ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Lolia Banigo, 43 years old, born on September 16, 1977, and passed away on April 10, 2021. We will remember her forever.

  • Celebration of Life: 15:30GMT, Tuesday 13th April 2021, Mauve21 Hotel and Events Centre, Ring Road, Ibadan. ZoomMeeting ID:6431862442; Passcode: lolia
  • Funeral: 13:00GMT, Wednesday 14th April 2021, St. James Cemetery, Ijokodo, Ibadan. Zoom: Meeting ID: 783 8014 1334; Passcode: Lolia
Posted by Christy Segun Adepoju on April 15, 2021
This came as a shock to us Lolia. May your beautiful soul rest in perfect peace and we pray the Lord will comfort your family in Jesus name. Amen
Posted by Oluwaseyifunmi Ola-samuel... on April 14, 2021
Momma❤
We'll be letting go of your body today.

Many times, I'd want to type or say something about you, but not knowing where to start restrains me. But today, I'll write momma. With teary eyes and a handful of emotions, I'll write.

Aunty Tolu, you were a beautiful person, inside out. Aunty Tolu, you had a heart of gold, pure and sweet. We spent such a short time together yet you your departure hits like I lost my blood. That's how much of yourself you shared with me.

You loved and cared without restraint. You were selfless. You took me as your own. Called me 'aburo' despite being old enough to be my mother. It became normal to refer to you as my Aunt.

You would call me early in the morning, telling me to have a beautiful day at work and at night, to gist about how our days went. I remember how shocked and surprised I was when I was told I had a visitor at work and it turned out you were the one!

Aunty mi Tolu, heaven knows the number of times I've uttered the statement 'ko ba ma je eyin' (it shouldnt have been you). How many times I've wished this was you pranking us and that you'll get up and we'll laugh it off. I still remember how your body feels and smells from hugging you.

We made plans momma. Plans involving you teaching me continental dishes, surprise lunch deliveries, Netflix and chills girls hangout, talks about life and lots more. Who would have thought i wouldn't celebrate your next birthday with you being here. O ga o. Aunty mi, ko ba ma je eyin.

But I've decided to be happy today momma, armed with the beautiful memories of you. Guess the dress I'm wearing today? The one you admired so much the first time we met that I remember your words clearly. That was you, momma! So lively, full of joy, compassionate and sweet.

I had said a 'NO' to attending your funeral, but as the day drew nearer, I knew I didnt want to miss a final look at you.

And momma, I attended the service of songs your friends had for you yesterday. It was beautiful. They had so many wonderful, beautiful and true memories of you also. It brought so much joy to hear them speak such beautiful things about you. I hope you look down and see how much people loved you.

If we had the chance, we would present your good deeds just like Dorcas and have you return home with us. Well, till the ground is levelled, I'll carry that hope with me.

Momma, its hard but I'd be strong and happy for you. Because I know you've found rest. I'm comforted I was there for you even in death. Thank you for giving me beautiful memories of you. I'm grateful I met a beautiful soul like you. I learnt a lot from you❤

Sun re, Aunty mi Tolu, Lolia, Omo Banigo, Iya Tolu ati Idera, sun re. I wish I could promise not to cry today, but whichever way, I promise to remember you as happy and joyful.

I loved you then, I love you now and I'll always cherish the woman you were

Your darling,
Oluwaseyifunmi
Posted by Ranti Akintobi on April 14, 2021
Rest in Peace Lolia! It's been a very difficult last few days as we've all tried to come to terms with your passing and at the same time stay focused on the last two days events. I want you to know that you were truly loved by many and you will be surely missed, and I hope you were pleased with what we put together for you.

I do not know how we will have our "IB Hook-ups" without you there. It'll never be the same.

Watch over us and give the rest of us here the strength to overcome our "demons".
Posted by Kome Kome on April 14, 2021
Dearest Lolia, when I met you for the first time in Ibadan, it was your charming smile, kind hearted and bubbly personality that endeared me and members of the NYSC Legal Aid Clinic Ibadan to you. You helped the team achieve its project, broke barriers for us, took us through to Senior Lawyers that shared our vision.

You were an awesome friend, full of life and always willing to assist in planning events. I've been lost for words since I heard you slept, it feels surreal and it's hard writing this to you. I pray for God's comfort for your kids, family and friends.

