A Celebration of Life and of one rooted in Christ Jesus. Let the memory of Elder Mazi Aggrey Kanu Oji be in our hearts forever.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Elder Mazi Aggrey Kanu Oji, MON. We will remember him forever. 

He was born on 23rd October 1927 in Arochukwu, Abia State, Nigeria and passed away on 11th June 2018 in Lagos State, Nigeria. He was 90 years old.

Burial arrangements are as follows:

A) Service of songs: Saturday 28th July, 2018 

Venue: Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, Lekki Parish. KM 22, Lekki - Epe Expressway, Ikota Beside VGC, Ikota, Lekki, Lagos State, Nigeria | Time: 6:00pm

B)  Wake keeping service: Friday 3rd August, 2018 

Venue: Ndi Ukpabi Ugo Compound, Amannagwu, Arochukwu, Abia State, Nigeria | Time: 6:00pm

C) Burial service: Saturday 4th August, 2018

Venue: Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, Arochukwu Parish. Burial follows immediately after service at his compound, Omogo Cottage, Ezi Ndi Ukpabi Ugo, Amannagwu, Arochukwu, Abia State, Nigeria | Time: 9:00am

D) Thanksgiving service: Sunday 5th August, 2018

Venue: Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, Arochukwu Parish, Abia State, Nigeria | Time: 9:00am

Nearby hotel accommodation for guests, friends and well wishers: 

