This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Oluwademilade Adekanmbi, 20 years old, born on March 4, 1998, and passed away on February 23, 2019. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Riri Ferguson on March 4, 2022
Happy birthday Demi
Posted by Esther Adekanmbi on March 4, 2022
happy posthumous birthday Amao, just imagining you as a 24 year old, you for don mature, lol. We miss you everyday, especially today.
Posted by Samuel Adekanmbi on March 4, 2022
We have been in this position for the past three years to wish you a posthumous birthday. You ought to have turned 24 today being 4th March, 2022. Couldn't imagine how the day will be celebrated if you're with us!!!
Posted by Oladapo Charles on February 24, 2022
Didn't know what to write yesterday, but the boys(Coast, Abraham and myself) miss you a lot, miss and love you forever Tj
Posted by David Coast on February 23, 2022
Miss you forever Tj
Posted by James Morgan on February 23, 2022
What is dead may never die ❤️
Posted by Esther Adekanmbi on February 23, 2022

I miss you so much. so so much my dear brother and I love you more than you can ever imagine. Gone way too soon and your departure changed our family forever, slowly we are recovering. Your passing took away so much innocence and showed how fragile life is. Continue to rest in peace
Posted by Riri Ferguson on February 23, 2022

It’s been three years without you…
I still miss and love you x
Posted by Samuel Adekanmbi on February 23, 2022
Demi, your departure three years ago was just like yesterday in our minds, nevertheless:, "THOSE WE LOVE DONT GO AWAY, THEY WALK BESIDE US EVERYDAY, THEY ARE UNSEEN, UNHEARD, BUT ALWAYS NEAR, STILL MISSED AND VERY DEAR"
Posted by Nikolina Majić on March 5, 2021
Happy birthday Demi ❤️
Posted by Jola on March 4, 2021
Happy birthday Tunji, love you always angel ❤️
Posted by Samuel Adekanmbi on March 4, 2021
Demi, you were remembered barely a week ago and today your post humous birthday. You would have turned 23 but we give God the glory as we continue to cope with reality of life.
Posted by Riri Ferguson on March 4, 2021

Happy birthday to you x
Posted by Esther Adekanmbi on February 23, 2021
We miss you everyday but most especially today. Keep resting my star boy.
Posted by Riri Ferguson on February 23, 2021
Hello Demi,

I miss you so so much, I know you’re in a better place .
Posted by Samuel Adekanmbi on February 23, 2021
Amoo, just like that you're are becoming history but we thanked the Lord for His grace and mercy and to family members with your lovely friends that are always there for us as if you're still around.
Posted by David Coast on February 21, 2021
Gosh this time thing flies, I can’t believe it’s two years already. This time 2 years ago we were talking about something and I want you to know that I found the answer bro. Eureka!. It took losing you to find it, that happiness we both craved. Getting thrust into the bottom of the barrel when you left meant there was only one way I could go, Up. The climb out of the cloudy dark froth wasn’t the easiest but you helped me do it. As Classic as always you’re still leaving an impact even when you’re away. I miss you bro and I’m never gonna forget you, ever.
Posted by Dewunmi Adekanmbi on January 29, 2021
♥️ Missing you Demilade. Keep resting.
Posted by Esther Adekanmbi on January 11, 2021
Hey brother aka TJAK. I don’t know why I remembered that nickname today, you loved calling yourself that when we were much younger... till this moment, I still wonder why you had to go ... it doesn’t make sense and I’m not sure it ever will. You know what your passing has taught me? Empathy, kindness and making sure to live life to the fullest. When I hear someone passed away, I always say a prayer for their loved ones cause I know how much it hurts. I also make sure to hold my loved ones closer because what hurts me the most is the time I could have spent with you that I postponed :). Continue singing with the angels my star boy, love you forever and always.
Posted by Samuel Adekanmbi on January 10, 2021
Having you in mind everyday and today in particular, January 10, 2021 marked exactly two years you left Lagos for UK after the Christmas and New Year holiday and it was the last moment your mum and I shared with you at the Airport to wish you safe journey hoping to join you in UK in few months time for your school graduation. The rest is history.
Posted by Dewunmi Adekanmbi on December 30, 2020
Tunji mi,

Another end of the year without you. I miss you very much. This year has been a mixed bag but you have been on my mind everyday.

