This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Arinola Adeniyi, 60 years old, born on October 30, 1960, and passed away on June 7, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Emelda Adeniyi on June 17, 2021

You left a hole in my heart. I never got to say goodbye and tell you how I love you. I’ll never forget the memories we shared together when I visited Nigeria for the first time in December 2013.
May Your Soul Rest In Perfect Peace.
Posted by Clement Aki on June 16, 2021
I was saddened to learn of your sudden passing. It is such a shame that it happened to you at this young age. You were friendly, kind and lovely. Death is a bad reaper. I am comforted however, by the fact that you've gone to a better place to rest in the bosom of the good Lord. Thank you so much for being the conduit that brought our families the good times we shared. We miss you physically. Rest eternally with the good Lord.
Posted by Juyin Agbe-Davies on June 16, 2021
Aunty Arin,

Thank you for all the memories and the love and light that you brought into our lives. You will forever be loved and missed. We will carry you in our hearts always.

Adieu Aunty.

Juyin Agbe-Davies
Posted by Sumbo Agbe-Davies on June 16, 2021

My exceptionally good natured loving and selfless ABURO!! It still has not sunk in that i will never see you again. I am so sad and overwhelmed to be writing this tribute for you.

I still do not believe that you were bidding me farewell at the wedding of my niece in April.

Our sisterly friendship started in 1985 when you were at Lion bank and i was next door at Attitudes and it blossomed over the beautiful years that we had together. We admired each other so much and she looked to me as a mentor, she would come over to my shop and we would talk and talk for hours. She made the impossible possible for me in so many ways and we were extremely devoted to each other.

She was a woman who was unique in many ways, thoughtful, caring, with loads of wisdom, very intelligent, elegant, fashionable and spirited. She was always reminding me, sister don't forget no party this weekend you are coming to my house to cook me your efo riro, fried rice and stew. We always spent weekends, holidays and any opportunity we found to be together at least twice a month to eat and gossip all to ourselves.

I have not lost you Arin because your beautiful loving memories will stay with me forever. My children and my siblings will all carry you in their hearts and cherish their memories of you.

It will be hard to come to terms with the fact that i will never see you to do all our special things together again but your sweet memories will fill my heart always.

I will miss you so very much. Rest well in peace, in love and in the certain knowledge that you will never be forgotten in my heart and the in the hearts of those who love you.


Your loving sister
Sumbo Agbe-Davies
Posted by Brian Adeniyi on June 15, 2021
Rip auntie arin, may you Rest In Peace
You have touched our lives in so many ways that it’s impossible to ever forget you
Love you ❤️
Posted by Doc Carol Enuenwosu-Aki on June 16, 2021
“When my heart is overwhelmed: Lead me to the rock that is higher than I” Psalm 61:2
My dearest Arinola, Dee Chic (as we fondly called ourselves). My friend, my sister, my confidant. I am in the valley, and you are not here to talk to. Your very sudden and shocking demise has created this huge void in my heart.
I find myself at the bottom of the deepest valley of sorrow. A place of helplessness, pain, sorrow, and bewilderment. Yet, in the midst of my tears and pain there resides a comforting clarity in my memories. I draw strength to pen down a few of those sweet recollections.

I remember when we first meet at the Broad Street Branch of Nigeria Arab Bank, you a senior officer and I a junior officer, we shook hands and smiled at one another. It was that exchange that was the bridge to our great friendship, eventually blossoming to a sisterhood that bound our two families together. The rest was history; we became twins, always together. We shared the same office and residential rooms for years and were seldom apart until life carried us to two different continents. Even still, we remained together in spirit and reunited as often as opportunities presented themselves. My last phone communication with you was Friday June 4th.

Arinola became part of my family(sister and daughter) and was loved by my parents and my siblings (everyone is in great shock, disbelief and in pain at your passing. She was our youngest brother Ebinum’s godmother. I too became part of her family was loved by her parents and siblings. Her biological mummy Late Mrs. Esther Adeniyi (miss her a lot) named my first daughter Alero as she was with me during my difficult pregnancy in 1990. Every time mummy would visit the U.S.A. (before she passed), she made it a point to be with me and my family.

