ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Princess Adunola Olabosipo Onafowokan, 62 years old, born on July 24, 1958, and passed away on February 22, 2021. 
Rest on Adun, we will remember you forever. 
We implore you to leave a tribute

Zoom Coverage Princess Adunola Olabosipo Onafowokan's  Burial Programme:

WAKE KEEP:
Date:  Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Time:  4:00pm
Venue: Vining Hall, Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral, Oba Akinjobi Way, GRA, Ikeja. Lagos

FUNERAL SERVICE:
Date: Thursday, 11 March
Time: 9:00am
Venue: Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral, Oba Akinjobi Way, GRA, Ikeja. Lagos

INTERMENT:
Immediately after burial service
Place: Ebony Vaults; 3, James George Street, off Alagbon Close, Ikoyi
(Behind FRCN /Nigeria  Immigration Service Office, Ikoyi)

PRAYER AT HOME OF THE DECEASED AFTER INTERMENT

Venue: 6 Oluseun Street, Gbagada (Estate where you have Corona School)

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 896 8974 9277
Passcode: Adun2021

Posted by Foluke Abdulrazaq on April 2, 2021
Darling Adunolabosipo.
40 days gone so fast. I think of you today, thought about you yesterday and every day before that. I do this in silence and openly. S4L platform is not the same without you. I thank the Almighty for Tayo, the good memories and your pictures. The memories are keepsake and very dear to our ❤️ ♥️s.
To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die Tiiyanke.
Continue to RIP in the arms of God, while we all have you in our hearts.
Posted by Seun Sonoiki on March 21, 2021
REMINISCENCES

Although you had prepared my mind for the possibility of your demise, when the news came
moments after you breathed your last, it was, nonetheless, a rude shock to me. In November 2020 you had, in one of our almost daily conversations, expressed strong doubts that you would ‘make it’ and proceeded to issue a directive that whenever “it” happened “Seun, you MUST take charge. That is my wish and you must please do me that favour”. You mentioned the names of three persons that were very dear to you whom you said you had told to call me in the eventuality of your passing and to also collaborate with and make sure I took charge as you had wished. Naturally I dismissed that unsettling wish and changed the subject of that unwholesome and sad conversation.

My hopes that you would overcome were rekindled on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 when you confided in me during a visit that you were fervently praying for year 2020 to come to an end because you were sure that if only you could make it into 2021 you would have overcome and shall survive your ailment. Thus, when the New Year rolled in on January 1st 2021 I called to rejoice with you and bolster your confidence that God had answered your prayers and that the worst was over. Alas, I was wrong !!!

Adun - as I fondly addressed Princess Adunola Onafowokan - and I first met in 1977 when elders of the Onafowokan family arranged for their children to know one another and forge friendships that will further strengthen unity in the larger Onafowokan family. And after that first meeting - an initiative that eventually led to the founding of the Onafowokan Descendants Union - both of us became very close and almost inseparable. You were charming, strong – willed, caring, contented, full of compassion and simple in your own way.

Although Adun was 13 months older than I, she practically took me as a senior, rather than the junior brother that I was. I was her confidant and favorite cousin. There was practically nothing under the sun that Adun could not share with me and I was her sounding board whenever she wanted to take crucial decisions. So, it was no surprise that she asked that I “take charge” if she passed away.

I feel saddened that in spite of the resolute courage with which she confronted her medical challenge and her enduring optimism that “it shall all end in praises to the Lord” my beloved Adun eventually lost the battle. She was a testament to strong will, uncommon determination and resounding strength in the face of a grueling health challenge. I take consolation in the knowledge that Adun got the very best of medical attention and emotional support all through the period of her ailment. She never lacked the financial resources to settle her medical bills and she received unwavering emotional succour from those she held dear to her heart. In fact, but for the medical advice that she should not be flown abroad because the whole world was, and still is, in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has continued to overwhelm healthcare and emergency services even in countries with the most advanced medical facilities, Adun would most surely have received added care overseas. Such was the degree of care and concern from her family, friends and associates.


