ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in loving memory of our loved brother, father, husband and son Efosa Obayagbonna. Who left us on the 2nd of June 2021 to be with the lord. We will continue to pray for him and We will remember him forever.
Posted by Maranzu Mary-Ann Ikpeaku on July 10, 2021
I am loss of what to say! Death, where is your sting and Grave where is your Victory .              I felt like my heart had been reaped out of my chest. A son-in-law of immense humility who identified himself with the rich and poor, the illiterate and literate, with the same equanimity. His Philosophy in life was work hard, play hard, enjoy life to the fullest and respect for all. You were a very distinguished and honourable son-in-law. When I was worried on how the illness was progressing very fast, you said " Mummy, don't worry, I will recover from this illness in Jesus name ". Your were optimistic of recovery but God had another plan. You didn't allow your illness to affect your relationship with God. When you could barely move around, you still managed to attend to church services. I admired and respected you for that.                                           We cannot question God as we are all pilgrims on a journey. I rejoice knowing that your soul is resting in the bossom of Jesus Christ. You lived an exemplary legacies life and made sure to let us know how much u loved us. You have done well. God will be proud of you. May you rest in peace and rise in Glory. Fondly remembered for his ever gap-toothed smile. Indeed, he was a son-in-law of many parts and I am proud to be part of his life. I will always love you and miss you so much. You will be forever missed.
Posted by Oluwaseun Moradeyo on June 23, 2021
Today is the day you will be laid to rest,
We are here to celebrate your life
And every single life you touched While you were on this earth.
We wish to pay our last respects.
The thought of never seeing you again brings tears to my eyes,
That’s why we all are here,
To thank you for your friendship
And all the memories we hold dear.
It’s been a privilege to have known you Efosa.
unilag final year made us family, not just friends,
But we should never question what God has planned,
Sometimes it’s not meant for us to understand.
So as we sit here and mourn the loss of a beloved Efosa(the man with the muscular smile),
We have to keep telling ourselves that we will meet again
And we will carry you in spirit
Until we meet up once again, brighten the heavens with your smile
Posted by Babatunde Ogunmekan on June 22, 2021
I still can’t believe this is goodbye for us. Our friendship began in Unilag mechanical engineering and turned into a brotherhood so strong, we not only felt like we could withstand whatever was thrown at us, we thrived through all of it.

Your unlimited desire to excel, I believe, is what brought our energies together. I always admired your can do attitude and drive to improve even when I thought it was a lot of effort. It is amazing how quickly we became a close unit in a short time. I’ll always cherish the good and fun memories we created.

The last time I spoke to you, I was scared you sounded more optimistic than the real situation seemed but I always trusted you will be ok eventually.

God knows best, I know you would have still wanted to stay around longer, but you have successfully finished your story!

I miss you my friend, you live in our memories forever!

Babs Ogunmekan
Posted by Chidi Emeshili on June 22, 2021
Efosa!!! Here’s to the bond we shared, for memories we shared, for the moment we didn’t get a chance to form, the value of our friendship is beyond measure, you will be dearly missed.
We know you are in a better place now. Rest on my dear friend turned brother.
Posted by Osezele Aburime on June 22, 2021
Efosa my brother,

If love and tears were enough to keep you, you would have been here buzzing... But nothing can seperate us from the love of God The Almighty... Nothing...

We lost a perfect Gentleman...
Efosa, you were a good Man...
You will be missed by all of your Brothers from Lumen Christi 2002 set...

But, Heaven gained an Angel and we would take solace in that even though it hurts deeply...

We will meet again...

Rest in Power BROTHER✊...

