This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Mrs. Janet Ayilara. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Mrs Millie Bunmi Azeez on April 14, 2021
You may have passed on, but your memories would always live on. Wherever you are, we know you are in a much better place.
Iya rere, Sleep peacefully mama!
Posted by Sunkanmi Ayilara on April 13, 2021
It's hard to believe, but you are forever in our thoughts
Posted by Tope Fadare on April 10, 2021
It's so hard to believe you are gone. I so much admired the strength and grace my Good God gave you. Except if you don't want to do it, if God lay it in your heart to do anything, you would do it until it reached the stage of perfection that's why we called you Alasepe.With tears in my eyes and tears cos it pains me you are no more and I say Goodbye Mummy,rest on
Posted by Bassey Mercy on April 8, 2021
Dear mother, the news of your death is a painful one, I knew you to be a loving and a caring mother to your children and to others, you didn't ve to go through so much pain but God knows better. My only joy and consolation is, knowing that you have gone to be with the Lord. Rest in peace Iya Alasepe like u were fondly called.
Posted by Olufemi Ayilara on April 8, 2021
Mummy you left a great mark. A person who exit this realm doesn’t truly leave, in our memories, in our minds, they still exist.
Posted by Jumoke A on April 7, 2021
Mummy You are now amongst the angels,
Flying high above the sky
With your love still watching over us.
It brings many tears to our eyes.Your spirit will still be with us.
Flesh, we still have you in our hearts and in our memories.
We love you forever mom,may your soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Agbolahan Ayilara on April 6, 2021
I know you can't leave us, it's only that you also need to be with Him that loves you more.

Rest in the Lord Iya alasepe.
Posted by Augustina Odike on April 6, 2021
The news of your death came as a big shock to me but who are we to question God, l believe you are in a better place.......... keep resting Mama, you'll forever be missed.
Posted by adesunbo anuoluwapo on April 5, 2021
You truly were a special woman! You may have passed on, but your memories would always live on within us. God has you in his keeping and I have you in my heart, I know you are in a much better place. I will forever be grateful and thankful that you are my grandmother.
Goodnight mama
From your granddaughter
Posted by yinka fashina on April 5, 2021

Dear Family,

It is with great shock and deep sense of loss that we received the news of the death of our beloved sister, MADAM JANET OMONIKE ADUFE AYILARA which occurred on 2nd April, 2021.
Her death was indeed an irreparable loss to the entire family (both at Abeokuta and Ibadan) when we view her past activities toward the progress and unification of the family members.
I usually called her, Sister Adufe. She was a very accommodating, respectful, efficient, tolerance and industrious woman.
I could remember eight years ago, to be precise, on the 21st March, 2015 when the whole family representatives were at Ibadan for the 70th birthday anniversary of Sister Adufe held at Oke Ado High School, Ibadan embraced with the same lace material (green in colour). Who knew that Sister Adufe will die very soon? Almighty God knows the best for everyone.
I was very stunned to hear this news and still can’t believe that it really happened. During this difficult moment, our thoughts and prayers are always with you the family.
However, as they say, the one who is adored the most by the God is the one who achieves eternal life. I will miss Sister Adufe, and cherish all the happy memories we had with her.
We prayed that Almighty God, in his infinite mercy and grace will console her husband (my dear brother and friend), Children and the entire family (on both sides) in a way no mortal can ever do. Also, to give family the fortitude to bear the loss.
There will never be another woman like her. I am really sorry for the loss. I know how close you were to Sister Adufe and what an influence she had on the lives of many people.
Once again, kindly accept my sincere condolences.
Comrade “Yinka Fashina (AICMC).
Asiwaju Of Owu Christian Chiefs
Owu Totoro, Abeokuta
Posted by yinka fashina on April 5, 2021
ORIKI OWU*** ***
Omo Olowu Oduru, omo a fegbe sere,
Owu kii ranro, sugbon awii menu kuro n’towu,
Popondo l'ara owu nje, aje f'ajaga bo'run
Awa lomo olowu iji
Omo Olowu Oduru, awa lomo Asunkungbade Aforogboye, Atewo lafi gboye lowu tiwa,
Awa lomo amolese bi alari,
alari molese ti nwole omo oba nile aro
Omo Owu ki ran oro, awimenu kuro ntowu
Awa lomo woyira ka ma ba ra erukeru nitori
erukeru ama bi lala lenu
Owu l’a ko da o, Bi e d’owu E beere wo
Owu l’ako da o, Bi e de’fe E bere wo o
Owu l’a ko da o, Bi e de’le E kaa ‘tan wo