As it is written in the scriptures, for everything we must give thanks to God. I thank God that Adun’s wish to be laid to rest in a cemetery where in the not – too – distant future Tayo and his children could be encouraged to visit and lay flowers on her grave would be achieved. Indeed, the trying period brought to fore the man and loving son in Tayo. Not only did he rise to the occasion of nursing his ailing mother so admirably, he played invaluable and significant roles in ensuring that she got a befitting burial. Adun, after your sad exit and even in his pain and anguish as he mourned your passage, Tayo rose to the challenge and has done you proud indeed. So too have been your friends, particularly your ‘older sisters’ who, even before your passing, literally performed wonders making sure you got the best medical attention and emotional succour. They also collaborated willingly with like minds to make sure you went home in a blaze of glory. You will also never regret being an Onafowokan for the family, including its Patriach, Prince Adedapo Onafowokan, were fully there for you to make this day glorious. Same with the Ajibolas.

Adun, your ‘darling cousin’, as you fondly called me, bids you goodnight. It is an understatement to say I shall miss you. I will remember all those things we discussed, even on your sick bed, and strive to do as you had wished.

Goodbye my beloved cousin and sister of a different mother.

Seun Sonoiki (Cousin)

Posted by Ann Sonoiki on March 13, 2021
YOU WERE SO FULL OF LIFE
February 22nd started like any normal day. That was until I received the phone call from my husband , Seun that” Sis Adun”, as I fondly addressed Princess Adunola Onofowokan had passed on. It was shocking because we had exchanged texts and I was to send some items to you. Being human I was filled with so much sadness.
I had known Adun as a friend to my cousin Motunde years earlier until fate led me to my husband Seun, your cousin many years later. ” Sis Adun” as  I called you after I joined your Family, you have been a wonderful cousin-law from the time I joined the Family till the time you took your last breath. You were such a genuine and beautiful person inside and outside. You exuded charm, warmth and love. You were so full of life and you were a joy to behold.
As I go down memory lane, I have a vivid picture of your mesmerizing beautiful smile in my heart. I recall your calls and various texts just checking on me. You were generous and also appreciative. Your love for Family - nuclear and extended was outstanding, remarkable and palpable .I admired you as I observed you take the mantle of leadership on your side of the Onofowokan family after your loving parents passed away.
At Family functions you were the good hostess who made sure everyone - family, friends and in-laws were well taken care of .At such occasions your care was also extended to non members of the family like the drivers, stewards and house helps as you always made sure they were properly attended to.
Each time I was in the Country you would invite myself and Seun for lunch or dinner and we would talk and talk about everything .You always made time to visit .I will miss those visits. I cannot believe that you will not be there when next I come home to Nigeria. How I wish we could turn back the hands of the clock!
I was so sure that the challenge will be overcome. I remember texting you that I will be with you physically or in spirit to celebrate the victory. Alas it was not to be! Who are we to question God? The heavens have gained an angel and we have lost a precious Gem.
I pray that God will comfort your siblings, the entire extended family, friends and especially your loving Son Tayo as he lives the rest of his life without your enduring physical presence. I know your protective motherly spirit will never depart from him. I am comforted knowing that the Family will be there for Tayo in every step of the way and in the wonderful blessings that God has in store for him.
Sleep on beloved Sister till we meet to part no more. You have gone to rest. The battle is over.We love you but God loves you more. You will be remembered for those endearing qualities that made you who you were. I will surely miss you. Rest in peace, Sis Adun.
Tokunbo Sonoiki


Posted by Edith Adesioye on March 12, 2021
Sweet Adun, when all is said and done, the wonderful memories we shared with our sisters for life spanning several decades will always remain in my heart. Good night beautiful princess until we meet again. May the Lord be an anchor and tower of strength to Tayo and the family for the journey ahead.