Rest on dearest friend. Forever in our heart.
Posted by Ine Fubara on April 14, 2021
My darling Lolia, I can’t believe I’m writing this to you .... this is so difficult to accept and words fail me .... you were such a lovely beautiful person... ohhh I miss your boisterous voice and your laughter .... full of life ... great spirit...... the kindest of souls , sooo friendly always always reaching out. I miss receiving your lovely emojis every morning you would send a dozen.and I would tease you about them.. you sent the sweetest and best emojis ........ all our plans Woww indeed time waits for no one ..... the news of your passing is sooo hard to bear . Oh Lolia ... toluwani and idera that’s allll I heard from you , you spoke about them with soooo much joy and excitement , you loved them sooooo much.. Looooo ,my birthday mate .. what becomes of our birthdays now that you gone ?? I recall last year your photo shoot, your promotion at work .. you were soooo excited soo happy .. I was pleased to see your pictures. I’m lost for words my sister ..... our last chat on Mother’s Day little did I know that will be our last omg, I love you and miss you dearly .. rest in the bossom of our dear Lord ...
Posted by mobolaji ajakaiye on April 14, 2021
Lolia writing this tribute feels really awkward and the news of your passing came as a rude shock. The thought of the fact that the last time I saw you early in February would be the last time I would ever see you on this side is rather very unpleasant. You were more of a sister to me than a friend and you had a beautiful heart, were kind, generous and selfless. It is such a shame that you had to take a bow at such a young age. Unfortunately we cannot question God and just have to accept this as his will. Now you are resting in a better place where there are no battles to be fought and where there is no pain. I pray your soul finds eternal rest and that the sprit of God comforts your children and all those you have left behind.
Posted by Victor Ijeh on April 14, 2021
It has taken me a while to come to terms with this. And it does break my heart to be penning these words down, for Lolia! You had said we had a lot to catch up on, now we didn't get around to doing that. Your warm smile and reassuring words are in my heart forever, for you were a real friend, a true friend and pillar, one who always protected everyone's best interest. I will surely miss the excitement you created whenever we did get to talk, and the encouragement you offered whenever things looked like they weren't going well, "It will all come together", you'd fondly say and like that so it would be some time later. Never thought we would part like this, I expected us to hangout some time when we're old and gist about all our funny experiences

This hit harder than I imagined, waiting for your call to debunk the rumours has been a very long wait. Indeed I am devastated but I'll take solace in the fact that God's light will find you, His angels will take you by the hand and guide you all the way Home. Take your rest "Lia" until I see your lovely smile again. You'll be sorely missed
Posted by Temi Adenubi on April 13, 2021
Hmmmmm, where do start? I am short of words........ Lolia , beautiful , happy Lolia, you told me in part one that your name means "Star", indeed you will forever be a Star Lolia. Keep resting with the lord, you are in a better place. I pray God Almighty comforts everyone who knew you. We all will miss you.

Till we meet to part no more, we all will miss you.

Temi Kusamotu-Adenubi
Posted by Diseye Tobi on April 13, 2021
Dear Lolia, it has been hard trying to write this tribute, as the news of your passing is still so raw and shocking. I have asked several questions but still have no answers. I just looked at our last shared message and your last words to me were “Love you Sis”. Those words expressed to someone you hadn’t seen in many years, describes the sweet being that you were. Your beautiful smile and heart would always be remembered. May the good Lord grant your soul eternal rest and peace. Amen.
Posted by Adesina Adegbite on April 13, 2021
*My Darkest Night*

I spoke with you Lolia at about 4pm on Friday evening. You told me you were in the office but will soon be closing. I was just passing through the Toll Gate Ibadan at that time and I told you I was going for some meetings and will see you later in the evening.

I'd left Lagos with firm determination to see you last weekend as my thoughts had been with you consistently since you had accident about a month ago. Even though you told me you were fine but your car was badly damaged. I still kept feeling something was wrong.

I finished my last meeting late that Friday night and couldn't see you as earlier planned. The choice of attire I wore on that Friday was deliberate, as I'd wanted you to see me in it. You gave me the *adire* fabric for my birthday last year February, but you hadn't seen me wear it. Too bad, you never saw me wear it, but it will now become my most Special Dress.

I was to leave Ibadan for Ilesa and return back to Lagos from Ilesa, but I decided to return to Ibadan just to see you before leaving for Lagos on Saturday or probably pass the night, if it was too late.

I got to Ibadan only to be confronted with the unimaginable terrible news! Even though I screamed and momentarily lost my consciousness, I still never believed the news of your death.

The traffic in Ibadan delayed me and darkness already set in at the time of my arrival in your house. I met your gate locked from outside, but still had feelings that you may be receiving treatment somewhere, certainly Not Dead! I kept calling the few people I know with you and our mutual friends but no one could give me the news I wanted to hear - that you were not dead.

Even though I eventually checked into an hotel on Ring Road at about midnight just to be close to you and with the hope I will see you alive by daybreak, the roughly 5 hours night became my longest night. It was indeed my Darkest Night.

I left for your house again at about 7am on Sunday morning, but still met the gate locked from outside. Sister Kmart eventually answered my call but both of us couldn't converse other than crying endlessly together on the phone.

The cold and shivers in my body made it difficult for me to drive. I spent over an hour in my car crying and griefing not just because you are dead, but more because I could have prevented your death Lolia.

How do I forgive myself for not ensuring I that I saw you no matter how late on Friday night? Why did I assume it was too late in the night to see you when you indeed needed a company like never before?

You have passion for celebrations. You celebrated your family, friends and loved ones without limitation.

You have passion for love and you loved those close to you unconditionally.

