ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Vickie Agili (nee Rapu) who was born on July 12, 1952 in Delta State and passed away on February 25, 2021 in Lagos surrounded by her loving family.

Vickie is survived by her husband, Engr. Emmanuel Ofili Agili, her two children Chuka Agili and Ifeoma Finnih (nee Agili) and her husband Rotimi and their three beautiful children, Oluwafuntan (Akachukwu), Oluwafikunayomi (Chukwuzamepele) and Oluwafifemayomi (Chiweta). As well as her 5 siblings Dame Bridget Itsueli, Chief Nkechi Chizea, Dr Angela Adeboyega, Dr Tony Rapu and Ms. Marilyn Rapu, including numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

We will remember her forever.



Posted by Comfort Okonji on March 6, 2021
My Darling Vickie,
“Vickieee” as I so fondly called you. My beautiful , tall , ebony-skin darling... How can this be true?? Death truly leaves a sting in our hearts.
I thank God for memories... Beautiful memories of you that can never be erased.
It is so sad you are gone so soon.
Your loss has created a void in all our hearts. Your smiles, your sweet laughter is already missed, but God LOVES you best and has called you home.
Despite the pain this has created in my life and that of my children, you will always be missed.
Rest easy, Rest In Peace and know that you are loved and you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
May the Perpetual Light shine upon your soul. Amen

Lots of love, hugs and kisses
from Comfort Esogbuzia Okonji and family.
Posted by Aina Abdulkabir on March 6, 2021
Hmmm, Life and humanity. Mrs Agili, a woman if honour and substance. Dedicated to work and always radiating in a smile. My Curator and inspiring leader. Forever in my memory. May the Lord bless and favour the children left behind.
Posted by Adeseri Linda on March 5, 2021
You will forever be missed. Heaven's gain.keep smiling with the Angels. Rip ma.
Posted by Eze Chioma on March 5, 2021
A, woman of pure heart, ur reign in the Lagos Museum was very pure, no discrimination, no, click, u catried everybody along no matter the level or position so straight forward, may ur soul RIP Amen u will be greatly missed
Posted by Kanwulia Onuora on March 5, 2021
FAREWELL ANGEL
Heaven has recalled an Angel. Yes, that's who Auntie Vickie was . The physical separation caused by her transition to eternal glory is most painful but her good works during her earthly sojourn will continue to endure in my mind.

Aunty Vickie, you positively touched the lives of all who came your way. You were blessed with a large and generous heart and reached out selflessly to all around you. I will always relish the love you showered on me. Our face to face contacts, telephone calls and chats were always filled with kind, caring and encouraging words -even up until the 24th of January when I called to inform you I was traveling. My last chat to you still remains unanswered. I had prayed fervently for divine healing and restoration of your health but it pleased the Almighty to call you home. It is still so surreal, the tears can't stop flowing , but as is often said, Who are we to question God?

Aunty Vickie, you loved God and your fellow men. You were most respectful, kind, elegant, charming, cosmopolitan -even though traditional, generous and classy. I always admired your organizational skills, great attention to details and perfect execution of tasks. You consistently rode far ahead of distractions and your ability to douse tension, make suggestions and carry people along was legendary. Even on your sick bed, you kept at this. You were a woman of remarkable intelligence and role model to us the "younger " members of ALL.

My ever smiling big Sis, I know your soul is now resting in the bosom of the Lord where there is no pain, weeping or sorrow. You ran a good race, what awaits you now is the crown of glory. I take solace in the fact that you lived a worthy life. Goodbye Aunty Vickie until we meet again. May the Good Lord grant your kind and gentle soul eternal rest.

Jea nke oma omalicha nwannem. Lahu ofunma. I will miss you greatly.