You are with CHRIST now...
Posted by Edison Chukwuemeka on June 21, 2021
Efosa!! I am short of words nor can believe that you have left us behind in this world to continue the struggles of this earth. I recall the fun days in Unilag when we would all meet in the class waiting for lecturers to come in and you will crack up jokes and make fun of some lecturers. Those memories are refreshing in my memory like it was yesterday and I smile. Your departure has left a space among our classmates because we needed your enthusiasm and energy in our future endeavors. We are nothing in the sight of God and believe God knows best the reason he has called you home from this earthly world. Though we love you, God Almighty loves you more than we can ever imagine or fathom. I pray God gives your family the fortitude to bear your departure and continually direct the footsteps of your children and wife in all they do in your absence. Rest on my friend, my Mech Brother. By God's special grace we shall meet to never part again in God's Eternal Home.
Posted by Humphrey Obanor on June 21, 2021
Farewell my friend, your friendship was a blessing and I will always miss you. We shared so many memorable moments as you brought so much happiness and of course, we had so much fun. Through all the ups and downs of life, the good times and the sad, from the post high school days to the university years, you were my closest friend. We were like brothers, not just friends, and you were a positive influence. You were God-fearing, generous, driven, intelligent, fun, and very hard working. Popularly known for your wide contagious smile and fighting spirit, you excelled through all challenges.

God has taken you home, and I know you are in heaven smiling down and cheering us on. The thought of never seeing you again brought tears to my eyes and pain filled my heart. And even more so because all of this was such a surprise. But we should never question what God has planned. My consolation is that you are resting now, no more pain. We celebrate your life and the great measure of its worth for every single life you touched while you were on this earth.

Thank you for your friendship and all the memories I hold dear. It has been a privilege to have known you. Thank you also for always being there for us – even when you were bedridden, you always seemed to care. You will live forever within my heart until we meet again.
Posted by Michael Asemota on June 21, 2021
Efosa my brother, my friend. It's tough to face the reality of your exit. It seems like yesterday, when I recall those years at Lumen Christi. You are truly an amazing human being, full of positive energy, love and passion. I have no doubt that you left an indelible mark in the lifes of those that had the privilege to have come across your path.

My brother you will be dearly missed by us all, but most especially by your wonderful family.

We take great consolation in knowing that you were a true believer in the LORD Jesus Christ, and that your soul is at rest in God's kingdom. A place where there is no more pain and suffering.

Our prayers are always with your family.

Farewell my Brother, Efosa Andrew Obayagbonna.

