- 25 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 28, 1990
- Place of birth:
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
- Date of passing: Nov 9, 2015
- Place of passing:
Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
|As the waves make towards the pebble shore, so do our minutes hasten to their end. Man returns to the grave just like waters to the soil where it came from! Let the memory of Emmanuel be with us forever|
"Emmanuel I can't believe a year has passed. U were my rock, u cared for me, believed in me and u made me a better person. I av been so lost without u, u can't even begin to imagine what u mean to me ....I never got to thank you or appreciate you, I guess I thought u will be with me forever. The little time we spent together u taught me so much, u r so selfless and honorable, I will never forget u.....Although it is painful for me to accept that u r gone but I know u r in a better place now. I believe u r too good, too pure to be in this world so I hope u shine brighter than u did here, I really pray u find peace, rest well dear don't worry about me I am fine . I love you and I am grateful for all u av done for me.sleep well love, u will never be forgotten"
"Olajide, I don't know where to start from. I couldnt write anything all these while because I just didnt know how to start typing. You were more than a friend, you were a brother. You would follow bisola to my room to see me whenever I wasnt in class, I always looked forward to seeing you every sunday after service. You would hug me then and tell me all will be well. You were just amazing and I just didnt think i'ld loose you so so soon. I almost ran crazy when I heard about your death. It still pains so much tho but I know u re in a better place now dear.
Continue to rest in the bossom of the Lord till we meet to part no more.
You re forever in our hearts Olajide."
"Though we never met
Your legacy is felt
'How i wish' wouldn't change anything
But you're with the Father and that's the real thing."
"My heart still bleeds cos no one wil ever take ur place....I don't regret a single moment we spent together...u came into my life and turned my life around...u were really an Angel to me, even from where u are, I still feel u...Ifemi, though u left me wen....itz well...I told myself that I'll only celebrate u cos u lived a fulfilled life...u touched every life positively...and I know u are in a better place now. Miss u so much. Rest on Olajidemi"
"Emmanuel! If I knew my last moment with you was going to be THE LAST, i'm sure I would have shared with you the all things I wanted to share. But not so bad dear friend, you lived your life well. You wanted to leave a mark, and you did. So long, farewell... Keep resting. Your memories are alive and blessed in our hearts. I miss you Emma!"
"I can't believe it's a year already,but I believe you are in a better place..Continue to rest in peace"
"Odunmorayo Emmanuel Olajide... Where do I begin?! I still remember that day in 2015, the trauma and shock that followed the news of your passing. So much bitterness in my heart but I am consoled by the fact I know you are in a better place! God cannot be question for wanting to bring one of his angels to him. Your calm and amiable nature will be forever missed... I remember our first encounter as class mates in Ife, the night before our first class quiz, you helped by sharing your understanding of the course and didn't show any form of hesitation in assisting me with grey areas. You were a brother to me and offered me words of wisdom as well as prayers to help me through tough times (I remember my Dad's passing). I remember our very last conversation and how busy I was at work that day to pay utmost attention - it still hurts me that I never got the chance to say goodbye.Your spirituality, dexterity and talent continue to inspire till date! I ask myself, "How can someone so young have such an impact on so many people?" You were and still is the "Standard" Continue to sing in Heaven with the Angels! Always in our hearts... Xx"
"I thank God for your exemplary life. I pray that the Lord almighty will continue to be with your relatives."
"Many times, I look across the table and all I can picture is that smile that warmed our hearts every morning. Despite the short time you spent working with us,you left such a huge void that no one else can fill. But for every life you have touched, we are continually grateful for such an amazing opportunity to have met you. A gentleman..and more importantly a very focused and spiritual young man. We miss you. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in Peace. Amen."
"Every single time I roll my laptop charger, I remember Emmanuel and the day he showed me that proper way to do so. Every single time. Emmanuel wasn't a cliche of a gentle, kind, and intelligent soul, he really was one, from the first day I met him up until the last.
And until today, I still can't get over the fact that someone who genuinely possessed those characteristics, in today's world of excessive peer pressure, 'fake' people, and those who get frustrated by the actions or words of such people, existed.
When I said that he was that way - with pain in my heart - I said it with the strongest conviction. Something which is also a luxury these days. It was truly beautiful and precious, and Emmanuel remains a truly, genuinely beautiful and precious memory of such a person for me. He was a blessing."
"Today I choose to celebrate a beautiful soul, A man with a kind heart, A lover of God, A man with a great passion for music. A man so humble and calm, always ready to learn and help. A man with a great smile, An intelligent man. YES Odunmorayo mi, I celebrate you, I celebrate the life you lived when you were here with us. We miss you a lot Emmanuel but we draw our comfort from the knowing that you are with Christ, singing to Him day and night! No wonder He took you away so early. Keep singing to Him, please don't make the angels jealous oo. Rest on dear."