You are extremely generous, loving, caring and admirable.

I really don't know how to describe you with past tense, but you were certainly a visible Angel.

I've lost in you a friend with a pure and exceptionally caring heart, a sister from another mother and a sweetheart that you were to many that were close to you.

The night after your Departure (Saturday Night) was my Darkest Night.

May the good Lord grant your soul endless peace and eternal rest in His abode.

Rest In Peace Lolia.

*Ade Adegbite*
Posted by Maureen Oyaronbi on April 13, 2021
Lolia! Your smile will forever be in my memory. You were such a 'star'. You shined! Unfortunately, you were a comet ☄️ to us. Well, shine on in the after life.
Posted by Babatunde Ladipo on April 13, 2021
From Maryhill through ISI, you’ve always had a beautiful soul. Will miss the many awesome moments shared and cherish your memories. Rest well my friend!
Posted by Oduye Abimbola on April 13, 2021
An eulogy to my dearest friend, Lolia Tolulope who fondly called me Queen kaffie . It is with a heavy heart l write this, l had hoped that in place of a eulogy to u l would be writing tributes on ur b'days and at every miles stone u achieve. I hope for more sleep overs as we used to have, l hope to attend more owanbe parties like we used to intermittently attend, hoped for those intimate and deep conversations like we used to have, but like they say "l love you but God loves you more" without a shadow of doubt, heaven just gained one of earth's finest jewels , my heart is sore beyond expression, a void that can't be filled has been left by your untimely passing on. My dear friend, you will always live on in my heart, not a day will pass without me thinking about u, l'll hold the beautiful memories of the short time we spent together, till we meet again never to part. Rest on eternally 
Posted by Adesina Adegbite on April 13, 2021
*TRIBUTES TO OUR DEPARTED FRIEND LOLIA BANIGO*

*FAREWELL, LOLIA BANIGO*

Farewell, Lolia, fair skinned beauty and gorgeous queen. Endlessly, your prints on the sand of our minds and memories will brightly beam along with recalls of the best moments we shared with you while you lived. Surely, we will remember your ever-glowing smiles, and many other wonderful meanings of you to all of us in the Obafemi Awolowo University Law Faculty graduating class of year 2002.

At our class reunion in December, 2019, we did not forsee our pain of this moment.  You danced and danced, in fullness of life and excitement. Alas, it was your last fellowship with us.

Now...our hearts are broken by your sudden departure, and we look unto God to mend them all, and to also grant your spirit tender loving mercies and a blissful rest in peace.

If we had the power, we wouldn’t let you go. God, our creator and everything, knows best. In Him we trust, and to Him we surrender over you as you transit to the great beyond.

Even though deep cries of our hearts and tears-fall from our eyes cannot bring you back into our fold, they loudly echo our profound love and affection for you. We will miss you, Lolia. We will miss you, Tolulope. We will miss you Lolia. We will miss you Tolulope. We will miss you, Lolia. We will surely miss you, our beloved friend. Farewell, Lolia...farewell !!!

*OAU LAW CLASS 2002*
Posted by Adesina Adegbite on April 13, 2021
*Farewell Ode To Angelic Lolia*

Angels are Beautiful
Lolia was Beautiful

Angels are Kind
Lolia was Kind

Angels are Guardians of men (and Women)
Lolia was a Guardian of her Loved ones (Men and Women)

Angels are True Lovers
Lolia was a True Lover

Angels are Selfless
Lolia was Selfless

Angels are Honest
Lolia was Honest

Angels always forgive
Lolia always forgave

Angels are Cheerful Givers
Lolia was a Cheerful Giver

Angels live in the Spirit Realm
Lolia now lives in the Spirit Realm

Rest In Peace Angel Lolia.

Ade Adegbite (Classmate and friend)
Posted by Jagz Fad on April 12, 2021
Egbon mi Lolia,
Words can’t express the shock and grief.
I go back to our last chat and can’t believe it was the last. I’m thankful it ended with playful jovial kisses...
I am comforted by the thought that you’re in a better place, free from the madness, violence and bizarre pandemics.
Rest easy Egbon mi.. Till we meet. . 
Posted by Adewumi Adediran on April 13, 2021
Still in shock...
You live on Lolia.
The life and soul of any gathering!.
Posted by Komolafe Temitope Deborah on April 13, 2021
Lolia my ever favorite cousin. You were a rare gem filled with so much sweetness at heart Lolia I still spoke to you some weeks ago not knowing dat will be d last time I will ever speak to u .
Hmmmm!! I don't know what to write cuz ,I still haven't gotten over d news of ur death still in shock. Lolia you will for ever be loved by everyone who comes in contact with you cuz of sweet and loving heart of yours .God loves u best I can't question God for this happening only God knows it all .
Rest on Cousin .
Posted by Tosin Rowland-Osibanjo on April 13, 2021
I had a conversation with a cousin of mine yesterday , and I told him I’d ring you to find out about the passing away of our dear Aunty Nike . You can imagine the utter shock when I saw your picture on the obituary pasted on the Ex- Isi group . I still remember your ever smiling face , the warmth and love you expressed everytime we saw . May Your Sweet And Gentle Soul Rest In Peace . Goodnight Dear.
Posted by Funmi Ajagbe on April 13, 2021
So sad you had to leave us Lolia. May God rest your soul. I will remember you as the ‘ever bubbly’ Lolia. Till we meet again.
Posted by Olumide Okunmakinde on April 13, 2021
          FAREWELL, LOLIA BANIGO