Posted by Peter Oriavwote on June 20, 2021
The same week I heard you left, I thought of you out of the blues. I know you are still with us.
Posted by onomen onohi on June 20, 2021
Efosa our beloved brother, genius and friend. You’ll be dearly missed by all your Lumen Christi classmates in particular.. Your intelligence, resilience; fun-loving self and selflessness will never go unnoticed. You live forever in our memories and that of your loved ones…they say death is not the end but only the beginning- I hope it’s true because you deserve a fresh start wherever you are! May your legacy live on forever! May God grant your family the fortitude required to see these trying times through! Farewell my brother!! Your light did shine; others truly did see your good works and now in your absence we will continue to give glory to God our creator.. Watch over us Angel until we meet again to part no more.. amen . Rest In Peace brother :-(
Posted by Nosa Uwaifo on June 19, 2021
Efo-Baba!!!, you were a brother and a true friend. From our days in Lumen as young boys to when we linked up again in Abuja as grown men. Your death was a rude shock to me my brother, I still can't understand why God called you so soon, but he (God) knows best. Rest well my brother, my your gentle soul rest in peace.
Posted by Promise Amaefule on June 19, 2021
Keep resting old friend until we meet to part no more
Posted by Charles Isiekwene on June 17, 2021
Don’t think of him as gone away
his journey’s just begun,
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.
Posted by Patrick Fueta on June 17, 2021
Chairman!!! This news sent chills down my spine. Your relationship with Uwa showed us all what it is to love. Your surely will be missed and your good deeds will live through us all
Posted by George Bello on June 17, 2021
Efosa man, hmmmmmm, life!...is a journey,once started ..must be be finished...efosa from day one, u have been a fighter ..u fought really hard. .but am glad u finished ur journey,we your friends and family take solace u lived a peaceful, calm, .. worthy.. family,caring. And brotherly life...rest on brother..
Posted by Michael Obas on June 17, 2021
Efosa. My dearest Fosi. Efos-kay-ray!
Now how am I to write this when I still can't believe that you are gone? How am I to tell myself that all our long and very interesting conversations have been put to a halt? It is well my dear brother. At least I take consolation in all the memories we've shared. The times spent playing and having fun together. All the emotions and sentiments we expressed. You surely deserved more than this world gave you. You deserve much more. But I trust our God Who is almighty, to give you even much more Love, than we could have ever given you in this world.
My brother you always fought a great fight. You even taught me how to fight bravely. All the experiences I've ever had in this Life put together I realised, was minor, compared to how bravely you showed me to fight. Thank you for teaching me something, my dear brother. Your faith, your bravery, your steadfastness and unwavering belief in the word of God, even in the face of threatening challenges, has shown me that you were even greater man, than we ever imagined. Truly.
Rest well my beloved brother. I trust we'll meet again in the Lord. Till then, I promise to learn every positive lesson from you. I'll do my best to focus like you, on the things that truly matter. Your love will always remain and be felt strongly, I promise.
It is well... In Jesus Name.
Amen.
Posted by Eki Mobolaji on June 15, 2021
Efosa my dear brother. What can I say? I wish this was just a bad dream that we would all wake up from. But, it is well. You were so easy going, humble, smart and truly kind. I still see a picture of you smiling. I can't remember seeing you angry. I remember our unilag days when we would gist, tease and laugh in fagunwa hall. I remember the last time I saw you in Abuja. Anytime you were around, it was just pure joy. I will cherish those memories forever. Continue to rest in the bossom of our Lord.
Posted by Joy Obas on June 15, 2021
Efosa my brother!! I still cannot comprehend that you are no longer with us. I am truly trying to be strong o, but it is not working at all. A lot has happened and I still have plenty stories and talks to tell you. We use to argue like there is no tomorrow eh or your talks that I used to say doesn’t make any sense eh?? Efosa I have so much to say, but It is well with your soul.
We never use to worry about you because we knew that you were very cool headed and did not like wahala. we also knew that you were an achiever because you excelled at everything you set your heart to achieve. Aside this, you have always been there for all of us and that is why this has hit us really hard. Efosa we had plans o, proper plans, but God knows best. God loves us so much that he send you to us . He knew that we needed an angel in the obayagbonna household and he sent you to us. You were truly an angel on earth. We are all heartbroken at the moment, but we will be fine. We all love and terribly miss you so so much, but do not worry because we will now have your back and continue from where you stopped. You legacy will live on because you lived a beautiful life.
Efosa this was very difficult to write but I love you and will continue to pray for you. God has answered our prayers. This is not goodbye.

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Posted by Maranzu Mary-Ann Ikpeaku on July 10, 2021
I am loss of what to say! Death, where is your sting and Grave where is your Victory .              I felt like my heart had been reaped out of my chest. A son-in-law of immense humility who identified himself with the rich and poor, the illiterate and literate, with the same equanimity. His Philosophy in life was work hard, play hard, enjoy life to the fullest and respect for all. You were a very distinguished and honourable son-in-law. When I was worried on how the illness was progressing very fast, you said " Mummy, don't worry, I will recover from this illness in Jesus name ". Your were optimistic of recovery but God had another plan. You didn't allow your illness to affect your relationship with God. When you could barely move around, you still managed to attend to church services. I admired and respected you for that.                                           We cannot question God as we are all pilgrims on a journey. I rejoice knowing that your soul is resting in the bossom of Jesus Christ. You lived an exemplary legacies life and made sure to let us know how much u loved us. You have done well. God will be proud of you. May you rest in peace and rise in Glory. Fondly remembered for his ever gap-toothed smile. Indeed, he was a son-in-law of many parts and I am proud to be part of his life. I will always love you and miss you so much. You will be forever missed.
Posted by Oluwaseun Moradeyo on June 23, 2021
Today is the day you will be laid to rest,
We are here to celebrate your life
And every single life you touched While you were on this earth.
We wish to pay our last respects.
The thought of never seeing you again brings tears to my eyes,
That’s why we all are here,
To thank you for your friendship
And all the memories we hold dear.
It’s been a privilege to have known you Efosa.
unilag final year made us family, not just friends,
But we should never question what God has planned,
Sometimes it’s not meant for us to understand.
So as we sit here and mourn the loss of a beloved Efosa(the man with the muscular smile),
We have to keep telling ourselves that we will meet again
And we will carry you in spirit
Until we meet up once again, brighten the heavens with your smile
Posted by Babatunde Ogunmekan on June 22, 2021
I still can’t believe this is goodbye for us. Our friendship began in Unilag mechanical engineering and turned into a brotherhood so strong, we not only felt like we could withstand whatever was thrown at us, we thrived through all of it.