I love you. Keep resting.
Posted by Samuel Adekanmbi on December 28, 2020
Demilade, it was exactly two years ago (December 28, 2018) you arrived Lagos from UK to celebrate both Christmas and New Year celebration with us. Your demise continued to remain misery but our hope in the Lord is not lost. We appreciate your friends in UK that used to visit your resting place for beautification. The Lord will continue to protect us all.
Posted by Nikolina Majić on November 9, 2020
Posted by Oladapo Charles on November 9, 2020
Can't find words to describe how much I miss you Demi. I wish I gave you your roses while you were here, great heart and legend. Love you forever.
Posted by James Morgan on November 8, 2020
Posted by Dewunmi Adekanmbi on November 7, 2020
Tunji mi,

There's so much happening in the world and I wish you were here everyday. I miss you so much. It's almost two years since I saw you for the last time. I wish I hugged you tighter. I wish we had more time.

Keep resting in peace my love.
Posted by Esther Adekanmbi on September 20, 2020
Demilade mii, I miss you everyday. It’s been 19 months, some days the sadness gets a bit overwhelming like today especially I hear about the passing of a young person. I just imagine what that person’s loved ones are going through and it makes me really emotional. Life is moving so fast, sometimes in the negative direction, lol but no matter what happens, I think what would Tunji do? It still doesn’t make sense to me....

We’ve all been really strong , I don’t know how but we are finding ways to thrive. I miss you so so so much. Continue to Rest In Peace my beloved brother ❤️
Posted by Esther Adekanmbi on March 4, 2020
Hey Brother,

Happy post humous birthday... You're always on my mind, most especially on days like this. Miss you so much but we thank God for his mercies over us.
Posted by Samuel Adekanmbi on March 4, 2020
Amoo, today suppossed to be marked as your 22nd anniversary birthday on this planet but it was not so. The cold hands of death snatched you away just few days to mark it in 2019. Demilade, we are having you in mind every second particularly on 4th March and 23rd February of every year. We will continue to have hope in God for his comfort. Today is your day, celebrate it.
Posted by David Coast on February 24, 2020
I waited until today to write mine
Cause to me, you were still very much alive until this exact day last year when I found out what happened and felt something unprecedented; the devastating effect loss of a close friend, a brother could wrought.
Tunji, Demi
Your words are still as fresh as they were the last time we spoke, which Was just a day before.
I don’t think it is possible to forget you bro, I talk about you to everyone, every chance I get.
It is infact still unbelievable that you’re truly gone. Part of me still imagines the day I’d stumble into you on some foreign soil, and the ass whooping I’d give you for hiding for so many years, that part of me still believes you are very much alive.
Everytime I listen to Khalid-one of your favorite artists, It comes across as you singing. I’ve grown really fond of khalid within the last year, he really is as good as you say. There’s one song in particular that I always hear you sing, “Keep me” and the lyrics go something like “keep me in your life....keep me alive”
Those words got me through one year, And As I listen to it as I am right now, I reaffirm to myself that I would keep you alive. I would make sure to the best of my ability that your legacy would be felt. I would talk about you to anyone and everyone and I would do anything to keep you alive.
Until we meet again my brother, I know it’ll be in heaven, cause if I stumble into you on some foreign soil someday, I would only forgive you after we get into it.
Love you always Demi
Posted by Chuchu Ojekwe on February 24, 2020
Sometimes I cry, sometimes I laugh, sometimes I’m so upset. However I can assure you that the feeling that is always constant when I think of you, Tunji, is love. You know if anything, I’m grateful for the concept of love because how else would I have been able to understand that you may be dead but the love we shared as friends still lives on? That because of you I don’t just love on the surface anymore? Like the love of God- so deep, so endless and does not go down with the setting of the sun nor come up with the rising of it.
So Tunji, after a year, I realized what I owed you was gratitude. I’m here to say thank you. Thank you for saving me in my darkest days, for teaching me music that has healed me time and time again. Thank you for loving me when everyone else showed me hate. Thank you for inspiring me. For believing in me. 7 years of knowing you turned my life around and that’s why you’ll always be my own legend. We don’t count our friends by the years but by the memories we’ve made with them. The memories we shared are still unmatched and that’s how I know no one else will ever take your place. So my dear, sweetest, most beautiful soul, I hope you’re amongst your fellow angels, watching over me, your mom, your dad, sisters and everyone else who was blessed to have you in their lives. I hope my career is making you so so proud. There’s so much to say but I’ll end here because I’m overly emotional, as usual and I know you’d want me to live by the memories, not by loss. So I’ll keep you alive in my heart for as long as I breath. And till we meet again, rest in the peace and love and bosom of our lord jesus. I will always love you
Posted by Nikolina Majić on February 23, 2020
God knows how hard is for me to start writing this because it feels like the wounds are still fresh and I’m just escaping from the pain. It’s been one year since your beautiful soul left us. One hard year, where every single day you would find a way to get on my mind, I’ve been fighting with lots of thoughts and I’ve been trying to accept the fact that I will actually never see you again here. I’ve learned a lot and started appreciating stuff and taking stuff more serious. Man, It’s hard to accept this, now I do really realise life is too short, and in the blink of the eye it can completely turn other way.

