Prof. Adebayo Owolabi Adeyemo
  • 75 years old
  • Date of birth: May 20, 1939
  • Place of birth:
    ibadan, oyo state, Nigeria
  • Date of passing: Mar 26, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    ibadan, oyo state, Nigeria
Let the memory of Prof. Adebayo Adeyemo be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Prof. Adebayo Adeyemo, 75, born on May 20, 1939 and passed away on March 26, 2015. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by K.J. AYODELE on 21st May 2017

"Tributes to a father, teacher and mentor. You are missed. Continue to rest in the Bosom of your Creator"

This tribute was added by Andrew Newton M.D on 13th April 2017

"Professor Adeyemo AKA headmaster molded us all his students to be very good physicians and clinicians. While we may have the basic intellect he instilled in us the discipline, dedication and hard work of being a physician. He is thorough and while focusing on the bigger picture. he is strict yet kind. he was a good man. may his great soul rest in perfect peace. In other countries he would be immortalized as one of the greatest teachers who ever lived, nonetheless for all those who knew him he will be forever immortalized in our hearts. may his great soul rest in perfect peace Amen."

This tribute was added by Jimi Odutola on 26th March 2017

"Prof continue to sleep at the bosom of the lord till the day of resurrection.Your legacy lives on.We miss you."

This tribute was added by Olusola Oyedeji on 28th August 2016

"Prof was that special one person
A father, Great Teacher, Mentor, Counsellor and friend.
Prof had this very large heart and was very supportive.
He is fondly treasured and remembered.
I am grateful to God that our paths crossed.
May God continue to be with Mummy, Nike and my brothers."

This tribute was added by Bayo Olaoye on 20th May 2016

"Happy birthday Daddy. Continue to rest in peace till we meet again to part no more."

This tribute was added by K.J. AYODELE on 20th May 2016

"You are not forgotten as you lie in Eternal life Prof. You remain in our hearts because you lived a life worthy of emulation."

This tribute was added by K.J. AYODELE on 26th March 2016

"Wishing you eternal rest in peace. You are missed .  You're special among many for all the good reasons."

This tribute was added by Akinsete Jimi on 26th March 2016

"The greatest teacher I ever had. Extremely kind hearted, just and fair.
I loved the 'headmaster'!"

This tribute was added by Ronke Ogunwo on 21st May 2015

"Prof Yemco! A rare gem. Rest in peace Sir."

This tribute was added by Adeola Vaughan on 1st May 2015

"Prof knew everyone by name even years after graduation from medical school. He made his students feel special and motivated us to give our best. May his soul rest in peace. Adeola Vaughan nee Akinmade"

This tribute was added by Tope Imevbore on 28th April 2015

"Please accept our heartfelt condolences, Nike. Prof was a great teacher and father to all of us. We will always remember and appreciate him for the role he played in our training and who we are today.
May God console and comfort the whole family during this difficult period and give you the strength to bear this great loss.  

Our prayers are with you - Michael & Tope Imevbore."

This tribute was added by Olutola Akiode on 13th April 2015

"May his soul rest in peace. He will surely be missed. A fine teacher!"

This tribute was added by ope oluwole on 10th April 2015

"It is with  heavy heart that  I received this news... however I am so grateful to God for the opportunity and privilege of having being impacted by Papa .. I can NEVER forget him - how can I ? it's just impossible. He was a father to me   even  though I was only his student ! I owe so much to him  and he was a BIG part in my final years in IFE  .Papa .I will miss you  !!! . I know that God  will not forget your labor of love and that mama , your children, grand children and the Adeyemo generation will be BLESSED by God , FAVORED and  ENABLED by God   and will NEVER lack help  and support  at all times JESUS name. AMen
.Ope Oluwole"

This tribute was added by K.J. AYODELE on 9th April 2015

"My heart felt condolences to our beloved 'mother' Mrs.Adeyemo, my sister and brothers, Nike, Shola and Yemi...I know such a good, kind soul is resting in the bosom of his Creator....Prof, you were like a father to me and an Uncle to my mom.
You shall be missed remain forever in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Gbemi Ogunlusi on 8th April 2015

"Prof was a great teacher  and father to many of us. . I still remember his usual greetings to me. -"-Baale  e nko?" May his soul rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Similoluwa Albert on 8th April 2015

"Farewell prof and our own headmaster."

