ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loving father, grandfather, brother and uncle, Alhaji Oyenekan Farouk Solola, who died on Sunday 18th April and was buried on Monday 19th April 2021.
We will remember him forever.

Posted by Yemi Adedoja on April 29, 2021
You will be dearly missed, Uncle Farouk. I will always remember the fond memories of my siblings and I spending holidays with you, Aunty and my cousins in Maryland, Lagos, and how much fun we had. It’s one of the highlights of my childhood memories. Adieu my handsome uncle. Love and hugs to my cousins.
Posted by Hussein Babs. Lawal (Pan ... on April 26, 2021
Ina lilai waina ilaehi rojiun. (From Allah we came, to Him we shall return at d appointed time.)

Its with a heavy heart that I write this tribute on behalf of my family, to a friend and brother Alhaji Farouk Oyenekan Solola who had been so since our first contact at Lintas in d 70's.

He was one of those that believe in my competence in d area of graphic arts and print production. If I had not chosen to go with some other colleagues earlier, I could have been a shareholder and director in a company he invited me.

Business dealings apart, we became family friends.
I cannot forget his show of magnanimity towards my family in 1985. We just had a baby boy and he paid us a visit to congratulate us. In that period, NEPA had refused to give us light for a while.

At that point, he offered us a generating set. This singular action strengthened our relationship to d extent that we decided to name our last son Farouk in his honour.
We have not met in a while but we related on social media.

Our sincere condolences go to his family as we pray Almighty Allah will accept him in Aljanah Fridaos and comfort those he left behind.
Adieu.


Posted by Dr. Segun O'Sheg Oshinowo on April 24, 2021
Say Bros Farouk, I grew up with you in the Oshinowo household. You were there when I was was born. I grew up with you as my brother. All my life you were always very nice to me! May your soul Rest In Peace!
Posted by Ayoola Abiola on April 24, 2021
Adieu loving father. God shall grant you eternal rest.
You are greatly missed but your good memories lives on.
Rest on till resurrection morning.
Posted by Bunmi Kokogho on April 24, 2021
Rest in peace Pa Sholola. My sincerest condolences to the he family. May God continue to comfort you all.
Posted by Rosemary Olo-Ebu on April 24, 2021
We thank God for a life well spent. Alhaji Is a father to all, he is gentle, humble, a great adviser and to crown it up he is peaceful and loving to everyone that have come in contact with him. May he find rest in the bosom of his creator.
Posted by Betty Ogunleye on April 23, 2021
Gone from our sight but never from our hearts, sleep on uncle Farouk. We love you but God loves you more
Posted by Dayo Quadri on April 23, 2021
It is with heavy heart to heart dad is gone. May your soul rest in peace and in love. Your spirit lives with us forever dad. SUN REE O
Posted by Ayooluwa Oludimu on April 23, 2021
Daddy Solola,
I am proud to have known you and even prouder to have been associated with you.
I am a better man to have observed your life and heeded your counsel.
To carry on your legacy will be an honour.
Memories of you will forever be cherished till we meet again
Posted by Yewanday Adedoja on April 23, 2021
Daddy,i thank God for making our path to cross and you being my father's brother...i will continue to remember you ..if you people do meet or reconnect..am sure your brother (my father) will be happy to have you around....you...may Allah SWT grant you Aljanah fridaus and make your final abode more comfortable....
Your niece
Posted by Mofoluwake Williams on April 23, 2021
My dear Brother, your passing was shocking and it's hard to consume for a whole lot of reasons but God remains unquestionable ... I pray Almighty Allah accept your soul and be with all you left behind.
Alhaja Tawa Obayomi❤️
Posted by Mofoluwake Williams on April 23, 2021
Inalilahi waina ilehi rojiun , Indeed, 'Oba alapadupe ni Olorun' and this leaves us with the option of not questioning The ALMIGHTY irrespective of our state of mind. May Almighty Allah forgive your sins and grant you Aljanah Firdaus Uncle . Rest Well Sir ❤️.
Posted by Udeme Ekpo on April 23, 2021
He was a lovely father. A disciplinary but a friend. Daddy, we will miss you. Rest well!!!
Posted by Bola Okupe on April 22, 2021
So sorry to hear of uncle Farouk’s passing. May his gentle soul Rest In Peace. Amen. To my dear cousins, e pele o. May God grant you all the fortitude to bear his loss. Amen.
Posted by Aderemilekun Adedoja seri... on April 22, 2021
My darling Uncle! I did not think we would be here this soon. You were always so vivacious and so warm and so loving that I suppose I just took your being around for granted. I have so many memories of you growing up and living withyou. I will cherish the time that we had together and those days you introduced me to the world of Telenovela (*second chance). The amazing memories that you have left behind. I missed the days when I was staying with you that breakfast was alreadybeforewe all woke up.The Bible says in everything give thanks, and I am indeed full of thanksgiving for the privilege of having had you in my life. You are INIMITABLE and IRREPLACEABLE. I love you but God loves you more and I know that he has you resting comfortably in his everlasting arms. Rest Well Uncle. Rest in Perfect Peace.
Posted by Chinenye Akakporo on April 22, 2021
Rest on Mr Farouk Solola.

May your gentle soul continue to rest well.

I also pray God's comfort for the family you have left behind.
We will miss you.

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Posted by Yemi Adedoja on April 29, 2021
You will be dearly missed, Uncle Farouk. I will always remember the fond memories of my siblings and I spending holidays with you, Aunty and my cousins in Maryland, Lagos, and how much fun we had. It’s one of the highlights of my childhood memories. Adieu my handsome uncle. Love and hugs to my cousins.
Posted by Hussein Babs. Lawal (Pan ... on April 26, 2021
Ina lilai waina ilaehi rojiun. (From Allah we came, to Him we shall return at d appointed time.)