Fondest thoughts
Edith Bunmi Adesioye
UK



Posted by Iyabo Masha on March 10, 2021
Sisy Adun,

You lived a wonderful life.
You meant a lot to friends and family.
You contributed to your community.

You have aquited yourself!

As you close the chapter on your earthly journey, do rest in peace.
Posted by Kofo Aro on March 10, 2021
To my wonderfully kind and beautiful Aunty Adun!

It was with a very sad heart to hear the news, however I am indeed privileged to have known you.
Your kind, bubbly, smiley and personable character filled with joy and laughs.
Your character has taught kindness and to appreciate life and it’s joys. I thank God for your life and to Tayo, take heart. As God is, we are also here with you.
Rest in perfect peace my dear Aunty Adun.
Lots of love,
Kofo Arowolo
Posted by Bola Alli on March 9, 2021
You are gone but your legacy lives on.

I cannot but help take a deep breath as I pen this tribute. Hmm. Aunty Adun, the news of your passing was a shock and something I least expected. I cast my mind back and can visualise your ever-beautiful smile and vivacious personality. Aunty, you were always jovial with no airs or graces about you, always making time, for us aburos, to have a chat and just ask of our welfare. You always saw the bright side of life and never let matters stifle your enthusiasm. Your death is truly painful, but who are we to question the will of the Lord. Your journey in this world has come to an end and although I am saddened, I will forever remember you, your smile, and cheerfulness.

Rest in peace aunty Adun.

Bola Alli
Posted by Foluke Abdulrazaq on March 5, 2021

Our dear Princess Adunolabosipo Tiiyanke Onafowokan’s death brings into bold relief the fact that we are in a temporary sphere here and that the hereafter awaits us all , the permanent abode of bliss and happiness we pray for in return for our faith and good works .
It is thus with so much sadness and pain in our hearts that we write this tribute . We are full of thanks and praise to the Almighty Allah SWT for the fulfilling and happy life our darling sister, friend and confidant lived . 
It is so difficult to come up with the right words to say, indeed words fail us at this moment . This loss cuts deep and it is hard to believe that we will not see you again in this life.
You were a wonderful sister, sister-in-law to us, a great mother to Tayo, a loving, caring and doting auntie to our sons especially Kamaldeen your ‘son’.
The role you played at Bolaji’s 1st birthday party on the 23rd of March 1981 is indelible (40 years ago), bearing in mind that you had just returned from the UK and we all referred to you as JJC (Johnny Just Come) then. You plunged into the celebration with gusto, so reflective of your characteristic passion to serve, host and make everyone about you happy.
We all pray to have, hold and keep our dear loved ones for as long as possible , but in Almighty Gods appointed time ,to Him we all return . We know that you are gone but you will remain indelible in our hearts and we will always cherish the love ,laughter ,fun , companionship and so many memorable moments we shared.
To say we will miss you is an understatement. We will miss your voice, your smile, your laugh, your humour and mischief. 
Can we ever forget your sweet tooth habit of first raiding the fridge for cakes, pies, dates, chocolates and thereafter a cup of tea before you settle down to talk. How can we ever forget your selflessness and willingness to be of help to ‘AUNTY BOSS’ (FKA) whenever the need arises.
Your greatest wish on earth was to celebrate Tayo’s wedding. In him you have left an amazing legacy any mum would be proud of and celebrate . We pray Allah SWT spares all our lives till then and beyond. We shall not let you down Insha Allah.
We never really had the chance to tell you how much you meant to us. Thank you for being a genuinely wonderful human being . Indeed you lived your life with so much cheer, without fear and always being true to yourself.
Cherish having spent Valentine’s Day ( 14th Feb 2021) with you, though poorly , we were so hopeful that you would pull through,alas it was to be our very last moment together.
You fought a very good fight and were very brave to the end. You will forever live in our hearts.
Fare thee well Tiiyanake.
Sleep well dear, till we meet again, and be rest assured that Tayo is in the good hands of all his other mummies.