Farewell, Lolia, fair skinned beauty and gorgeous queen. Endlessly, your prints on the sand of our minds and memories will brightly beam along with recalls of the best moments we shared with you while you lived. Surely, we will remember your ever-glowing smiles, and many other wonderful meanings of you to all of us in the Obafemi Awolowo University Law Faculty graduating class of year 2002.

At our class reunion in December, 2019, we did not forsee our pain of this moment.  You danced and danced, in fullness of life and excitement. Alas, it was your last fellowship with us.

Now...our hearts are broken by your sudden departure, but we look unto God to mend them all, and to also grant your spirit tender loving mercies and a blissful rest in peace.

If we had the power, we wouldn’t let you go. God, our creator and everything, knows best. In Him we trust, and to Him we surrender over you as you transit to the great beyond.

Even though deep cries of our hearts and tears-fall from our eyes cannot bring you back into our fold, they loudly echo our profound love and affection for you. We will miss you, Lolia. We will miss you, Tolulope. We will miss you Lolia. We will miss you Tolulope. We will miss you, Lolia. We will surely miss you, our beloved friend. Farewell, Lolia...farewell !!!
Posted by Ijeoma O. William Udobia on April 13, 2021
Lolia, you were a beautiful soul. Ever smiling damsel.
From our OAU days- still remember our gold transaction then, to likes and comments on FB still kept us in touch. It is hard to believe your exit from earth is real. How painful and too soon it happened but God Almighty know best.
May God Almighty comfort and watch over your lovely children.
Goodnight beautiful soul
Rest on Lolia Banigo

Ijeoma Udobia (nee Ibe)

Posted by Agbaje Tinuola on April 12, 2021
Lolia, although we were not too close, you always gave me my respect and I loved you for your smiles and beauty. I saw you last at your mother's burial where you did your best to give her a befitting burial after taking good care of her in her lifetime. I loved the closeness you had with your Mom also.
God knows why He allowed you to go. Rest in His blossom dear. I pray God comfort all you've left behind.
Posted by Yetunde Faparusi on April 12, 2021
I am speechless and in shock. There are no words to describe what a loss this is.
Lolia was such a sweet & friendly face in ISI. She was a wonderful person and will be missed dearly.
May her soul Rest In Peace and may the Lord comfort her family and loved ones.
Posted by Kemi Olafuyi on April 12, 2021
Lolia Tolulope Banigo,my darling my treasure.The pain of your departure is a pain I never felt in my entire life.I am speechless.I know in my heart of hearts that you are resting in peace.You were a breath of fresh air,you had so much love in you.You were a beautiful soul inside out.To say I will miss you is an understatement.I can never forget you neither can grandpa my husband and grandma my mum.You gave us your undiluted love.We shared a lot together.I don’t know what to say to your children and our dear Tayo.I spoke to you at length on Friday and you promised to come as usual on Sunday for our regular lunch of Jollof rice and chicken,only to bailout on me on Saturday.I am grateful to the lord Jesus for sharing part of my life with you.May the gates of heaven open up and receive you in a blaze of glory.May your sweet and generous soul rest in eternal peace.Omaseo Lolia baby.Orun re.Mo fi Oluwa sin elo.Adieu adieu until the resurrection where there is no sorrow or pain.I will love you forever.Adios. Mrs Ronke Olunloyo.
Posted by Yejide Matthew on April 12, 2021
Lolia, words fail me.
I took a moment a day ago, to think about how far we've come. We attended same primary school, same secondary school, classmates in the university and colleagues at work. So I can say I've known you for almost 4 decades. As schoolmates/classmates over the years, you were ever bubbly. As colleagues at work, your presence always lights up the room. You were stylish and fashionable. The world was your Broadway and you knew how to strut it. You were also generous. Always willing to share and give. In the last couple of years, I knew you to be a rugged fighter. Challenges faced you but you faced them back. Hmmm...death where is your sting? We all will miss you dear Lolia. Sail on and rest in peace.
Posted by Olaide Okono on April 12, 2021
Dear Lolia.. May your sweet soul rest in perfect peace 
This came as a very rude shock..
I have such fond memories of you from ISI... you were such a sweet friend .
I wish I had made a conscious effort to reconnect with you .
God knows best .. you will be missed my dear friend.
Laide Adisa.
Posted by Toluwani Oyinsan on April 12, 2021
My mum was such a loving wife, a caring mum, fantastic sister, a beloved daughter and the best friend anyone could wish for.
“My mum would sit down and listen to anything that people were saying. She had time for anyone and everyone.
“Anyone would wish for a friend like my mum.
“I hope life is better where you are now my beautiful angel. I miss you more than you know and my heart aches everytime i remeber you are gone. Goodbye Mum. Until we meet to part no more.
No words can describe the feeling when I realize that you are no more. It’s a feeling like no other. No one can really understand the pain of going through life without such an important part of you.
You passed on just too soon. Most times it feels like it was yesterday, and other times it feels like it’s been hundreds of years since I last saw your warm and bubbly face.I haven’t the slightest clue where you could be in the afterlife, but I really wish I could see you again. The only thing I remember is your persistence and fiery attitude. As a single mother, you provided everything we needed. I long for your warm hugs every time my heart is broken. I often wish you could come back and see my beautiful sister. She’s strong, just like you. She’s overcome so much since you left. I wish you could see my son.The only memory I hold is the withering photographs and the faint memories. I often wonder what lessons you’d have taught me if you were still around. Could I have missed out on something that others get from their mothers? I’ll never know.
I wish i had the chance to say goodbye – one last hug. I wish your life had been easier. You had to endure a lot for us. But you’d have been proud of me on my college graduation. I wish you were around on my wedding day, when I walked down the aisle.