Ah Arinola, we shared a lot through the very great times and not so great times, our silly quarrels to our silly make ups, our very intense professional dealings to our casual times. I remember taking walks with you from Queens Drive to Falomo junction and back, Louis Solomon Close to Bar Beach and back (to keep fit), and chilling on Takwa Bay and Lekki beaches over the weekends. Our visits to Abbi and attending the festivals, Koko, Odeh, the parties, shows, and events we attended, the silliness, the laughter, oh the laughter, the dancing, mischiefs. Our shopping round about Tinubu to Balogun, Ikeja to Apapa and back home (LAGOS). Woodfiled & Oakbrook malls, down to the Magnificent Miles of Michigan avenue stores, the restaurants, and fine dining you loved “Redlobsters”(CHI-TOWN) Yes, we had fun and I am Grateful for those years and experiences. We had this kind of bond and love of 1Corinthians 13:4 “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud”.

I promised myself I would call Saturday June 5th and didn’t; I said maybe the 6th and it never happened. Monday morning June 7th was when brother Segun would wake me up with the news of your passing. Hmmm! Never put off what you can do now… oh how it hurts to think of how I wished I had one more opportunity to speak with you and hear your voice, to hear your laughter- SEE YOUR SMILE- Ah!!! Chic…I GO MISS YOU OOO BADLY. ORE MI, NWANEEM… KAI!!!! Hmmm. IT HURTS BADLY…GOD HELP ME ooo. Hmmm!
Arinola, you were one of a kind, a rare gem, beautiful inside and out, a strong human being bounder because you showed kindness to people, you were extremely intelligent, loving, giver, a great leader, and most importantly, a woman after God’s heart. For all these I am Grateful to have known you.
I/we will miss you dearly, but the memories and the Grace of God will be sufficient to fill your physical void. Therefore, must join all your loved ones and celebrate with gratitude your short but remarkable life here on earth. With total submission and Gratitude to God; Rest Peaceable my darling sister ARINOLA ADENIYI, HEAVENS’ GAIN. By Dr. Carol Enuenwosu-Aki for the family.

Posted by eviano useh on June 15, 2021
Rest in peace Arin (AAA you liked to sign off with). You were a trusted colleague with an integrity that was unmatched. I was glad to count you as a friend. I will cherish the memories. You will be sorely missed!
Posted by Temieno ARO on June 15, 2021
Sister Arin, your depature is very shocking and sad. The last time i was with you was one of the most memorable times of my life. It was short but it was a reunion that was heart felt. I was looking forward to spending more time. Now you are gone but God knows best. You will be greatly missed 
Posted by Olufunmilayo Adegbite on June 15, 2021
Arin, I still find it difficult to process the news that you are gone . The news is too shocking, too sudden and too devastating. So many questions unanswered, but God knows all things and we just have to accept it. As painful as your sudden departure is, we take solace in the fact that you loved God and served Him through the numerous lives you impacted. You were a beautiful soul, warm, kind hearted, friendly, full of life!! I will surely miss you and your signature smile. May the Lord comfort your family, numerous friends and may your gentle soul rest in the bossom of the Lord. You may be gone but never to be forgotten!!!

Funmi Adegbite
Posted by Stellamaris Otuoze on June 15, 2021
Auntie Arin, totally shocked and pained when i heard the terrible news; speaking to Toyin made it a reality!!. The last i spoke to you was a promise for a meet up in the UK. I remember fondly time spent with you and both our families. You where kind and always smiling. Rest on, i know you made Heaven. God give your family the fortitude to bear this big loss.Unbelievable…. You are well Loved Auntie Arin.It is well❣️
Good night.
Posted by Segun Adeniyi on June 15, 2021
I’m short of words. I don’t know where to start nor end. I’m still in shock.
Rest In Perfect Peace My Sweet Sister.Till We
Meet Again.
Posted by Ebi Pinnick on June 15, 2021
Arin always had a radiant smile for me - Ebiyemi

In my adult life I remember my younger cousin, Arin, always welcoming me with her beautiful smile. During the last 2 years we have had several opportunities to come together as a family. Starting with our celebration of Mummy’s (Arin’s mother) 90th birthday on June 22, 2019, at Ibadan, followed by Mummy’s funeral in February last year, several weddings of Matie’s great grandchildren, and major milestone birthdays, including Arin’s 60th last October. These events were mostly happy occasions with hugs and smiles, providing opportunities for us to celebrate, enjoy and reinforce our love for each other as Matie’s grandchildren. Arin was always part of the planning of these events, a process that further enriched and enhanced our relationship. For Arin’s 60th birthday, we gathered at her apartment on the 14th floor of one of the towers of Eko Court Complex in Victoria Island that provided some spectacular views of Ikoyi, from the Falomo bridge on one side, and the Atlantic Ocean view on the other. Arin, the 4th child of my favorite aunty, was now a senior and ready to enjoy life to the fullest! So, I was in total shock when Amaju (my younger brother) woke me on Monday morning (June 7) to announce that she had passed on, and I should come over to his house to help break the news to her older sister, Funmi.

