ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Andrew Fasedemi, 60 years old, born on August 6, 1960, and passed away on June 8, 2021. We will remember him forever.

Dear Family and Friends,
Thank you again for honouring and celebrating the life of Andrew Vusi (“Larry”) Fasedemi.
His unforgettable memories will live on forever with us all.
To ensure you continue to experience the life and times of Andrew, we have made this production just for you.
 https://youtube.com/channel/UCjUDpdLYdbc59X4RMZB5Oig

(Below is the funeral program




Posted by Dr Victor Oladokun on June 8, 2022
Dear Andrew,

It's been one year today that you left this side of eternity and joined the saints triumphant. You left behind a deep void and shoes quite big to fill. Memories are still filled with your deep laughter; your generosity of heart; your amazing intellect;
your passion for music and Jazz in particular; your love for Sade, Durotolu and TemTem; and your constant desire to worship and please your Heavenly Father.

The world is a poorer place without you Andrew. Thanks for leaving an indelible mark and touching the lives of so many.

Rest In Peace and in the risen Power of your Lord and King 
Posted by Bolanle Babayemi on August 7, 2021
What a privilege to have shared 33 of Andrew Fasedemi’s 60yrs with him.

He came into my life 33yrs ago. I was a teenager minding my business, but my Egbon Larry stole my sister’s heart & stole the hearts of all her family members along with hers. ♥️ 

His indelible foot prints have been marked in our lives as a family!

I love you Bro. Larry! You will forever be my one & only Egbon Larry!

May the Lord continue to grant my sister & nephews the strength to carry on without you.

Love always,

Elegaga.
Posted by Bolanle Babayemi on August 7, 2021
We celebrate Bro. Larry & all he taught us in these past 33 years.

Egbon Larry,

Your voice keeps echoing in my head - Elegagaaaa!

How I miss your life of the party personality;

How I miss your larger than life bright smile that lit up our world;

How I miss your jokes;

You taught me to dream big, cease every opportunity & keep dreaming on;

You taught me to do the works that accompany great faith to be crowned by God with His glory & victory;

You taught me by example to love all & forgive all;

You ushered everyone into church with so much charisma at Household & Rhema;

You evangelized through entertainment from the Larry F show to all future promotions in S/A;

You taught me by example From Cadbury to Lenoil to your business empire in Joburg, just like daddy, to work hard, have daily drive & purpose;

You taught me to leave a legacy early & plan for the future;

From ISI to Unilag, you left your indelible foot print every where you walked;

I miss our tête-à-têtes in Ondo Close, Anthony, Houshold, & Joburg;

I miss our Bible studies in & TV shows Joburg & Anthony;

On my vacation to Joburg 23yrs ago, you took me to all your circle of friends & brethren & proudly introduced me as your aburo to your S/A buddies in faith & industry;

Our private office tours meant the world to me & I cherished those even more than the tourist attractions;

In Joburg 4yrs ago & in Chicago 2yrs ago, you taught me to to make lemonade when life gives you lemons;

Strong in faith you were & strong in industry you were; like Abraham you knew how to live both lives God’s way;

At 50 you left us all with a legacy note from your heart;

And at 60, you said good by;

Egbon Larry, you left us all with your true legacy & you’re smiling down at us, in our Father’s bosom, celebrating your 61st birthday with the God the Father, God the Son, the Holy Spirit, the Angels & the Saints.

You fulfilled the scripture -

“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

(Philippians 1:21)

I shall be called Elegaga forever & your voice will echo in my ears, in my head & in my heart forever.

Till we meet again egbon Larry, we celebrate you.

  ‍♂️ ‍♂️
Posted by Ayo Oke on June 28, 2021
Dear Larry
It’s like a dream to hear you are now with the Lord
Back in Ikeja and Anthony days this day seemed so far because none of us ever thought it will come soon at this age that you had so much to still give and do.
We thank God for your life, courage,joyful moments, strong days when you kept us all on our feet and filled our hearts with so much joy
No dull moment around you.
You were a loving brother to us and a friend and companion to Sade . You made time for your sons nothing was beneath you to do
Continue in the Lords presence till we meet again
Tunmishe & Ayo Oke
June 2021
Posted by ademola awobokun on June 19, 2021
Egbon mi... I have delayed this for as long as I could. I guess my denying the fact really hasn't changed reality. A hard reality it is too. I don't really have much words though a lot of emotions.

As you thought me when I was a teenager, do what you need to do, do it well and do it with integrity. As you go to your rest with the Lord God, I pray that all you ever did on earth be a blessing and honour to your name and legacy. You were indeed 1 in many millions Larry.

Thank you for the opportunity to be your aburo. Rest in peace egbon mi atata.

I pray God will give succur to the loved ones you left here on earth. Amen.
Posted by Lamide Odetoyinbo on June 19, 2021
“Uncle Larry”,
News of your passing hit me like a ton of bricks. As I read through these tributes and the numerous lives you touched, my mind brings up beautiful memories from 25 years ago. Lara and I were a young couple making a stop through South Africa. You and my dear cousin Sade opened your home and your lives to us for that brief moment, and what an impact you made! Your warmth, your generosity, your candor, your love of family and devotion to God, your spirit of excellence and your rugged determination have left an indelible mark on us.

As you rest in the bosom of our Lord, we are comforted and thrilled at the realization that the gifts, love and words of encouragement you poured on people like us are now being rewarded in Eternity.