I hope you are in a better place looking down on us and nodding your head in approval. I want to tell you and the world you’ll always be in our hearts forever. I love you mom!!

If roses grow in heaven,
Lord please pick a bunch for me,
Place them in my Mother’s arms
and tell her they’re from me.Tell her I love her and miss her,
and when she turns to smile,
place a kiss upon her cheek
and hold her for awhile.Because remembering her is easy,
I do it every day,
but there’s an ache within my heart
that will never go away. Adieu Mum!
Posted by Williams Oyinsan on April 12, 2021
Ideraoluwa olufunke oyinsan
Mama!!!like i always call you mama my queen my Goodness my joy my happiness you brought me to this world and from that day i have loveddd you ,sleeping and waking you cuddled me,you thought me how to walk, crawl and laugh and play everything associated with joyy,on the 10th of april 2021 i received that shattered my heart into pieces cause i still spoke to you the evening before you left me if anyone told me you were gonna leave this early i will reject it heavily but here we are 2 years ago we were together to bury grandma and now you?its really unbelievable but who are we indeed to question our maker?we cant question him your legacy is left behind alot of your friends are still in shock so am i you always loved to see me happy and I love to do the same as well ah mummy u knew a lot of nice things like nice meals and you made sure i tasted it all and we had fun together i miss your beautiful smile your jokes are hilarious yk both of us cracking jokes makes people laugh ik you were not ready for this but God knows best it hurts me that i didnt give you one last hug to feeelll that motherly lovee ,you are a woman with the heart of a gem you werre a rare gem anyone will ever seek foriyamiii,ayomiiii,ifemiiii,you know i love you and you loved me more and i cant beleive yoy will be six feets below in a few days .i misssss youuuuuuuu sooooooooo muchhhhhhh❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤my baby than God for making you a strong woman you fought and fought welllllll and i pray God will forgive you alll your sins i will missss you but our memories last forever and everr Lolia Baniigo Tolulope you fought well but you went tooo soonn

Rest on maaamiiiii❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU BUT GOD LOVES YOU MORE MWAHHHHHHHH❤❤❤
Posted by Kunle Ladeinde on April 12, 2021
Thank you Lolia.
For the constant joy you radiated,
Thank you
For all those love emojis that made me smile in the midst of a tough day,
Thank you
For showing me how to care by always inviting people to come to your place and share your happiness.
Thank you for always being there, always seeming to care.
Thank you Lolia
Time to close your eyes to happy dreams and wake up to eternal peace.
Goodbye Lolia
Posted by Folake Olatawura on April 12, 2021
Farewell my friend,

Your friendship was a blessing,
And I will miss you Lolia with your kind and loving ways.
You have gone too soon. But it’s time to let you go but the memories will live on.

The thought of never seeing you again brings tears to my eyes.
And even more so,
Because all of this was such a surprise.
But we should never question what God has planned.
Sometimes it’s not meant for us to understand. So as I sit here and mourn the loss of a beloved friend and sister.
I have to keep telling myself that we will meet again.

We are here to celebrate your life
And the measure of its worth
And every single life you touched
While you were on this earth.
We wish to pay our last respects.
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.
We were family, not just friends.

Until we meet up once again.
Although unheard, I thank you
For always being there.

You were special and that’s no lie.
You brightened up the darkest day
And even the greyest sky.
Many tears I have seen and cried.
They have all poured out like rain.
I know that you are happy now
‘Cause you’re no longer in pain.

You made each of us smile you lived to the fullest each day.

They say in time it gets easier.
I believe this isn’t true
Because even till now ,I still don’t have a clue.
But I guess I have to say goodbye.
Although you’re away physically,
You’re always in my heart.

