ForeverMissed

This memorial website has been created in loving memory of our husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, mentor and friend, Chief Taiwo Joseph Ogunjobi. A Nigerian football legend and a true gift to the Earth, forever in our hearts and memories. Here we will celebrate his remarkable life and the works of his hands/’feet’.

Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi was widely known and loved and we would like to use this space for people who knew him around the world to honour him. Please share your tributes, stories, pictures and videos of him so we can keep his beautiful memory alive. 
God Bless, 
The Ogunjobis

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Dear Family and Friends, 

We invite you to join us in celebration of Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi over a four-day period, from Tuesday 12th March to Friday 15th March 2019. 

Tuesday 12th March 2019 - Osogbo Stadium, Osogbo, Osun State - 8am

- Football Match: Osun FA Under 10 vs. GFCC Osun State Under 10

- Football Match: Osun United Football Club vs. Ijesa Golden Warriors' Club

- Citation, Tributes, Photo Parade and Prayer for the Family 


Wednesday 13th March 2019 - Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan, Oyo State 4pm

- South West Football Associations Symposium 

- Candle Lit Procession 


Thursday 14th March 2019 - Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan, Oyo State, 10am

- Football Match: 50 Under 10 (boys and girls) vs. 3SC Academicals 

- Novelty Match: All Stars (Lagos) vs Ex 3SC/ Osun

- Citation,Tributes, Prayer for the Family, Lying In State, Introduction of the TJO Foundation, Service of Songs, Wake Keep


Friday 15th March 2019 - Ibadan - 9:30am - Colours: Green or Purple

- Commendation Church Service (Livingspring Chapel Int'l, Dominion City, Iwo Road/Ojoo Expressway, Ibadan, Osun State) 

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Posted by Wole Odegbami on February 12, 2020
Brother Taiwo, WOW! I cannot believe it's one year already... in life "Each one of us gives what he has". You gave the very best of you to what you loved and held most precious - family and football. And I believe that as long as we keep your name on our lips and thoughts of you in our hearts, that which you have given will live forever.  Sleep on in peace Skippo!
Posted by Modupe Jebutu Ali on February 11, 2020
May uncle's soul continue to rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Modupe Jebutu Ali on August 20, 2019
May your soul continue to rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Wole Odegbami on March 14, 2019
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” – Maya Angelou
As we bid you Adieu brother Taiwo, I am proud to say you left your mark on the things you loved the most – family, and football.
I shall forever remember you for how you made me feel - like your brother (special - always).
Rest in Peace – Skippo!
Posted by YUSUFF QUAZEEM on March 14, 2019
Chief,your achievement in Ibadan Grammar School encouraged me to attend the school.
I attended your Alma mata and I changed to academician instead of sportsman because of injury.
You're a wonderful man with wonderful landmarks. You have done your best and leave the rest for us.
Sleep well.
 YUSUFF Adekunle Quazeem
Global Publicity & Social Secretary,
Ibadan Grammar School Old Students' Association. (IGSOSA).
Posted by Olusola Omole on March 11, 2019
May his football loving soul rest in perfect peace. My prayer goes to his family.
Posted by Christy Mordi on March 10, 2019
On behalf of my family we are shock over your death Bros T as I normally call you. It came as a great shock to me and pray the good God forgive all your sins and grant you eternal REST. Amen. MR. & MRS. PAUL MORDI
Posted by Seyi Joshua on March 6, 2019
Chief Ogunjobi is indeed a rare gem. He has demonstrated high level of inclusive leadership. Humility personified, Fiwajoye of Ede land. We shall continue to raise the banner of what you taught us. You stand for truth, honesty and sincerity. RIP sir, we shall definitely miss you.... May God be with your family...Akanni Seyi
Posted by Taiwo Danku on March 6, 2019
In fact , your demise came as rude shock, it is unfortunate that, it comes when you needed most. Continue to rest in perfect peace. Adieu Baba.
Posted by Amanze Uchegbulam on March 6, 2019
My brother Taiwo, it's looking like a dream that you are no more. That's not what we agreed as we left court of appeals last year when the Almighty God saved us from the conspiracy of the wicked characters in the football family. Your calmness and benevolence gone? Your dreams for the growth of football in Nigeria unrealized? Who calls me 2i/c again in a soft tune? The constant exchange of information about our football? Where do I start? GOD knows best. Rest in peace my brother and the wicked world would never cross your path again. Jee zuru ike nwannem. Amanze Uchegbulam.
Posted by Modupe Jebutu Ali on March 4, 2019
Brother Taiwo it pleases God to call you home to eternal rest at this time. What can we say....he gives and takes away blessed be the name of the Lord. You made your mark in the world of football and people around the globe will always remember you for it. You were a good uncle and your calmness is commendable. You will be fondly remembered by your family and loved ones. May your soul rest in perfect peace. It is well.........Sleep on brother Taiwo......