This tribute was added by Jinadu Abimbola on 7th April 2015

"A kind hearted man, a great teacher.
Grateful to God that our paths crossed.
You'll live on in the hearts and lives you impacted."

This tribute was added by Victor Adekanmbi on 6th April 2015

"Prof. Adeyemo was a teacher who taught from the heart; he made you believe that you were important and gave you the confidence every day to believe in yourself. While I join others in mourning the loss of this great man, I feel blessed and honored that he was a part of my life"

This tribute was added by Abiodun Okunlola on 6th April 2015

"May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace Prof."

This tribute was added by Jimi Odutola on 6th April 2015

"Professor Adeyemo was one of the best teachers I had at the Med School.Always very compassionate,never finds any fault in your presentation,almost faultless at remembering names and so on the list is endless.I pray God give the family the fortitude to bear the loss.RIP Professor Adeyemo.To the Med School OAU what a loss this is.It is my sincere prayer that Another great man will step in and fill these big shoes Professor Adeyemo left behind."

This tribute was added by Gbenga Abiodun on 6th April 2015

"Rounding with Prof was fun. He was the quintessential teacher. May the Lord bless his memory beyond measure."

This tribute was added by Oghenah Taiwo on 6th April 2015

"Our very own Baba Adeyemo. Words cannot express how deeply loved you are to all of us who have encountered you. Yours was a life filled with kindness and love and that which is worth celebrating.We will surely miss u Prof. Sleep on Baba Adeyemo in heavenly bliss."

This tribute was added by kolawole aramide on 6th April 2015

"Prof , will for ever be missed he was my God father . Rest in sweet peace."

This tribute was added by Shola Anjola on 5th April 2015

"Prof Adeyemo, was a father, Teacher and a Gentleman. He did not only show interest in our academic pursuit but life outside medicine. He was God sent and will never be forgotten. we'll miss him forever. May he find comfort in the bosom of the Lord."

This tribute was added by Sunday Owolade on 5th April 2015

"No amount of words will be too much to describe your impact on the training of every students that passed through you. You were exemplary and exceptional in your ways. You made us feel so loved and free with you, and no pus was stupid to your hearing as you helped us in laying a foundation for a lifelong career. We will forever miss you. Goodnight Baba Adeyemo"

This tribute was added by Kemi Owoyemi on 5th April 2015

"My deepest sympathies for his loss, he was a great man! May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Busayo Badejo on 5th April 2015

"Prof its a great privilege to have known you for you were more than a teacher, you were a father. You remembered most of us by names and you paid us much attention. You simplified medicine and you were not one to fail a student. Your good works will forever be remembered and you will be greatly missed"

This tribute was added by Gbolade Arinoso on 5th April 2015

"May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Oluro Olukayode on 5th April 2015

"Some lecturers only showed up on exam days , Baba showed up everyday he had lectures to teach and nurture, and you knew u would have to to be exceptionally poor to fail with him!! He knew us all by name...'Olurock or what do you call yourself'....was mine. He was simply an exceptional human being,teacher,father,motivator and one with a golden heart!!! Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, for their works do follow them!!!"

This tribute was added by Akinsete Jimi on 4th April 2015

"The best teacher I ever had"

This tribute was added by Tunde Komolafe on 4th April 2015

"Will miss Daddy so much. Had a real gift of remembering everyone's name. Phenomenal teacher and father."

This tribute was added by Bunmi Fabiyi on 3rd April 2015

"Prof Yemco, Daddy Adeyemo was indeed a great educator and surgeon who impacted the lives of his students positively. He was an excellent teacher who connected with all his students one way or the other. He was not intimidating but very friendly and nurturing. He was a father to all. Prof, I pray that the Lord rest your gentle soul. My sincere condolences to Mummy,Nike,Sola and other siblings.May the Lord be with you at this difficult time.Eyin won a dara,Odun a jinna sira, Omo rere a gbeyin gbogbo wa. Amen."