I often remember last year and Christmas cooking and fish we never ate because of the cat who ate it lol, those moments cheer me up, and I keep them cause that’s the only thing I have left. Memories.

Demi, I miss you.
Posted by Tekome Aluya on February 23, 2020
Rest on ❤
Posted by Toni Enders on February 23, 2020
Tunji, it’s been a year you haven’t woken up. I still think of you every now and then and I’m sure you’re in your happy place. Bless you bro and live on. My bro for life
Posted by Esther Adekanmbi on February 23, 2020
Oluwademilade mii,

My star boy. What keeps playing in my mind is the few hours we spent when you came home December 2018, picking you from the airport, how much food you ate in my house  and wondering how one human being can consume so much. Then you slept and was snoring as if you were in your father’s house . I remember my heart being full that my brother was finally coming home by the middle of 2019. I told you I was pregnant with Tooni, it was too early to tell he was going to be a boy but you were just so happy that you’d be an uncle.

Demilade, I have so much to say... the last time I saw you was Jan 2, 2019. Hugged you like three times that day. If I knew that was the last time I’d see you, wouldn’t have let you go. Your passing away has really brought the rest of the family so close, something we took for granted. So many great things have happened since you left but everytime, I imagine what will Tunji say or do. The family chats would have been more lit . Sometimes I wish a director could shout cut and say this past year without you was just a movie or a dream. I have strong faith in Christ but still struggle to make sense out of this... it just doesn’t make sense to me.

The world won’t get to hear your amazing voice... I can’t even watch any reality music show anymore. Haven’t had the courage to listen to Khalid. Seeing young men your age still tears me up. I just keep thinking about what could have been, you’d probably be doing your NYSC now... and getting into the Lagos hustle vibes .I guess what I’m saying is I miss you and I love you My beloved brother. I know this time next year, we would be much better, we would have healed a little better cause I know that’s what you want. For now, I’d just keep feeling what I’m feeling. Keep shining over us my star boy, I’d start listening to music again just so I can feel you. Continue to Rest In Peace. Amoo...
Posted by Dewunmi Adekanmbi on February 22, 2020
Tunji mi,