I sit around and wonder
and watch the days go by.
I look at all the pictures
and ask, why did you have to die?
But now it’s time to let you go.
Your spirit now is free,even though you won’t really be gone...

So when we have to leave you
at your resting place,
I will always remember
your smiling, beautiful face.

This is hardly a goodbye,
so I won’t weep anymore,
because now you’re in better place
than you ever were before. Here I am, sitting all alone, Not knowing what to do or what to say, because I can’t believe you left suddenly.
You were a damsel, an angel, a shining light.A sun at noon and a star at night,
A mirror of beauty, a golden ray.

Rest In Peace my dearest Lolia.


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Posted by Abi Oni on April 12, 2021
I have some many memories of you smiling and being cheerful, i will cherish those memories, i never thought i will have to write a tribute for you so soon, heaven has a new angel, may the Holy Spirit comfort your family & friends.
Posted by Janet Okomeng on April 12, 2021
The news of your call to eternal glory has come as a shock to me.
My heartfelt condolence goes to the entire family.
May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace, (Symon, P 5 Teacher, Maryhill Convent School, Ibadan, Nigeria)
Posted by Folakemi Raji- Salawu on April 12, 2021
Dear Lolia.....I’m so sad to be writing this! The news of your demise was such a devastating one on reunion day! My best memories of you were after school hours with Boma, Mariam, Tolu, Laide,.....under that almond tree where we waited, could just picture your face smiling, chatting. My deepest condolences to your family and all loved ones. I pray God gives everyone the strength to bear this irreparable loss. May your soul rest in perfect peace beautiful!
Posted by Toye Laoye on April 12, 2021
I'm lost for words, all I can say is thank you for always having something positive to say when ever I complained about my day. Thanks for that beautiful smile and for always being a there when ever I needed to talk. You will be missed ,wish there was a way to turn back time and bring you back so u could continue to shine with your beauty both on the inside and outside. Wish I had the opportunity to have more time with u. I will miss u dearly .
Posted by Olaitan Aworonke on April 12, 2021
Your goodness, smile and friendliness are one of a kind.           
Beautiful, gorgeous, vibrant, and full of life.                               Loved by all.                    
You will be greatly missed Lolia.                                       
Rest in perfect peace dear friend.
Posted by Gbenga Osonubi on April 12, 2021
Loila, my birthday mate. You left early without giving any notice. It is well with your family members that you left behind. Sorely missed.
Posted by Oluwakemi Obembe on April 12, 2021
Lolia my baby ...
“Maami” as she would fondly call me...
You would be dearly missed
You were such a beautiful soul and I would forever cherish our times together 
Missing you so much

Rest in peace ❤️
Posted by Flora Fabyan on April 12, 2021
How do I talk about a part of me in the past tense? How do I start to live without someone I have known practically all my life? There is a deep level of surrealism to this and I almost expect that phone call from you with your boisterous voice telling me you are coming over to my house for the weekend with your children.

When asked, I would often introduce you as my sister. You were indeed my sister, you were family - you were that Biblical friend who sticks closer than a brother (or a sister). My mum would be unhesitant in tagging you as my only friend, such was her fondness for you. We were friends since we were 12 years old. Our dads were friends before then and our mothers were neighbours in Ibadan. You were the other daughter my mum never had.

You had little interest in tattle and was shorn entirely of petty drama. You had a reservoir of wisdom beyond your years and had an almost magical ability to deconstruct seemingly intractable problems into practical bits for us to solve - with the final conclusion or advice ending with your ubiquitous "ah, toh!" This would always make me laugh, lighten the mood, leave me feeling better and puzzled at what the fuss was all about initially. You were totally dependable, easy to talk to and confide in - all because I could trust your integrity.

You gave, and gave generously. Time and resources were not skimped upon when you gave. You never, ever turned up emptyhanded, you always came bearing gifts. My mum loved you, my daughters adored you - their Auntie Lolia! The amazing relationship you had with my (then) toddler daughters and your peals of laughter play over and over in my mind now. Whenever you were around, the girls would rummage endlessly through your giant bag of accessories. You were the veritable Iya Oge - the Iya Oge of Ibadanland. I always marveled at how anyone could be so conscientious about their accessories, but then, my sister, you were the fashionista's fashionista.

You were effortlessly stylish and I will never stop to admire your ability to turn up, show up and be present. I am a hermit, you were the life of the party. If I could avoid it, I wouldn't go anywhere without you in tow because you had the knack for navigating across different strata in a social gathering. You combined humility with self-confidence in a mix I could never imitate, never mind attain. You would go to everyone you knew in a party and say hello - you were never one to be confined by the nonsense protocol of waiting for the other person to acknowledge you first. You would go up to anyone, greet him / her and remind them of where you met. This vivacity I would never be able to emulate.

You were kind. You were at ease, with no airs about you and knew exactly how to thrive in every social setting. You made lifelong friends everywhere you went. This world is dimmer without you my Lolia. The entire family is heartbroken because of your passing. You loved life and you embraced it with a matchless zeal. You were the bodily epitome of "joie de vivre". I would never cease to wonder where you got that much unfettered energy.

