“I live, sleep, eat and drink football and will surely die in it...as long as I live, I will continue to pursue the course of making Nigeria a great football nation,” - Let the memory of Chief Taiwo Joseph Ogunjobi be with us forever
  • 65 years old
  • Born on August 17, 1953 in Mushin, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Passed away on February 11, 2019 in Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria.

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


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) 


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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