It's been a strange year without you in it. I keep going back to Christmas 2018 and our cooking expedition. It was so jarring how much you had grown since the last time I saw you. I kept thinking, this little brother of mine is now a man. I remember asking if you were happy and you saying you were. I am believing that to be true; I am believing that you left happy. I love you, keep resting. 
Posted by Samuel Adekanmbi on February 22, 2020
Tunji, it was just like a dream for the past 365 days that you departed this sinful world. Painful as it was, we are very grateful to the Lord Almighty for His sustenance.
Missing you in the family is not because you're the only son or last born but someone that is believed would absolutely survived us after our ripe age. What was more devastating was the last discussion I had with you which was followed up with an email concerning travel visa to attend the graduation ceremony. The mail was sent on the morning of 23rd February!!! The rest is history.
Eventually in July 2019,  your Mum and I with close family friends in UK were at your school graduation ceremony in Brighton to receive on your behalf a Bsc degree in Computer Science having met the school criteria. Demi, we are grateful to RCCG in Nigeria and UK and our close family friends along with your School that organized a befitting burial for your departure. Your colleagues at Sussex University and old friends from Redeemer University and Albesta Academy are always in contact with us. Your close associates in UK have continued to visit your resting place to beautify it and this shows the type of love they have for you even after your transition. To God be the glory. Sun re oo, Amoo Agbe.
Posted by Jola on February 22, 2020
I can’t believe it’s been a year. I remember when I found out what happened. It took me a while to process. Till now, I’m still in shock. I couldn’t believe someone I had been friends with for so long wasn’t here anymore. I miss you but what I miss the most is listening to you sing. I still can’t listen to Coldplay because all I think about is you teaching me the counting stars lyrics. I remember your voice singing grenade every. single. day in jss3 lool you made me so sick of that song. To the friendliest, most beautiful and talented soul. We lost you but heaven gained an angel. We all miss you Tunji, love you always ❤️
Posted by Oladapo Charles on December 20, 2019
Hope (Demi my friend)
One major fact that i know is that, no matter how dark the cloud is, how threatening the thunder may sound, how scary the lightening is, how heavy the rain is, after all these the Sun will shine again, the cloud would clear up and we all would come out to play again my friend. You are not forgotten my friend forever in my heart. Legends never die.
Posted by Riri Ferguson on July 2, 2019
Well, Demi thank you for all you've done for me. You gave me a lot and received close to nothing. It's weird that I'm still hoping for something else. ...I wish things didn't end like this.
I still listen to recorded phone calls, read the saved chats on Instagram and Snapchat to remember I met an amazing person on earth.
I honestly I miss our banter and a lot of other things. It's just sad that I've lost a very close friend to the cold hands of death.