Your unlimited desire to excel, I believe, is what brought our energies together. I always admired your can do attitude and drive to improve even when I thought it was a lot of effort. It is amazing how quickly we became a close unit in a short time. I’ll always cherish the good and fun memories we created.

The last time I spoke to you, I was scared you sounded more optimistic than the real situation seemed but I always trusted you will be ok eventually.

God knows best, I know you would have still wanted to stay around longer, but you have successfully finished your story!

I miss you my friend, you live in our memories forever!

Babs Ogunmekan
his Life

Autobiography

Efosa Andrew Obayagbonna was born on the 4th of February, 1986 in Benin City , Edo state Nigeria. He is the second son of Engr and Mrs Erhauyi Obayagbonna. Our brother Efosa, was born into a devout Catholic family and he was raised with the fear of God in him. He attended Our Lady of Apostles primary school at Airport road, Benin city.

 Efosa was so intelligent in school that he took his common entrance examination in primary 5 because of his excellent performance he gained admission into one of the best secondary schools in Nigeria; Lumen Christi international High school Arue, Uromi. He spent a total of 6 years in Lumen Christi where he was able to build a lot of leadership qualities, great character, lifetime friendships as well as becoming an even more devout Christian.

In Lumen Christi.

Efosa excelled in both his academics and his day to day activities so much so that he was recognized by the school authorities and awarded various leadership positions of importance during his time at the school. 

 Upon graduating in 2002 with a distinction in his WAEC examinations, he was easily able to gain admission into the Mechanical Engineering depart of the University of Lagos, Nigeria ; one of the most prestigious universities in the country at the time. Efosa was often described as a hard-worker by his friends and colleagues in Unilag, he went on to Graduate in 2008 with a second class upper.

When his time at the University of Lagos was over, he decided to further his education outside the country and was then admitted into the masters program at Herriot-watt University, Edinburgh Scotland, where he majored in Drilling and pipeline Engineering in 2010.

Once again, he excelled in his studies at Herriot Watt University, amassing a plethora of distinctions in his grades by the time he graduated. When his time at Herriot watt was done, he decided to move back to Nigeria to kickstart his career as a professional Engineer.



After his arrival back to Nigeria, he was then invited by Sterling Global Oil & Gas Services Ltd, to work for them as a pipeline and drilling engineer. It was during this time, he met his lovely wife Mrs Onome Obayagbonna fell in love, and they both got married. Not long after, in 2015 they were blessed with the birth of their first son Nosa Obayagbonna.

 In 2017, Efosa decided to move his little family to Alberta, Canada in hopes of finding greener pastures for his family. Not long after Efosa had moved his family to Canada, they were blessed with the birth of their second son Osamuyi Obayagbonna.

While in Canada, he worked really hard to provide a good quality life for his wife and kids, and to seek opportunities for career advancement and development; this is a testament to the hard worker that he was.

 Right until his untimely demise, he was a man of dignity who gave his all to his family and loved ones. He was a man for all seasons, a man of dignity and most importantly, he was man who had the fear of God in him. Up until his last days on earth, his was still praising God our Heavenly Father and never wavered in his faith.

 Today, we celebrate the life of a great man, a loving and protective husband, a caring and doting father, a responsible son, a true friend, a loyal and true brother, who has indeed lived a beautiful life.

We all should come together and rejoice, for God has called one of his beloved sons back home because we know that Efosa is up in heaven watching over us with a smile on his face, as he is in a much better place.

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Shared by Joy Obas on June 15, 2021
I remember a time when we were in secondary school, I think during our long break our parents came told us that they were going to start a new business venture and that it will be named after anyone that excelled at school the coming term. I remember the four of us sitting on the dining table  laughing and saying that mummy was just looking for our trouble because we knew that Efosa was going to beat us to it. We decided then that we were not going to make any effort, and we within ourselves namethe business after him, before our parents did.
such happy memories is what I will continue to take to heart and use to remember the brother that God blessed us with.