Composed by
Comrade Yinka FASHINA
Posted by ayilara olawale on April 5, 2021
Dear grandma you have shown us all how important we all were to you me especially. we may no longer see you but we all always have these special moments we shared with you Iya Alasepe. you will always have a special place in my heart. i am thankful that i knew a special woman like my grandma i love you forever iya rere, iya Alasepe sun re
Posted by ONI Omotade on April 5, 2021
Humm,words are not enough to express how much we the ONI family in Ekiti will miss you. We grew up to know that you were the best friend to our Mummy. You were good in entertaining us whenever we come to Ibadan in those days. Your visits with your family to Ekiti in the '90s are fondly remembered. The essence of living is to live for others, mummy you have really lived the life. Ade, Joke,Tade and Ayo will always remember you. Adieu.
Posted by Rilwan Agbona on April 5, 2021
Still, we can’t believe my lovely Grandma was taken away from us . We will miss our Grandmother, but her spirit and strength, lives on in each of us and in the lives that she touched. She lives on in me and in all those who have been touched by the love, strength, conviction, wisdom, and beauty of her soul.
Posted by Olanshile Olaniyan on April 5, 2021
You may have passed on,but your memories would always live on within us.Thank you for your sacrifices,your care,concern and your love.
 Wherever you are,we know you are in a much better place.We will forever be grateful and thankful that you are a wonderful mother and in-law.Rest on ma
     The Olaniyans
Posted by Adesina Lawal on April 5, 2021
May the Lord forgive all your shortcomings. Rest on peacefully mama...
Posted by Mba Mba on April 5, 2021
Wished you had waited a bit...Always dear to our hearts. Mummy, keep resting in the bossom of the Lord.
Posted by Orelaja Omotayo on April 5, 2021
Sweet Mummy Ayilara, thank you ma for being a great Mum to Us all, We love you but God loves you the Most! May your gentle soul Rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Agbona Faruk on April 5, 2021
Grandma I will always miss you,but I have so many wonderful memories to haug onto,you were a role model and a friend.your guidance and love will carry me through to the end of my days,I love you grandma,rest in perfect peace.❤️
Posted by Busayo Olaniyan on April 4, 2021
Dearest & Caring Mum, you left this sinful world to be with our Heavenly Father who loved you more dearly than any of us; your precious son and I really wish and pray to see you in good health very soon but our GOD that have a better plan for your life called you home before we could do departed from this world too soon but you will never be forgotten (forever remain in our hearts). With deepest ♥ from Oluwabusayomi & Kolayemi Ayilara
Posted by Ayilara Martha Anuoluwapo on April 4, 2021
Dear Grandma,

Thank you for the gift of love sweet grandma, now you’re sharing it up above. You had many things to say, all in a caring way. You always saw good in everyone no matter what they’ve done, you were always the one we could all lean on. You were always the strength of the family, now we must let you rest calmly.
I say goodbye as tears roll down my eyes, I know your place in heaven has a good view because you’re telling God, "I need to keep an eye on a few".
You will always be in my heart and mind especially your funny words like;
" oni pepeyeye"
"Ti nba mu oree si o Lara, o sufe agayin"
"Oloshi ko'gbo awon omo'nu e nwa kiri"
"Oni iraa" in grandma's voice
"Oni'joko fulishi"
"Alapa tianrere"
"Elenu b'oku bi'gbe asuba" and many more that I can't write it all...
So Grandma,
I’ll never forget you’re one of a kind, one in a million, and a rare GEM...
IYA ALASEPE sun re oooo

Your granddaughter MARTHA

Posted by Adewunmi Adesola on April 4, 2021
There is no amount of words I say now that can describe you. Your lesson to all children and grandchildren and daughters inlaw were the best: you have fought the good fight, finished your course, and have kept the faith. There is a laid up for you a crown of righteousness. Adieu and rest in the blossom of our Lord Jesus Christ. Adewunmi Adesola (Iya Martha)
Posted by Ayilara Iretiola Dawodu on April 4, 2021
A rare gem is lost alasepe mama sunree
Posted by Bakai Oriyomi on April 4, 2021
Dear Grandma
Mama alasepe we miss all thing about you such a wonderful woman A Godly mother she cares about children we love you but God love u most we will forever miss you
    Good night Mama to da
Posted by Remi Ayilara on April 3, 2021
   A beautiful soul is never forgotten

