omonike
Omonike Akinjide
  • 48 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 22, 1969
  • Date of passing: May 28, 2017
Let the memory of Omonike be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Omonike Akinjide, 48, born on February 22, 1969 and passed away on May 28, 2017. We will remember her forever.


Funeral Arrangements
(Colours: Hint of Blue or Pink)

29th June 2017
4:00pm
Service of Songs
St. Luke’s Church, 12 Kidderpore Avenue, Hampstead NW3 7SU 
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30th June 2017
11:00
Funeral Service
Holy Trinity Brompton,
Brompton Road, London, SW7 1JA

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13:30
Cemetery

Hendon Holders Hill Rd, London NW7 1NB

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15:00
Reception

Hendon Hall
Ashley Lane, Hendon, NW4 1HF.

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Some of you have kindly offered to make contributions to the funeral arrangements and we've made it easy by setting up this page. https://www.leetchi.com/c/memorial-omonike-akinjide
 Thank you for your generousity
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Commendation Service (Lagos)
30th of June
11:00
Trinity House,
Water Corporation Roas,
Victoria Island,
Lagos, Nigeria
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Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Doyin Wilson on 8th October 2017

"Senior Nike, Just got this shocking news last night. I know you're in a better place, continue to rest in peace till we meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by Alma Arroyo on 24th July 2017

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This tribute was added by Lola Aluko on 23rd July 2017

"Omonike,
I have thought about you everyday since I heard about your call home. I sadly was unable to attend your sending off. I still hear your voice, and see your unique smile. Rest in peace sweet Nike. I pray that God will continually comfort.and strengthen your family .
Love Always xx"

This tribute was added by Olufemi Vaughan on 11th July 2017

"My Dear Yomi:
Please accept my heartfelt condolences. May the Almighty God be with you, the children, and the family during this difficult time. Eternal Rest Grant unto Omonike, O Lord. Love always, your cousin Femi"

This tribute was added by Olayide Dawodu on 4th July 2017

"Nike, was very down to earth, the perfect example of a Christian.  I pray for the grace of continuity for Yomi and children she left behind. Continue to rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Bosola Akinsete on 3rd July 2017

"My darling nike. It's been too painful to visit this site until now. I remember how close we were growing up, visiting each other back.and forth from new campus to old campus, making sure we were in the same schools, hanging out ... and then got so busy with life we didnt see each other for so long. Now  I will never get  the chance in this life so say how much I appreciate  and love you and how  I will really miss you. But I know you are at peace now, no pain, no stress and by God's grace I and your loved ones will see you again in the next life. RIP my dear Nike."

This tribute was added by Arike Aiyetigbo on 3rd July 2017

"Xx"

This tribute was added by Sophia Ajani on 3rd July 2017

"Dear Aunty Nike
You will always, always be the best Godmother I could ever wish for. You encouraged me and inspired me to walk in faith and to love others just as you did. Thank you for always being there for me and understanding me so well. I have only beautiful memories of you. Although you are not on earth with me anymore, you are definitely deep in my heart. You are in my voice when I sing, in my tears when I cry, in my fingertips when I play the piano and in my very soul when I pray. I know that your presence will never disappear because it flows in everyone who was privileged to meet you.
With love from your Goddaughter, Isabelle Ajani"

This tribute was added by R Jones on 2nd July 2017

"Dear Family and Friends of Omonike, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Please take comfort in Jehovah God's unfailing promises that truly comfort us and inspire hope. Revelation 21:3-5 helps us see how soon falling asleep in death will no longer plague us. Job 14:14-15 expresses his strong yearning to reunite them with us. Yes soon we will be able to resume our association with them and what a wonderful time that will be."

This tribute was added by Whitney Jones on 2nd July 2017

"My condolences go out to Omonike's friends and family. We all long for the time when Revelation 21:3, 4 will be a reality! At that time, our loved ones will live again and will be reunited with those who love them. Please be assured in the meantime, that the "God of all comfort" has the desire and ability to comfort you in your time of grief. 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4."