Rest in Perfect Peace

DR ALIMI & FOLUKE ABDULRAZAQ
Posted by Afolake Oladitan on March 5, 2021
A Tribute to my cousin Adun !

Hmmm Adun , you left us without a goodbye. It is so difficult to imagine. You were always around at Family functions with your bubbly personality and infectious smile . When Adun was around you would know because she would continually fuss to ensure you were comfortable and had enough to eat and drink. What about the grand plans Adun shared with me to be the biggest vegetable oil distributor from the Ikenne factory!
Within the larger Onafowokan family , Adun was a rallying force . She would not take no for an answer , ensuring that everyone was invited , aso ebi or colour was notified and turn out was formidable. Adun not only ensured attendance, she also came with her group of friends.
While I know Adun could be strict , I never saw the harsh side of her because she doted on my husband and myself.
Adun you will be sorely missed , ah the vacuum you have left in the Onafowokan family will be hard to fill .
We thank God for the fine young man , Tayo that you nurtured and pray that life will bless him with everything you would have wished for him .
Rest on my dear cos , in the bosom of the Almighty where there is no more pain only eternal joy
Posted by Folarin Ijitimehin on March 4, 2021
Adunola,elegant,vivacious,charming and wonderful mother of my son,Omotayo.Your life was a shining example of honesty,hard work,diligence,contentment and compassion.I will always remember your spirit of kindness and generosity towards people around you especially the less privileged.I am really saddened but God knows best.You will be sorely missed.May your soul Rest In Peace
Posted by olabisi Olawoye on March 4, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY DEAR A.D.U.N

A.D.U.N.

When I spoke with you on Friday, 19th February, I never knew it would be my last conversation with you. Your death came to me as a rude shock because I never thought the situation could lead to death.

Adun, you were a great friend. You were loving, kind, generous and selfless. You were beautiful in and out.

You were always willing to help. I remember the roles you played at my children's weddings - planning along with me, shopping, ensuring that the guests were well taken care of etc. My elegant, fashionable friend, you were great.

I will miss our gists, chats, reminiscence of our IMB days, your laughter.......... To say that I will miss you is an understatement.

Good night my beloved friend. God will take care of Tayo, comfort him, your siblings and all that you left behind.

Take your rest my dear Adun, free from sickness and pain.

I love you Adun

Bisi Olawoye
Posted by Olusola Fadina on March 4, 2021
REST IN PEACE, DEAREST COUSIN.
 
If tears could build a stairway
And memories were a lane
We would walk right up to Heaven
And bring you right back again
No farewell words were spoken
No time to say goodbye
You were gone before we know it
And only God knows why
Our hearts still ache in sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one will ever know
But now we know you want us
To mourn for you no more
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store
Since you will never be forgotten
We pledge to you today and always
A hallowed place
Within our hearts
Our own Adun, Adun
Sugar Sugar
Honey Honey
RIP.
Posted by Olufunke Aboderin Aboderi... on March 4, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A DEPARTED BEAUTIFUL SOUL

Dear Adunola,

Your death hit us like a thunderbolt! You were a great personality; beautiful inside and out. Your soft voice rings a bell, as you would always express a show of excitement anytime we saw -- "Sister Funkeeee" !!!

My encounter with you will remain indelible in my heart, my younger sister, Motunde was your very close ally back in the days at Surulere. You were well known by every member of our family.

Losing a loved one is a bitter pill to swallow. May God calm your son and the entire family.

I pray that God will grant you eternal rest, forgive you your sins and prepare a good place for you in paradise.
I pray that God will grant the entire family the fortitude to bear this loss.

Adieu dear Adun. You will be sorely missed.


Chief (Mrs) Olufunke Aboderin
Posted by Bola Onamusi on March 3, 2021
My dearest Big Sis Adun, my beautiful dark and lovely Sister. What sweet words can I say that have not already been said about you, what tributes can I write that have not already been written.
You were a big sister to me. We could talk and gist about almost anything and I always looked forward to our catch ups. In everything we talked about you were always positive and full of gratitude. It has been hard to think that I won't see you again in this life, when I look at all your lovely pictures I see you in my mind smiling and laughing with a look of sheer joy of life. I will miss you, truth be told I am missing you already. Big Sis you have gone to another wonderful life where you will continue to shine, dance and groove with heaven's Angels.

