ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Yemisi Agunbiade Sanusi, 65 years old, born on September 29, 1955, and passed away on March 19, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Dr Aderonke Tomori on April 12, 2021
My senior wife in the family.
GOODNIGHT precious one!

As we lay to rest the body your beautiful soul used on this plane, may it please God to Rest In Peace your soul 'Ìyálé mi' as I fondly addressed you.

A woman who would identify needs and contribute to meeting these needs in exemplary unique manners.

My reliable brainstorming partner and community need solutions strategising partner.

A woman of many caps.

We give all Glory to God for the lives you touched and for your legacy.

May God count it for you and generations yet unborn.

May your children be greater as it pleases God to Rest In Peace your soul.

Love and respect always.

GOODNIGHT. GOODNIGHT. GOODNIGHT.
Posted by Kenny Adepoju on April 11, 2021
Mummy will forever be missed because that was who she is to me. She was kind, loving, precious and role model for so many, am full of tears because I will forever miss you.
Posted by Bashir Obasekola on April 11, 2021
    TRIBUTE TO CHIEF (MRS) YEMISI AGUNBIADE-SANUSI

The news of the death of Chief (Mrs) Yemisi Agunbiade-Sanusi came to us a shock and disbelief, especially given the fact that there was no prior news of her sickness.

Chief Yemisi Sanusi was an admirable, ever cheerful and patriotic individual, who gave her time, resources and skills to serve her community, especially Nigerians diaspora community. Her professional skills as a Nurse and Social Worker, are always handy in all what she did. Her ability to manage people and bring persons of different diversity together for the common goal of service was very unique. Hence she served on the Board of Trustees of our organization, Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation Europe (NIDO Europe), as the Director of Events (2008-2010). She served meritoriously.

Even when she was no more in active involvement in NIDOE, she was still monitoring and mentoring those at helm of affairs of the organization. I remember that she always encourage me and others in the leadership of the organization to continue to fly the flag and try as much as possible not to let the labour of our heroes past be in vain. On facebook, she will always leave comments and words of encouragement on our group page. We will miss her moral support and words of encouragement. I, as a person will surely miss her mentoring and words of motivation.

On behalf of Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Europe and myself, I pray that Chief (Mrs) Yemisi Sanusi’s soul rest in perfect peace and that God Almighty accords her a place in His bosom. Our prayers and thoughts are with her loved ones and our heartfelt condolences to the children and all the members of her family left behind.

Sleep on, Madam! Your memory shall continue to live on! Rest in Perfect Peace!


Dr Bashir Obasekola,
Continental Chairman,
Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation Europe (NIDO Europe)
Posted by Martin Baks on April 11, 2021
On behalf of the membership of Nigeria National Community (NNC) London, we are sad to learn about the demise of Late Chief Mrs Yemisi Sanusi Agunbiade. She was a dedicated member of the Nigeria National Community(NNC).
She was a God fearing, respected and caring community leader.
May her soul and souls of all departed faithfuls continue to rest in peace.
Sir Martin Bakare
Nigeria National Community(NNC) London
Posted by Susan Fajana-Thomas on April 9, 2021
Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that I feel for the passing of Aunty as I fondly called her, but my thoughts and prayers are with her immediate family and her Nigerian community family.
Chief Mrs Yemisi Sanusi was a dear big sister, friend, adviser. We work together as members of Nigerian Women In Diaspora Leadership Forum (NWIDLF), Peace Ambassadors at Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and comrades in The Labour Party.
Aunty was very supportive of my political career as well as my charitable activities. Importantly she loved celebrating me without apology. I lost counts of how many times she had posted/ commented on social media with the words... "Proud of you".
We usually celebrated each other on our birthdays, I'm 28th September and hers was 29th September.
Aunty, although you are gone from our sight, never from our hearts.
As they say in Yoruba land....please watch over your children and grandchildren. Sleep well!
Posted by Bosede Adepoju on April 9, 2021
I feel really emotional writing in your memory and still cannot believe that I will be writing a tribute for you this soon; my loving, ever smiling and always cheerful sister - Chief Mrs.Yemisi Agunbiade - Sanusi.

Heaven has received a precious guest.
We have lost a colossus.
A selfless and doting mother of mothers.
Death where is your sting? Grave where is your victory?

If you were still here, we would have been together today 9th April because you set that date for me seven years ago. It is the day that you always go with me to the Cemetery to pray and lay flowers on my sister's grave. It is not to be this year because God has taken back His daughter. It is so sad that you are no longer with us. Thank you so much for everything. Will love you forever even in death.