Arin’s mother, Mrs. Esther Adeniyi, (Mummy, as she is affectionately called by all Matie’s grandchildren) was the youngest of 4 children of our grandmother (nee Amaleghemifor Ikomi) known to us affectionately as Matie. The others were my father, Chief Japhet Oritsetimeyin Pinnick (Papa to us all), followed by Mrs. Kaone Edukugho and Mrs. Hannah Eda. The strong bond and love between these four siblings were passed down to all Matie’s grandchildren in magnitude and intensity. As a result, a good number of Matie’s grandchildren adopted Mummy’s home in Ibadan as a primary or secondary residence, bringing quite a few of us under one roof during our formative years.

I became more aware of Arin in 1967, as a 7-year-old girl, after Daddy (Arin’s father) had driven to Oshogbo, to collect Adidi (my older sister) and I from the Baptist Girl’s High School and Children’s Boarding School respectively, during the period of the civil war when the Biafran Army had advanced to Ore. From that time, Ibadan (Jericho GRA and later Total Garden) became my primary or secondary residence until I graduated from UI in 1978. Most of us in the Jericho household were at least 5 years older than Arin, so she kept mostly to herself or stayed quietly with the older girls. She stayed out of trouble and diligently managed her daily chores assigned by Mummy. Over the next few years of my stay at our Jericho GRA home, Arin’s chores graduated to managing Mummy’s grocery shop, an experience that would stand her in good stead later in life as a businesswoman. If you knew our Mummy, this was one of the greatest votes of confidence a child could receive from her. Arin did well at this task, notwithstanding occasional pressures, from Segun (her immediate older brother) and me, to get her to part with some tasty treats from the shop shelves.

I was a member of the Adeniyi household throughout my school days until my graduation from UI, and after Daddy and Mummy moved to their personal home at Lakanmi close, near Total Garden. This attachment to the household continued as I started working and had a family. I would regularly visit Ibadan for supplies (including indulging in special Itsekiri dishes). I was at UI when Arin was preparing for her qualifying examinations to get into a university, and Mummy arranged for me to help Arin with her revisions once or twice a week. For me, that was a great deal, since it meant, I would get fed sumptuous home food regularly, so I jumped at it. Arin, being a clever student did not need much help, and passed her exams with fly colors and secured admission to University of Ife.

Arin’s early departure leaves a huge vacuum in our family. She was pro-family and was actively present at almost every family celebration. She was with me in Owerri for my traditional engagement to Victoria, in Koko for my mother’s funeral, and at my daughter’s introduction, to mention a few. She was always supportive and radiated love in all family undertakings. I will miss that beautiful and welcoming smile. We thank Almighty God for the gift of bringing this beautiful soul into our lives, and for the opportunity to spend the time we had with her. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace, and may Almighty, all powerful and ever-living God, grant my cousins, siblings, and their families the fortitude to bear this great loss. Amen.

Ebiyemi Pinnick
Posted by Peter Adegbie on June 15, 2021
John 14:1-3 "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself; that where I am, there you may be also."
Arinola, one of my earliest and favourite friends, how can I ever forget our little fights in primary school in Ibadan and what a joy it was to meet you again after many years, what a privilege it was for me to be invited to pray blessings on VENIVICI when you started, rest in peace my dear friend, your legacy of love, kindness and compassion for others will live on forever in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Posted by Tunde sobowale on June 14, 2021
"Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life, he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die" John 11 vs 25 & 26.
Arinola, our Besto lives forever. May the Holy spirit console and stand by her beautiful and caring family, friends and colleagues
May her good legacies never go sour in Jesus' name.
Posted by adeniyi oluwadara on June 14, 2021
My dearest aunty Arinola, what a blessing and privilege it was to have you as a part of our family. How I idolized you as a child, you were so beautiful, warm and loving. You lived your life for others and made impact in so many lives. Funny enough, how i spoke with you few days before your demise, you told me you were fine and i promised to come see you soon. I will miss our long talks, your advise, your smile, your warm hugs, and i will also miss you checking up on me. I still can’t believe you are gone and i won’t see you again, its hard to imagine, i wish this is a lie and you will call me to tell me you are fine, hale and hearty but who are we to question God. Oh, i pray God gives us the strength to bear the grieve we are going through. I know you have gone home to rest and be with the father.
Keep resting in the bosom of the Lord Aunty. I love you.
Posted by Victor Adeniyi on June 13, 2021
Arinola! Words fail me. I still can not believe you have gone to be with the Lord. You will be sorely missed. When Toyin called me on that fateful day to break the news to me, I thought that I would wake up and see it as a dream.
Arinola, our bright and shining light, dear sis we give thanks for your life of radiance, beauty and impact you have made. You were all about bliss, peace of mind and prosperity. We celebrate your life, thank you for being a blessing, you will be missed. We were cousins who grew up together in Ibadan and your parent’s home at Lakanmi close was the meeting point for the entire family. After University and you started work in the Banking industry, we would often meet up when you worked a few streets away from me on Broad street. You were my mentor and I always respected your hard work and diligence. Arin, we will miss you. My big sisters and brothers will miss you. Our Aburo’s will miss you too. You were our shinning star. We can only thank God that he entrusted you to us for a season. May your gentle soul rest in peace. And may The good Lord be our strength at this time. Farewell sis. We will hold on to sweet memories of the short time we spent together.
Posted by Dr. Michael Adetula on June 12, 2021