This tribute was added by Arike Aiyetigbo on 1st July 2017

"Dear Sister Omonike,
The first time I met you was at your Sister's house in Denmark. I met a gentle, soft, loving, caring, peaceful, pleasant and a beautiful woman. That you have moved to glory, is still a mystery to many including myself. Nonetheless we all are grateful that you belong to Jesus and you are with him now.
Rest on! Dearest sister. You are the star and you shine even brigther in your sleep. Sleep on in peace in your creator's arm.
Lots of Love
Funmi"

This tribute was added by Dele Olawoye on 30th June 2017

"Nike, I cherish our time at Dundee. There I found you to be hospitable, diligent, humble, friendly, sincere and forthright in your views. You were serious but your fun-side manifested in many ways - one of which, to my surprise, was to see you practicing on the drum-kit at church one mid-week afternoon (or thereabouts) when hardly any one was around. I also have fond memories of bible studies at my place amongst other fun things with our colleagues at the time. Your service, afterwards, to the Lord and to humanity is indeed inspiring. You ran your race faithfully and I'm inspired to do likewise. Rest in Perfect Peace till we meet again. I trust that the Lord will preserve your children and all whom you held dear.// Dele Olawoye"

This tribute was added by Yasmin Mohammed Prest on 30th June 2017

"Dearest Nike, Where do I begin?!....words have failed me since I heard that you had gone to be in the bosom of the Lord. Yes, I ask Why every day.......ofcourse, there are no answers. Not for me to question the Lord but I have found it very hard to understand. So, I prefer to remember the wonderful vibrant, funny, intelligent, witty and beautiful soul that was Nike. Thank you for being in my life and encouraging me to walk with the Lord. Thank you too for spending the New Years Eve that just passed with  my family, my friends and I. I will cherish that night Nike. May the Lord continue to strengthen Yomi, Tiwa, Demi , Dunni , Your Mum, your siblings and all your immediate family. Rest in Peace until we meet again...... Yas x"

This tribute was added by Oluwatosin Onile-Ere-Rotimi on 30th June 2017

"I hope that you will bear me as I may linger on memory lane a little too long in this our last conversation.
Do you remember we met on a beautiful spring day in 2003, in St. John's Wood London at a church play group for toddlers? The only Nigerians in a sea of English women? We gravitated cautiously towards one another, you with a determined Demi and me, with my ‘clingon', Simi! Fourteen years. Where did they go? I remember idyllic birthday parties at the Serpentine Lido in Hyde Park, picnics at Kenwood House with Arike, puffing up Golders Hill, the sounds of giggling children, a lovely day at out at Kenwood, Yomi’s dazzling 50th birthday party.
People expected you to have airs and graces but your warmth and humility soon disarmed the most ardent sceptics. However, you were no pushover. Never that. You were clear about your boundaries and you guarded your family’s privacy with the ferocity of a veritable African lioness.

But it wasn’t all laughter and sunshine. I remember the support that you and Yomi gave to Gbenga when I made a poor habit of being sick and in hospital; you baby-sat  Simi, made her welcome in your home. You were a tower of support when my faith faltered and I railed against God at the loss of my niece, then my brother and finally my sister. You never condemned nor upbraided me for my despair, my desperate anger at God but you were also unwavering in your belief in the mercy of God.
You welcomed me into your fold. You invited me to thought provoking prayer meetings at your home.  We challenged one another and through it, our understanding of each other grew. I met beautiful, wonderful and faith-filled women, one of whom has become a steadfast friend. You shared your time, your faith and your bread.

After Demi and Simi started school we wrestled with options. Stay home? Go back to work? Eventually, we found our paths.
You have comforted and counselled me in my many struggles, and selfishly, my heart is heavy that you didn’t give me the opportunity to be there for you.

We last spent quality time in October 2014, when you took me out to lunch at your favourite Chinese in Bayswater, after three years of silence. I had just come back to the UK from many years living away and picking up the shards of my life. You counselled me and deftly evaded any questions about yourself except for when you spoke about the Christianna Foundation with pride and passion. I was swept along by your passion and proud that you had made real your vision. As we wrapped up the meal and headed back to North London, you insisted on paying. “Next time” you said, “you pay!” I can't deny that I am disappointed that you chose not to share with me; I would have welcomed the chance to pray and intercede for you, my dear sister with our Lord. I would have had a reason to forget my own troubles in the fight for your victory.

As we hugged and parted, we promised to spend more time together but we only met once again face to face.

You were an exemplary mother and wife and you knit your family together with love, patience and devotion. You left too soon but you were always prepared for the unforeseen. I have no doubt that you have armed your children with the foundation to succeed in life’s battles. They will flounder. We will all flounder. But they will also prosper and do you proud. Your husband will be a great mother to them also; after all Yomi learned from the best.

So my dearest Omonike, it is time to say adieu for I will see you soon enough but just not as we had planned.

Sleep well my friend. Sun si afefe ire.  Ami"

This tribute was added by Akin Oloko on 30th June 2017

"A big loss. I commiserate with the entire family. May God console you. Amen."

