ForeverMissed
Tributes
Posted by Toyin Magbagbeola on July 10, 2021
So sad. A s we we're all planning to meet again after over 40 years. May your your soul rest in peace Bolaji.
Unilag staff school.
Posted by Anjorin Goke on July 7, 2021
Brother Bjay, was uniquely different, he always wore a smile,very matured,filled with zeal for God and his children,he loved to discuss the things of God and always settled different doctrinal issues and made brotherly love prevail, though he was a member of Love Ward fellowship on campus, he related very well with most of the brethren in other fellowships, he was a confirmed Child of the Most high God,cool headed and always ready to do things for God. He was a friend to my wife Olufunmilade and we both screamed when we heard of his transition to glory. May God raise more people like Bro Bjay in this generation that will unite the body of Christ in wisdom. Condolences to his Wife, children and his extended family ,Pst Poju, Agboola,Debo and co. Rest on good Soldier of Christ till the resurrection morning.
Posted by Tunji Roberts on July 6, 2021
I only have good and fond memories of Bolaji Anibaba. He was a good footballer at FGCL down to earth and friendly.
May his Soul Rest peacefully.
Posted by Kehinde arogundade on July 3, 2021
It’s been over three decades we met in Apapa. The Lord Jesus brought us together, zealous for the Lord, passionate about God and the things of God.
He encouraged me in the Lord. Bolaji loved God and was a good example to me and the body of Christ. I believe you have fought a good fight and won the race and you are being cuddled in the arms of our Heavenly Father.
It’s good to know you are in a better place and I use this opportunity to tell all around that we should seek God while it is day. Now is the day of salvation.
Let us work our salvation with fear and trembling.
Rest on.
Posted by Tolu Adeyemi-Doro on July 1, 2021
Dearest BJay,

I can hardly find the words.

All I can think of is the last of the many 'office pop-ins' you made and the prayer you sent up for me after asking me a certain question out of the blue and I answered in the affirmative. "Lord make everything easy for her." you prayed, right there out in the open as I saw you off, never shy to grab ones hands, and bow your head, wherever and however in heartfelt prayer.
Well, easy it was and easy it has been my dear friend.

Forgive me for not calling when thoughts of you graced my heart.

Never a word of offense would cross your lips, even if you were deeply hurt, rather you would smile and laugh, like you knew something we didn't. A man of absolute integrity you were, you would rather be cheated than deal the same hand in return.

I will miss you greatly brother of mine, but to know you are with the Lord, whom you loved and served so passionately and so deeply on this side of heaven in both ministry, life and profession will ease the pain with time.

Thank you for being all you were so boldly and kindly.
I am grateful that the Lord deemed it good that the thread of your life crossed the thread of mine.

May the Lord strengthen and comfort your beautiful girls, Yetunde, Tomisin & Korede. May the seed of your life bring forth marvelous fruit through them and for them.

God's Speed BJay, Rest in His Peace & Power until our own morning comes.
Posted by Ayo Ajayi on July 1, 2021
Bros BJ,
You were a man with a pleasant personality, peaceful demeanour, and always with lofty ideals noble aspirations. You’ll surely be missed, but I’m sure you’re in a better place now.
Adieu.
Posted by Sultan A on July 1, 2021
Moukhtar Mobolaji Babatunde Anibaba.
Fond memories of a cheeky younger cousin, fearless at football, another talented Anibaba...gone too soon.
  Omo Agan o bi dudu
  O fi gbogbo omo bi pupa
  Omo o reekan k'ohun eso ro
   t'oni Olu isiwaju ni mo ba tan,
  Emi o ba tehin tan
"verily we are from God and to him is our return".
May you find peace with the Creator, amen
Posted by Michael Olusegun Banjoko on July 1, 2021
My friend, "... of whom the world was not worthy"
Posted by Olasunkanmi Aminu on July 1, 2021
My condolences to the family.The Lord God will continue to comfort and console them.Also the family at Large.
Lion Otunba Olasunkanmi Amin
Posted by Tiamiyu Oluwatoyin on July 1, 2021
BJ, growing up with you in Ogba,was very surreal,ur mom was like a foster mom to me. Very quite but for football,I played so well. Rest on bro,I came u saw n u conquered. May almighty God bless ur soul. To family members left behind,be rest assured that BJ is with the Lord.
Posted by Adebimpe Osinuga-Ichull on July 1, 2021
His Journey’s Just Begun
By Ellen Brenneman

Don’t think of Bro BJ as gone away
another phase of his journey’s just begun,
Life holds so many facets,
this earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
from the sorrows, pain and tears
in a place of eternal light,warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.