Rest in perfect peace, I love you but God indeed loves you more Good night Big Sis Adun.
Posted by Adenrele Obaye on March 3, 2021
My dear cousin. Where do I start? How do I put into words how much you'll be missed?
I'm forever grateful for the fact that, despite the age gap between us, you always made a point of reaching out and keeping in touch with me, especially since my mum passed away.
You embraced me as a sister. Your kindness and strength of character always shone through when we had our 'catch ups'. I will miss our chats, the jokes, your words of wisdom and the way in which you always saw the positive side of things, no matter what we were discussing.
I will sorely miss you but take solace in the fact that you're at peace resting in the arms of the Lord.
My dear egbon, sun re o. Till we meet again.
Posted by Subuola Owokoniran on March 3, 2021
Tribute to my dear aburo Adunola
It is still like a bad dream to wake up from, I am short of words and find it difficult to express how I am feeling. I will miss your lovable ways, caring, supportive, always going out of your way to assist, respectful, jovial and your warm smiles that lightened up anywhere you entered into. Your signature tune of Brother Rahmaann once you entered my house I love you but God loves you most
May the Lord grant you eternal rest . May God keep and protect dear Tayo and all your loved ones amen
Posted by Omotunde Olusola on March 2, 2021
I do not know where to start, as I write this with great sadness in my heart over the unimaginable loss of a sister and a dear friend that I have known since 1977.

Adun, I recall that you took each day in a stride, and never really complained, never anger, always calm , and happy to give a helping hand. You were a beautiful woman inside and out and a wonderful friend to me with gentle and caring nature. One of your beliefs in life was the importance of being authentic with people, and being able to help people around you.

I could remember you as being open and honest, saying what needs to be said as it is good for relationship and the soul. You kept your sense of humor and would not bother anyone or complain. You were a very loving individual, so real and true.

Death oh death! you saw herdsmen ravaging the nation but you spared
them still!!! you saw Satan's children disguised as children of light, you left them unscathed.

I know you are in a good place Adun my darling friend and sister. God has given you the rare grace to seat with him in the High places. I know you are smiling down on Tayo, telling him its okay, and I can assure you he will be fine.
When we love people, it is so comforting to know that they will always be with us in our hearts.

Sleep well in the bosom of our dear Lord, till we meet again.

Love from Motunde (Aina)


Posted by Folake Ogunjobi on March 1, 2021
Adunola my sister, my friend, I spoke to you on friday before your departure, I never knew that would be our last conversation on earth. You were full of hope and faith in God. I give God all glory for the life you lived, the good times we had and the secrets we shared. My joy is that you have joined the saints triumphant. Until we meet at the feet of Jesus, sleep on Adun my beautiful and fun loving sister.
Folake Ogunjobi
Posted by Adebayo Ade-Adedeji on March 1, 2021
Adun, you were such a great sister and friend, I will forever cherish the good moments, talks, advices and laugh we had together. You were such a good encouragement to me those days back in IMB, when I decided to go set up my business you encouraged me and when we talked early this year we promised to see and you particularly requested to see my son you always love to carry back then when he was a baby some 30 years ago without me knowing that will be the last time we will talk.

You will be greatly missed, I thank God for your relationship with Christ and I believe God Tayo your lovely son will be stronger than you can ever envisaged because God will be there for him always in Jesus name.

Rest In Peace my dearest sister you were a great, woman, warm and lovely lady all through life.