I will never ever forget you
Ciao Abiola x
Posted by David Coast on May 3, 2019
If I had known it would be the last when we spoke on that Friday, I’d have spent the time savouring those last moments, and absorbing every bit of your story so I could pass it on to the world. But by life’s design, I was oblivious of this. However I find solace in knowing that out final moments were spent laughing over a joke you had made, and that’s the version I would always remember of you, the happy child.
It’s been months since you passed, yet it feels like it never happened, like you’re only hiding in some distant land, laughing in your usual cheerful manner while pulling off the most horrible prank. Forgive me for writing this late, I confess I was afraid, scared to bear the full gravity of the reality that you’re gone.
Thoughts have been in the back of my mind the same way a name can be on the tip of your tongue; Enough to almost remember, yet not enough to recall. In those thoughtful moments I take a nostalgic trip down memory lane and I arrive at a sunny summer day when we roll our trousers, Kick off our shoes and play football in the park again. Barefooted, shirtless, laughing at how much you suck without a care in the world.
What hurts the most is the world would never get to hear you, your version of events, your side of the story, the world would never get to see it’s ugly reflection through your beautiful eyes, your amazing voice, and your deep soul...I promise to tell your story Tunji, I promise to relay the exact version of that story to the world, because it was and would forever be a beautiful story.
Posted by Ade Obayomi on April 20, 2019
Tunji my longest known friend. I was just alerted about your passing. I had my my suspicions but never imagined anything of this degree. God has his reasons. It’s the world we live in. I wish your family peace of mind. And I wish you eternal peace. There’s more in my mind. But I know you know .
Posted by Dipo Ogidan on April 15, 2019
its the saddest thing and its not something i could have ever imagined through our time in school.
I still can't comprehend it and i dont think i would ever be able to. You were always a vibrant soul, the very best person, first to be friends with the new guy. We always argued about football and i really miss the good old days but im glad its the last thing we did some hours before it happened. It was a pleasure being your friend.
You have a special place in our hearts and i know youre in a better place. Rest in perfect peace blood❤.
Posted by Femi Olawole on April 10, 2019
I hate how i got the news because you were on my mind throughout that week, i was too busy to reach out and when i heard what happened i was in shock. You played a big part in my life, you'll never be forgotten. You inspired me to keep on writing poetry.
Rest on bro, you're loved.
Posted by Toluwanimi Amusan on April 10, 2019
Our last born, I’m happy I got to know the magic that is you. I don’t understand why you had to leave so early. We didn’t see as often but you were always there when I needed you. Your laughter and your voice were some of my favorite things to hear. I’d ask you to sing and you will, no complaints. I’m grateful that we got to speak in your last hours even though it was so short. Saying I miss you is an understatement but I know you’re in a better place. Thank you for always challenging me with your views on everything. Thank you for being a source of motivation and encouragement; a shoulder to always cry on.

Adetunji, you are rare, you are beautiful, you are amazing, your voice is pure gold, you are an intelligent vibrant soul and you are more than a brother. I’m not writing in the past because really there are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart. A great soul never dies. Rest easy My Wingman, till you sing for me again.
Posted by Chuchu Ojekwe on April 10, 2019
When I count my blessings, I count you twice. You came into my life and basically changed the way I saw things. You became my best guy and you taught me how to love. I can never make sense of what happened to you and why it was you this happened to, but I’m grateful to God for making our paths cross and for blessing me with a soul like yours. For the teachings I got from you that I’ll forver cherish. Thank you for giving me a chance to be your friend. Thank you for being there when no one else was. Thank you for showing me depths and for letting me into your own life as well.
I remember talking to you just a week before you passed away, and I reminded you of how much our friendship meant to me. I thanked you for being my friend and I told you I’ll always love you. I didn’t understand why I got so emotional but I’m so so thankful I expressed myself.
The memories I have with you will forever be held in the highest esteem. I’m sure I have another angel watching over me now and that in its self, is the greatest form of love.
Whatever my lot, God has taught me to say, It is well with our souls and till we meet again, Rest well my dear boy. Rest well.
Posted by Toni Enders on April 10, 2019
Perhaps they are not Stars,
but rather openings
where our Loved ones shine down
to let us know they are Happy. Rest In Peace my Bro. Forever missed.
Posted by Dewunmi Adekanmbi on April 10, 2019
My sweet beautiful brother,
It is a sign of how completely loved you are that this hurts this much. I know it is beautiful where you are because your beautiful soul deserves nothing less. Above all else I wish you God's peace Demilade mi. I miss you; you are, and will always be loved.
Posted by Esther Adekanmbi on March 26, 2019
We got a call that changed my family forever. That dreaded call that nobody prays for - your loved one has passed on.
March 4, 1998, this cutie came into our lives and we finally had a brother. He will carry the Adekanmbi name on. You carried the name well till your last moment and we are super super super proud of you.
Darkness fell like a thick fog and it seemed like our light was shut out but slowly and surely it is lifting. Our hearts are filled with sorrow and pain but our spirits are full of thanksgiving. God has been so faithful, His word is helping and the Holy Spirit has been so comforting.
Goodbye Adetunji Oluwademilade ❤. Your memories live on in our hearts. You will never be forgotten.