Idera and Toluwani...you loved your kids with all your heart and lived for them. With your natural zeal you tried to create an amazing life for them and you would painstakingly plan out activities for them during their holidays which would include a few days at mine before you guys would head off to your next plans. I still recall Toluwani's last birthday at my place in September 2020 and his shenanigans with a ring that got stuck on his fingers. Before we woke up the next morning, you had hauled him off to some blacksmith to hack off the ring. You were such a mother hen! I promise that your babies will always have a home with me.

Life dealt you some unfair hands but you didn't let that stop you. It seemed life gave you its worst deal, but you scoffed at it, shrugged it off and moved on to the next party. You would always get up, adjust your crown and keep it moving like the queen you were. You had so much dignity and integrity. I had nothing but the utmost respect for you my sister. You were soo loved but in the end, in your moment of despair you could not find your way to all the love and what makes it even more tragic, all the love did not find you when you needed it most.

I know you have found peace now. I will miss you. Rest well my love, till we meet again.
Posted by Yinka Aj on April 12, 2021
Lolia....I remember her always smiling face from ISI. May your soul rest in perfect peace and may the Lord bring comfort to all loved ones left behind. Amen
Posted by Khadijah Okusanya on April 12, 2021
Ever smiling Lolia, you were so sweet.... Oh my, I don't know how to refer to you in past tense....... I should have called when I wanted to, may God rest your soul. You will surely be missed greatly.
Posted by Yombo Sangosanya on April 12, 2021
Ha! Lolia may God Almighty rest your soul. Somebody wake me up and tell me it's a dream. The last time I saw you, you were still your bubbly self, all smiles . Sleep on Angel. Lovely soul ❤
I still can't believe you,'ve gone to be with your creator. Rest on beautiful till we meet to part no more. Amen
Posted by Kemi Mosanya on April 12, 2021
Gosh....this is so so hard to accept!!! Just keep thinking of "your babies" as u so fondly called ur children....Wow... EVER GENTLE SMILING LOLIA......Ur personality from the 1st day we met in 1990 never ever changed.....God knows best...May He comfort ur loved ones and give all of us the fortitude to bear this huge loss
Your posts, chats and prayas will b sorely and deeply missed.....Hmmm... Heaven has definitely gained an angel as I know deep in my heart that ur smile will light up your path to Heaven....May your soul rest in perfect peace ️️️️️️️️️️️️
Posted by OluPua'h Ayo-Oguntoyinbo on April 12, 2021
Lolia, you shouldn't have gained your wings so soon, but God knows best.
Sleep well beautiful
~Forever in our thoughts❤
Posted by Lynda Osadebe on April 12, 2021
You were such a presence!! Your beautiful smile, ur voice! ISI pictures will never be the same. You will be missed and God this still doesn’t make sense. However, you remain God so please comfort Lolia’s family, friends especially her kids. Be at peace Vibrant one
Posted by Mister Mish on April 12, 2021
Lolia, you were too young. You were too full of life. Even from a distance, you looked like you were having fun and your life was a huge ball. You were very friendly and had a permanent smile stamped on your face. I have questions aplenty. But they say God knows best. Rest in peace Lolia. Rest in peace.
Posted by toyin onafeko on April 12, 2021
Words will not wipe away our tears and pain but we hold on to our memories because forever they will remain. Rest well Lolia.
Posted by Oluyomi Akinola-Bakare on April 12, 2021
Lolia..... you were such a bubbly person so full of life.. I am just sad!!! Rest in peace Lolia. The Lord comfort the family you left behind
Posted by Olola Ajibola on April 12, 2021
Rest in peace my dear Lolia. I keep trying to type something and keep deleting. I'm so happy we reconnected at Maggies and kept in touch. May God comfort your children. Now you can rest.
Posted by Abieyuwa Omoregie on April 12, 2021
Hi Lolia,

How does one get over such news? You were always smiling and like most people has written, your demise is still a shock.

I realized yesterday I had your mobile number and we must have exchanged numbers the last time we met in April 2017 at ISI. I ask myself why didn't I call you? We had a great time that Easter day I believe and it was like we were back in school and time had not passed.

As always, all the pictures I took with you in it, you were smiling. Even in ISI you were nice and easy to relate with, friendly and also warm.

I pray the Almighty God will comfort your children, your family and friends. It is well.

Sleep on the lady with the loveliest smile. Adieu
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Posted by Christy Segun Adepoju on April 15, 2021
This came as a shock to us Lolia. May your beautiful soul rest in perfect peace and we pray the Lord will comfort your family in Jesus name. Amen
Posted by Oluwaseyifunmi Ola-samuel... on April 14, 2021
Momma❤
We'll be letting go of your body today.

Many times, I'd want to type or say something about you, but not knowing where to start restrains me. But today, I'll write momma. With teary eyes and a handful of emotions, I'll write.