Adieu sis

Pastor Adebayo Ade-Adedeji

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Posted by Foluke Abdulrazaq on April 2, 2021
Darling Adunolabosipo.
40 days gone so fast. I think of you today, thought about you yesterday and every day before that. I do this in silence and openly. S4L platform is not the same without you. I thank the Almighty for Tayo, the good memories and your pictures. The memories are keepsake and very dear to our ❤️ ♥️s.
To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die Tiiyanke.
Continue to RIP in the arms of God, while we all have you in our hearts.
Posted by Seun Sonoiki on March 21, 2021
REMINISCENCES

Although you had prepared my mind for the possibility of your demise, when the news came
moments after you breathed your last, it was, nonetheless, a rude shock to me. In November 2020 you had, in one of our almost daily conversations, expressed strong doubts that you would ‘make it’ and proceeded to issue a directive that whenever “it” happened “Seun, you MUST take charge. That is my wish and you must please do me that favour”. You mentioned the names of three persons that were very dear to you whom you said you had told to call me in the eventuality of your passing and to also collaborate with and make sure I took charge as you had wished. Naturally I dismissed that unsettling wish and changed the subject of that unwholesome and sad conversation.

My hopes that you would overcome were rekindled on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 when you confided in me during a visit that you were fervently praying for year 2020 to come to an end because you were sure that if only you could make it into 2021 you would have overcome and shall survive your ailment. Thus, when the New Year rolled in on January 1st 2021 I called to rejoice with you and bolster your confidence that God had answered your prayers and that the worst was over. Alas, I was wrong !!!

Adun - as I fondly addressed Princess Adunola Onafowokan - and I first met in 1977 when elders of the Onafowokan family arranged for their children to know one another and forge friendships that will further strengthen unity in the larger Onafowokan family. And after that first meeting - an initiative that eventually led to the founding of the Onafowokan Descendants Union - both of us became very close and almost inseparable. You were charming, strong – willed, caring, contented, full of compassion and simple in your own way.

Although Adun was 13 months older than I, she practically took me as a senior, rather than the junior brother that I was. I was her confidant and favorite cousin. There was practically nothing under the sun that Adun could not share with me and I was her sounding board whenever she wanted to take crucial decisions. So, it was no surprise that she asked that I “take charge” if she passed away.

I feel saddened that in spite of the resolute courage with which she confronted her medical challenge and her enduring optimism that “it shall all end in praises to the Lord” my beloved Adun eventually lost the battle. She was a testament to strong will, uncommon determination and resounding strength in the face of a grueling health challenge. I take consolation in the knowledge that Adun got the very best of medical attention and emotional support all through the period of her ailment. She never lacked the financial resources to settle her medical bills and she received unwavering emotional succour from those she held dear to her heart. In fact, but for the medical advice that she should not be flown abroad because the whole world was, and still is, in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has continued to overwhelm healthcare and emergency services even in countries with the most advanced medical facilities, Adun would most surely have received added care overseas. Such was the degree of care and concern from her family, friends and associates.


As it is written in the scriptures, for everything we must give thanks to God. I thank God that Adun’s wish to be laid to rest in a cemetery where in the not – too – distant future Tayo and his children could be encouraged to visit and lay flowers on her grave would be achieved. Indeed, the trying period brought to fore the man and loving son in Tayo. Not only did he rise to the occasion of nursing his ailing mother so admirably, he played invaluable and significant roles in ensuring that she got a befitting burial. Adun, after your sad exit and even in his pain and anguish as he mourned your passage, Tayo rose to the challenge and has done you proud indeed. So too have been your friends, particularly your ‘older sisters’ who, even before your passing, literally performed wonders making sure you got the best medical attention and emotional succour. They also collaborated willingly with like minds to make sure you went home in a blaze of glory. You will also never regret being an Onafowokan for the family, including its Patriach, Prince Adedapo Onafowokan, were fully there for you to make this day glorious. Same with the Ajibolas.

Adun, your ‘darling cousin’, as you fondly called me, bids you goodnight. It is an understatement to say I shall miss you. I will remember all those things we discussed, even on your sick bed, and strive to do as you had wished.

Goodbye my beloved cousin and sister of a different mother.