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Posted by Riri Ferguson on March 4, 2022
Happy birthday Demi
Posted by Esther Adekanmbi on March 4, 2022
happy posthumous birthday Amao, just imagining you as a 24 year old, you for don mature, lol. We miss you everyday, especially today.
Posted by Samuel Adekanmbi on March 4, 2022
We have been in this position for the past three years to wish you a posthumous birthday. You ought to have turned 24 today being 4th March, 2022. Couldn't imagine how the day will be celebrated if you're with us!!!
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​Early memories

Earliest memory of Tunji is the day he was brought home from the hospital. Funny enough, I did not know my mom was pregnant. All I know is I came home from school and I had a little brother. Then there was his naming ceremony, "Adetunji Olawale Abiola Junior, Oluwademilade Amoo Adekanmbi" We all elected to call him Demilade because that was what his birth represented for us, especially my parents. A crown that the Lord bestowed on us. I love this name so much.  I find myself singing it after his passing - Oluwamidemilade Ayo Oluwamidemilade Ogo. Tunji means so much to us; our very own golden child. 

Did I Iike toddler Tunji? Not quite. He was a massive cry baby. Demi would stand on his tiptoes and scream about the injustices he was facing. Imagine a tiny tot in diapers stretched out screaming. Not an endearing sight. Tunji's back always seemed to itch. He would go up to the refrigerator and rub his back to relieve the itch.  My sisters and I can never forget Tunji's "scratch it!!" refrain. It was hilarious.  
Another memory is of Tunji breaking the glass door on the TV shelf we had in our house back in Iyana Ipaja. My memory is not quite clear but I think it might have involved his yellow tricycle or something. I do know for sure that we lost that door because of him.  Other key highlights of Toddler Tunji:
He marked Bola (literally). She has a scar on her face from Tunji's nails. I don't remember her offence but the scar is still on her face.
He wore those funny striped panties (yellow, blue, red, green)
He had two favorite T-shirts that were practically the same but in different colors
He was forced to wear suits (by my mother)
He was the cutest baby and toddler

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Recent stories

Christmas 2018

Shared by Dewunmi Adekanmbi on December 25, 2021
Demilade mi,

Christmas 2018 holds  a special place in my heart because it was the last time I saw you. I remember us cooking jollof rice (that didn't turn out well). You didn't do any cooking but you suggested wine (that also didn't turn out well).  If I had known you were going to leave us in two months, I would have taken more time to commit that Christmas to memory. I miss you so much. I cannot believe how final death is. But, unfortunately for death, you live on in the memories and hearts of those who love you (I stole this line from Harry Potter - I think).

Sweet and sour christmas

Shared by Esther Adekanmbi on December 2, 2021
That’s how the festive season feels sometimes. We were planning your homecoming and looking for the best tickets this time in 2018. If we had an inkling, maybe we would have bought a one-way ticket. Aburo mi atata, we miss you so much, I miss you so so much. I keep imagining what type of uncle you’d have been, probably teaching Tooni “big boy things”. Continue watching over us with the angels. Rest In Peace baby 
Shared by B P on August 31, 2021
Hi Demi, 
It's been a long time and I don't know why today of all days, it's hitting me hard. I keep trying to be strong but after you left, it's like my world spiralled down. I miss you. I miss you a lot. If you were here, you would be telling me to calm down and that everything will get better eventually. I wish you took your advice then. I wish I'd sent you a text or even given you a quick phone call that night to reassure you of your same advice. Could that have made a difference? The last time I saw you was July 20, 2018. I never ever thought that would be the last time I get to see or hug you. I appreciated our friendship. We got each other. When I got that call and heard the news, I felt my heart broke. I asked myself questions that could and will never be answered. Today, I still feel a piece of my life missing. I still grieve you. Everyday. You had an amazing soul and you had your whole life ahead of you. I'm lost. I can only ask that you guide over us as our angel. Our star boy. I love you and I miss you so much.