You fought the good fight,
You have finished the race,
You have kept the faith.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still,
In our heart you hold a place, no one else will ever fill.
Death may have taken you away from us,
But it could never take away your memories.
Till we meet to part no more,
Rest on Grandma.
Remi Ayilara (Nee: Obilaja)
Posted by Qudus Yusuf on April 3, 2021
The love of a grandma is unique. God must have given grandmothers to us to liven up our lives, to make our lives more complete, to make us well rounded and better human beings. She played a big part in my childhood and I can remember so many times sitting in her kitchen and tasting the dishes, she prepare with special love. She taught me a lot about love and the meaning of family.. She has never been just ‘my grandmother’, but my guardian, my friend and my inspiration..good night mama.. YUSUF QUDUS
Posted by Yusuf awawu Temitope on April 3, 2021
Dear Grand mama,

You heard God’s whisper, calling you home, you did not want to leave us, I saw how you fought with your illness. you loved us sooo much that you held on tight, until all your strength was gone, and you could no longer hold on. Finally you gave your hand to God and slipped away quietly without telling us bye.
We will forever love and adore you grandma for everything you taught us in life. Your death took away joy from our lives but we will hold on to the beautiful memories of times spent with you.
Adieu grandma!
Temitope Awa
Posted by Yusuf Rofiat on April 3, 2021
Dear Grandma,
Thanks for the love, Care and attention you have shown to me and my family ❤️ we will miss you greatly.
you will forever be in our hearts till janna'h reunite us again till then continue to rest on
Posted by Agbona Kaosarat on April 3, 2021
Dear grandma,

I had a wonderful grandmother one who never really grew old, her smile was made of sunshine and her heart was solid gold, Her eyes were as bright as shining stars, and in her cheeks fair roses you see. You were a wonderful mother to our parents and a wonderful grandmother your grandchildren as well, you might have departed from us but I know you’ll still be keeping an eye on all of us, will forever love and miss you super woman......

I love you so much grandma
Posted by Adesunbo Emmanuel on April 3, 2021
You may have passed on, but your memories would always live on within us. Thank you for your sacrifices, your care and concern, your love and everything that you have done for me. Wherever you are, I know you are in a much better place. I will be forever grateful and thankful that you are my grandmother
Posted by AYILARA OLUBUKOLA on April 3, 2021
My whole world shifted the morning you died. Maami, I’m sorry that it took me so long to realized the message you were passing, I’ve felt your absence since that moment you were taken away from this evil world. I searched for many things to fill myself up but couldn't find one
I hate that I had to lose you now but I’m hoping someday I will see you and you will tell me more. As a matter of fact God’s timing is unquestionable and in Him I Will seek and find consolation.
Rest on till we part no more..... YOU'RE IRREPLACEABLE, I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU MAAMI
Posted by AFOLABI AYILARA on April 3, 2021
My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart – a heart so large that everybody’s joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation,Death has taken you to a beautiful place called Heaven.Rest in perfect peace mum
Posted by Ayilara Kolawole Oluyemi on April 3, 2021
I love you mummy and I will always love you, I'm writing this with unstoppable and bitter tears , Ohhh is the darkest day of my life; when I heard the saddest news that you have called by our Lord Jesus Christ to his glory, I know you're resting in the Lord.
Forever you be in memory
You gone but you will never be forgotten
We will be thinking of you always
God make you the light of our lives
You will be sorely missed mummy
With love and affectionate memory
Your loving memory will always be in my heart
Rest in peace my mummy till will meet again the in the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen
Posted by Foluso Ayilara on April 3, 2021
Thank God for mummy's life. You will be forever missed, your love, care and advice will forever be remembered. I was 'omo oniya meta' a child with three mothers before your death, but I remain same because your prayers and advice will live with me and other members of the family.
Rest in peace mummy.
Posted by Ayilara Abisoye Kporo on April 3, 2021
Dear grandma,
  I thank God for the life you lived.You were so loving,caring and kind.....Even though your wings were ready, my heart was not. But, I Know you are in a much better place.I will cherish the memories of you forever. Keep resting grandma. Love you forever........
Posted by adesunbo damilola on April 3, 2021
It broke my heart to loose you and a part of you is still with us. If tears could bring you back, we’ll make our way to heaven and bring you back again. In life we loved you dearly, in death we’ll forever love you....... Love you Grandma.
Gone but not forgotten
From your first granddaughter, Damilola