Though Arinola was the friend of my sister (Moni Aroloye-Adetula) but the Adetulas considered her as our family and she was my sister. Arinola, you left us too early, too soon. When we heard of her demise in the US, my sisters and I were frozen and wish it was a bad dream. We will greatly miss your sweet smile and calm nature . The lovely and peaceful damsel is gone. Arin rest in eternal peace. Our heartfelt condolences to the rest of the family and her friends.

Dr. Mike O. Adetula (USA) for the entire Adetula family.
Posted by Monisola Aroloye-Adetula on June 12, 2021
It was a big blow to my heart when a cousin called to know where I was and when last did i speak with Arinola. She dropped the phone when she knew I was driving. I got nervous and parked. I called back repeatedly but she didnt pick. I managed to get home and made several calls to some close friends and Sister Funmi -Arinola's senior sister. I got so nervous till a friend and my cousin called back to break this shocking news. Our friendship started from our University days in Ife. Arinola was close to my siblings and in particular my Nephew Olumide who used to call Arinola - "Anty Erin" with his American accent when he was young but now a US military officer. He was looking forward to hosting us in Dallas Tx before Covid 19. In my confused state of mind, I called my 2 sisters and brother as they attended the Webinar Arinola had on the 27th May. My baby sister Bj broke down at work. I regreted breaking such news like that. I felt so sad I never got to see you Arinola after the Webinar. Arinola inspired me to work in the Bank when we left Unife. I and my siblings send our condolences to the entire family, our friends and the Great Ife Alumni friends. We love you Arinola but God Loves you more. Rest in peace my dear friend.
Posted by Joy Ajadi on June 12, 2021
My Sis i am still numb at the thought that you are gone . As we used to say i am your baby sister from another mother . Toyin would always smile at that .You are and were an exceptional light. An original since i met you. Your mark of authentic mission with your work as well as people will continue to nspire me. With me you left a truly personal connection and love. I miss you and i know there will be none like you again . Our late night chats when i stayed with you , our laughs and prayers i will miss . I know you are with the angels now . Adieu Sis Arin gone but not forgotten
Posted by Tewa Onasanya on June 12, 2021
My dearest Aunty, I'm still in shock but being comforted by the great memories of you. Wow, this one is tough. You told me you were doing fine a few days before, how I'm now writing a tribute to you is still unbelievable to me.

Every single fibre of you lived to support people that crossed your path. Thank you for being you. Thank you for living purposefully. Thank you for making me do those colonics..... I'm smiling as I type this because you made a fuss about me getting them and even gave some sessions on the house.
You, your heart, being around you is like being in a beautifully fragranced sanctuary, enveloped by love. When we see, I always wanted a hug and you generously give me. My sisters became your sister. You opened your heart. I'm not sure how tributes are meant to be written, but for every moment of your life, I thank God. I thank God. I thank God. I'm grateful for the special gift of you. I celebrate you Aunty, I celebrate you.

Forever Triple A, forever Aunty Arinola (Arinola in a British accent ). Much love always.
Posted by Bosede Oyekunle on June 11, 2021
AAA! Aunty Arinola... rest on my Wellness Damsel.

I am still in shock but I am grateful to God for the grace of knowing you.
You gave a gift of you, you were mindful of me always. "Engr mi make sure you're resting" No conversation ends without wellness and prayers.

I am grateful to God that I celebrated and appreciated you in your life time.
We had plans them covid-19 came post covid-19 we continued the discussion for females Engrs but I believe God rules supreme in the affairs of all men.