Sade, may the Spirit of the Lord continue to keep you strong and hopeful. We will surely gather together again in a place where there will be no more sorrow or pain.
Posted by Adeyinka Agidotan on June 19, 2021
We miss you so much may you rest in lord
Posted by Michael Omokore on June 19, 2021
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This is hard figuring out what to say and how to remember Larry my dear brother and friend who passed away is so difficult grieving.
But I have always learned to switch to the comforter who words of comfort can never seize.
Whether what to say to the family or even friends. The Holy Spirit to who all things are revealed to teach and remind us of the truth. Nothing is as comforting as knowing the truth that Larry is asleep to be awakened at the sound of the trump and we would all catch up with him on that day

Larry is not gone for he is living everlasting life. A life bound around the Word of God for he is a believer. This evidence would live from generation to generation speaking and revealing his works. God is so true.
I didn't choose Larry as my brother but God did and He spoke into our lives. This changed our testimony as we related as blood brothers of the blood of Jesus Christ. Larry and I had realized that the life we live isn't ours any longer but of He whose blood, we testify of and overcome everything by.


A brother is never truly gone.
Larry is asleep. The bond between us is beyond the mortal world. I can still remember things he said to me, things he taught me, and things we did together all these would be with me every time helping me make it through.

Memories made in the years will never be forgotten especially the time Larry and I had in South Africa has created a lasting impression on me and how I relate to others.
"Saying goodbye isn't for me. Instead, I will say that I look forward to seeing my brother again.

Each time I remember his piercing voice his jokes and see his messages I thank my God for bringing us together.

Larry has a great heart and is a natural at keeping relationships.

Shade and the boys you are really blessed to have walked the earth with this great icon and a bundle of wisdom. You all need to be strong and encouraged by the unfailing Word of God.

Psalms 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.



Posted by Wale Odeyemi on June 18, 2021
You came, you saw and indeed you conquered all.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away. We are left speechless at your transition to glory but comforted in the promotion you have earned.

My mentor, my brother, my friend. Thank you Bro LARRY for embracing me and my loving wife Adeola as your own. We will meet again in glory, Amen.
Posted by Tony Martins on June 17, 2021
Larry my brother. What can I say. The stories would be to many. A real gentleman and friend. I was fortunate to have you not only as a friend but also a roommate at Unilag. I will always cherish our friendship and you will always be a brother from another mother. Rest well my friend and once again my condolences to Sade and the young men. It is well.
Posted by Demi Ajayi on June 17, 2021
Uncle Larry, thank you for a life well-lived and your great example. You've been a great inspiration and blessing to our family. From your career to your marriage and family life, you were a shining light. You've fought the good fight, finished your course, and kept the faith. May God continue to abide with Aunty Sade, Durotolu and Temilolu and give us all the wisdom to support them as they need.
Posted by Dorothy Atake on June 17, 2021
My sister Winifred and I met Larry at ISI ( International School Ibadan ) in the year 1980 for our A levels. Larry became our brother from another mama! We cannot talk about our teenage years without Larry in the picture. We were neighbours at Agodi in Ibadan and we spent most of our time in each other’s houses. Larry was such great company. Jovial, full of life and never a dull moment. I recall Larry was the one who notified us of the best parties in town and conveyed us there in his famous Volks wagon Bettle car! All our party invites came through Larry and Larry decided which parties we were going to attend thus earning us the Nick name “ Larry’s angels”!
I also recall the several visits to his house where we would gist with not only him but his mother of blessed memory and his sister, Linda into the wee hours of the morning.
Although we lost touch when he moved to South Africa, Larry still remained very special to us. We thank God for Larry’s life. It is not how long but how well. Larry lived a good and successful life and has left pleasant memories to many who had the privilege of coming across him.
May God comfort and uphold his entire family. May Larry Rest In Perfect Peace and rise in Glory on Resurrection Day.
Posted by Bolanle Babayemi on June 17, 2021
Our one & only Egbon Larry, you came into our world & brightened our world. My heart aches right now, but my consolation is that you’re in Jesus’s bosom now.

Our Egbon Larry,
Never a dull moment with you - always the life of a party who would brighten up the room;
You taught me to dream big, work hard & aspire for my dreams & goals;
You became the big brother my siblings & cousins needed in our lives,
You gave me a pet name I wish I could hear your voice say to me one more time;
You served the Lord with all your heart, never hesitating to usher people in at church with a bright smile;
You served humanity with your gifts & talents, you never settled as a local champion but were a global champion:
You were an awesome loving father to DT, Tem Tem & all your adopted sons & daughters;
You were the husband who made his wife proud, provided for Sade & your sons & let her run her own race with her own vision;
You were the fun loving husband & father who always put a bright smile on your wife & sons’ faces;
You were the in-law who never acted as an in-law but as a blood son, brother & cousin to us all;
You were the sibling who made your sisters & brothers so proud to have you as a brother:
You were the loyal friend who stood by your friends at their deepest hour of need;
You were the super entrepreneurial business man who dared to break grounds & could reach for the skies;
You were the man who taught me to rise above challenges of life & never let circumstances weigh you down nor debar your destiny;
You were the fighter, who ran his race & fought till the very end!
YOU ARE THE GIANT STAR ⭐️ GONE TOO SOON!
I DUFF MY HAT FOR YOU MY DEAR DARLING EGBON LARRY! I THANK JEHOVAH GOD FOR MAKING US ALL PRIVILEGED TO BE A PART OF YOUR LIFE BEFORE TAKING YOU HOME TO HIS BOSOM.
YOU WILL BE FOREVER MISSED ON THIS SIDE TILL WE MEET AGAIN IN ETERNITY!

May the Lord grant my sister, my nephews & all of us the fortitude to bear the loss.