Think how he must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.

And think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched…
for nothing loved is ever lost
and he was loved so much.

Adapted by Adebimpe Ọṣinuga, your Àbúrò
~~~~~~~~~~
Bro BJ, You showed me a lot of things.
I learned a lot I didn’t know,
We fought, we laughed, and I leave with your many admonitions

Big Bro, we shared dreams and plans,
and some secrets too.
All these memories are what bonds me now to you.

You are my brother not by the nature of our birth but by bonds of brotherhood and fellowship
This love shared by our family - 
Will never fade away

Sun ré o Ègbón mí! Rest on the bosom of Abba.
Posted by Yinka Lana on July 1, 2021
Hey Bolaji, it's been ages. Sad to learn about this, though I see that there's much to celebrate and rejoice; from your achievements to your family, and beyond. While I wish we had reconnected in the years since Ijanikin, I mustn't be selfish and be glad that you got to share your kind spirit with many others.

Here's wishing your family the fortitude to carry on in your absence. Adieu, bruv.
Posted by Kunbi Mustapha on July 1, 2021
Dear BJ
I remember you fondly as one of the Loveward "big brothers" who used to look out for all of us, making sure we're okay and doing well.....
My sister Yinka especially remembers your gentle smile especially as we teased you when you started getting close to one sister in particular - Yetunde; can't forget that shy smile as we pulled your legs.
Now, you've left us and gone to be with our Lord and Saviour - it is well!!!
May the Lord strengthen and comfort Yetunde, Korede and Tomisin at this time - we will always look out for them.
Rest in the Lord, my brother.
Posted by Femi Osideko on July 1, 2021
BJ was one of those who made Loveward home for me. His ever present smile, his reassuring handshakes and his literal bearhug were all characteristic of a man whose pattern was to always encourage others. My leaving for Idi Araba just after one year did not diminish such great impact of his and that impact and the memories linger till today 33 years later.
Our hearts are with our Sister Yetunde and their lovely children at this time. May the Father's unending comfort remain evergreen in their hearts.
Rest on BJ, till we meet to part no more...
Posted by Ronke and Tunde Awe on June 30, 2021
Our loss but heaven’s gain. May the good Lord comfort Yetunde, the children and family. Sun re o.
Posted by ayo ogunsanlu on June 30, 2021
BJ would come round to U318 and... I'll say...."Bee Jay".... he would flash that smile.. I'll say "Bee Jay" again.... and then our little ritual... I'll stretch out my hand, and he would slap it hard...… and I'll say ouch! Or something whimpy like that... he would smile again, and then I'd be enveloped in a bear hug. He was the most gentle giant I knew..... and that smile......

Fondly remembered..
Posted by Isioma Ojeah on June 30, 2021
Wow BJ...this is a shock but grateful that you are finally with the Father. Till we all meet again!
Posted by Omolola Sowemimo on June 30, 2021
He had a heart that cared completely, He had a smile that brought so much pleasure, He had the love that brought joy beyond measure. May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
Rest in Peace Brother Bolaji.
Posted by Omolola Sowemimo on June 30, 2021
He had a heart that cared completely, He had a smile that brought so much pleasure, He had the love that brought joy beyond measure. May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
Rest in Peace Brother Bolaji.
Posted by Jide Craig on June 30, 2021
BJ...Words aren't sufficient at times like these but you weren't someone who was shy about expressing yourself. Your passion for Architecture and Design kept me going in Unilag and your fire for the things of God in the LoveWard Fellowship no doubt left a positive, indelible mark in my walk with God and was truly inspirational.

Thank you for gracing this earth with your presence. You will be missed my brother.
We will meet again in God's Presence.
Rest well BJ.
Posted by Christopher Edwards-Umuko... on June 30, 2021