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Posted by Wole Odegbami on February 12, 2020
Brother Taiwo, WOW! I cannot believe it's one year already... in life "Each one of us gives what he has". You gave the very best of you to what you loved and held most precious - family and football. And I believe that as long as we keep your name on our lips and thoughts of you in our hearts, that which you have given will live forever.  Sleep on in peace Skippo!
Posted by Modupe Jebutu Ali on February 11, 2020
May uncle's soul continue to rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Modupe Jebutu Ali on August 20, 2019
May your soul continue to rest in perfect peace.
his Life

Taiwo Joseph Ogunjobi - Biography

Skippo as he was fondly called by football lovers and well-wishers, could be described as somebody who had a covenant with God Almighty. His life on Earth was astonishing, every point was eventful, like someone born and destined to live, play and manage football from grass-root to the highest level.

Born in Lagos on the 17th August 1953, into a polygamous home of the late Pa. Joshua Ogunjobi and Mrs Abigail Ogunjobi. Chief Taiwo started his education at Osogbo Nursery school. From there, he moved back to Lagos for his elementary education at The Holy Trinity Primary School, Ebute Ero in the heart of Lagos.

On completion of his primary education in 1966 from Holy Trinity Primary School, he gained admission to the African Church Grammar School Ilesha, his ancestral home town in Osun State. There he sat for his West African Examination Council Examination in 1972 and passed in flying colours. He was also the Captain of the school football team.

Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi was preparing for his Higher School Certificate (HSC) but destiny beckoned him as he joined IICC Shooting Stars FC of Ibadan in the same year of 1975; he proceeded to the United States to further his education at Clemson University on a football scholarship.

While at Clemson University, he studied Textile technology but played soccer for the first eleven of the university. He later captained the University team making him the first black man to captain the University team. On graduation from Clemson University, Chief Ogunjobi was voted one of the best all-time players of the school which qualified him into the School’s Hall of Fame. He returned from the US in 1980 and was attached to the National Sports commission, Ibadan, to perform his National Youth Service.

During his service year as well as years to follow, he played and later joined the management of 3SC FC. He remained in the service of Shooting Starts and the Oyo State Government till 1999 before going to manage other Club sides such as Gabros International FC of Nnewi and Julius Berger respectively between 1999 to 2002. He became the Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Association in January 2002. After leaving the post, he went back to study at the National Institute for Sports (NIS) in Lagos where he bagged a Higher Diploma in Sports Management. He then went on to run a number of businesses and served as Special Adviser on Sports in Osun State. 

His cabinet is full of deservedly earned honors which he acquired all whilst being a loving husband, raising 5 kids and 5 beautiful grandchildren. 

Chief Taiwo/Skippo/Tee Luv/Daddy-daddy/Brother-mi/Big Daddy/Papa lived an exceptional life and will be missed dearly!

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Great man lives on

Shared by Adepoju Samuel on March 6, 2019

Your death was shocking for me and my wife. We woke up that faithful day and the news of your demise broke us down.

We recalled your love towards our successful wedding last year November. How you supported us physically and spiritually. Your kind words of advice that kept us to believe the journey will be sweet. We recalled how you bought your flight ticket to Enugu to surprise us before family matters denied you.

A perfect gentle man with heart of kindness. You lives on!