Your cousin and namesake, Kaka Onuora (née Ofili)
Posted by Samuel Harbor on March 4, 2021
What an awesome woman gone to be with the Lord she loved and served diligently all days of her life. Vickie lived with full smiles and loving friendship. She was great as a colleague and wife, always extolling the best. Never to be forgotten though gone to rest in the bossom of Jesus.
Posted by Isy Olus on March 4, 2021
Auntie Vickie ever smiling and deeply humble. God loving, serving and sharing.
Very proud of family and tradition.
Eternal rest grant her soul dear Lord and let light perpetual shine upon her that she may rest in your peace Amen.
My heartfelt condolences to the family immediate and extended as the love of God comforts and consoles you all.
Ndo nu o!
Fond regards
Isioma Olusanya (nee Okogwu)
Posted by Ademuyiwa Awoniyi on March 4, 2021
Mrs Agili was my boss at National Museum Lagos where she retired in 2012. She was the Head of Department of Monuments Heritage and Sites and she later rose to become the Curator of Lagos Museum, a position she held before her retirement from service. Mrs Agili was very pleasant to work with, very hardworking, prudent, highly professional and efficient. She was a boss who would not hesitate to deploy her personal resources to run the ofice. No doubt she was a role model. A leader, a mother, an encourager and somebody worthy of emulation. May her soul rest in peace. Amen.
Posted by Gloria Banwo on March 4, 2021
After not seeing for over four decades it was so easy to reconnect in 2019 and catch up on life since our days back in Surulere- Ekololu and Olufemi Roads! You shared some of the health challenges you had and we'd pray during many night phone calls but I never dreamt you'd leave so soon. Oh Vickie, I'll miss you greatly but consoled that we'll meet again on resurrection morning. Good night my friend and sister. I'm including a few pictures of our recent outings.
Love always, Gloria (Ojo) Banwo
Posted by Cathy Audu on March 3, 2021
Rest in perfect peace dear big Sis... You exemplified Action not Words ..


Posted by Anthony H. Otokito on March 3, 2021
Our dear lovely, adorable Vickie - so you’re really gone, never for us to see you ever again?

Vick, you were so dear to us as family here in London uk. Indeed, I say with pride, you were my closest, most lovable cousin-in-law. We all loved you as family.

You were close to every member of our family here, especially during your years of living here in London, uk, during the 1980s, till your relocation back to Lagos, Nigeria.

You remained close to us, always popping in whenever you were here in London on your holidays. We all cherish those lovely memorable family moments.

As you know, we decided to name our 2nd daughter, now Architect Victoria Otokito, after you when she was born in 1986.

We all here will continue to pray for your gentle and lovely soul to rest in perfect peace

Adios from us all:
-Anthony Harcourt Otokito
-Florence Otokito (nee Rapu)
-& rest of the family here in London UK.

NB: We post here (under Gallery) some of our most memorable photos with you over the years.
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Posted by Eno-Obong Edet on March 25, 2021
Auntie Vickie, it has taken a while to process your exit from this world. Hmm!, like they say, earth's loss, is heaven's gain!

I can't ever forget your very welcoming and ever infectious smile! You always had something nice to say to me in that your very beautiful voice. 

You were a true daughter of Zion, always radiating the joy of the Lord. You impacted many lives through your love for the Lord which you exemplified in your walk with Him. It truly made walking with the Lord a longing experience.

I thank God that He has called you to Himself; a place where there is no more pain.

Adieu daughter of God, until we all meet at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb to part no more.
Posted by Ibe Rapu on March 25, 2021
Tribute from Ogbueshi Ibe Rapu & Family (UK)

Our dear sister Vickie, with immense pain we have now accepted the fact that we cannot see you again. For those of us who have not been around for some years, we are left with a magnified pain for missing out on the opportunity to share your last moments with you.
Vickie, we will always remember you as our sister who was full of love, majesty, elegance, and who lived for Christ. You had an infectious smile that assured everyone you encountered, that you loved and cared.
You have left us in this world to answer to the call of our heavenly Father and to unite with our heavenly mother- Holy Mary. We shall take consolation in knowing that you have gone to a better place; a place where everyone will love to be, yet a place where no one can enter unless they lived a good Christian life before they die.
Our dear sister, you will be greatly missed but REST IN PEACE. 
May the Lord give the entire Rapu family, your immediate family members, and friends, the fortitude to bear this huge loss.
Posted by Julie George on March 24, 2021
It is said that angels seldom live amongst men. There's one less in today's world with your demise. Mrs. Victoria Agili you were a Boss, Sister and Friend like no other.

What virtue was did you not possess? There was none that wasn't second nature to you; effortlessly being selfless not just to me but to everyone dear to me and everyone you came across.