You were a woman of virtue and dignity and a role model to so many people. You were a symbol of success, love, harmony and peace. You stood out among your peers and you were well respected. We console ourselves knowing that you are in a better place because you knew God and served HIM
My condolence go to the Children, Granddaughter, Siblings, the extended family and all loved ones. Ojo a jinna si ara won loruko Jesu Kristi. Amin.
Posted by Funke Awodiya on April 9, 2021
My Tribute will be a poem dedicated to the Facebook friend i never met to inspire with her posts.

A song for Yemi A Star

We met on a page of faces
in our different phases,
your heart i read in lines and words,
visible for all to see,
your shade of love spreads like rainbow
from nearby faraway place,
you remind me of humanity
each time you plant roses of love with your post on timeline,
a metaphor for your life,
Timeline of a life lived with purpose,
here is my song for your memories
i will live for love for your sake
i will always stand for humanity,
I will always share beautiful smiles,
I will remember you for your good deeds.
Adieu Yemi A Star a star that shun on hearts
Posted by Princess Folaji Fasanya-O... on April 9, 2021
In my moment of grief, I did not pay attention, so did not realise it was you, until I stumbled across a sister’s tribute a couple of days after you had passed. Shocking!

From the moment I encountered you, you were exceptional, caring and supportive. Your colourful spirit always positive and encouraging. The way you mourned my husband’s passing with me was empowering and although I may not now be able to thank you physically, I would like to thank you posthumously.

Who is man to know the time nor the place? The last time I saw you was at The NOUS conference in 2019. I remember you looking so cheerful, engaging and lively with your ever supporting spirit lighting up the room.

Death is final, yet not the end, it is the beginning of a new kind of relationship that only loved ones can appreciate. May the Lord comfort your generation, strengthen them to handle life’s events going forwards and grant you eternal rest.

May your colourful soul Rest In Peace. Sleep Well Ma’am knowing you will be greatly missed. #YemiAStars

Your Sister,
Princess Folaji
Posted by Ronke Udofia on April 8, 2021
The news of the passing of Mrs Yemisi Agunbiade-Sanusi sent shock waves through my system  and I'm sure many who new and interacted with her during her life time felt the same. She was a genuine loving individual who gave all for the country she loved with her whole heart despite the fact that she battled with ill health for some many years before her death. Soon after her slimming operation her life changed but she hid her agony behind her smiles and carried on to give to the Community tirelessly. The Nigerian Community owe her huge appreciation unfortunately it is sad we have failed in doing so from the seat of our umbrella organisation. It is a surprise that she received low profile publicity of her death from this quarter.

Yemisi will be remembered for her willingness to go out there and make it better for others always bringing up ideas to resolve crisis. A woman of many bright colours with a big smile as she walks into the room. Despite   living so far away, she never misses a meeting or function in honour of her country that she loved so dearly. She is one individual Nigeria in the Disspora must give recognition for her input to uplift the image of Nigeria. I do hope her family left behind are receiving moral support from the Umbrella organisation. We shall all miss her warm personality. Enter rest grant unto her Oh! Lord Amen.

Written by Mrs Gladys Olowu.
Posted by Folasade Kolawole on April 8, 2021
Iyawo mi , as I normally call you, you were indeed a rear gem. Your death came as a shock but who are we to question God.
We all take solace in the fact that you are resting in the bosom of the Almighty. Thank you for the gift of 3 beautiful children, Oyinda, Bimbola and Funmilayo.
 Goodnight Yemisi
Posted by Bilikisu Savage on April 8, 2021
Chief Mrs Yemisi, an epitome of humanity. A generous human, always looking out and emphasising the need for community cohesion unity and common good.

You will be missed but not forgotten. 
Your lessons and legacy in humanity will will leave on.

May the almighty grant you ever lasting peace
Posted by Ade Aderogba on April 8, 2021
My dear sister,

I’m writing this epitaph with a heavy heart. In many ways, I’m still coming to terms with the fact that I’ll never see you again.

Words cannot begin to describe how much I loved and respected you as a sister, a friend and a confidant. Your kindness and willingness to go over and beyond to help out others was a true testament to your character.

I loved your sense of humour, your benevolent and philanthropic nature, your strong work ethic and your devotion to your service users and patients. These traits were demonstrated to full effect during your time working as a social worker and a registered nurse. Quite simply, you were a beautiful woman both outwardly and internally.

You dedicated your life to caring for those in need, including those with mental health needs, orphans and widows to name but a few. Your were an inspiration to me.

May God continue to bless your friends and family. I know how much your children and grandchildren loved you, and vice versa. Be rest assured that through them, your legacy remains intact.

You will be sorely missed, auntie Yemisi. I love you, but I know Jesus Christ our Lord loves you more.