Your one & only Elegaga & family!
Posted by Wunmi Ogunbiyi on June 17, 2021
No Words …..
You’ll always be part of me, part of my stories that I will tell my children & grandchildren. You were part of the crew who looked after me, raised me, protected me. The innocence and memories we created back then cannot be taken by death. 
In ways I didn’t know but have only come to realise, I love & loved you. Your smile shall always be with me. I shall miss the comfort of knowing your alive somewhere and shall now try and be comforted with knowing you lived.
Say hello to Banke, I know both of you shall exchange notes and have a good laugh.
Rest - it’s okay; your family, Linda & friends shall
Be fine.
Thank you 
Posted by Dewumi Adewole on June 16, 2021
Rest In Peace Bro Andrew.. And condolences to the family..
Posted by Idee Tuki on June 16, 2021
My condolences to the Fasedemi’s family, May the soul of our dear brother rest in the bosom of God Almighty . ✝️ Sun re o… It is well
Sade so sorry for your loss, and to the entire family.


Posted by Yele Wilson Adewole on June 16, 2021
A great tree is fallen!! Andrew was a good man with very sharp intellect. We grew up together as family friends and also neighbors in Apapa. Our fathers we’re buddies from Ondo town. Life’s journey also took us through the same Unilag. Andrew and later Sade were part of our Adewole extended family! We stayed with them anytime we ended up in SA.
Andrew was a very generous man with a good advice for everyone. He truly cared. We will miss him but we know that he is resting in a better place.
We appreciate Sade very much for all she did to take care of Andrew during these trying times.
May God be with the whole Fasedemi family.
Please accept my condolences. May his gentle sole rest in Perfect Peace. May God comfort Sade and the children.
Again, Rest In Peace my brother.
Yele Wilson Adewole.
Posted by Nogie Meggisson on June 16, 2021
TRIBUTE TO ANDREW VUSI (LARRY) FASEDEMI 1960- 2021.

My brother Larry,

I am still in shock as I never got the chance to say goodbye. You fought a good fight! The last time I saw you in February last year before the Covid, you still had the spirit of a fighter after your trip to USA for your wife’s ordination. which made me believe your fighting spirit and God’s grace will take you through. We watched a football Match, gossiped and Laughed together.


A jolly good fellow you were, you love to party, and you loved God with all your heart.

I still remember the first time I saw you at Rhema Chapel Johannesburg, when you were seating and greeting people as a worker in God’s vineyard. You served, loved and trusted God till the end.

I remembered one of my visit when you were ill , you told me is to thank your wife Shade and you broke down in tears repeatedly saying “Thank shade for me!!”.

We will stand by your wife shade and your kids. 

You forever remain in our hearts.

 I can’t but greet you in your 3 tribal languages;


In Zulu BHALA KAHLE ……..VUSI!!!


In Yoruba SUN RE O ………FASEDEMI !!!


In English SLEEP WELL my brother and friend ……..ANDREW!!!























Posted by Aina Akintonde on June 16, 2021
I was so sad to hear of egbon Larry's passing. He was very amiable and full of life. I remember the ISI days with my brother Dipo, his late mum and Linda. Great days and fond memories of Ibadan. I stayed with Larry and Sade in Johannesburg in 2002 on my way back from Lusaka and they were ever so hospitable.
I thank God for His life and pray the Lord's strength and comfort for Sade and the boys at this difficult time. We are consoled by the fact that Larry knew and served the Lord diligently and he is surely resting in the Lord.  May his soul rest in peace.
Posted by Oyin Rogers on June 16, 2021
It was sad to hear of bro Larry's demise.

I remember his smiley face from the days of Household of God, and the fact that he was so caring and friendly. I thank God for granting him the grace to finish his race well. Bro, rest well in the bosom of your maker until we meet to part no more.
To my dear sis Shade and the young men - May the father of compassion and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, comfort you so you may be able to comfort others by that same comfort. Lots of love!
Posted by adarene A. on June 16, 2021
A good man rests! Andrew.... Larry Fash.... Mr Wisdom Keys (as i loved to call you), you played your part very well, touching sooooo many lives. You lived well, and made a strong impact in the business world, and 'coloured' your astute business mind with integrity, for, that was who you were - a man of integrity! You watched out for your family and friends alike, and made everyone feel special.

May God wrap His arms of comfort around Shade and the young men, and grant them the much needed fortitude at this time. May He comfort the entire family in Nigeria and South Africa; as well as the many friends and loved ones whom you blessed with your presence, grace, wisdom, and love....

Adieu bruv and friend.... Adieu Larry Fash - indeed, a good man rests....

~ ada stella Apiafi ~
Posted by Abiola Segun Williams on June 16, 2021
My darling big brother, Larry,when you called me five years ago, it was a most unexpected and a bit chilling call.

There was an urgency in your tone that required my attention.

It was your 25th wedding anniversary. You relived your wedding eve. You had adopted me as your aburo and you wanted me to be in the house with you and linda. Linda had since gone to bed and it was just you and I and we gisted and prayed and gisted even more till the early hours of the morning when we both had to get ready for the wedding.

I had to run because my clothes and stuff were at home. I was also scheduled to sing at the reception. I must have done pretty well because many people were delighted and you were oh so proud.

You were always so proud of me. My cheerleader. Always pushing me to be the best I could be.

You have gone to be with the Lord. It is a gain.



Posted by yewande fasedemi on June 16, 2021

My dear , darling and loving brother....
I can’t believe I’ve been typing this for days . It’s been difficult typing this without wailing but I had to just wail through it and force myself to

I can’t stop thanking you enough for everything you did for me. You took care of me , you made a promise and fulfilled it and many more.
You didn’t only give me my needs , you gave me my wants and the things I didn’t even know I wanted.

Thanks for being the loving brother that you were and a great boss. I’m happy for the lovely times spent with you . I learnt a lot from you . Your business acumen was out of this world.

You were always concerned about every aspect of my life. Even in your trying times, you were always asking about everything. I just wish you stayed to actually witness some good stuff happening as a result of your involvement in my life . I find solace that you are in a better place , away from this sinful world .