Adieu my wellness Angel ❤️
Posted by Tosan Ikomi on June 11, 2021
Sis Arin
I am saddened by your unexpected passing but I am comforted knowing you're resting in the bossom of the Lord.
Rest in perfect peace Sis
Posted by Ayanfe D. Olaniyi on June 11, 2021
Ms. Arionola was a very amazing, wonderful and awesome being. I could remember when I first met her, then I just started my career in the Beauty and Spa industry, she encouraged me to keep going on the right course, it might be difficult but it'll sure pay off later, she was like Ayanfe it's not about doing happy ending that makes you a great therapist but by providing the best Massage people can possibly get so choose wisely if you really wanna go far. She always encouraged me and treated me like a king anytime I come around to help her at the spa. We had lots of plans together as she planned on having her own Beauty Academy where we teach and mentor people on how to properly render services in the industry, it's sad we couldn't fulfil all the dreams, I love you so much from here ma'am, Heaven just gain not only a Beautiful soul but also a preacher of just and truth who mentors therapist to always stay on the right path. We love you but God loves you more, Rest in the bossom of God ma'am ️️️️️️️
Posted by Toyosi Owoyale on June 10, 2021
Dear Mentor,
I remember the 1st time we met, you had to interview me for over an hour, we got talking forgetting it was an interview session. You singled me out of all the candidates. When I became your student, you encouraged me all the time. I learnt all I know today as a skincare therapist Through your teachings. I was hoping you will commission my Spa but you left to be with the creator. I still upholds the value you instilled in me. Your death is a shock but I know you are in a better place. Sleep on my Mother, Mentor and Boss. On behalf of all Lastveb 2014 students, we say SUN REE O
Posted by shola amosu on June 10, 2021
Arin in the middle as my husband always called you and smiling you will respond uncle Fela… The hearing of your passing to glory came as a severe blow to me knowing how buoyant you were. Then I thought to myself that who are we to question God for calling you too soon! I know though our Maker has you in His keeping, you will remain in our hearts until we meet to part no more….adieu, sun re o..
Posted by adarene A. on June 10, 2021
"In The Middle," hmmmm.... this is really a hard one to take in....! I've really struggled with what to write - soooo many.... toooo many memories from way back in Ife days.

Your passing has left us all numb, as we struggle to accept the fact that you're not coming back. As i look back at the good times, and the not-so-good times that we shared in a lifetime of being friends, i cannot help but smile through my tears. You were not just a friend, but a sister to the core. You loved, you cared, you chastised, you listened, you counselled, you were always there.... and what about the phone calls, the endless gisting, the laughter, the smiles, and all! As i said, where do i begin to talk about amazing Arinola; how do i talk about her in the past tense!?!

Arinola, you came, you saw, you dared, you soared, you conquered.... YES, you lived! Thank you for the beautiful memories that you've left us with, thank you for your love, thank you for your shoulder to cry on.... thank you for making it easy to carry you in our hearts always....

Goodnight "In The Middle" (i can see your legendary smile, as you hear that name ☺ - i loved "hailing" you that way), goodnight, and sleep well, dearest friend and sister. We love you, but God loves you more, and we hand you over to Him for safekeeping.

I pray for God's strength upon Sister Funmilayo, Toyin, the entire family, us your loved ones, and friends at this trying time. May He wrap His arms of comfort upon us all - Amen! And when you look down and see our tears, and feel our aching hearts, just send us one of those your warm smiles that will comfort us, and tell us all is well.... ohhhhh Arinola....

Fare thee well, beloved Arinola.... "In The Middle," goodnight....

~ ada stella Apiafi ~
Posted by Tsokan Pinnick on June 10, 2021
Sister Arin, it saddens my heart to hear that you are no longer with us… I love and miss you sister, I thank the Lord that I had the opportunity to talk to you 2 weeks before you passed. You were there for me when I needed help, you took care of me while I was in school, your home was my home… we were looking forward to having you in Los Angeles post Covid … but God knows best. Rest on sister , may the lord give us the fortitude to bear the loss .
Posted by Uwa EMPKPAE on June 10, 2021
Heart wrenching. . . . . Arinola you are easily the sweetest kindest woman I ever had the honour of being friends with. Radiated love and grace always. Not a nano particle of bad energy. . . . .Rest in peace my Sister and friend as your light dims here to take its well deserved place in God's Eternal Perpetual Light. . . . . ❤️✨
Posted by David Gbolahan Osadjere on June 10, 2021
I still can't believe that you are gone Aunty Arin. We pray to God that as a family, that God will give us the fortitude to bear your irreparable loss.
I and my siblings thank you for your love, care and inspiration.
You came, you saw and you conquered. You were a source of inspiration and a great role model to many of us.
Your confidence and reassuring smile, which was your trade mark was encouraging and inspiring.
We can't cry enough, No one knows our pain, we are wounded and we grief greatly for your loss my dear Aunty Arin, but we take solace in the fact that you have gone to rest in a better place and we love you so much but God loves you more.
Rest in peace Aunty Arin.
Your Nephew.
Posted by Mabel Esho on June 10, 2021
Aunty Arin,
Hmmm, this is a big shock and I am angry, angry because you are too lovely to go now, but then again I’m pleased because Heaven has gained a gem.
So you and grandmas and grandpas, my brother, all of you will be having fun together! All within same months! Ahn ahn!!!!
Ojor agina si ra ooo. Amin.