Rest in eternal peace my auntie, my friend and my sister.

Omowaye Aderogba
Posted by Dr Adegboyega Ogunlesi on April 7, 2021
My wife and I first met Mrs Sanusi ( Yemisi ) in 1983, after we returned to Nigeria from the UK, and I was appointed a Consultant psychiatrist in Aro. She then was in charge at the social welfare department of the hospital. We remained in contact until a few months prior to her demise. I recall her supportive role in helping us to settle down in the new environment, spending late nights with us at times, and educating us about the politics of our new environment.
Yemisi was a consummate psychiatric social worker who knew her onions ( initially trained as a psychiatric nurse ). She emblematized all that is noble, inspiring and salutary. A genial soul, thoughtful and a passionate advocate for mental health. Always fighting for her patients and rabidly devoted to their welfare. She excelled at team work and would go the extra mile when it concerns the welfare of her staff.
Yemisi was a generous giver, and gave even when it was not convenient. When we were in transit at the Holiday inn, close to Heathrow, she felt a duty to visit. She didn't come empty handed, as she dropped an expensive suit and a designer handbag for both of us. When we had our first grand daughter in Manchester, she felt a duty to get in touch with our daughter in law and posted a gift for her daughter. When they needed a Nigerian passport to bring her home, a telephone chat with her was magical. She arranged for the contact at the Nigerian embassy and the passport was obtained effortlessly. Her personality and her professional calling were a harmonious marriage. She was passionate about good governance in Nigeria and worked towards it. For Yemisi, our loss is heaven's gain. A candle that lit many lives on earth is now joining many other celestial candles in her heavenly home.
We pray that God will comfort Oyinda, her siblings and the entire family ( secular and spiritual ), and grant them the fortitude to negotiate these difficult times. May her soul continue to rest in perfect peace in the bosom of her savior, amen.
Dr & Mrs Ogunlesi ( Dr Ogunlesi , former Provost / Medical Director at Aro, Abeokuta.)
Posted by Agboola Toyinlad on April 7, 2021
but why??
My pillar is collapsed!
My mirror is broken!
I lost my Mother!
I lost my dearest!
I lost my sister!
A rare gem is gone!
My pillar of support is gone!
My prayer warrior is gone!
A philanthropist!
A matriarch per excellent!
My favorite!
A shining star is gone!
A brain box is gone!
The epitome of beauty is gone!
My dearest, most caring,loving sister Chief Mrs Oluwayemisi Agunbiade Sanusi.
How can I put together your tribute in few words? But my gratitude, my respect & admiration of you are continuously being written in my heart!
She loved everyone around her, Beautiful inside & out and loved by everyone. You were a devoted Christian, you loved God, served God and humanity.
You were a successful, passionate, great achiever on mental health in Nigeria and around the world. You were a shining star, a voice of the voiceless home & abroad. You touched many lives personally and professionally, a devoted, passionate & successful social worker, best of your kind. An ambassador of peace, You were awarded numerous awards on mental health, social work and selfless humanitarian services through the world. Your love for your dear country Nigeria was so great, you were so dynamic, fashionable & loved our culture to the core. All these attracted many people to you on Facebook with thousands followers for your love against child abuse, bad governance,drug abuse, women trafficking etc. You were current with Nigeria politics & current affairs always. People popularly called you "Mummy Yem A stars" on Facebook.
To live in the hearts of those that love you is not to die. I am very proud of all your magnificent achievements when you were alive and even in death am celebrating an icon, a rare gem, The one who spoilt me silly from when I was young with everything I needed. She was always there for me even in times of trouble. The one I leaned on most since our mother’s demise. She understands me most in all situation when others don’t. The one that I can turn to for advice. She was ready to do anything to make me happy anytime am down. She always encouraged me, taught me to love, serve God and to put all my trust in God always. In her words "all will be well" You treated me like your daughter not like your sister at all.
I will miss you badly, even am already missing your passionate & unconditional love for me already.But God, you know the best.
Rest in peace my favourite, my Mother, my best friend, my all in all. I thought you will stay with us to celebrate your 90th birthday. I know what you meant to so many people, You were the best to me, You are the best one can ask of as a sister. "Who can find a virtuous woman" For her worth is far above rubies. I don’t know I will be writing your tribute so soon!
Your sweet memories will linger in my mind & your legacy forever. And I won’t forget all the love you showered on me and my daughters. I love you but God loves you more. You came, you saw, fought & conquered! Sleep on my beloved sister, till resurrection day where we will meet to part no more.❤️❤️❤️❤️
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of the saints" Psalm 116 vsv15
Good night my favorite, dearest Sister & mother!
Egbon mi tooto, ANIKE IKO !! Omo Ola! Omo Asela! Omo Ake iku ya oniku ariwo!