Finds memories I have of meeting you at the Unilag Lagoon front by the library when you come by often to study and watch the water front. You often encourage me to keep the faith and not relent. May your soul rest in peace Sir BJ.
Posted by Steph Uwakweh (Nee Evuleo... on June 30, 2021
Oh, How Heaven Smiled On Us

In Brother BJ, you knew you had a comrade.
Whether you spoke often or mainly exchanged
pleasantries at the dawn of each New Year,
you just knew without contradiction
that you had a guileless friend in him.

To state that he was ever so unassuming
would be the understatement of the year.
He had such noble, seraphic instincts.
It seemed heaven spared him the burden of
a heart capable of perfidy, spite, and scorn.

His reassuring smile was his unwritten signature.
Despite his compelling presence and capacity,
a gentler soul would be a true rarity.
Though endowed with the wisdom of sages,
he wore his learning lightly at all times.

The gentle giant now belongs to the ages,
but his memory shall remain evergreen in our hearts.
Long before he triumphantly passed that pearly gate,
he knew to live heavenly in a sinful world.
Of a truth, he epitomized virtue in its purest form.

His humility and kindness were palpable,
so we bless the God of All Goodness for
the once purposeful life of our beloved Brother BJ.
This tribute to a truly tranquil treasure
would be inexcusably incomplete without
a firm declaration that of a truth, for a season,
Heaven smiled on us with the gift of Brother BJ.


Posted by Victoria praise Abraham on June 30, 2021
BJ,

You came.
You saw.
You conquered.
I knew you as a member of the Loveward family. Rest on brother. You fought well.

May God Almighty keep and support always the family you left behind in Jesus mighty name. Amen.

VPA
Posted by Abbiih Oloyede on June 30, 2021
BJ you have joined the cloud of witnesses cheering us on to continue with “life”
Glad to have met you at Loveward at the University of Lagos. We walked, talked, shared fellowship in the Lord! Odigba for now,
Sun re till we meet again. May the Lord comfort Yetunde, your children, family and friends at this tone of your departure.
Posted by Deborah Adio on June 30, 2021
Our dearest ever gentle, ever smiling Uncle BJ. You were a gentle giant indeed. I remember when I was a new convert in the Loveward fellowship, you would make it a point of duty to stop and greet me with a big smile, even if you were rushing off for lectures. You would take your time to ask how I was doing both spiritually and academically. You were a true big brother who I always knew cared deeply for everyone around and especially young converts like myself back then.
We love you uncle BJ, but we are comforted in the fact that you are now enjoying fellowship with your Lord and Saviour Yeshua HaMashiach, the saints in Heaven and all the angels. I am confident that we will meet again in Heaven, to part no more for ever and ever, Amen.
May the Lord comfort your darling wife, my beautiful beloved sister Yetunde and your beautiful girls.
Sun re o, Egbon BJ.
Posted by Uncle Jam. Anibaba on June 30, 2021
Muktar Mobọlaji Babatunde Anibaba, arole Ọlaṣoju.
     The best preteen #9 football striker of our Danfodio Road group in the 1970s.
May your soul rest in peace.
Ọlọrun ko dẹ ilẹ fun rẹ lọrun, ẹyin to fi silẹ koni bajẹ, awọn ọmọ, aya ati aburo rẹ wọn a ri abo ati anu Oluwa kalẹ.
Bọlaji-kekere, sun re o.
Ami.
Posted by Bunmi Adon-Abel on June 30, 2021
BJ! My brother, my friend. I’ve sat with a sad heart recalling the loveward days. Your passion and love for God. You were truly a gentle giant and so so caring. And how can we forget that smile, you were always beaming with the love of God. I’m so sad we didn’t reconnect after so long. You are now with the one you love so much.
Rest in the bosom of the father till we meet to part no more. You will never be forgotten. Love you bro.
Bunmi Dee xxx
Posted by Bukie Oluyadi on June 30, 2021
BJ! It’s been difficult to write.
You were such a great guy, a true egbon. I remember those evenings in front of Moremi Hall, Unilag when you would share the word and your experiences.