"To: Bro. Emmanuel Olajide Odunmorayo
I never got to know him pretty well not until He passed on. No one loves to lose a loved one but we have been admonished in the Scriptures not to grieve as those who do not have hope (1 Thes. 4:13-18). He has slept in d Lord, no doubt, but his vision lives on and I, along with many other folks, will see to it that it be accomplished... I am persuaded we gonna meet and i will be glad to let him know how much i would have done in fulfilling his vision alongside many other folks.....Death is ours in Christ Jesus (1 Cor. 3:22)... Wil b missed 4 a while, at least, until d second coming...lols.......We win whether in d body or outta it...."
"Gosh Emmanuel, its a year already! When i first heard about this, i didnt want to believe it was you. I refused to believe it. Ah Emmanuel, its still very painful. It shouldnt have been you. Even a year after, i cant seem to stop the tears from dropping. Still feels like yesterday. I remember how you used to advice me on decisions i found so difficult to take, you made it seem so easy. You were always so calm and so encouraging. You had such a beautiful heart. Always smiling. I remember always having peace of mind after talking to you. I should have appreciated those moments better but i didnt know i was getting the last of it. Remember when i had that terrible shoulder pain and couldnt stay in class? You prayed for me and advised me to keep praying about it rather that rely on just medical help. And you were right. How do i even tell you face to face now that you were right when youre not here anymore??? Hmmn my only consolation now is that i know that youre nowhere else but right beside God. And that whatever struggles you had here on earth are over and you are at peace. I miss you so much. I miss you forever. Keep resting in peace my darling friend."
"Odunmorayo Emmanuel..you lived an exemplary life while on earth, you had a large heart and was wiling to bring out the best in everyone. I remember how i teased you on your inability to pronounce the letter 'R' properly while i was guilty of that too. I could go on and on about you. You would forever remain indelible in our hearts. we miss u. REST ON BRO. ILE N JE ENIYAN."
"Thank God for a life well spent. We love you!"
"I was puzzled and saddened hearing you were gone; but then, I remembered the kind of life you lived and concluded in my heart: "he must have left for a better place, the best place to be-eternity with God.""
"As I pondered on what to pen down,nothing came to write down,all I did was to still ponder.At last what I could think of was that Emma,with the shortest period of life you spent on earth,you achieved a lot of feats.I have learnt a whole lot from you and most especially that one can break new grounds within the shortest period of time if he's willing.Bro I love and celebrate you.Continue to REIGN with CHRIST!!!!"
"My brother like I always call you not for the fun of it but because I really meant it and I wanted to see that smile. Took me a long while to accept the loss, can't believe it's a year already..
My heart prays for you
Miss you now and forever big brother.."
"Each time I remember u I feel like the world is missing a lot. Odunmorayo was a leader per excellence. Humble and willing to hear others view. His impact is no doubt indelible. I owe him so much but I no we'll meet one day at d fathers feet"
"Rest on Emmanuel. It was great to meet you."
".....whenever I think of Heaven, I glory in the fact that ll get to see you again. Too many songs reminds me of u 'Eric' (for some reason I always called you that name... n you will just shake your head..lol!). I know you doing just fine where you are but over here we miss you alot........ Farewell Emmanuel. You will always be remembered!"
"There are no goodbyes for us.
Wherever you are, you
will always be in our hearts. Till we meet again Emmanuel."
"Its a pleasure knowing you and meeting you on my path in life. I am.so much indebted to you for a life well spent. You lived a life of purpose and commitment . You were so loving, vibrant, a friend like a brother. You taught me endurance, selfless service and how to worship God more. You life was a perfect example for anyone to learn from. Even though you are gone, I have refused to bury you. Your thought lingers on forever in my heart. Miss u bro."
"It saddens me to know you no longer with us here. You called me "my sister" in school. Always asking about my assignment and how well I did it. You wanted everyone on your team to win and become successful. My supposed voice coach. You were a wonderful brother to me. Continue to rest in the Lord"
"One of the best things that happened to me at Ife was knowing you. You surprised me even when I least expected, housed me when I needed somewhere to stay in Lagos, gave me ideas when I was running out of ideas, your words kept me going as a student. "Grace will speak" was one of your quotes. Death has come too soon but I believe God understands Buddy. Continue to rest..."
"Odunmorayo Emmanuel Olajide, your death made me realise that death is a part of life, and the life we are given should not be taken for granted, you didn't waste the life your CREATOR gave you. Your impact will forever live on. I personally miss you. In all I THANK GOD for the life you lived,you really made it in life."
"I don't know much abt u, bt frm d little hav heard proves to me dat u were a wonderful person. Foreva missed"
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