This tribute was added by Ibukun Osifo on 30th June 2017

"Dearest Nike I am still in shock at the sad news of your passing! I remember you with nothing but fondness and love. As we trust in God and his Will, may your gentle soul rest in his perfect peace. I pray for Gods strength for all to bear such a heart breaking loss."

This tribute was added by Ayotola Jagun on 30th June 2017

"Dear Nike, who would have thought that the 21st of May would be the last time I would see you this side of heaven. You were your usual loving, gracious and positive self.  We spoke briefly about your hopes for tge Christianna Foundation and parted looking forward to your next trip to Nigeria.  Each day on earth indeed is a gift and you lived your days with wisdom.  Till we meet again my dear sister, rest well.  You will truly be missed but I am confident that the Lord will take care of all those you have left behind."

This tribute was added by Sophia Ajani on 29th June 2017

"When I met Nike years ago, I was instantly drawn to her.  I knew she was a gem. Time would reveal that what I sensed was her deep capacity to relate and love.
Nike invited me to a women’s fellowship which she hosted in her home. We would meet regularly over a seven year period to share our faith, dreams and struggles. The heartbeat of the fellowship was prayer and Nike would thoughtfully plan each session so that everyone would leave feeling uplifted and refreshed.  I looked forward to the fellowships; I really could leave all the cares of the world at Nike’s front door.  Nike’s vision for the fellowship extended beyond the group of ladies, she would lead prayers for our families, husbands and children, and she loved to organise and host events that brought us all together to celebrate life. Over 7 years friendships grew between us ladies, our husbands and our children. I learnt after Nike’s death from one of the ladies from the fellowship, that Nike kept a long list of children that she would regularly pray for, and that my daughter was on that list. I was amazed but I shouldn’t have been, this was Nike’s style, she loved generously.
Since Nike’s death I have been trawling though text messages and e-mails as a way to hold on to her memory.  I found an e-mail that she wrote to her fellowship ladies dated 21-Jan-2010. The purpose of the e-mail was to announce that the fellowships would be drawing to a close due to new commitments. Nike ends the e-mail with these words…. ''Anyway in all that you do let us remember what matters most in life. What can you take to heaven with you?  Only people.  So your relationships count the most. Take time to nurture them''
Thank you Nike for always being so thoughtful, kind and loving. Your light shone brightly and will continue to shine. Rest in peace beautiful lady and may God protect and pour out his grace and love to your precious husband, children and wider family.  
With much love and gratitude
Sophia Ajani"

This tribute was added by Monia Antonioli on 26th June 2017

"I am deeply saddened by the too early departure of Nike...a gentle, warm, good hearted soul like few others.
I had the privilege to know her for a few years only and in this relatively short time she has been a source of inspiration in many ways: as a woman, a devoted mom and wife, a humanitarian advocate and a friend. I treasure the moments with her, both here and in Nigeria, where she taught me and showed me so much by sharing her world with me and guiding me into her culture.
I feel grateful for having had the huge honour to meeting you Nike.
I imagine you now walking gracefully into light, with the elegance and the smile that always distinguished you.
They say people keep on living through the memory of those who remember them... the memory of  you will always remain vivid in my heart.
Ti voglio bene"

This tribute was added by Elami Abigo on 26th June 2017

"Exit of a Gem so bright, may your legacy leave on for the betterment of humanity.
May the lord console your family.
Rest i Peace."

This tribute was added by Betty Bolatito Awe on 25th June 2017

"Abayo,I was so awfully sorry to receive the information in respect of your darling wife and long time faithful Companion! It was so hard to Comprehend"

This tribute was added by Kunmi Olatunbosun on 24th June 2017

"Yomi, I'm deeply shocked and sadden at news of demise of your wife. May her soul rest in peace and may God Almighty forgive her shortcoming if any. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort as our hearts and thought go out to you. We prayed God to uphold you and God's love to onfolds you during this difficult time and helps you heal with the passage of time. Remember that heaven is a place nearby, so there's no need to say goodbye but to hold to good memories for comfort. Please words cannot express how sorry we are at this time. Please take heart. Regards and our big love to you all."

This tribute was added by Arike Aiyetigbo on 24th June 2017

"Ny dear brother Yomi,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May the Almighty give you and the kids the strength and fortitude to cope. Life is not about how long but how well. Take heart in the fact that His will cannot be challenged and He has a purpose for everything He bestows on us. It is well with you."