I never got to tell you but I looked up to you alot when I was much younger. Your career achievements influenced me alot to the point that when I applied to attend University in the UK, my first choice was Economics and IT. I admired your tenacity and go get attitude as you climbed up the corporate ladder. I am so determined to do thesame too and venture out into other things. I know it is possible, I have seen you achieve it.

I will miss you and thank you for being a role model. Suun re ooo!
God is forever great.

Dupe Akin-Esho nee Ade-Onojobi-Daniel (omo Bisi)
Posted by Monisola Ani on June 10, 2021
Arin, writing this tribute is most difficult. Your sudden passing came as a very rude shock( still processing it)

We spoke on the 26th May a day before your Webinar on 27th . I recall we had a good laugh about the topic on how to get rid of belly fat & you truly did justice to it.
Needless did I know it would be the last time we would ever talk to each other.

Arin was good natured, & had a kindred spirit. I will miss your beautiful smile, your great sense of style & your trademark red lipstick.

Thank you Arin for sharing in my joy at my daughters trad wedding ceremony some years back . I will forever treasure as a keepsake the pictures we took together .

You lived your life to the fullest.
Heaven has gained an angel. Keep on smiling on the other side.
Sleep well Arinola ...sleep well..
Posted by Solomon Edukugho on June 10, 2021
When we met at an event in the recent past, she said to me and my wife "we are family, let us be asking after one another now, we need to be closer" with her characteristic smile. Then, I sent her a video of the hymn "In Christ Alone I Stand" later as I did to several on my list, she called me up after chatting her thanks, this was what she said "thank you so much for the video, I have been humming the hymn for some days, I don't really know the lyrics until now, this is God sent". I have had to listen to the hymn on her chat page severally since the news of her passing. I should have gotten closer for more fellowships as she advised! If I go by the lyrics of that song and her enthusiasm on seeing the lyrics, she should be in a good place. That is all that matters at the end of everything here. Adieu Aunty Arin.
Posted by lola amos-oluwole on June 10, 2021
Dear Aunty Arinola, this is so hard and very painful. However, I am so thankful that I got to share the last 10 years with you. We clicked as soon as we were introduced. I loved how pure your heart was, it was like that of a child. You worked hard and were kind and generous to a fault; I received so many spa vouchers at every opportunity you had to give. Though I am much younger, you took to me and we ended up as prayer partners. Our Esther fasts, Thursday morning prayers, movie times, lunch and dinner dates were all the opportunities God gave me to fellowship with an exceptionally beautiful soul. Your consistent hunger for God and the things of God were inspiring. I have been blessed by the TGIF devotionals amongst many resources you shared with me. You connected so well with both the old and young; my niece and younger sister became your friends too and I only just learnt that you treated them to dinner whilst I was away. You celebrated everyone but shied away from being celebrated. You cared so much , it was really easy to love you. You were very loyal and dependable; while searching for pictures, I realized you were beside me at every intimate celebration I have had. So glad I switched to video when you called 2 weeks ago as I got to see your face one last time.
Your life has taught me that we have to give our all on this side as that’s all that counts when we exit. Thank you for leaving an indelible mark. You are unforgettable! Love always from your ‘Omolola’ as you fondly called me. May God comfort all whom you held dear.
Lola Ademuwagun.
Posted by Funmilayo Fiddi on June 9, 2021
Aunty Arin, my beautiful inside out loving and caring sister, This is too much to understand but I know you are fine there.
About 2 years ago I made some clothes for you and another beautiful black long dress that you wore for a program in Ghana and you were celebrated cos it was also your Birthday. I still remember the long jist after and your smiles and laughter as you came to fit at the BQ and...........Oh my GOD. We spoke recently and you promised to see me soon.
You were so hardworking and I can’t forget all the sleeplessness while writing and publishing your book.
I definitely need a lot of Grace to get over this shock.