Its with a heavy heart that I write this tribute on behalf of my family, to a friend and brother Alhaji Farouk Oyenekan Solola who had been so since our first contact at Lintas in d 70's.

He was one of those that believe in my competence in d area of graphic arts and print production. If I had not chosen to go with some other colleagues earlier, I could have been a shareholder and director in a company he invited me.

Business dealings apart, we became family friends.
I cannot forget his show of magnanimity towards my family in 1985. We just had a baby boy and he paid us a visit to congratulate us. In that period, NEPA had refused to give us light for a while.

At that point, he offered us a generating set. This singular action strengthened our relationship to d extent that we decided to name our last son Farouk in his honour.
We have not met in a while but we related on social media.

Our sincere condolences go to his family as we pray Almighty Allah will accept him in Aljanah Fridaos and comfort those he left behind.
Adieu.


Posted by Dr. Segun O'Sheg Oshinowo on April 24, 2021
Say Bros Farouk, I grew up with you in the Oshinowo household. You were there when I was was born. I grew up with you as my brother. All my life you were always very nice to me! May your soul Rest In Peace!
his Life

Biography of Alhaji Oyenekan Farouk Solola

Alhaji Oyenekan Farouk Solola was born to Badru Salaudeen Solola Sanyaolu and Alhaja Rabiatu Layonu Olorunkemi on 27 July 1944 in Sabongari Kano, KANO STATE, Nigeria. 
Farouk, as he is referred to by friends and family, is an Egba man from Abeokuta Township. He is from Lika compound in Igbein, Abeokuta. He is 8th generation descendant of Arole Basogun Otunba Oyinbo, a marine businessman who obtained the alias “Otunba Oyinbo” because of his intermediary role between the ‘Oyinbo’ and the indigenous marine business people.
Farouk attended Holy Trinity Primary School in Kano for kindergarten and primary education. At the age of 9 he was moved from Kano to live with his great uncle, Pa L.S Oshinowo who was a civil servant in the Western region of Nigeria in Ibadan. 
He attended Ibadan Grammar School, Molete, Ibadan from 1959 to 1966 where he completed his secondary and higher school education and obtained a HSC in English, Economics and Government. He thereafter attended the University of Ife, Ile-Ife in Osun State from where he graduated with a B.A Honors in English.
He started his work life at United Africa Company (UAC) as a Management Trainee in 1971. He then moved to Ogilvy Benson and Mathers (OBM) to begin a career in advertising. As his career in advertising progressed, he moved to LINTAS where he worked until he established his own media and advertising company – Media Group Limited. The company which was a fore-runner  of its peers in the 1980s, serviced clients like the United Bank for Africa (UBA), First Bank of Nigeria (FBN), Livestock Feeds and many more.
In addition to advertising and publicity, Media Group also had subsidiaries who provided mobile cinema, book publishing, medical journal publication and graphic equipment maintenance services.  His children were actively involved in his business, often spending their school vacations working on one project or the other with daddy.
Farouk married the love of his life, Josephine Olasimbo (Nee Olatunji), on the 18th of April 1972 and they were blessed with six children – Olufunlola, Temitope, Temitayo, Tolulope, Olumide and Titilope through whom God has blessed them with many grandchildren. 
Olasimbo went to be with the Lord on 25th September 2020 and it is not surprising that Farouk departed this world on 18th April 2021 – their 49th wedding anniversary.
OYENEKAN'S ORIKI

Oyenekan Aremu

Igbein Motu,

Omo Ojoru,

Omo Arole Basogun; Otunba Oyinbo,

Omo Aroyeola

Omo Olaonipekun

Omo Akin, Omo Agbede

Omo ILE LIKA ni Igbein.

Sun re o!

HIS SIBLINGS
  • Alh. Olu Solola (Deceased)
  • Alhaja Sidikat Akiyode (Deceased)
  • Alhaji Babatunde Solola (Deceased)
  • Alh. Rahman Bolaji Adedoja (Deceased)
  • Mr. Bandele Solola (Deceased)
  • Alhaja Idowu Eniola Sanyaolu
  • Dr. Abiodun Solola (Deceased)
  • Rev Dr. Oloruntoyin Abike Olanrewaju
  • Alh. Taoheed Adedoja
  • Alhaja Tawa Obayomi
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A TRIBUTE TO ONE OF US: FAROUK SOLOLA

Shared by A. A. T. Caulker on April 28, 2021
It is with heavy hearts that we have to put this piece together. Farouk, aka Farukee, was admitted into Ibadan Grammar School – IGS, in January 1959, like all of us. We were together as mates all our Secondary School days, as well as jolly friends. By December, 1963, after the School Certificate Examination, we parted ways and some stayed on for their Higher School Certificate – HSC Course, in our Alma – Mater.

He was diligent, obedient and brilliant student. He was trustworthy and loved by many. He was in Olubi House, and resided in “Extension Block”. He was a boxing enthusiast, along with the likes of – Adebola Johnson, alias Dodo, Olumeko, Wole Adeyemi and others. They organized the school’s Boxing Club in which Snr. Taiwo, alias Fatai Paso was the Chairman. He also served as a Boxing Referee. He was also a good footballer. He kept for his House and eventually became the school’s goalkeeper in 1965, in his HSC Class.

After completing our various disciplines and studies, and now adults, we came together again in Lagos to establish the Golden Jubilee Set Old Boys Association of IGS. Farouk took over the Secretariat later, and managed the class-set for several years. He did a fantastic job! We all appreciated him.

He served the class-set till his death. At the main body of the school’s association, Lagos Branch, Farouk did his best.

We all love you, but Allah loves you best.

Sleep in His bosom.

Adieu!

Golden Jubilee Set – Ibadan Grammar School.