This tribute was added by Adekunle Bamgboye on 24th June 2017

"Yomi I've only just been informed! I'm so sorry to hear of the demise of your lovely wife, quite shocking. May Christ comfort and keep you and your children through this difficult period and beyond Amen. May her soul rest in perfect peace in the bosom of the Lord Amen."

This tribute was added by AdeLeke Oni on 24th June 2017

"I'm so sorry Abayomi & Kids, for the loss. I pray that you are strengthened by the Grace and Love of God. Amen."

This tribute was added by Ibukun Fakeye on 24th June 2017

"Omonike, a gentle and kind soul lives on."

This tribute was added by Tope Edu on 24th June 2017

"Omonike was a truly beautiful person. Sweet, sincere, kind, focused, a dedicated wife and mother, devout, strong, wise with a real sense of humour.  She was so full of life -her big beautiful eyes would light up and her laugh was infectious. I remember our days at Aluko & Oyebode and how much I admired her integrity, her strength and her spirit. So much so that when I had my first daughter I named her Omonike.

I pray that God will give Yomi, her three beautiful children and the entire Akinjide and Oladapo family the strength and grace to cope with this great loss. May dear Omonike's soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Toyin Olakanpo on 23rd June 2017

"I received a WhatsApp message this morning only to see Nike's face and details of her funeral. Yomi - I am so sorry. I had no idea that Nike had passed. This is very sad news.  My heart goes out to you and the kids. May Nike's gentle and beautiful soul rest in peace and may God comfort you all. Amen"

This tribute was added by Doris Akinlosotu on 22nd June 2017

"Dear Cousin Omonike, very sad and shocked to hear about your passing to glory.  I will forever cherish the moment I spent with you and the rest of the family each time I came over to spend my whole three months holiday with you guys in Lagos.  You were wonderful and accommodating.  May God Almighty console and be with the family you left behind.  May your gentle soul rest in peace cousin.  Adios.  We will meet again in paradise!"

This tribute was added by P J on 21st June 2017

"My sincere condolences to the family.   It's especially difficult to lose someone so full of life.  Your loved one apparently lived life joyfully and really loved people. God has promised to bring about a time when we can see our loved ones again. Revelations 21:3,4.  At that time all mankind will enjoy perfect health on a paradise earth.  May you find comfort from the God of all comfort"

This tribute was added by Adetutu Ayeni on 21st June 2017

"Nike........ Words fail me. I don't know what to say, what to think. I had no idea about what you were going through. On the flight to London for half term I said to myself that I would call you towards the weekend. I never did, I wish I had. Then Lola Amos Oluwole called me and informed me that you passed away.
Even as I am writing this down, it is hard for me to believe that you are gone. I can  still see your beautiful face smiling. You were gentle,soft spoken and yet firm in your ways. You had strong faith in Jesus and loved the things of God. Your dedication as a wife and mother was exceptional. You were a fantastic encourager. You always cheered me on to do my best, whatever it was. You spoke about God's will in almost every single conversation we  had. You were a rare gem!! My prayer is that God will comfort Yomi, the children, mom and your siblings. You will be missed by so many of us.
Rest In Peace sweetie!!!"

This tribute was added by Olumide Amos-Oluwole on 21st June 2017

"Sweet angel, Nike. Rest on in the bossom of our Lord.
May God strengthen Yomi, the children and your mum during these trying times."

This tribute was added by Ibipo & Josh Ogundipe on 20th June 2017

"Nike...an amazing cousin and in-law gone too soon.
As the angles welcome you home may your gentle and sweet soul rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by AO Dikibo on 19th June 2017

"I will always remember your kind and gentle manner. How you always greeted  me warmly and encouraged me to come to your church (HTB). You were so caring with my niece Chloe who spent so much time at your home after school and during school vacations. I remember your words to me: 'God will send the right one,' when I was a single girl, and how you hosted a party before the wedding at your home. You even came all the way to Colchester for our grandmother's funeral. I could go on...You will be most sorely missed. Beautiful, kind, classy and most of all a believer in God, who according to his infinite wisdom called you home, on a recruitment drive for Angels. May your legacy in the Christianna foundation live on. It is well.xx"

This tribute was added by Celine Cupit on 19th June 2017

"I was an french Au pair when I've met Nike. The first thing I said when I saw her : What a pretty lady. She amazed me.  I learned a lot about faith and hope with her.
She bring us: Lulu Chloe  and her family at Church and in an wonderfull concert in 2012.
Beautifull, Simple,Brave,Kind I can add more but I will stay simple .
She will always stay in my heart.
Love for her family I don't forget you.
Céline #Lulu's aupair"