Posted by Bola Fashola on June 9, 2021
Tribute to Arin, the lady with the golden smile

I was saddened and pained by the news of Arin’s transition to glory on Monday, 7th of June 2021. It was such a shock, a never ending nightmare hoping not true.
I remember our University of Ife days where we all had a great time!

I was so proud of you when I read about your Venivici Spa when I was still in the US and couldn’t wait to visit.
I came back and was wowed by your accomplishments as a banker turned diva entrepreneur with this amazing Venivici Spa.
When I booked my firs appointment for a massage, you made sure your best masseuse was available.

I will miss our jokes anytime you saw me that you will be back for your besto. Glad we had quality time together.

The heavens gained a gentle,
beautiful soul but we on earth lost our beautiful, amazing, gorgeous friend with the golden smile! You will forever live in our hearts.
Rest In Peace my friend

Posted by Mrs Chioma Okoye on June 9, 2021
Hm, Ari Nwanyi oma. This is a painful shock! Your smile, your laughter, your vibrance and beauty will be forever missed by the lives you’ve touched. Just to think we were to see once I got back on Monday, and that was the day you passed! Adieu to a beautiful soul; your selflessness, hardworking nature and virtue will live on in our hearts forever. Rest in perfect, perfect Peace. Heaven has gained another angel.
Posted by JOSEPHINE OLOMU on June 9, 2021
Dear Arin.
It was so shocking to find out that you have left this world. We spoke barely 3 weeks ago and you invited me to your webinar and expressed how happy you were for getting the chance to chat after such a long time.
You lived a purposeful life and we thank God for everything. May your precious soul rest in the bossom of the Almighty.
Posted by Carolyn Reul on June 9, 2021
Dearest beautiful soul sister Arinola,
I still can not really digest the incredible sad news of your sudden passing, we only spoke last Friday. We had just stated to be more in touch again in What’s a App and Zoom.
It must be over 12 years ago, when we first met at VIVAMAYR in AUSTRIA. You had traveled all the way from Lagos to attend a 7 day medical seminars for health experts. We were all so impressed by your inspiring presence, strength love and humble kindness.
You brought so much beauty,grace, your passion for holistic medicine and treatments, thank you for enlightening us and also for bringing your incredible country and Continent more into focus.
I never forget - we were always looking forward when you, our African Queen entered the dining hall, mesmerisingly beautiful dressed - we talk laugh and constantly making new exciting plans
That is were you are now, you left to fulfil your dreams you went into the light to be with the divine.
We meet again in paradise, dear friend and mentor.
With endless gratitude and love.
Carolyn Reul, Wiesbaden Germany
Posted by Diran Smith on June 9, 2021
Aunty Arin,
You were indeed a woman of faith and focus.You may be gone from our midst but you aren't gone from our hearts because we will always remember you.You were unique in your own ways and you lived your life the best way you could.Your industry where you reigned supreme will forever remember your good deeds.May your beautiful soul be awakened in the joyful activities of your creator.
Posted by Isaac Oladapo on June 9, 2021
Arinola your passing on was shocking and sad. We met in the 1982-1984 Unilag MBA set and everyone dispersed to different corporate activities. We met occasionally in banking thereafter. The WhatsApp platform of our Unilag MBA set brought us together again. You participated sincerely and you were passionate about your Spa exercises. You informed us of your webinar towards May ending. I never suspected you were going away. May your soul rest in peace. May God comfort all you left behind.
Posted by Anthony Folasegun Awonusi on June 9, 2021
Adieu, Arin. Your health tips on our MBA 82/84 set will be fondly remembered as well as your ever smiling friendly disposition. Rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Foluke Sawyerr on June 9, 2021
It is so hard to do this. Really really hard. Arinola... my dear friend and neighbour. My pet name for her was 'Ari_nola'. She called me 'my besto'. I often wondered what I had done to deserve such a title. We met less than a decade ago, but neither that nor the slight age gap could stop the deep friendship and bond we had. In recent times, she did not like being called 'Arin', even though that was how she was introduced to me, 'Arin has no meaning, middle of what?', she would say. So, I had to train myself to always try to say Arinola, although I was not always successful at that. 

I enjoy walking, so did Arinola, and we would always walk together whenever she was up for it. A lot of conversations, debates, gists and bonding would happen during these one hour walking sessions. Bonding; we definitely did! 

Arinola was an extremely nice person, big heart, biggest smile ever, decent, principled to the core, CARING, hard working, go-getter, unassuming, a bit coy, God fearing and a beautiful beautiful soul. She drew hard lines for things she did not believe in. She could not be found in a compromising position. She worked very hard and ever so gracious. She was deliberate about everything she did. Arinola lived a purposeful life.