You interceded for me often, especially if you noticed any unbel brother around me. Then you married Yetty and it got even better.
You were truly a gentle giant. This is our loss but heaven’s gain

Sun re o BJ
Posted by Tosin Arowojolu on June 30, 2021
So sad to hear about my brother Bolaji. I remember our Unilag days of hanging out with fellowship friends at my home in Apapa. My dad used to say these your Born Again friends. Such fond memories. Even sadder to have not reconnected before you left us. May your family be comforted and strengthened in Jesus name. Rest in peace BJ Baba
Posted by M G on June 30, 2021
Bolaji! Rest well bro. Our last chat on Facebook was really deep. You dedicated yourself to serving God and you kept reiterating how God had been keeping you. You were a great guy. May God continue to uphold all those you left behind. Heaven has gained an angel.

Muyiwa Green.
Posted by Tatyana's outlet on June 30, 2021
I first met Bolaji (Bj) in 1977 in a wonderful Secondary School (FGC Lagos), that United all students in near Utopian unity.
My unity and friendship with Bj continued long after we left this secondary school.
I feel privileged to have known Bj.
I lift Bj's family in Prayers.
I lift Khalil his younger brother,who like BJ was,is a dear brother and friend to me,in my prayers.
I pray the GOOD LORD GOD comforts and strengthens them all.
BJ was a rare gem,friendly and supportive,many attest to this fact.
May GOD rest BJ's soul till we meet to part no more...

Okechukwu NWADE
Posted by Gbenga Ajayi on June 30, 2021
BJ carried himself with a gentle soul and calm demeanor. He made himself relatable to anyone around him regardless of social class and this endearing quality made him several true friends. He will be sourly missed by family and friends but we are take comfort knowing that he’s in a better place. Adieu…
Posted by Yetty Banjoko on June 29, 2021
Thank you for gifting the world with your presence. Rest well and may He say well done
Posted by Abiodun Olusoji on June 29, 2021
I met Bolaji in the late 90’s, we quickly became very good friends, business partners and a source of Christian encouragement to one another. BJ was a man that fully, completely loved the Lord, genuinely served Christ and worked tirelessly for the furtherance of the kingdom of Christ as much as was within his power.
I can attest to the fact that he was a man of godly character, integrity and a man who based the value preposition of his life on the values and the world views of Christ.
I love his childlike humour, his friendliness, his large heartedness, his giving disposition and very effortless smile. I am positive his work his done, his assignment fulfilled and now he rests to await his full reward at the feet of The Christ he served so much.
I sincerely commiserate with Yetunde and the children, his family and his friends.
I pray his values and legacies would continue to encourage those of us alive to serve the Lord and give our all to Him as He bids us.
Goodbye Beloved BJ.

Abiodun OLUSOJI.
Posted by Toks Adeniji(Green) on June 29, 2021
Bolaji, you were that Egbon - Staff sch, Unilag (Architecture). I remember how very encouraging you were @ LoveWard Fellowship, so passionate about the Lord’s business & always with a smile. My prayer is that God Almighty will comfort Yetunde, your children & the entire family. Rest In Peace
Posted by Ayo Ajim on June 29, 2021
Revered Snr, growing up in school (Ijanikin), became a dear friend and a precious brutha, later in Unilag. Such a gem of a man.
At a much better place you’re now at, dearest bruv; enjoy your rest and reward!
Posted by Ahmed Makele on June 29, 2021
May Bolaji's soul rest in perfect peace and may the Good Lord comfort and strengthen the entire family at this difficult time. 

Ahmed & Ronke Makele & family.
Posted by Aimalohi Odumosu on June 29, 2021
Hmmm, words fail me, Balaji Anibaba, you were first my friend, then my friend's husband. Your laughter filled the room. You were warm.soft hearted yet a giant. I remember you praying in tongues with huge drops of sweat. All those days in the studio till wee hours. You believed in God. Balaji, we will miss you, Balaji, we miss you already. May God fill this huge hole your leaving has created. Yetunde ore mi, it is well with you. Balaji, sun re o