This tribute was added by Lulu Irele on 19th June 2017

"Sweet Nike I can't believe I won't see your beautiful smile again and get a warm welcoming hug from you. It hurts!
I feel so lucky to have known the beautiful person that was Nike. It was a chance meeting that brought Nike into my life. Nike and Yomi happened to be guests at a wedding my sister Jennifer attended where they shared a table. My sister was quick to tell me about this lovely couple she had met who coincidently lived near me who I must meet. We met and we got on like a house on Fire. I quickly grew to love her and her family. We went to the same Church, our daughters became best friends and school buddies and we developed a close friendship. She always had an ear and a shoulder for me irrespective of her own challenges as I now know.  She had a way of making me feel special and loved and that extended to my immediate and extended family. I learnt so much from her. She inspired me in life and even in her passing continues to, as I see first-hand the dignity and grace she imparted to her beautiful children at this difficult time.
Nike was a woman of grace, class and virtue. She was a compassionate woman driven to give children in Nigeria an opportunity for a better future through education.  I can tell you that she pushed through all Christianna Foundation has achieved while facing challenges that most of us would cower at. She was selfless and relentless in her pursuit to make life better for another human, for the Nigerian child right up to her passing.
It is my hope that we her friends and family will support Christianna Foundation and keep her spirit and memory alive.
I feel honoured and blessed to have known Nike. She is my 2 year old daughter's Godmother and while I am saddened that she won't physical know her as she grows and share her milestones.  I know she will come to hear and know of her wonderful Godmother who showered her with lots of love and affection.
Nike loved Jesus with all her heart. You could see this as she shone bright. It was hard not to be infected by her positive spirit and faith. She persevered until the end.
My heart bleeds but I am comforted knowing that she died with the belief in Jesus as her personal saviour...and her soul continues to live through Jesus who conquered death.
I will miss you forever sweet Nike. Goodbye for now my love.
Your friend Lulu"

This tribute was added by Bunmi Okeowo on 19th June 2017

"I am so sorry to hear about Nike, You were a fantastic individual who will be greatly missed. I especially remember your gentle spirit and loving nature. You were an especially Beautiful giving person of great character. May Your Soul Rest In Peace..!!!"

This tribute was added by Arike Aiyetigbo on 18th June 2017

"Nike was always kind and considerate of others. With a smile on her face she catered to the needs of others joyfully.
Nike will be truly missed by all, but we can perhaps find solace in the truth that as a child of God she has a place in heaven. May her soul rest in perfect peace. Abraham Iyore"

This tribute was added by Ronke Makele on 18th June 2017

"Our dearest and lovely Omonike/Aunty Nike, we are all still in shock!  I  can’t get my head round this and can’t believe that am having to write a tribute for you.  Growing up together, none of us in our wildest dreams would have thought you will leave us so soon. Nike, you knew how to make everyone around you feel special.  It was only the other day we were discussing how powerful Nicky’s sermon was, little did we know it was preached to bring comfort to your family and us your loved ones and will also be your last church service.  As we strolled to the car together, we talked about eating right and the benefits of cooking with Coconut oil and some other issues.  I can still see you waving goodbye to Ahmed who was already sitting in the car.  When you took us to lunch a few weeks ago, we talked about different things and you mentioned that you had been a Vegan at a point for health reasons, I wondered but as you didn’t go into details and as I had always teased you about how little you ate and so healthily too, I didn’t ponder too much on it, though I thought it was a bit unusual.  I shared my challenges with my health since our little days in Kosoko Drive, but didn’t realise you had a much bigger challenge you were dealing with ever so bravely and gracefully.  
I had always admired your faith and stance for Christ.  Never being ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, knowing that it’s the power of God unto salvation.  You shared the love of Christ with everyone around you.  Yomi is a testament of how you ensured those around you also came to know Christ and love Him. How I wish I had accepted your invitations and joined you for Focus and the Hill Song Summer Camp those years ago, just so the kids and I could have spent more time with you.  Thank you for always telling me about HTB and the benefits of using the prayer room, I shall be eternally grateful to you for this.
The kids are so upset and still shell shocked as we all are.  They can’t make sense of going out with you just a few weeks ago and seeing you only a few days earlier and then a few days later, learn that you had gone to be with the Lord.
Thank you for all the times you organised days out and said it was on you.  You were always so generous to the kids and I.  May Tiwa, Demi and Dunni never lack love nor helpers in Jesus Christ name amen!  You were always gentle and kind.  Always thinking about the welfare of others even as you fought quietly.  You were always looking for ways to support your foundation.  You even sought ways to support my cottage business. Your love for Yomi and the kids was second to none.  We love you dearly and will miss you terribly.  
I pray God’s grace upon Yomi, Tiwa, Demi, Dunni, aunty, sista Labake, Ronke, Dayo and the entire Oladapo and Akinjide family.
You are gone too soon in our eyes but our loss is heaven’s gain.  Keep worshipping my sister till we meet again at Jesus Christ feet, amen! xxx"