Although very confident and successful at what she did, Arinola was also unassuming. I remember how she was pleasantly surprised when she was invited by the Redeemed church to speak on some health stuff at the camp. She felt honoured and truly appreciated for the opportunity. Arinola lived a purposeful life.

You can not write about Arinola and not write about her stylishness and sense of fashion; always on point! 

Ari_nola, my dear friend and neighbour.... you will be so sorely missed. Rest in the bosom of the Lord my dear friend. 

Foluke Sawyerr
Posted by Oluremi Adedokun on June 9, 2021
Arinola!!! I am still in shock. Unbelievable. Life Hmmmmm. I am so sad my long time friend all the way from Great Ife to Unilag days with your smiling face. Cannot recall any moment of disagreement in our years together. You recently linked me to the MBA 1984 group and you’ve been very active on the group chart. Life is soooo short !!!
May the Good Lord place you in His Bosom. Will Miss you my friend
Rest In Peace
Posted by Foluso Anulopo Adereti on June 9, 2021
Arinola your death came as a rude shock!! It was such a great reunion when we met and worshipped together at the same church after leaving Saint Teresa's. Yours was such an impactful life, you loved everyone that came your way.
I recall the help you rendered a man of God who needed financial assistance for medical treatment. Your response was prompt. You were so passionate in helping others.
Thank God for all He has enabled you to do on this side of the divide.
Rest on sis and good night!!!
Posted by Bi Omi on June 9, 2021
Rest in perfect peace Coach Arinola
Posted by Adenike Onikute on June 9, 2021
Rest in peace Dear Sister.I listened to you speak at VPWM and I could see that you have a heart of gold and care for humanity. Rest on till the Resurrection Morning..
Posted by Michele Aiyegbusi on June 9, 2021
To think that I opened your IG page 2 days ago because I wanted to share our new plans for Aviva with you and met the shocking news of your demise! I drove to @venivicispa hoping to find someone to ask questions and just parked there for what seemed like forever.

Sis, you were such a wonderful, generous soul. Always ready to support and lend a helping hand. I'm going to miss those tight hugs, your words of encouragement and listening ear and of course that gentle smile of yours. Thank you for believing in me and in the Aviva Vision. It's so painful to think you won't be at our upcoming events.

Heaven indeed has gained an angel. Sleep well dear sis and rest in the bosom of The One whom you loved and lived for. ⚘

- Michele
Posted by Misan Eresanara on June 9, 2021
Tribute to Aunty Arin

Our dear Aunty Arin, I still recall our last time together. We were dancing on the wedding floor and you so graciously and elegantly joined us, your aburos as you called us.

The pictures and videos snippets were shaky, and I didn’t ask for another shot. Today I weep for my casual attitude, taking it for granted that there would always be a next time.

I thank you for being a friend, an egbon and mentor to OluwaToyin Eresanara in her own lifetime. You challenged her to be her best version in business

We will remember your strength, smile and very caring heart. Our fond memories of your touch on our lives will see us through this dark period.

Our last moments together, are indeed memories that will never go away in a hurry.

Adieu, adieu, adieu
Tsolaye and Biodun Eresanara, and Misan Eresanara
Posted by Ayinke Martins on June 9, 2021
Arin, you were amazing. Ever since I met you, I looked foward to our next meeting.
You brought light into every room you entered.
We communicated via WhatsApp just a few days ago, so your departure hit me to the core.
Truly you were a wonderful Soul.
May you rest well, in the Loving arms of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Posted by Oluwakemi Akinboboye on June 9, 2021
Rina!!!!!!!! This is yet another hard knock!!!!! I’m speechless and deeply pained!!!! You left us suddenly without any notice!!! God knows why! May your beautiful soul Rest In Peace!!!! Only God understands
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Posted by Emelda Adeniyi on June 17, 2021

You left a hole in my heart. I never got to say goodbye and tell you how I love you. I’ll never forget the memories we shared together when I visited Nigeria for the first time in December 2013.
May Your Soul Rest In Perfect Peace.
Posted by Clement Aki on June 16, 2021
I was saddened to learn of your sudden passing. It is such a shame that it happened to you at this young age. You were friendly, kind and lovely. Death is a bad reaper. I am comforted however, by the fact that you've gone to a better place to rest in the bosom of the good Lord. Thank you so much for being the conduit that brought our families the good times we shared. We miss you physically. Rest eternally with the good Lord.
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Thank you for all the memories and the love and light that you brought into our lives. You will forever be loved and missed. We will carry you in our hearts always.

Adieu Aunty.

Juyin Agbe-Davies
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