Seun Sonoiki (Cousin)

Posted by Ann Sonoiki on March 13, 2021
YOU WERE SO FULL OF LIFE
February 22nd started like any normal day. That was until I received the phone call from my husband , Seun that” Sis Adun”, as I fondly addressed Princess Adunola Onofowokan had passed on. It was shocking because we had exchanged texts and I was to send some items to you. Being human I was filled with so much sadness.
I had known Adun as a friend to my cousin Motunde years earlier until fate led me to my husband Seun, your cousin many years later. ” Sis Adun” as  I called you after I joined your Family, you have been a wonderful cousin-law from the time I joined the Family till the time you took your last breath. You were such a genuine and beautiful person inside and outside. You exuded charm, warmth and love. You were so full of life and you were a joy to behold.
As I go down memory lane, I have a vivid picture of your mesmerizing beautiful smile in my heart. I recall your calls and various texts just checking on me. You were generous and also appreciative. Your love for Family - nuclear and extended was outstanding, remarkable and palpable .I admired you as I observed you take the mantle of leadership on your side of the Onofowokan family after your loving parents passed away.
At Family functions you were the good hostess who made sure everyone - family, friends and in-laws were well taken care of .At such occasions your care was also extended to non members of the family like the drivers, stewards and house helps as you always made sure they were properly attended to.
Each time I was in the Country you would invite myself and Seun for lunch or dinner and we would talk and talk about everything .You always made time to visit .I will miss those visits. I cannot believe that you will not be there when next I come home to Nigeria. How I wish we could turn back the hands of the clock!
I was so sure that the challenge will be overcome. I remember texting you that I will be with you physically or in spirit to celebrate the victory. Alas it was not to be! Who are we to question God? The heavens have gained an angel and we have lost a precious Gem.
I pray that God will comfort your siblings, the entire extended family, friends and especially your loving Son Tayo as he lives the rest of his life without your enduring physical presence. I know your protective motherly spirit will never depart from him. I am comforted knowing that the Family will be there for Tayo in every step of the way and in the wonderful blessings that God has in store for him.
Sleep on beloved Sister till we meet to part no more. You have gone to rest. The battle is over.We love you but God loves you more. You will be remembered for those endearing qualities that made you who you were. I will surely miss you. Rest in peace, Sis Adun.
Tokunbo Sonoiki


her Life

Biography of Princess Adunola Olabosipo Onafowokan

ADUNOLA – A LOVELY SOUL DEPARTS

In Lagos, on 24th July 1958, the good Lord sent a sweet little angel into the Royal family of Omo Oba J.O. Onafowokan of Ikenne – Remo in present day Ogun State. The adorable child was named Adunola Olabosipo Onafowokan, later to be fondly known and addressed as Adun. In 1966, Adun’s parents (both now of blessed memory) travelled abroad leaving her in the custody of her paternal grandmother in Ebute Metta to enable her complete her elementary education without disruption. In 1968, Adun and her immediate younger brother Kunle Onafowokan (also of blessed memory), joined their parents in England.
Adun attended Dormers Well High School in Southall, Middlesex. After her secondary education Adun schooled at the acclaimed Sight and Sound Secretarial College, London where she began to hone her innate abilities in secretarial duties.

Growing up in England, Adun immersed herself in her studies as well as activities common with all teenagers, like bike riding, sewing and baking. She also developed a love of fish and chips, ham and cheese as well as cheese and onion crisps. This menu shaped her culinary preferences such that they dictated the choices she made for her first meals whenever she arrived in England on her very many visits.

Adun made great friends and established enduring relationships. Indeed, whenever she travelled to England on vacation, after her relocation to Nigeria, she often visited Southall to rekindle fond memories of her younger years whilst schooling in the English town.

On the return of her parents to Lagos, Nigeria, Adun continued her education at the prestigious Lagoon Secretarial College in Lagos between January 1977 and December 1978. At Lagoon her exemplary organisational skills were further enhanced. Upon graduation she landed a job at the then Union Bank of Nigeria Limited, regarded then as No 2 among the top - three commercial banks in Nigeria.