The ache I feel at your passing is indescribable. You'd forever be remembered for your elegance, grace, humility and generosity as I've never been found wanting of anything as long as you could help it. I'm forever grateful to you Mrs.Victoria Agili and although I'd miss the sweet sound of your voice especially with the way you fondly call out to me at National Museum, Lagos, I take solace in the Lord hoping that you're in a better place.

May you continue to rest in the bossom of our father Abraham in heaven and may the Lord our God grant us the fortitude to bear as we greatly live with this vacuum your demise has left us with.

Till we meet again to part no more, goodnight my Sister....

Mrs. Julie George
her Life
Lady Victoria Kanawulia Agili was born on 12 July 1952, to Chief T. D. Rapu and Mrs. M. N. Rapu of Umuezei, Asaba Delta State. She attended Holy Child College Ikoyi Lagos and St Gregory’s College Lagos excelling academically. She is a graduate of the University of Ibadan (Bsc. Botany with subsidiaries in Archaeology); University of Leicester (Postgraduate certificate in Museum Studies); and IESE Business School where she obtained a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). 

Vickie Agili’s successful career spanned several decades working at the National Museum and Monuments, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Her dedication to excellence, and unrivalled sense of duty propelled her to the zenith of her career: as the Head of the Information and Human Resources Units at UNDP, and retiring as the Curator of the National Museum Lagos Nigeria. 

She was happily married to the love of her life, Ogbueshi Eng. Ofili Agili and they enjoyed the most loving union, which was a model of devotion and selflessness. Her children, Chuka, Ifeoma and Rotimi were her pride and joy. She dedicated her entire life to the happiness and nurture of her entire family. Grandma’s love and protection knew no bounds, she was physically present for the birth of each and every single one of her grandchildren and spent every available moment doting over Oluwafuntan (Akachukwu), Oluwafikunayomi (Chukwuzamepele) and Oluwafifemayomi (Chiweta) Finnih. In addition to her husband, children and grandchildren, she is survived by her 5 siblings Dame Bridget Itsueli, Chief Nkechi Chizea, Dr Tony Rapu, Dr Angela Adegboyega and Ms. Marilyn Rapu, including numerous cousins,  in-laws, nieces and nephews. 

Vickie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunty, friend, and model child of The Almighty. She was a virtuous woman who had a perpetual smile etched on her face to welcome; a regal gait and tone to govern; and the most selfless heart to love. Throughout her life, she exuded the majesty of one who understood her celestial calling ought to be manifested amongst mere mortals on earth – and that she did wholesomely. She lived a godly, vibrant, charitable, life – impacting family, friends and strangers with her warmth, love and generosity. Her love and passion for The Almighty ensured a lifetime of dedicated service to all. May her beautiful soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.
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Shared by imo paul ukpe on March 25, 2021
Dear Aunty Vickie,
I met you only thrice in person. However, your smile, your grace and amiable disposition were unforgettable.
You came from a very good home. And with Ogbueshi you established an equally wonderful family. Your children are a lasting testimony of a life well lived by a godly woman, loyal sister, faithful wife, loving mother and aunty and a doting grandma.
I won't say rest in peace, because I know that even with the saints, you are watching over your family and interceding for them.
Adieu.

Aunty Vikky Agili - A Woman Of Honour and Kindness

Shared by ABEL AJALA on March 11, 2021
Dearly beloved Aunty Vikky . News of your early departure to Heaven came to us as a shock because it was least expected. 
You were a woman of honour , with high level of integrity.  You were always enthusiastic. with a lovely smile . Very matured and full of wisdom. 
When we were in class,  it did not take any of us a minute to recognise the stuff you were made of both in work experience  and home affairs. so everyone started calling you Aunty Vikky, despite  interaction with one another on  first name basis.
You were such a lovely woman , beautiful and elegant . 
We will miss your lovely  smile , contributions . especially post graduation and words of wisdom. 
May the Lord Almighty keep and bless your immediate family you left behind and comfort everyone of us who knew you and are  still feeling pain of your early departure. 
Continue to rest in the bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ  . Sleep on dearly beloved Aunty Vikky.
From Abel Ajala 
Shared by Adama lukman on March 4, 2021
A woman of so much smiles, beauty, elegance and dignity. You thought propriety to both junior and senior all your days in the National Museums.
May your soul rest well. Aameen.