This tribute was added by Jasmine Higginson on 17th June 2017

"I know you're happy where you are but I miss you being around this side . You've always stopped to ask how I was . Thank you for asking."

This tribute was added by Arike Aiyetigbo on 17th June 2017

"very sad to know that you are gone.  The memory I shared with you and the family  when I was young will linger long  in my memory.  Thanks  for being accommodating each time I come to spend the whole three months summer holiday with you guys.  Thanks for letting me ride your bike in those days.  You are gone but will not.be forgotten.  May God give everyone the strength and comfort to bear this huge loss.  May God comfort and protect the family you left behind. your cousin Shalewa"

This tribute was added by Arike Aiyetigbo on 16th June 2017

"Dear Nike, I am still in shock. I had not seen you for so long and yet I feel like a sister is gone. I remember the UNILAG days, and your secondary school years in Akure with Bosola and Lola. Rest in peace dear sweet Nike. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Biola Akinsete"

This tribute was added by Winifred Ereyi on 15th June 2017

"I was so shocked to hear the news. However as a believer in Christ Jesus, I know that death has lost its sting. The grave has no victory. Only your physical body is in the grave. Your Spirit is as close as the breath that we breathe. It is only a matter of time before we will meet on the other side. RIP dearest. May God comfort, strengthen and heal all the broken hearts that you have left behind. It is well."

This tribute was added by Dayo Williams on 15th June 2017

"Nike gone too soon. May the Almighty God give your family and the friends you've left behind the strength to bear this loss. Rest in peace sweet soul."

This tribute was added by Blossom Maduafokwa on 12th June 2017

"Some people aren't supposed to go! They just aren't! Nike is one of such kindhearted, generous, loving people - beautiful inside and out and so hospitable. Nike is (not was) perfect (because it still hasn't registered!). You are one of those people no one can say anything bad about because there isn't anything bad to say!

The work you did with your foundation is a testament to this. Your love for your husband, children, family and friends showed in everything that you did. You will be missed dear friend. Rest in the bosom of your Lord and saviour Jesus till we meet again.

Love,

Blossom and Casimir"

This tribute was added by Friend Friend on 11th June 2017

"Nike, may your soul rest in perfect peace with the Lord.  I pray His perpetual light shines upon you.

Yomi, I wish you and the children fortitude, peace and solace from above. We saw you all a couple of Sundays ago at HTB and nothing did we know this was coming. My wife and I are tongue-tied and stupified by the shocking news. May God's Angels guide and protect you all.  Vernon and Monica Buckle (HTB) (Ghanaian friends)"

This tribute was added by Adefunke Adegbite - Adeniyi on 11th June 2017

"RIP Dear old friend.  I can't adequaty articulate how i feel. Your loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish we had stayed in touch. I tried to find you, but I obviously did not try hard enough."

This tribute was added by Oluseyi Johnson on 9th June 2017

"Sweet and gentle. Your memory is blessed."

This tribute was added by Sylvie Basilua on 9th June 2017

"Nike
I will miss you. RIP my friend.
LOVE YOU ALWAYS❤️"

This tribute was added by Okeleye John on 8th June 2017

"Aunty Nike,
It was a rude shock to hear that Mrs,AKINJIDE Omonike has joined the saints. A beautiful soul inside and outside, full of compassion and loving kindness. These reflected in her philanthropic works with the establishment of CHRISTIANNA FOUNDATION founded by herself.Your works within the last three years speaks volume.You will surely be missed.May the Lord perpetual light shine upon her.
Good night Aunty Nike!
Good night Founder of CHRISTIANNA FOUNDATION!!"

This tribute was added by lola amos-oluwole on 8th June 2017

"My dear Omonike...still at a loss...thank you for the gift of "a 32 year friendship". It was so easy to tell you everything as you always gave unbiased, frank and wise counsel. Thank you for showing up at my office in Lagos  recently...that pleasant surprise will always be cherished. In hindsight, I feel you came to say good bye and I am grateful I got to hug you one last time.

