This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Olaiya Joseph, born on November 11, 1936, and passed away on February 24, 2021. We will remember him forever.

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Mini Biography of My father

He was born on November 11,1936. To the family of Olaiya of Odo iju in Ayetoro Ekiti. The mother passed away shortly after giving birth to the baby Akinola Joseph Olaiya. He was therefore handed over to the immediate junior sister to his late mother in the person of 'Yeye Gbenuola " who was herself childless. She was extremely joyful by this bundle of joy as a gift to her. She raised him as her very own, that Akinola never knew she was not his mother even many years after her death.

Joseph Akinola Olaiya attended the prestigious University of Ibadan where he studied Economics. He was in Melanmby hall.

He worked in several places and served on many companies board. He was a bank manager at the default National Bank of Nigeria for many years before voluntary retirement in the early 80's.
He was an outstanding family man, he married his youthful wedded wife in 1969 and the union is blessed with children and grandchildren.

He became the Obanla of Ayetoro Ekiti in 1979 the position he cherished till death. He served his people with great tenacity and passion. 
He bagged several awards, both local and national. 

Just like every living being,  Joseph Akinola Olaiya faced many challenges, ups and downs in his life time. 
On December 18th 2020 he found grace and peace with God his make before seeing death. He made a decision to accept Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and savior. He got born again. Hallelujah  


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Living Memories

Shared by Superboy Outreach on March 5, 2021
Living Memories

Flash back:

I remember as a teenager how we'll gather to pray for our parents to get born again before dieing. For me it was like... Forget it ask for something else. You see, God is still in the business of answering prayers don't give up on them and everyone members of your family, keep the fire on the altar burning

December 2020, like never before, I had this unusual restlessness in my spirit to see my dad before our usual Christmas season visit to Ayetoro. I told my husband to prepare a powerful new birth message that we are going to Ayetoro for that singular reason.... Lead him to Christ!

December 16th I had a terrible accident, I was supposed to be on POP, with a POP I will not travel to see him. But Jesus prevailed over the situation, the X ray result show no fracture... that was a miracle, looking at the situation.
So my hands was hanged instead of the POP.

We traveled on the 18th, I removed the hanger in the car, packaged myself for the occasion. I ignored the pains.
My dad unlike every other times, was willing. He cut into our well prepared messages and asked "What must I do to be saved, what must I do to escape God's punishment for my many wrongs"... he was weeping like a baby. (weeping and Confessing as much as he could remember) my hubby couldn't stand him crying he had to hug him)

I thank God for the privilege, opportunity, and grace. Except the Lord does it, nobody can. Thank You Jesus Thank You Holy Spirit for your prompting. And the ability to yield.

30 Trillion Hallelujah
My Matthew 6:33 mission