak Republics - 1980).

After exiting F.R.C.N, He established his Advertising agency and retired fully from there. A.F loved to dance and enjoyed music and could relate to different genres till his 80's.

A.F was a man of means who enjoyed life to the fullest. No dull moment around him, a sanguine to the core, ever smiling, ever caring, ever playful and an amiable and humble gentleman.

A.F has a good family life is survived by his wife Olanike Alabi and children who he was so proud of.

He would be sorely missed.

 



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AF the Legend

Shared by Jumoke Adekeye on February 26, 2021
Alo ooo... Aloo... Here’s the story of this gentleman and inspiration....

He was my first love, AF loved me to a fault. I could not do any wrong in his eyes. I remember growing up as a child and my mother would want to cane me for my misdeeds, AF would hide me under his agbada when my mum would be searching high and low the house.

AF endeared my interest in sports being a sports man himself. We had a table tennis table set in our garage growing up...

AF taught me to speak well. He would ensure we played scrabble to help build our vocabulary and also taught me to learn atleast two new words in the dictionary each day.

AF loved mathematics and this was where our issues emanated. He just could not understand why I was soo numbers adverse and that was the only point he lost his temper with me. I recall once when he said you would only be average in life if you continued in this manner and that resonated with me all through my growing up years. This made me resolve that I would prove this man wrong and made me strive for perfection in all I did. I was glad when he stated later in life to me that he was well pleased in me.

AF showered me with love and compliments, I didn’t have the “need” to search elsewhere...

AF was a rolling stone... this man chop life to the fullest holding no prisoners... If you know... you know  The life of a party... The baba of the chop life gang. His “gulder” well into his 80s... AF Baba!!! I hail!! He loved Tiwa and Niniola’s music and dancing. I didn’t even know Niniola until AF told me about her...

AF was never forceful, he had a calm demeanor and never quick to anger... He always advocated peace.

AF had a gob on him, if he teased you, one could almost cry

I could go on and on with the fond memories. I can’t say I had the “best” dad, because you can’t be compared with any other in my eyes. I just loved the way you loved me which I would miss...

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