This tribute was added by Ujomoti Akintunde on 3rd April 2015

"Prof Adeyemo was phenomenal in his role as lecturer. He was more than a teacher to me. Awesome in his dedication to duty, exceptional in his teaching style and also a father. He went the extra mile for his students. He remains the only lecturer that would remember you by your maiden name decades after graduation. I salute this great man, and I am privileged to have met him. RIP"

This tribute was added by Olubunmi Ogundipe-Akinpelu on 1st April 2015

"Dear Prof. Your memory is already blessed, you were an exemplary teacher, you were to us a father and mentor. Your understanding of our shortcomings made medical school bearable. You were so kind in ways that words cannot describe. It is my prayer that your memory will forever be blessed and your family will be kept by the hands of the Lord... Sleep on...."

This tribute was added by labo Desalu on 1st April 2015

"Since I heard of his passing, I have been smiling at the wonderful memories. Prof taught me to see the profession I was going into as a noble one. It was not profession for riff raffs ( in his words). He made medicine simple. He was a very compassionate and caring teacher who cared about our overall well being.  
The way he moved his right hand, the way his eyes pierced through the lenses of his glasses, and his large signature on my medical degree certificate.  Professor Adeyemo you were an awesome individual and I am priviledged to have had you as my teacher. Praying for the entire Adeyemo family."

This tribute was added by Peju Adeniran on 31st March 2015

"With fondest thoughts and memories we remember a firm medical teacher with a soft touch ...."

This tribute was added by Afolabi Ogunleye on 31st March 2015

"My late Dad always said "great teachers are born not made" and Prof Adeyemo proved that adage true. You couldn't teach his passion, dedication and heart to a man. You couldn't pay a man enough to come up with it either. (And the Fed Govt sure didn't pay our professors nearly enough).
The headmaster was a rare breed and even to those of us Dental Students who only spent 1 year on Med School rotations, he was unforgettable for his ready smile, kindness, passion and the way he drove and pushed you to do well. So sorry for your loss, Nike and hope you find some comfort in knowing your daddy was loved and appreciated by so many. God bless and comfort your family."

This tribute was added by Tinuke Akinmoladun on 31st March 2015

"I can never forget your contributions to my life, making me who I am today. You helped me gain admission into medicine when all hopes were lost. When l wanted to quit medicine because of my failures , you encouraged me. Telling me that quitters never win. Here l am today a Consultant Radiologist.
Daddy, l will always live to remember you.Thank you sir for believing in me.
Rest in peace sir"

This tribute was added by Bolaji Lawal on 31st March 2015

"RIP Prof. Baba, as we called him because he was a father, brought calmness to his students. In retrospect I now understand that he applied a Biopsychosocial approach model in teaching his students. He always asked about our health and family, how we were coping academically and socially, and asked us what is wrong if we were not looking happy. He listened to us and always ready to help and support. Adieu Prof. Adeyemo."

This tribute was added by Sade Adenekan on 31st March 2015

"Reflecting on my many memories of uncle over more than 30 years, I am reminded of a man of great wit, warm kindness, excellent mentoring & teaching skills but ... most importantly, he was a dedicated & loving husband and father ...

A great lecturer, confidant and "second" father to my siblings and I. Uncle was a lovely, caring and devout father figure to all his students as well - both under & postgraduates in Medicine & Dentistry and he will be sorely missed.

I pray the Lord comfort and uphold the entire Adeyemo family - Nike, Sola boy and Yemi during this difficult time (Amen).

Rest in perfect peace sir .... Dr Sade Adenekan (nee Badejo)"

This tribute was added by Femi Bankole on 31st March 2015

"The 'headmaster' has gone home. You were exceptional in your care and concern for us your student children. You insisted on high standards because you cared so much. Thank you for showing us such an example. We are blessed for knowing you and pray for those you left behind that they will do even much more!"

This tribute was added by Ade Adebanjo on 31st March 2015

"I thank God for the life and legacy of Prof. Adeyemo.
He was a true example of an educator and mentor, focussing as much on his student's persons as he did on their education.
He helped shape not just our intellect but also our character both by precept and by example. His sincerity, passion for imparting knowledge, wisdom, kindness, humor and love all left a lasting impression on many.