Aunty Tolu, you were a beautiful person, inside out. Aunty Tolu, you had a heart of gold, pure and sweet. We spent such a short time together yet you your departure hits like I lost my blood. That's how much of yourself you shared with me.

You loved and cared without restraint. You were selfless. You took me as your own. Called me 'aburo' despite being old enough to be my mother. It became normal to refer to you as my Aunt.

You would call me early in the morning, telling me to have a beautiful day at work and at night, to gist about how our days went. I remember how shocked and surprised I was when I was told I had a visitor at work and it turned out you were the one!

Aunty mi Tolu, heaven knows the number of times I've uttered the statement 'ko ba ma je eyin' (it shouldnt have been you). How many times I've wished this was you pranking us and that you'll get up and we'll laugh it off. I still remember how your body feels and smells from hugging you.

We made plans momma. Plans involving you teaching me continental dishes, surprise lunch deliveries, Netflix and chills girls hangout, talks about life and lots more. Who would have thought i wouldn't celebrate your next birthday with you being here. O ga o. Aunty mi, ko ba ma je eyin.

But I've decided to be happy today momma, armed with the beautiful memories of you. Guess the dress I'm wearing today? The one you admired so much the first time we met that I remember your words clearly. That was you, momma! So lively, full of joy, compassionate and sweet.

I had said a 'NO' to attending your funeral, but as the day drew nearer, I knew I didnt want to miss a final look at you.

And momma, I attended the service of songs your friends had for you yesterday. It was beautiful. They had so many wonderful, beautiful and true memories of you also. It brought so much joy to hear them speak such beautiful things about you. I hope you look down and see how much people loved you.

If we had the chance, we would present your good deeds just like Dorcas and have you return home with us. Well, till the ground is levelled, I'll carry that hope with me.

Momma, its hard but I'd be strong and happy for you. Because I know you've found rest. I'm comforted I was there for you even in death. Thank you for giving me beautiful memories of you. I'm grateful I met a beautiful soul like you. I learnt a lot from you❤

Sun re, Aunty mi Tolu, Lolia, Omo Banigo, Iya Tolu ati Idera, sun re. I wish I could promise not to cry today, but whichever way, I promise to remember you as happy and joyful.

I loved you then, I love you now and I'll always cherish the woman you were

Your darling,
Oluwaseyifunmi
Posted by Ranti Akintobi on April 14, 2021
Rest in Peace Lolia! It's been a very difficult last few days as we've all tried to come to terms with your passing and at the same time stay focused on the last two days events. I want you to know that you were truly loved by many and you will be surely missed, and I hope you were pleased with what we put together for you.

I do not know how we will have our "IB Hook-ups" without you there. It'll never be the same.

Watch over us and give the rest of us here the strength to overcome our "demons".
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Lolia: The Iyalode of Ibadan

Lolia Tolulope Naomi Banigo was born at St. Lucia Hospital in Ibadan on the 16th of September, 1977 to Victoria Olufunmilade Abiola (nee Oladimeji) of Ondo Town, Ondo State and Dr. Winston Banigo of Bonny, Rivers State. She attended Mary Hill Primary School, Ibadan and then The International School Ibadan before proceeding to Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife where she studied Law.  Upon graduation from Ife, she attended the Nigeria Law School.

Lolia lived life to the fullest extent possible. There was no aspect of her life where she held back. A continual theme of every tribute that has been paid to her since she passed on is her vivacity. Lolia exuded life in its full form in all areas of her life. Her children, her colleagues, childhood friends and even the parents of her friends were all touched by her generosity and caring nature.

Lolia commenced her lifelong career at the Federal Inland Revenue Services where she worked in the Ibadan office until her passing.

She got married to Tayo Oyinsan on February 14, 2004.  The Marriage was blessed with two beautiful children, her son Toluwanimi Isaac Oyinsan and daughter Ideraoluwa Olufunke  Oyinsan.

Lolia was a beautiful, gentle soul who was loved by all.  She was a devout Christian.

She is survived by her brother Mr. Babajide Hanson and children.

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Shared by YEMISI PECKU on April 12, 2021
I met Lolia at Maryhill Convent School. We were in the same class in Primary 5 and 6. Although she did not start with us from Kindergarten, she fit right in!
We both ended up attending the International School Ibadan (ISI).  Lolia and I shared the same birthday, Sept. 16th.
Over the past few years, we would send each other birthday greetings and respond, "Same to you!"
Last year, she sent me about a dozen happy birthday stickers via Whatsapp!
Lolia will surely be missed!
May she rest in peace.
Shared by tolani adepoju on April 11, 2021
This is so shocking, I can't still believe this. I met Mrs Lolia as a client  through her friend and ever since then she took me as a sister. She would go out of her way to help anyone. For the few times i spent with Mrs Lolia, she was such  is a wonderful person, peaceful, full of life and hospitable. The Lord comfort your family. Rest on sweet mama. You will be greatly missed