Just to let you know that I now insure almost everything, just like you always say Yewande you have to learn how to insure

Till we meet to part no more.
Rest in heaven my brother Andrew. I miss you so much.
Posted by jedi collections on June 16, 2021
Uncle mi! Words fail me. Words really fail me. We can't question your maker who has taken you back in His Bossom. E sunnre o! Goodnight! May He continually comfort Rev Shade ,DT,Temtem and your loved ones. 'Deyemi. Adetomi
Posted by Ademola Majekodunmi on June 16, 2021
Andrew went from being a boss to being a big brother very quickly!! I met him for my interview and the interview lasted all of maybe 10 mins? We spent the next 2 hours just laughing and talking. He had so many stories!! I had googled him before the meeting and considering all he had achieved I didn't expect him to be that warm and easy to talk to. He was amazing! Taught me so much! Impacted my life tremendously. My first trip to South Africa, he and his lovely family took great care of me. He insisted I stay with them!! I will miss you like...... Sun re O!!!
Posted by Abimbola Oshikoya on June 15, 2021
Goodnight Vusi,
My brother , my friend, I will surely miss you.
Never a dull moment with Andrew. Always cracking jokes and making sure you are ok.
He will call from the blues to check on everyone. We thank God for the short and memorable life you lived, I see it as heavens gain and earths loss.
Continue to rest in the bosom of our lord.
My heartfelt condolences to Sade, DT , Tim Tim and the entire Fasedemi family. God will grant you all the fortitude to bear this great loss. It is well.
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on June 15, 2021
CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF A GOOD MAN

Death is a challenge
It tells us not to waste Time......
It tells us to tell each other right now that
We love each other- "Leo Buscaglia

Celebrating the life of Larry Fash and mourning his passing with you Sade.

An amazing person with a remarkable life.
I count myself lucky that i got to know you.

Rest in the bossom of the Lord Larry Fash

May your warmest memories of him surround you dearest sis and the boys in this difficult time.

Bimbo Atta
Posted by Debola Falade on June 15, 2021
I always enjoyed it when Andrew will swing by our house on his way home driving the famous VW Beetle. We were neighbors in Kongi , Ibadan back in the day, with Linda and mum. An older brother who always had a broad smile and a joke to share.
I believe the broad smile and hearty laugh have been magnified now that Andrew has gone to be with The Lord.

God bless you and the family Sis Sade. May God keep you in His peace and strengthen you. Amen

May the Lord comfort and strengthen you & the family at this time Linda.

May Andrew’s legacy inspire us all to play for eternity with The Lord
Posted by Funke Ighodaro on June 15, 2021
Tribute from Wilfred Ighodaro

Andrew Fasedemi was a good man, one of my favourite _aburos_ Funke and I greatly liked him. He was helpful, had an unfailingly cheerful disposition and a way with words.
At my 60th birthday party, some years ago, there was no question of who would be the best MC (Master of Ceremonies) to choose. I approached Andrew and ever helpful, ever accommodating, he gladly consented. 
He had the knack of observing all protocols and moving things along smoothly without offending anyone. He arrived before the party started to make sure everything was in place. and consulted with me to make sure he had everybody’s name right and did not miss out anybody. 
This was not his work, he was not being paid a cent for it, it was just his dedication to perfection and wanting to make sure everything went well for his friends.
Andrew had a simple effective way with words. I remember once at a party; I told a humorous anecdote. Somebody did not hear the story and asked for it to be repeated. Andrew repeated the story on my behalf, he did not add anything new just the tone of his voice and inflections and it became a much funnier story.
He was a proud father of 2 boys. I remember him once telling a group of us a story about how unashamedly proud he was when he discovered that one of his sons was going out with the prettiest girl in his class. I cannot even think of retelling the story the way Andrew told it. The way he told it was unforgettable - his facial expressions, his physical gestures and body language.
On behalf of Andrew’s friends, I thank Sade for the Herculean, unfailingly patient efforts she made in looking after him. She grew in strength and wisdom before our eyes. I wish DT and Temi strength to bear the loss of their beloved father and say let his life be an inspiration to you. Indeed, to us all.

May Andrew awaken to joyful activity in God’s wonderful creation.
Posted by Tola Fasedemi on June 15, 2021
A lively,friendly and jovial brother you were.You always had this positive energy around you that beckoned hope on all that came in contact with you until you took ill and everything changed.
Hnmmm......What can we say or do?Only to give the Almighty God thanks for the opportunity of sharing those beautiful moments with you.
Your memory lingers on in our hearts,those warm embraces and your very generous kisses we cannot forget so quickly.
 Your telephone calls always woke my husband and I up on his birthday,you were always the first to wish him happy birthday.....that we have missed for years now.Surely,it must have been very hard for Sade and the boys...(men) to let go but you deserve your rest,rest on therefore my darling brother inlaw until that glorious morning.GOODNIGHT......

            Tola Fasedemi.
Posted by Tina Eboka on June 15, 2021
To Andrew’s family: The news of Andrew’s passing came as a shock to us and we had to ask a few people to confirm. Andrew was an amazing friend and brother. We will miss you even more now that you are gone. While we have lost a friend heaven has gained an Angel. May his soul rest in everlasting peace.
May all the wonderful memories you all share of his life with you comfort you and give you peace.
Posted by Tolani Oboite on June 15, 2021
99o9o7i and I have 8 >i
Posted by Yele Fasedemi on June 15, 2021
My dear loving Brother,it's a pity you had to go now! We thought we would spend more time together on this earth, but God knows best! I can't but remember our growing up years together in Apapa and Surulere, those naughty things we used to do together. Well, God knows why you had to go this early. I know what those 5 years of dilemma was to me..we will continue to miss you Andrew!
Yele Fasedemi.
Posted by Omolanke Fasedemi on June 15, 2021
To an Uncle, to say we miss you is an understatement! A happy man you were, we would always joke about how you greeted everyone with kisses..you went too soon but we take solace in the fact that you are now resting with the angels and with such a wide smile.. continue to rest in the bosom of the lord..till we meet again! Love, Omolanke and Mosope Fasedemi.
Posted by Thembi Saleshando on June 15, 2021
Oh Uncle Andrew. There are not enough words in all the books in all the world to say how much you meant to me and the legacy you have left in my life and heart. You were more than an Uncle, you were my Dad. To lose a dad once is heart wrenching but to lose a dad twice in one life time is cruel. My fondest memory of you was when dad had passed in 1995. You had barely found your footing in South Africa having arrived to settle in this beautiful country a few months prior.

