ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Oboko-Inang Oku, 68 years old, born on May 4, 1952, and passed away on March 20, 2021. We will remember him forever. Please leave a tribute, personal story or share a picture. 
Posted by Deborah Oku on April 17, 2021
I write to express my deepest condolence to you Mrs Deborah Oboko Oku and your beloved husband's family for the demise of your beloved husband, who is my son in-law. Late Elder Oboko Inang Essien of Odukpani Local Government area. Who passed unto glory after a brief illness at the age of 68 years.
Your husband lived a fulfilled life with many enduring accomplishment etched in many gold plates and marbles trailing him.
He has completed his herculean race of life and by the mercies and grace of God. Now heading straight to the heavenly remains to take his rightful place in the many rooms of his creator.
A call to glory as we have it today is quite irreversible by man, but with God, it easily reversible.
On the strength of these realities of life, we urge you and other family members of Oboko to accept the sad and painful event of his death with calmness of heart.
May the soul of Elder Oboko Inang Essien Oku rest in peace - Amen.

Elder Patrick Nkponuko O. Enyenihi.
For the family.
Posted by Fred Smith on April 15, 2021
I remember the earlier days, when I first met Koko, and all the great house parties him and Kim had! Rest in peace my brother!
Posted by Ekpoanwan Onyile on April 14, 2021
Though a thousand years ago, I recall Oboko as being fun-loving, easy-going, transparent, kind and authentic. He was larger than life and lived his life on his terms. I very much admired that about him. I will always remember him fondly. Rest in peace, my dear friend of long ago.

Posted by Oliver Dubre on April 7, 2021
You were such a true friend, I remember, mid 80's, in Detroit, Michigan when I got caught up in a mess and you where right there to back me up. I had just talked to you a couple of days before and I had promised I would be in Calabar to see you just to reminense about the good old days. Now this happened so unexpectedly, out of nowhere. I am so heavy hearted right now but God knows best! Adios my friend until we meet again. Rest in peace!
Posted by Ekanem Henshaw on April 6, 2021
I Will Forever Miss My Big Brother.He Was Very Fond Of Me And Showed Me So Much Love.May Ur Dear And Gentle Soul Rest In Perfect Peace.See U On De Resurrection Morning.
Posted by Esien Boco ita on April 6, 2021
He spoke fondly of you....’Arikombaya’... and looked forward to when we’ll all get together again.
I remember “oko briki”
Posted by Esien Boco ita on April 5, 2021
Rest In Peace, Big bruh
Posted by Ekpenyong Eyo on April 5, 2021
Oboko will forever be missed by his family, friends and associates.

I first met Oboko 46 years ago through my late nephew, Archibong Ishie. I have always known him as a humble, jovial and kind person. Hanging with him was never a dull moment. May the Lord accept his gentle soul.

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Posted by Deborah Oku on April 17, 2021
I write to express my deepest condolence to you Mrs Deborah Oboko Oku and your beloved husband's family for the demise of your beloved husband, who is my son in-law. Late Elder Oboko Inang Essien of Odukpani Local Government area. Who passed unto glory after a brief illness at the age of 68 years.
Your husband lived a fulfilled life with many enduring accomplishment etched in many gold plates and marbles trailing him.
He has completed his herculean race of life and by the mercies and grace of God. Now heading straight to the heavenly remains to take his rightful place in the many rooms of his creator.
A call to glory as we have it today is quite irreversible by man, but with God, it easily reversible.
On the strength of these realities of life, we urge you and other family members of Oboko to accept the sad and painful event of his death with calmness of heart.
May the soul of Elder Oboko Inang Essien Oku rest in peace - Amen.

Elder Patrick Nkponuko O. Enyenihi.
For the family.
Posted by Fred Smith on April 15, 2021
I remember the earlier days, when I first met Koko, and all the great house parties him and Kim had! Rest in peace my brother!
Posted by Ekpoanwan Onyile on April 14, 2021
Though a thousand years ago, I recall Oboko as being fun-loving, easy-going, transparent, kind and authentic. He was larger than life and lived his life on his terms. I very much admired that about him. I will always remember him fondly. Rest in peace, my dear friend of long ago.

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Daddy

Shared by Kimara Oku on April 14, 2021
My dad would always say I would follow him around all the time when I was a kid. We’d go to parties and I’d go play with the kids and then come back to make sure I kept an eye on him. lol. One other memory i remember is when he wore ROYAL BLUE from head to toe at my 5th grade graduation. As a 10 year old I was mortified but as an adult I know he was being the Nigeria-Detroit-Playa that he was. He was honestly one of the coolest men I’ve known and definitely where I get my “flyness” from. I miss our phone calls and lectures from him in Nigeria to me in Detroit. I miss hearing his laugh. Thank you for the memories Daddy (and many voicemails I now covet) and I’ll love you forever. 

Kimara ❤️ Or the “Oku Diva” as he’d say lol
Shared by Offiong Oku on April 14, 2021
Uncle always called me "Mmama mi oooo" everytime I saw him and it always made me laugh so much no matter how i was feeling. It's still hard to believe you are gone when I saw you not so long before I heard you had passed. Uncle mi I will miss you. Rest in peace.

Unbelievable departure

Shared by Chibo Offor on April 5, 2021
I remember Oboko like yesterday. We were kids in Yaba Lagos, like kids, we had fun, got into trouble, for whipped, got back on the same games again. We played ping pong/table-tennis weekdays and weekend. We played felele, caught crabs, rode bikes, bought pool bets for grown ups, ran the neighborhood. This just came out of nowhere. I am shocked. We will always be missed.

chibo Offor