I pray that the God of all comfort will comfort and strengthen the entire family through this time.

With love and blessings,

'Gbenga Adebanjo"

This tribute was added by Doyinsola Ojutiku on 31st March 2015

"In loving memory of a respected, humane, hardworking colleague and a dear family friend. You will always be remembered for the good deeds you accomplished at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and beyond. May your kind soul rest in peace-Dr. Olukayode and Dr(Mrs) Doyinsola Ojutiku"

This tribute was added by Bunmi Akinleye on 31st March 2015

"A good and kindhearted man who contributed so much to humanity. He will be greatly missed. May God comfort the entire family. Goodnight sir
Bunmi(Oshobi) Akinleye"

This tribute was added by Kunbi Adeoti on 31st March 2015

"A great dad by all ramifications!  From Sijuwade estate to Road condolences to the entire family,  oluwa yi di yin mu, enyin won koni baje amin."

This tribute was added by oladayo malomo on 31st March 2015

"i remember him- prof adeyemo as a caring father, mentor and great teacher in those years (1981-1984) of our medical training. what those of us that passed through his tutelage in the company of great medical teachers of unife of that era now live on, is their legacy in our various practices. adieu papa,  rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Taiwo Fasoranti on 31st March 2015

"RIP Prof, baba of all. You made many of us what we are today. May your kind soul rest in peace. Amen."

This tribute was added by Jerome Elusiyan on 31st March 2015

"Yours was not a LOSS in that you came you saw and you conquered. You left a legacy behind that will last beyond your demise. "Baba Yemco aka the Headmaster" we were never bold to call you the names in your presence but we do at your back. I vividly remember a time i think in Part 4 when we were planning to go on Aluta, you came to admonish us that if we as Medical Students carry placard we are gone. Adieu. May God grant us all the fortitude to endure your passing away"

This tribute was added by Folake Olayinka on 31st March 2015

"It's hard to believe the great Prof is gone. Certainly a life well lived. He was well loved by his students, in fact generations of them! What a legacy.
The hallways of OAUTH where he walked , taught, performed his craft and groomed us, will never be the same again. A great man is departed. He will always be fondly remembered for his kind fatherly ways and gentle smile. May his gentle soul rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Temitayo Ogundiwin on 31st March 2015

"Nike sorry to hear about your dad. Fond memories of road 20 and he was a good man. May he rest in perfect peace and may the good Lord comfort the whole family. Take heart."

This tribute was added by kemi Oshobi-Morakinyo on 31st March 2015

"We thank God for a well spent life. You were a good man and Doctor most especially to our family. Baba oninu re sun re oo. Mummy, Nike , siblings and family the good Lord will comfort you IJN.  Amen"

This tribute was added by Lola Abidakun Idowu on 31st March 2015

"My memories are filled with that of a father to all. It didn't matter that we numbered in hundreds, every student was a child to Prof Adeyemo and he was indeed a father to us all.
His legacy is not just of those who are his biological children but those of us to whom his kind words, smiles and encouragement saw us through IfeMed's rough waters. I still attribute my graduating in a somewhat timely fashion to him- he arranged for us to sit out written exams in OAUTHC when ASUTH strike fell in the first day of our exams and that's how we managed to graduate on time.
Nike and siblings e pele. I know from personal experience it's not an easy place to be but when a man passes to glory after fulfilling his purpose and leaving such a glorious legacy we have to thank God for his life."