I couldn't stand the idea of returning to the same high school that dad had walked with me in for number of years, so I decided that I needed a fresh start as it were. A new school where no one could see me grieving. Somewhere where I wouldn't be reminded of dad on a daily basis. As I registered myself at Greenside High School in 1995 for 1996 for what was then known as Standard 9, I remember the admissions office telling me as a child I couldn't enrol myself. I needed an accompanying parent to sign consent and to certify my application as legit.

What parent I thought, the only one I knew and had left, my beloved mother was grieving and couldn't stand to be in public, the other was 6 feet under, so what was a 15yr old, heart broken, desperate in need of a new start teen like me to do?

I don't even remember how I found you or how you came to assist me. All I VIVIDLY remember is that YOU WERE THERE. I went to the admissions office where I had to plead my case to be accepted as the school was extremely full. I sat at the Principal's office as he questioned why I wanted THAT school so badly and all I can recall is, I was NOT alone. You sat there beside me helping me to cement my argument to this Head Master/Principal why he should admit me into his school and break his own rules. And of course I got in. As soon as you opened your mouth, he had to listen.

Don't even get me started about how you became my pillar of strength during my wedding and represented me to this formidable strong politically affluent and influential family in Botswana called the Saleshando's in 2013.

It seems to me our paths were always destined to meet. I don't tell a lot of people this but when my father died the Lord appeared to me and said to me "I've taken care of everything". This came to me in April 1996 shortly after dad died. I didn't know then that part of what God meant by that statement is 'I've put people along your life path who will help you, so don't worry my child Thembeka'. You were a pivotal part of God's plan Uncle. I didn't know it until I pieced together critical moments of my life story and THERE YOU WERE...

I love you so much. You are and always will be forever in heart. Many are Blessed with 1 Father in their lifetime. I got Blessed with 2. A former and a latter....you being the latter were my most fondest, my most truest and my most needed as I needed a father more in my adult life then when I was a child. I've been through a lot of tough times like being unemployed and the first person I would think of in my darkest hour would be you. I always knew you would give me your knee to sit on and allow me a short cry proceeded by some sound advice and whatever help I needed.

So it's not farewell Daddy Larry, its I'll be seeing you.

Till then. All my love Uncle Andrew. I will keep an eye out on Aunty and the boys (who really are men now hahaha)...but of course you know that.

I LOVE YOU..........ALWAYS!

Thembeka Saleshando
Posted by Vish Govender on June 14, 2021
I would to share a tribute to my dearest friend Andrew.

Andrew and I met at the Rhema Bible Church approximately 30 years ago. We both served as ushers at the church. He was so committed and dedicated to his calling. I praise God for his greatness through a friend in Andrew . We developed a strong relationship and friendship . My life was blessed through his friendship, The value of our friendship is beyond measure.
His love for God and his church never deteriorated

Andrew invited me to his home at the dam one Saturday morning we had breakfast together . He then had a word from the Lord for me . Andrew was wise man full of wisdom

Jenny and myself had the opportunity of spending some good quality time with Andrew at his home just before Covid.He was appreciative of our visit .
I will miss you dearly and am honored to have called him my friend

To Sade and the boys take comfort in knowing that Andrew/dad has a new address called Heaven.

Good night my friend until we meet again
Love Vish Govender










Posted by Titilola BRITTO on June 14, 2021
There are some people whose names conjure up the sheer joy of the carefree days of our youth. Andrew Vusi Fasedemi aka “Larry” aka “Bad Larry” is one of those guys.
A good friend from ISI and university days; we spent much time together back in the day.
A gentleman, always in a good mood, always involved with planning or executing social events, and most importantly getting us home( to the University hostel) safe from the party, often in that beetle.
A devoted son, I remember lovely afternoons chatting with him and his mother at her home in Kongi.
At a time when many of us were still finding our way, he was serious and focused on his career moving from broadcasting to a new opportunity at Cadbury, and eventually to South Africa.
He was kind, funny, generous , resourceful, enjoyed music and getting people together.
For most of the 80s, I don’t believe a month went by where we didn’t interact in some way, sometimes daily.
We lost touch as we moved to different parts of the world, then reconnected thanks to Facebook.
A good husband and very proud father, and most importantly a man of faith; he posted often, about his family whom he clearly adored.
He went quiet and I was sad to hear he had fallen ill, but encouraged by news of some slow but steady recovery.

Larry, we missed your frequent posts and shout-outs on FB after you fell ill, and then we heard June 8th that you have gone to rest, two months short of your 61st birthday.

Bad Larry, you made Ibadan and Lagos rock back in the day, I will treasure those memories; and by all reports you had a full life after you moved to Johannesburg, continuing to generously mentor and support friends and family.
My sincere condolences to Sade and your sons, and to your siblings and the entire extended family.
Heaven has gained a very good man.
Adieu, until we meet again
RIP

TG
Posted by Kola Olutimehin on June 14, 2021
"O Spiking!" ISI folk will always remember "Bad Larry" as one of the best volley ball players of the time! Our senior by circa 6 years, it did not seem so as Larry was everyone's person, fair and pleasant.