i) Madiya Hotel, Arochukwu, Abia State, Nigeria

Burial colours: White and Gold

Posted by Mfon Ogbonna on 26th July 2018
Our love and prayers are with you and your family as you as you bid farewell to daddy........
Posted by Maggie Dike Nee Anyaegbu on 24th July 2018
I remember with fondness the first time I met your dad at my Uncle Kalu and Aunty Hazel’s home in Enugu and how excited he was when I mentioned that I knew Akaji and Nwachukwu from UNN. Even though the conversation was brief, I was struck by his jovial and kind demeanour. Precious in the sight of God is the home going of His saints. Please accept my sympathy and take solace in the fact that your dad lived a good life and is now resting with his Dad in heaven. Because Christ lives, your dad lives too and if you continue in the faith then you will get to see him again. Thinking of you all and praying for you. It is well.
Posted by Comfort Samuel on 24th July 2018
Words fail me Dad, Words fail me. Each time I try, I just can't get the words out. Indeed, saying goodbye is HARD. Dad, I would just like to say thank you for being a wonderful person, thank you for being you. You were so many things in one, a loving father and mother to my adopted siblings, a disciplinarian, a God lover, a patriotic Nigerian and so much more. There are different kinds of Fathers, but I dare say, you were my second biological father. You accepted me as a daughter, you accepted me into your home, and also into your heart, that to me is special. My regret is not being able to tell you in person how privileged you made me feel. I remember the look in your eyes when I stepped out of the mammoth crowd hustling for accommodation. You had asked Chiwie to fish me out, as you were concerned that you hadn't seen me in a while after school like you used to. I can't forget the look in your eyes, that of concern and amazement, as to why I did put myself through all that stress when I had a comfortable room in your home. Moments like that will forever remain dear to me. Dad, there is one other special thing I wish I had told you in person. Morning devotions at your place has had a lasting impression on me. Now, I read my bible everyday, and our daily bread devotional is a daily companion. Moreso, my siblings now use the devotional too. I can't put into words how this act has transformed our lives, but I will only say thank you. My consolation is that you knew and loved God, I am rest assured that you are in a far better place. Rest well Daddy. You will indeed be forever missed. Adieu! Till we meet again. PS: Your fight against corruption was not in vain. We will keep holding the fort.
Posted by Ijeoma Oyemike on 23rd July 2018
I really celebrate the life of your dad, Akaji because it is evident he lived a good life, making so much impact in the lives of his children and those who met him. I think I met him just once but just meeting him, he just transmitted this positive energy of a godly man. I know that you will miss him sorely but let the thought that he lived a long, glorious life and that he has gone to be with the one who loves him exceedingly comfort you and your family. Rest in peace Sir.
Posted by Asika Christian on 23rd July 2018
Though I've never met you Sir, but I'd remember Elder Nwachukwu recount your meticulous style in getting things done and I know that was impressed on him by you. I've also seen countless pictures by Akaji of you and your grand children playing especially your visit to their school. You must have been one in a million kind of daddy. Know what? You're in a better place. So rest on while we see someday. The clan behind have been committed to God, He'd keep them by the HOLY GHOST.
Posted by Nnamdi Oruche on 23rd July 2018
I will like to use this opportunity to ask the family to take heart and be strong in this difficult period. I first met him back in school UNN like every other person but what I really liked was his gentle disposition. You really loved your kids and you showed you could move the mountains for them. Please rest in peace.
Posted by Philips Akwari on 23rd July 2018
May God console you Akaji and your entire family at this time. May the soul of Mazi Orji rest in peace.
Posted by Nneka Ibekwe on 22nd July 2018
May your gentle soul Rest In Peace. I met you once when I visited your daughter Akajiulonna . I have not forgotten that day . May God grant you eternal rest in the lord’s bosom and comfort your loved ones who mourn and miss you now.
Posted by Swizy Onunze on 23rd July 2018
May God be with your family and see you all through this phase p.Nwach. His legacy lives on.
Posted by Wendy Uwajeh on 22nd July 2018
It's always painful to lose a parent, despite the age. I have heard a lot about you from your son and I had looked forward to meeting you, but It was not to be. I pray GOD grants you eternal rest and keeps the family strong in the bond of unity.
Posted by Peter Iliya on 21st July 2018
Grey may the good Lord comfort you, Valerie and the entire Kanu Oji family. May papa's soul rest in perfect peace, Amen!
Posted by Donna Aimiuwu on 18th July 2018
May the LORD GOD grant you eternal rest and let HIS Perpetual Light shine upon you, sir. Sir Grey, may Divine Comfort be all your portion as you put your father to rest in JESUS Name, Amen. Remain blessed.
Posted by Obiora Ndefo on 15th July 2018
I didn't really have many moments with you Sir but I will always remember your kind eyes and firm but reassuring voice. RIP
Posted by Onyekachukwu NDEFO on 11th July 2018
You certainly made an impression on me daddy as I have quite a few fond memories of you: your smile, your unfailing memory and attention to detail, your insider stories on the Nigerian civil war, your hatred for corruption and your thoughts on the way forward for Nigeria, the moment you entrusted Akaji to me in marriage, your passion for soccer and 'equal' support for ManU, Chelsea and Man City (not sure you would have loved this world cup……Brazil didn’t make the final), your interest in listening to the news (on your small radio or the TV), your firm grip as we stand holding hands to pray at the end of visiting with you (still can’t remember whether to stand to your left or right)…..your voice while singing before we prayed, your white suit, your white traditional and your white shoes, the game (Sararamba) you taught my kids, the many grand words you always used in saying ‘thank you’. You are everything I wanted in a father-in-law, I will certainly miss you. Adieu daddy !!!
Posted by Adeyemi Osinoiki on 10th July 2018
Though I never met you. All I ever heard about you were good things. How much of a disciplinarian you were. How much you showed love to your kids. The beautiful house you left in Surulere after the demise of your spouse as you could not bear to live that memory. How much sacrifices you made for the kids. how you instilled the penance of hardwork on everyone you came in contact with. Truly, you will forever be remembered. My condolences to the Family Chinwe. God keep the rest of you
Posted by Uche Nzewi Anoliefo on 30th June 2018
My husband and I are grateful for the opportunity to have known and interacted with you. Your wealth of knowledge is unparalleled and indeed you will be forever missed. Good night sir, see you in the 'morning '.
Posted by Michael Ige on 29th June 2018
Rest In Peace sir! You have truly done well and lived a life worthy of emulation. You will be sorely missed by loved ones but we are all confident you have moved to a better place.
Posted by Ifeanyichukwü Ikwēchegh... on 29th June 2018
May God grant you all the fortitude to bear this physical loss. Let the great memories stay alive in your heart. Rest on Sir!
Posted by Chinenye Ihe-Ezebuiro on 29th June 2018
My condolences to you and yours, Nwach and may God’s grace attend through the funeral arrangements and beyond. I believe your dad has lived long and well - so should we all who yet live.

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