This tribute was added by Olamide Alabi on 30th March 2015

"Eeya, Nike, Pele, I am sooo sorry to hear of Popsie's passing. He was a father to all. Most people do not even know the Professor Adeyemo; the doting Daddy, they only know the Professor Adeyemo the nice lecturer on campus. I remember those Staff School, school runs, and how can I forget his fatherly role when we entered Great ife in 1986, straight and fresh from Moremi High School, with no clue of what lied ahead of us. (Bunmi Fabiyi, Ronke Fawole, T-Bobby (RIP), Debbie Imevbore, Yinka Lawanson, Taiwo Akinyemi, Kemi Folayan, Femi Ogunbona, Muyiwa Gbadegesin, Segun Olusi & Wale Olowookere). All but 2 of us, wanted to study medicine until T-Bobby and I realized we may not survive that health sciences roller coaster and settled for Fac of Science jeje. Your Dad did not make anyone feel inferior, he was a rare gem. What about the Professor Adeyemo that was very accommodating of his extended families and in laws. Growing up, anytime my siblings and I grumble about the numerous relatives from Ibadan that lived with us, either to retake JAMB or or stay put, my mum used to remind us about Tiri Adeyemo, Jadesola Eyitayo and the relatives that lived with the Adeyemos. Your Dad was a good role model and treated every one as equal. Thank God for accommodating fathers like your dad and mine, one of the best part of my childhood is having the relatives live with us and I wont change that experience for anything in the world. I can go on and on about Professor Adeyemo, Prince of Oopo Ile Osa in Ibadan, the humble and fearless christian. Be encouraged Nike. Dad lived a good life and I know he is at peace with his maker now. Do not mourn, but instead celebrate the life of a good man. Odun ajina sira big time in Jesus name. Omo rere ma gbeyin gbogbo wa. Pele ore, welcome to the club. Dont worry, the pain will lessen with time, it never goes away, but it sure does get better."

This tribute was added by Adebola Oni on 30th March 2015

"Prof was a father and teacher of teachers.May his soul rest in peace.Amen."

This tribute was added by ade sowole on 30th March 2015

"I cannot forget when I lost my father in clinical 1 and you graciously sent a faculty car with my friends/classmates to attend the burial far away in Ijebu-Remo, it meant so much to me, a memory that lingers on, not to talk of the firm but humane way you groomed us as students.
Headmaster you were a blessing to our generation and lived a good exemplary life.
Sleep on.
To Mama, Nike and siblings lets be comforted in that he lived a very good life and left behind wonderful people as you all"

This tribute was added by Bayo Olaoye on 30th March 2015

"Didun ni iranti olododo.

I thank God for the opportunity knowing you through your son.  Thank you for making yourself the great vessel of facilitating many opportunities for many in this world.  I am a living witness of God's goodness in this world in the person of you. I had no chance of being somebody in life but today the things I am gratefully proud of happened mostly because of you.

Also thank you for giving me the opportunity to see what a true and happy family should be, I will forever remain indebted to that particular memory of how you effortlessly modelled it.

We will forever miss our Daddy."

This tribute was added by Olayinka Aderibigbe on 30th March 2015

"May your gentle soul rest in Perfect Peace Baba"

This tribute was added by Femi Adebajo on 30th March 2015

"Nike & Dipo,
So sorry to hear of Prof.'s passing.
I was a direct beneficiary of his generosity and kindness.
He was an affable man and I never heard a bad word said about him by anybody.
May his soul rest in peace and the memory of his good work comfort those he left behind."

This tribute was added by Adewale Owoade on 30th March 2015

"Daddy, we loved you. But God loves you more. May your soul rest in peace. IJN"

This tribute was added by Taofeek Owonikoko on 30th March 2015

"We pray God will make death your transition to eternal rest and peace as you were wont to make all those who had the good fortune of crossing path with you feel at peace. I hope you can see what a great job you did with all of us your students. Our fond memories of you will abide till our own time is up.
Prof, thank you sir!"

This tribute was added by Udeme Akpan on 30th March 2015

"My dear Dr. Nike Adeyemo Alao ; we loved you father, we will miss
your father; our father.

He was an unparalleled example to all of us.
Here, a man, who was deeply interested in his students.
'Pa Yemco' knew that our best only needed nurturing.
He personally saw to it that he did not jettison your glory; he
fostered it. We stand here, today, successful citizens, because of the foundations laid by men of honour like professor Adeyemo.

Nike, yourself, mama and your siblings are active recipients of
favors and prayers, due to this man's great disposition. I cannot
think of him without a smile, and that sentiment is pervasive
through the spectrum of people who have been beneficiaries of his
excellent tutelage.
Here was a teacher par excellence.
A teacher of the skill of living, not just of the clinical discipline of

...we loved him, we miss him. Please find the strength to accept and
bear his demise. His job is done.
Journey well, our very own 'headmaster'.."

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