Post ISI days, you were my papa's tenant at Anthony Village for a bit and we sometimes caught up when I moved to Unilag. Then we lost contact for a while until one day a few years ago we were able to talk and I realised you had been in SA all the while.

Hearing Larry was gone was indeed a shock, I was so confused that I rung Linda immediately. I pray God's divine comfort and peace upon the family as we say adieu to a wonderful brother from the Ondo source!

Rest in perfect peace, big bro!
Posted by Nozi Majavu on June 14, 2021
I will never forget the play you put together at Rhema Church which displayed the plan of salvation from Genesis. That was the play to end all plays, so well presented with the best voices. It was in a class of its own. It left a lasting impression on me i must say.
You are one of the most humble souls i have ever seen. You are home now. And Heaven is the place we all look forward to. Thank you for being a blessing to everyone God placed across your path. Farewell sir, till we meet again. ❤️
Posted by Abby Ogunsanya on June 14, 2021
I first met Andrew when he interviewed me for my first job when I moved back to Nigeria. As years passed and I started my own company, we eventually because partners in business, and the partnership and friendship lasted for many years. Andrew was not only an astute business man from whom I learned so much, but also more importantly Andrew was a good man who commanded respected and treated everyone with respect as well. You’d be hard pressed to find a more jovial, friendly, positive, and kind person and I will miss him terribly.

Andrew, your time on earth was impactful and wholly positive. None of us know what is on the other side, or it indeed there is another side, but if it exists, how lucky are they to have you! We grieve but we are very thankful to have known you. I know I certainly am thankful and I will miss you so much.

My sincere condolences again to your entire family. I pray they find some comfort in seeing how much you were loved by so many people.

Rest in peace Andrew.
Posted by Kayode Ajala on June 14, 2021
My Dear Beloved Brother,

DAY by day, I think of you.
How can all of this be true?
I can’t believe you’re really gone;
I still can’t accept it,
Even after so long.
Just the thought of you makes me cry.
I never even got the chance to say goodbye.
Every picture, every letter…
I don’t know if it will ever get better.
I always smell your familiar scent.
It makes me think of all of the times we’ve spent.
I know we didn’t always get along,
And every time we talked, it would always go wrong.
So many things I never got to say.
I never imagined you’d ever be so far away.
You were my brother,
And I loved you like no other..
In my heart you’ll always be;
You’ll be my guide and help me see.
I’ll never forget your soothing voice.
I would take your place if I had a choice.
But now I have to let you rest,
Although without you my world’s a mess.
I miss you with all of my heart.
I wish we never had to part.
I know you’re always by my side,
So now I guess this is my goodbye…
Rest in Peace my beloved Brother

Linda Fasedemi Ajala.
Lagos, June 2021.
Posted by Kayode Ajala on June 14, 2021
Dear Andrew,
Wherever you are, I know you are in a much better place looking down at your wife and kids and the rest of us. As the darkness begins to unfold at some point, I know it will be you leading the way for them into the light. 

Although you are no longer physically with us, you will forever remain in our hearts and your spirit will always be felt.  Thank you for coming into our lives and enriching all of us.  You were an amazing person that showed us all how to live life to the fullest and give back to others.  Your list of accomplishments inspire me to settle for nothing less but the best, and I’m sure you influenced many others along the way.  You will always be remembered for your bubbling nature and your contagious smile.You were God sent, taken away from us way before your time was up, our angel in heaven! 

If I had to do it all over again, I would still pick you to be my brother-in-law, or rather, my brother from another mother!  
For now, adieu.

Kayode Ajala
June, 2021.
Posted by Clement Ibe on June 13, 2021
Our heartfelt condolences and love to our dear sister Sade, the children and the families on both side.
We pray that God will comfort and grant you and your children the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.
Brother Larry has fought a good fight and he kept the faith and very well finished his course, and he has now transitioned into a far more glorious dimension where his rewards awaits.
Rest in power
Pastor Clement & Fortune Ibe
Posted by Lola Oyesanmi on June 13, 2021
Dear Rev Sade,
The Lord fill your heart with His ever abiding peace that passes all understanding. The Lord comfort you and the family and wrap His loving arms around you all. The Lord strengthen you and give you the grace to keep on keeping on in Jesus mighty name. Amen. You are in my thoughts and prayers. You really are an inspiration to many.
Blessings
Posted by remi adetayo on June 13, 2021
Andrew my Brother. My Heart Bleeds, it Bleeds bro.
You were an angel, ever ready to give a helping hand. You never deserved any minute of Pain, not even a second of it.
The world became your stage, you took South Africa by storm - SUSSENS MANN FASHEDEMI COMPANY (PR COMPANY). You were the face of this company.
We took a bold step together, left for SA after independence. Our resources got us a place in Parktown, JHB.
Aunty Rose, Andrews mum and her siblings took very good care of us God rest her Soul.
One of the nights we could not sleep, serious shooting from nearby Hill brow.
That night you told me, Bros, this is the least we will go in this sojourn.
God heard you, things opened up, you got into Sussens Mann, you stunned them in your first few weeks.
Sade and the boys joined us.

Sussens Mann Fashedemi was birthed, we moved to Randburg, you bought a brand new Mazda 626, we were on the roll. From the volatile Jhb taxis to Tear rubber.

We started a private company run by me CREDIBLE SOURCE. We were poised to act as facilitators between South African and Nigerian Business interests .
Unfortunately, things went South immediately after Ken Saro Wiwa was killed. Hopes dashed.
Pressure mounted and I broke down one day, you looked at me and said Bros, I always wondered what you were made of.
Larry, you used your contacts and got me into IBM.
I was emotional the day I got the employment.
I will always cherish your love for me. 
Larry, five years ago I heard you took ill, I was not man enough to see you in any other state than the ebullient moving train, that I know.
Each time we heard each others voices on the phone we always broke down in tears.
Larry, you impacted a lot of lives, you feared and served God, and you love Sade and the boys immensely.