I will miss my numero uno confidant, advisor, my prayer partner....flash back of our weekly Monday prayers in our early 20"s...God heard us and 7 years later you tied the knot with Yomi...all the victories we have since shared...all our recent praise reports...

You were an example of a believer; your faith and absolute trust in our God, your obedience to His word, your commitment to sowing good seeds, your strength and courage were admirable...

May our God continue to show up for all your loved ones, may He give
great grace and comfort to Yomi, Tiwa, Demi, Dunni, Mum, Sis Labake, Ronke, Dayo and Fesola.

God must be so proud of you...I can't imagine the lovely conversations now going on in heaven,  as He spoke and you always heard Him clearly even while on earth. Thankful that God gave me a beautiful sister who is unforgettable...thank you for allowing me to be part of your journey and for being part of mine. Sun re o Omonike."

This tribute was added by Mojola Adewumi on 8th June 2017

"Omoniks, my lovely friend! My heart is broken, but as the words of the hymn says "What though in lonely grief I sigh, For friends beloved (Omoniks) no longer nigh, Submissive still would I reply, THY WILL BE DONE".
You are finally at rest in the presence of your maker whom you loved so much. You were great in every area, Great Wife to Yomi,  Great Mom to Tiwa, Demi  & Dunni, Great Daughter, Great Sister, a very Great friend and a Great mentor.
Adieu Omoniks my lovely friend, I miss you!"

This tribute was added by Funke Idowu on 8th June 2017

"Shocked and Saddened by your passing Nike! I still have vivid memories of our University years and Law School attendance. As I write this I am looking at one of the many pictures we took and I cry. My elder sister still remembers you from school days especially when you were at her son's first year Birthday. We lost touch as we often do these new reality days but I never imagined linking up with you again would be to write a tribute pre your burial!! Rest my sister and friend until we are all gathered at Jesus's Feet to part no more. May The Holy Spirit comfort your immediate family members and those you left behind."

This tribute was added by Adefehinti Ogbemudia on 7th June 2017

"Omonike,this is absolutely unbelievable for once I'm totally lost for words.Memories of our childhood at Emotan close Unilag ,trips to Ondo,and so much more race through my mind.I'm left truly gobsmacked Our hearts are shattered but we look to God for strength at a time like this.I pray that God will comfort  Yomi & the children;aunty, your siblings and every one of us of the Oladapo family  Rest in peace my dear"

This tribute was added by Yewande Badejo Okusanya on 6th June 2017

"Omonike I still can't believe you're gone.To think we chatted briefly on the 20th and by the 28th you were gone!How I wish we had chatted for longer.How I wish I had picked up the phone and called you.Now you're gone.It hurts.My fondest memories of you are of when we were in school,I remember your laugh,your piercing eyes,your seriousness,your bouts of silliness and most of all your love for God.My friend I feel really awful that I wasn't keeping in touch as much as I should have.It hurts so bad but I rest assured in the knowledge that you're at rest with your Maker,the Author and the Finisher of our faith.May God comfort Yomi , the children and your entire family as only He can in Jesus mighty name Amen."

This tribute was added by Lolade Ososami on 6th June 2017

"'Nike... my dearest friend... for 32 years you shared your beautiful life with me. You were a true friend... one that sticks closer than a brother... We laughed together, we played together, we cried together, we prayed together and together we looked forward to so much... Omonike, thank you for being my friend. You touched my life in so many special ways and you made me have hope and faith... Nike, I shall miss you terribly but I take comfort in knowing that you're in a state of absolute bliss, perfect prace and endless joy... You touched many lives and even now you are still touching lives...
Adieu my beloved friend... I hope to see you at the feet of Jesus. Rest well my friend❤️"

This tribute was added by Ani Charles Bassey-Eyo on 6th June 2017

"Nike leaves us with memories of a steadfast woman in God's garden. I remember distinctly how my own Nike and the family got to know the Akinjide's over HTB Focus.