Posted by Bola Okupe on June 29, 2021
So sad to hear of Bolaji’s passing. May his soul Rest In Peace and may God grant the entire Anibaba family the fortitude to bear this painful loss. Amen.
Posted by Tomisin Anibaba on June 29, 2021
Ok so basically, i'm still overwhelmed by all this like it's so unbelievable. So much has happened that could have resulted in anything but this, you leaving. I can't even begin to explain the suprising burden in my heart, everything happened all of a sudden, uncomprehendable. I'm so glad i saw u before having to do this, it doesn't really change anything but in everything be grateful to God right? I guess all that's left to say is I love you more than i ever showed you and there will always be a huge space especially for you in my heart. And i know you will rest in perfect peace, I love you....
Your last born baby
Posted by Tunde Olorunfemi on June 29, 2021
Tragic loss to us of a gentle giant, but great gain in heaven of a labourer returned from his earthly sojourn. His understated demeanor, but warm smile will be greatly missed.

Rest well, BJ
Posted by lara omotola on June 29, 2021
BJ,

Always smiling is who you are….
Till eternity
Posted by Dayo Adeniyi on June 29, 2021
BJ!!
Words fail me at this time. Your smile always stood out. May the Lord Jesus comfort Yetunde, the kids, family and everyone hurting because of your departure. Good night brother. May He say well done. 
Posted by Tony Olusanya on June 28, 2021
BJ,
I recall a life well lived and I give God thanks.
I recall us becoming neighbours, your infectious smile and warmth.
I recall day's of endless football and your amazing left foot drilling into the bottom right
I recall dreams of a preferred future shared, Mama's Empire, Ogba Young Boys Club and late night debates.
I recall your journey to faith.
I recall the joy of knowing you had received Christ.
I recall day's on campus, fellowship and growth.
And when I recall all these things and more, I count the blessing of friendship this side of eternity.
Knowing that this current chapter is done and future eternal chapters are yet to be written.
I take heart knowing I will see your smile again.


Tonai
Posted by Kemi Oyesola on June 28, 2021
Bolaji,

To die is gain.
You have gained.
Rest.

I love you.
Kemi
Posted by sola mabogunje on June 28, 2021
Farewell my dear friend.

Your love for God and your undying commitment to tell as many people as possible about Him was truly inspiring.

You indeed have run your race and fought a good fight.

Enjoy your Rest in Christ, till we meet again.
Posted by Ruseell Bakare on June 27, 2021
Bj. I can't possibly express my anger and sorrow of your passing. I started to reminisce on how good of person you are. I remember people you have touched and made a positive impact in their lives. You will be missed greatly. I also believed that death is not the end of life; it is the beginning of an eternal journey. Rest in peace cousin.
Posted by Toyin Fasosin on June 26, 2021
BJ!!! I don’t know what to write, it hurts.
I thank God for the deposits you left on the earth, in your children and everyone you ministered to, and shared a part of yourself with.

May He say “Well done!”
Posted by Patricia Okeke on June 26, 2021
Good night brother BJ, until we all meet to part no more. I know heaven is much better than you ever imagined. May the beautiful family you have left behind be comforted.
Posted by Lara Kemi on June 26, 2021
What can I say - the truth is words just fail me. The last time I felt this way was when my Dad became late but I give God praise for the last opportunity to see you at the 2017 reunion after so many years. And I remember being so excited that you were married to Yetunde. You will be missed but God is a good God. You are with Him - and that is the greatest comfort. I pray that your legacy will live long after you. Your children will excel beyond what you imagined for them. The good Lord will comfort Yetunde and the children in a special way. Sun re ore, goodnight!
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