Larry, mo dupe pupo, you took me from childhood as your Egbon and you proved that all your life.
NEVER CAN I FORGET YOU!

FOLASHADE, DUROTOLU AND TEMILOLU, GOD BLESS YOU . YOU TOOK GOOD CARE OF MY BROTHER.
Larry's soul will never leave you, he will always watch over you.
SADE, o ku isè, Olorun a San e ni èsan réré.
Yele, Linda and the entire Fashedemi clan I feel your pain.
God bless you and console you all.

Goodnight my dear Aburo, Sleep Well. You deserve the rest.

Posted by Oluwatoyin Olateru-Olagbe... on June 13, 2021
Egbon....I celebrate you. I miss you. Was looking forward to visiting you my next trip to S.A.
Am happy to have had you in my life as my Egbon. All your advice and brotherly protection, I'll always remember. Your smile....will miss you. Love always Oluwatoyin Olateru-Olagbegi nee Omowa.
Posted by Bola Oduyale on June 13, 2021
To my dear brother and friend, Andrew, also known as Larry. You are gone but can never be forgotten. You came, your saw, you impacted lives and conquered death. I know you live on with Christ. God will continue to uphold Sade, DT and Tem-Tem even as you keep smiling down at them from heaven. Sleep well my friend.
Posted by Akinyinka Akinnola on June 13, 2021
"Egin" Larry.
A brother from the source. Amiable gentleman. At peace with all. I remember we used to call you " larry the crocodile" because of your big permanent smile.

Fond memories of Ibadan with you and the Volkswagen beetle. Sleep well in the arms of Jesus. You ran your race and you ran it well.
Posted by Olubunmi Fawehinmi on June 13, 2021
My darling cousin, so loving, a week ago my mind was strongly on you, little did I know you were bowing out of this world then. Will miss you greatly my cheer leader, at my wedding 1993, your words to me were, move on darling cousin, you will be fine. Will miss you so much. My pain is that we had not talked for some time now, my darling cousin Good nite, I wish you can see my tears.
Posted by Thokozile Rankoe on June 13, 2021
Fashi o Fashi, I have known you forever, have never seen you angry. Always smiling, ready to help wherever. You were unique, one in a million Bros. It's so hard to imagine you have gone to be with The Lord and Auntie Rose. However, it's God's will and I will respect it. I will always love you and keep memories best known to both of us. Robala ka Kagiso.
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Posted by Dr Victor Oladokun on June 8, 2022
Dear Andrew,

It's been one year today that you left this side of eternity and joined the saints triumphant. You left behind a deep void and shoes quite big to fill. Memories are still filled with your deep laughter; your generosity of heart; your amazing intellect;
your passion for music and Jazz in particular; your love for Sade, Durotolu and TemTem; and your constant desire to worship and please your Heavenly Father.

The world is a poorer place without you Andrew. Thanks for leaving an indelible mark and touching the lives of so many.

Rest In Peace and in the risen Power of your Lord and King 
Posted by Bolanle Babayemi on August 7, 2021
What a privilege to have shared 33 of Andrew Fasedemi’s 60yrs with him.

He came into my life 33yrs ago. I was a teenager minding my business, but my Egbon Larry stole my sister’s heart & stole the hearts of all her family members along with hers. ♥️ 

His indelible foot prints have been marked in our lives as a family!

I love you Bro. Larry! You will forever be my one & only Egbon Larry!

May the Lord continue to grant my sister & nephews the strength to carry on without you.

Love always,

Elegaga.
Posted by Bolanle Babayemi on August 7, 2021
We celebrate Bro. Larry & all he taught us in these past 33 years.

Egbon Larry,

Your voice keeps echoing in my head - Elegagaaaa!

How I miss your life of the party personality;

How I miss your larger than life bright smile that lit up our world;

How I miss your jokes;

You taught me to dream big, cease every opportunity & keep dreaming on;

You taught me to do the works that accompany great faith to be crowned by God with His glory & victory;

You taught me by example to love all & forgive all;

You ushered everyone into church with so much charisma at Household & Rhema;

You evangelized through entertainment from the Larry F show to all future promotions in S/A;

You taught me by example From Cadbury to Lenoil to your business empire in Joburg, just like daddy, to work hard, have daily drive & purpose;

You taught me to leave a legacy early & plan for the future;

From ISI to Unilag, you left your indelible foot print every where you walked;

I miss our tête-à-têtes in Ondo Close, Anthony, Houshold, & Joburg;

I miss our Bible studies in & TV shows Joburg & Anthony;

On my vacation to Joburg 23yrs ago, you took me to all your circle of friends & brethren & proudly introduced me as your aburo to your S/A buddies in faith & industry;

Our private office tours meant the world to me & I cherished those even more than the tourist attractions;

In Joburg 4yrs ago & in Chicago 2yrs ago, you taught me to to make lemonade when life gives you lemons;

Strong in faith you were & strong in industry you were; like Abraham you knew how to live both lives God’s way;

At 50 you left us all with a legacy note from your heart;

And at 60, you said good by;

Egbon Larry, you left us all with your true legacy & you’re smiling down at us, in our Father’s bosom, celebrating your 61st birthday with the God the Father, God the Son, the Holy Spirit, the Angels & the Saints.

You fulfilled the scripture -

“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

(Philippians 1:21)

I shall be called Elegaga forever & your voice will echo in my ears, in my head & in my heart forever.

Till we meet again egbon Larry, we celebrate you.