Your zeal to soak in and still remain calm amidst Yomi's intense schedule illustrates that you have always found peace and I am sure that gave you the inner strength to hold onto God inspite of life challenges these past few years. Unfortunately Yomi and I didn't get around to planning family catch up dinner as we had intended these past months but Nike and I will uphold the legacies and memories we have of you. It never is about the length of time of memories but the depth and quality of what transpired in the time of those now sacrosant memories. We pray that God continues to uphold all your loved ones: Yomi and the wonderful kids; your strong and dear mother as well as your siblings. Rest in the Lord and we hold our faith that you are in a better place.
The Bassey-Eyo's"

This tribute was added by Julie Spooner on 6th June 2017

"Oh dearest Nike. We're so heartbroken to not have you with us anymore.  We will miss you so much. You were a truly beautiful lady with the warmest, kindest heart and always had the biggest smile. I have so many fond memories of you with your beautiful family. May you rest in peace: sweet dreams. Sending our love and prayers to Yomi, Tiwa, Demi and Dunni xxx"

This tribute was added by Lola Aluko on 6th June 2017

"Omonike I would reply to your call of Omolola. Over the last couple of days ,I have played over and over in my head all the good times we shared. We met in the sick bay in form 1 one afternoon and fast became  loyal friends. Though you left MG shortly after, our friendship endured until you came to Lasu. I would give anything to share those times with you again.  Can you believe, you constantly flickered though my mind in the few days before your departure and I was even going to try and put a post up on one of the forums to see if i could make contact with you. I will never forget your smile, your laughter , your love for God and your quiet and private manner.    Sleep well dear Nike.xx  
May God keep those you have left behind:Only He can console them!"

This tribute was added by Bolanle Adewole on 6th June 2017

"Omonike, I still remember meeting you over 30 years ago, down the hall of the Law faculty in University. Your laughter was contagious, your voice was distinct, your faith was comparable to none.

We shared a flat for three years; sat together during lectures; cooked together; laughed together, cried together; prayed together; We attended Law school together; studied together; lived together during my early work years.....then you found Yomi, a great gift that God gave you; a man after God's heart and you relocated with him!

We became miles apart but still spoke and chatted often. Over time, we chatted less but caught up on a lot whenever we did. You loved God unconditionally, cared so much for the less privileged and pushed beyond boundaries to facilitate their functional education.

'How? Why? What? When?'  are the words that come to me. I can't question God because I know his ways are not our ways. He knows best! I know that he has given you eternal life and your reception into God's family must have been glorious!

Tiwa, Demi and Dunni will walk steadfastly in God's covenant and ordinance, blameless and spotless in his sight all their days in Jesus' matchless name."

This tribute was added by Timi Arole on 6th June 2017

"My words are so small for a loss so big! May her soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Augustine Jones on 6th June 2017

"May she rest in perfect peace"

This tribute was added by Francesca Williams on 6th June 2017

"Oh my dear Nike, lovely Nike. I haven’t stopped calling you name!
How can this be!
We had some really, really good laughs especially at university, I think back with fondest memories. I took to you because you were funny, kind, beautiful but yet modest and humble. You also ALWAYS said Kemmie “Pray o”, so I know you are in a good place, but our selfish hearts bleed. As the famous saying goes, Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away - you took mine & so many others, Nike.
May God give your family strength at this difficult time. RIP
(Kemmie Williams)"

This tribute was added by Yetunde Olujimi on 6th June 2017

"Death is a reality that should humble every one. Nike was a wonderful person. I remember very well way back Feggicola days. She was such a sweet person, yet death did not respect that. Rest easy dear sister, for Christ conquered the grave.
May the Lord comfort and strengthen your family."

This tribute was added by yemisi o on 6th June 2017

"This is such a pity to hear and quite sad. Nike was friend in Staff School and I visited her quite often then but we lost touch!. She was indeed a lovely girl and her pictures radiate the same, life is indeed short so we must make the best to get the revelation of our destiny, I am glad she impacted lives positively. May her lovely soul rest in peace and God grant her family the grace to bear this loss. Yemisi Ogundipe"

This tribute was added by Kola Olutimehin on 5th June 2017

"Nike whose smile lit a room and whom I always knew to be God loving and pleasant since I met you over 30 years ago. This has come too soon but what shall we say but thank the Lord for the life you lived and who you were to all that you encountered. Rest in perfect peace dear sister!
And oh Lord, in your graciousness and loving kindness, may Your comfort abide with Yomi, their three lovely children and dear mum always!"

This tribute was added by Lande Anjous-Zygmunt on 5th June 2017

"Wow...what shocking news to receive. I had the pleasure of knowing you through your dear friend Lola Amos-Oluwole. I remember the laughs and jokes we all shared waaaaay back then before you tied the knot. It is quite hard to fathom....I can't even begin to imagine what your loved ones are going through. At times like this, one has to lean on the Mighty Strength of God. Nike, you are now at peace lying in the Bosom of your Creator which is the ultimate destination....Earth has lost a beautiful soul while Heaven has gained an angel. God's strength and comfort remain with your loved ones. Sun re Omonike Sun re o"


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