Following Adun’s excellent performance at Union Bank, she was head – hunted and employed by the high - brow International Merchant Bank (IMB), one of the elite new – generation banks that had newly emerged and was a key player in Nigeria’s banking sector. She went on to have a successful career at IMB where she worked as Secretary to some of the top shots of the bank and also made great friends.

In 1987, Adun was blessed with a beautiful baby boy, Omotayo who remained a constant source of pride and joy to her, the family and her friends. To her delight and satisfaction, Adun lived to see Omotayo reward her labour of love with his level – headedness and studiousness. A first degree graduate of a UK university and holder of a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the famous University of Hull, also in the UK, Omotayo works with a financial institution in Nigeria.

Having garnered years of experience and business acumen at IMB, Adun decided to venture into the communications sector on the introduction of Global System of Mobile Communications (GSM) in Nigeria in 2001. It is remarkable that her journey of self-employment in establishing A & E Ventures, a Communications - support business, kept her fully engaged and fulfilled.

Vibrant and resourceful, Adun later took on the management of Babyland Primary School, Okokomaiko, Lagos which her late mum founded. She was fully engaged and happy within the educational setting. Adun was a member of a variety of focus and community - based groups committed to improving educational standards in Lagos State.

A woman of radiating and striking beauty, elegant poise and compelling presence, Adun was very spiritual and was steadfast in communing with her God through fervent prayers and regular church attendance. Blessed with uncommon organisational skills, Adun was the rallying point in the family.

Very caring, she saw to the comfort of all and ensured that no one was ever left unattended to at every social engagement organised by the nuclear and extended family. This gesture of kindness was extended to the drivers, house helps and security details of family members in attendance at such events as she made sure they were all well taken care of. Adun loved cooking and enjoyed hosting family and friends at home. She was also a sweet tooth who loved her chocolates, cakes and desserts.

Adun was charming, adorable, sociable, of impeccable character and a beautiful dancer, too. Above all, she was a devoted mother to her son, Omotayo. Indeed, so strong was the bond between mother and child that Adun literally answered the home call in the caring arms of her Omotayo.

Adun translated to immortality on Monday, February 22, 2021. She will be sorely missed.

May the lovely and effervescent soul of Princess Adunola Olabosipo Onafowokan rest in perfect peace in the bosom of the Lord. Amen.

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FAREWELL TO A BEAUTIFUL SOUL

Shared by Abimbola Oni on March 2, 2021
Some sleep early, some sleep late  but all must go to bed. God, you are the only interpreter of your own actions (Anon)                                                                    The above statement depicts the reality of life. No matter the differences in the period you go to bed. Sleep is very essential as it helps to invigorate the person. This is why rest is recommended for human beings. Sleep is described as a "state of not being awake, a state of partial or full unconsciousness in people or animals, during which voluntary functions are suspended and the body rests and restore itself, or  period spent in this state " There are both temporary sleep and eternal sleep. My dearest sister and friend PRINCESS ADUNOLA ONAFOWOKAN is having her eternal sleep.                  Adun you came and left in a hurry, why?  I know we cannot question God because He gives and He taketh. You have been a good friend and sister to.my sister Omotunde Olusola through whom I got to know you. You are a very pleasant ever smiling beautiful woman, easy going and calm. " Iku o ma doro o, o ma se ika o" you left the wicked ones and took this peaceful woman away. There is nothing we can say or do than to accept that you have concluded your assignment here and you are resting on the bosom of our dear Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.                                                                       Thanks to God for the wonderful and God fearing life you have lived. Having finished running the race of life, may God grant you eternal rest, I pray that God, our loving Father and creator will keep sustaining your son Tayo, siblings, friends and the entire family. May your beautiful soul rest in perfect peace. ADIEU ADUNOLA.                                                  ABIMBOLA ONI ( SISTER TO OMOTUNDE)