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his Life
Andrew Vusimuzi (“Larry”) Fasedemi
August 6,  1960 - June 8,  2021
“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain (Philippians 1:21)”.
With gratitude to God for a life well spent, we announce the passing to glory of our beloved Brother, Husband, Father Andrew Vusimuzi (“Larry”) Fasedemi who went to be with the Lord on 8th June 2021. Today he walks on streets of Gold in triumphant glory in Christ Jesus, haven run his race fighting the good fight of faith to the very end. Kindly leave a message telling us how much he meant to you. 

Love
Durotolu and Temilolu for the Fasedemi family
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Shared by Mlambokatzi Fanana on June 19, 2021

Man alive. How do you pen a tribute to a man that taught you everything that you know about business? But before I indulge in my long soliloquy, allow me to introduce you to Mr. Andrew Vusi Fasedemi, fondly known as Pappa Fash by loved ones - a business maverick, consummate communications professional, brilliant entrepreneur and all round awesome human being. I first heard of Andrew circa 2002 as a junior scribe at Leo Burnett. He was the outgoing group MD. So I never met him. Years later after giving up my penmanship for entrepreneurship; I went for a presentation at Wisdom Keys Group. The boardroom was full and I was feeling effervescent with my big match temperament on. The meeting went well and I left. It wasn’t a minute after arriving back at the office that I got a call from Wisdom Keys; the Chairman wanted to meet me right away. I was ecstatic. I must have impressed, I thought. I was led to a corner office by a perky young Indian lady, her name eludes me now; in the office I met a very stern dignified black man with big and very hard hands that I could feel as he gave me a firm handshake. He was very serious. I sunk to my chair. Feet quacking in my boots I put on my game face too. I mean he must have been impressed that’s why they called back, so why not go for the jugular? I rapped my presentation in one single monologue until he politely interrupted to ask with a wry smile how long I’m going to be still? I was done. As it turned out; he had a similar business concept that he showed me. Made me a business proposition right away and a business rapport ensued. It was years later when Andrew told me that his business director who was in the boardroom presentation not only told him about the similarities in our business concept, but that he must meet the young man who presented it.



From business mentorship to sonship. You see, when you have lost a father in your early teens like me, you don’t get to use the word father often. It’s a privilege and a luxury of sorts to you, but also a point of deep pain. So you surreptitiously avert the use of it. Over the years Andrew and I relationship inadvertently morphed from a business relationship to a warm special friendship; I could call him whenever I needed advice or to talk, I met him at the office, at bistros and at home. He introduced me to his beautiful wife Sade and two sons DT and Tem-Tem. Opened his homes In Bryanston and Harties for me. Before long I too started calling him Pappa Fash. I don’t know when It began but it was an organic transition. Now with the benefit of hindsight; I realize that wasn’t just mentorship, it was fatherhood. A lot of fluid concepts like masculinity are best bestowed and imparted from one generation to another. You learn by observing and you become.



The Boardroom. Andrew was cerebral. And his brilliance was best demonstrated in the boardroom. He was a very effective communicator - a marvel to watch in his element as Lazarus Zim said at his memorial. Ayo and I would listen to him in one of our business modeling sessions. I would listen and absorb every word like the teachings of a sage. Now Pappa Fash would take me to meetings with during our capital raise campaign for the project. He would always introduce me as his “young intelligent business partner” and allow me to speak in meetings. In One of the many meetings; at Vumela Fund in Sandton. We walked into a lily white boardroom panel full of fund manager youngsters with MBAs. I got intimidated at introductions. The pedigree. I started the presentation as it was the norm. But I kept faltering as I spoke. Papa Fash read the situation and gently took over the meeting much to my relief. I was a tad embarrassed. He didn’t call me out after the meeting but gave me a pep talk. He said tomorrow we are seeing investec chairman and his team and you are taking the meeting. I took the investec meeting and went for the kill. After the meeting Andrew looked at me and said; “you know those guys are too rigid, they are not going to give us the money but even if they don’t I’m so proud of you, you did so well in that boardroom I’m so proud of you”. I was so happy. The words of affirmation and validation from a father echo to eternity. Papa Fash and I traveled the world too. He took me on my first international business trip to London and Durham City. I observed him negotiate suppliers and charm white men in suits. Also saw a measured homespun aggression when it was called for. Did I mention he was Nigerian British? The finest of the kind. Our sophomore trip I did solo. He sent me to Shanghai to negotiate a deal. My first trip to China. What a vote of confidence. I could regale you with countless anecdotes on these trips. Alas!



Sickness. 2016 was a hard year. My mother got diagnosed with a brain tumor and started radiation and healing process. Papa Fash and Mamma Sade were there for me all the way. Even gave me herbal remedies. Imagine my shock when I found out that Papa Fash is in hospital later in the year with a similar condition? It was a double whammy. I left Maseru in a haste to come see him at a private facility outside Randburg. I was so scared. Didn’t know what to expect. I walked into his ward; he looked at me; called out my name and burst in tears. Man alive!!! The love of a father ❤️



I’m sitting here in Maseru saddened by his passing. I saw him fight a good fight of faith in the past five years.  But what a privilege to have known a man like, Andrew Fasedemi, Pappa Fash. It was in the canopy of God’s Grace that our paths crossed and I was gifted with a father. They say in life we must thank veterans and honour legends; but most pertinently, make it up to them by becoming. Thank you Sir and good night until we meet again #TGBTG



The best Boss ever!

Shared by Nicole Williams on June 10, 2021
I wish you well Mr Andrew Fasedemi. 

All the lessons you've taught me all the prayers you've prayed with me. I'm truly blessed to have called you my boss. A great man, a worrior and head of his house hold, a remarkable mentor! And a soldier of the King Jesus! "Welldone good and faithful servant" you will be dearly missed. May your gentle soul rest in peace Mr Fash. Loved and treasured. 

Jason, Nicole and Nèhemiah