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Posted by Mrs Millie Bunmi Azeez on April 14, 2021
You may have passed on, but your memories would always live on. Wherever you are, we know you are in a much better place.
Iya rere, Sleep peacefully mama!
Posted by Sunkanmi Ayilara on April 13, 2021
It's hard to believe, but you are forever in our thoughts
Posted by Tope Fadare on April 10, 2021
It's so hard to believe you are gone. I so much admired the strength and grace my Good God gave you. Except if you don't want to do it, if God lay it in your heart to do anything, you would do it until it reached the stage of perfection that's why we called you Alasepe.With tears in my eyes and tears cos it pains me you are no more and I say Goodbye Mummy,rest on
her Life
Madam Janet Omonike Adufe Ayilara (nee Onikeku) was born in 15th February 1945 at No 5 Owu Totoro at Agbole Onikeku Abeokuta. 
Her mother's name was Madam Alice Agbeke Onikikeku, her father's was Ezekiel Atanda Onikeku; both of blessed memory. 
Her Education & Career
She attended Owu African Primary School Ita Iyalode Abeokuta. She worked briefly with Top Brewery Abeokuta. She later learnt Phamarcy, and practiced for many years in Abeokuta. 
She moved to Ibadan with her husband in early 70's. 
She laid her hand on many businesses before settling down for dried meat (ku-n-di) trading. She started the trade at old Dugbe market and moved later to Shop AK17 at Aleshiloye market in the 1980's where she was known and loved by all till death. 
Her kundi business made her to travel far and near, including Kano and Borno States, as well as Niger Republic.
Madam Janet Ayilara was born into Christian family of African Church denomination.            Despite her husband being member of Baptist Church, she attended African Church with the permission of her husband. She was baptized and confirmed, and was an active member of Band of Charity (BOC). 
She was fondly called 'Iya Alasape' by Close family and Friends because of her fervent prayer life and her dedication to prayer programs organized by Complete Christian Life Bible Ministries

Family Life
Madam Janet married her husband, Chief Olalere Goke Ayilara in February 1965.                    She had six children: Mrs. Funmilayo Adesumbo, Snr. Apostle Olusola Ayilara, Mrs Laide Agbona, Mr. Kolawole Ayilara, Mr. Folabi Ayilara and Deaconess Olubukola Mba Odike. 
She was the first born of her parents, and had four Sisters; Late Mrs. Esther Ilori, Late Mrs. Folake Abeni, Mrs. Arike Oketokun, and Mrs. Omoshalewa Yusuf.
She left many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Left to mourn also is her husband and two co-wives, Madam Ganiyat Ayilara and Madam Moni Ayilara. 
Her Political Life
Mama was adherent follower of Awolowo. She was at different times an active member of Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), Social Democratic Party (SDP), Alliance for Democracy (AD) and the All Progressive Party (APC)
Her passion for politics was selfless and strong drive for good governance.
Recent stories

Mama & her grand nephew.

Shared by Tunji Ayilara on April 4, 2021
Mama alasepe,one day she was scolding Efrebo (nickname of one of her grand nephew) for telling lies. He said Mummy walahi talahi I didn't do it
Alasepe said gbenu soun igbawo lobere Ile kewu? (when did you start Islamic school?)
No matter how smart you think you're, she will always get you. Rest on the smartest grandma.

Her exciting way of correcting wrong behaviours.

Shared by Tunji Ayilara on April 3, 2021
Mama had interesting and funny way to correct wrong behaviours, examples:

  1. Abunu ko'gbo awon omo egbe n wa kiri (an idiot got lost in the forest, his colleagues were looking for him) - when a group of people are being silly. She used this expression when one commited an offence, and the rest of us were defending him/her.
  2. Ę ye joko ijoko fulishi- don't sit with fools or like a fool. - her expression to warn from joining bad friends, or getting work done on time.
Sweet is the memory of the righteous.

I love to share one of Mummy favourite Song

Shared by Ayilara Kolawole Oluyemi on April 3, 2021
Ohun kohun ti o dèmí lónà ìyè 
(Anything that will hinder me from the path of salvation)
Métálokan bámi mu kúrò 
(Holy trinity remove it for me)
Bó se owó ni o
(If it's money)
Bó se ilé ni o 
(If it's house)
and so on, she will continue to add all what she did not want to break her salvation in the Lord. 
Revelation 21:4
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. "