Your dearest sister
Mrs Oluwatoyin 'Ladun Onasanya (Toyinlad).
Posted by Agboola Toyinlad on April 7, 2021
but why??
My pillar is collapsed!
My mirror is broken!
I lost my Mother!
I lost my dearest!
I lost my sister!
A rare gem is gone!
My pillar of support is gone!
My prayer warrior is gone!
A philanthropist!
A matriarch per excellent!
My favorite!
A shining star is gone!
A brain box is gone!
The epitome of beauty is gone!
My dearest, most caring,loving sister Chief Mrs Oluwayemisi Agunbiade Sanusi.
How can I put together your tribute in few words? But my gratitude, my respect & admiration of you are continuously being written in my heart!
She loved everyone around her, Beautiful inside & out and loved by everyone. You were a devoted Christian, you loved God, served God and humanity.
You were a successful, passionate, great achiever on mental health in Nigeria and around the world. You were a shining star, a voice of the voiceless home & abroad. You touched many lives personally and professionally, a devoted, passionate & successful social worker, best of your kind. An ambassador of peace, You were awarded numerous awards on mental health, social work and selfless humanitarian services through the world. Your love for your dear country Nigeria was so great, you were so dynamic, fashionable & loved our culture to the core. All these attracted many people to you on Facebook with thousands followers for your love against child abuse, bad governance,drug abuse, women trafficking etc. You were current with Nigeria politics & current affairs always. People popularly called you "Mummy Yem A stars" on Facebook.
To live in the hearts of those that love you is not to die. I am very proud of all your magnificent achievements when you were alive and even in death am celebrating an icon, a rare gem, The one who spoilt me silly from when I was young with everything I needed. She was always there for me even in times of trouble. The one I leaned on most since our mother’s demise. She understands me most in all situation when others don’t. The one that I can turn to for advice. She was ready to do anything to make me happy anytime am down. She always encouraged me, taught me to love, serve God and to put all my trust in God always. In her words "all will be well" You treated me like your daughter not like your sister at all.
I will miss you badly, even am already missing your passionate & unconditional love for me already.But God, you know the best.
Rest in peace my favourite, my Mother, my best friend, my all in all. I thought you will stay with us to celebrate your 90th birthday. I know what you meant to so many people, You were the best to me, You are the best one can ask of as a sister. "Who can find a virtuous woman" For her worth is far above rubies. I don’t know I will be writing your tribute so soon!
Your sweet memories will linger in my mind & your legacy forever. And I won’t forget all the love you showered on me and my daughters. I love you but God loves you more. You came, you saw, fought & conquered! Sleep on my beloved sister, till resurrection day where we will meet to part no more.❤️❤️❤️❤️
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of the saints" Psalm 116 vsv15
Good night my favorite, dearest Sister & mother!
Egbon mi tooto, ANIKE IKO !! Omo Ola! Omo Asela! Omo Ake iku ya oniku ariwo!

Your dearest sister
Mrs Oluwatoyin 'Ladun Onasanya (Toyinlad).
Posted by Agboola Toyinlad on April 7, 2021
Gone too soon but why??
My pillar is collapsed!
My mirror is broken!
I lost my Mother!
I lost my dearest!
I lost my sister!
A rare gem is gone!
My pillar of support is gone!
My prayer warrior is gone!
A philanthropist!
A matriarch per excellent!
My favorite!
A shining star is gone!
A brain box is gone!
The epitome of beauty is gone!
My dearest, most caring,loving sister Chief Mrs Oluwayemisi Agunbiade Sanusi.
How can I put together your tribute in few words? But my gratitude, my respect & admiration of you are continuously being written in my heart!
She loved everyone around her, Beautiful inside & out and loved by everyone. You were a devoted Christian, you loved God, served God and humanity.
You were a successful, passionate, great achiever on mental health in Nigeria and around the world. You were a shining star, a voice of the voiceless home & abroad. You touched many lives personally and professionally, a devoted, passionate & successful social worker, best of your kind. An ambassador of peace, You were awarded numerous awards on mental health, social work and selfless humanitarian services through the world. Your love for your dear country Nigeria was so great, you were so dynamic, fashionable & loved our culture to the core. All these attracted many people to you on Facebook with thousands followers for your love against child abuse, bad governance,drug abuse, women trafficking etc. You were current with Nigeria politics & current affairs always. People popularly called you "Mummy Yem A stars" on Facebook.
To live in the hearts of those that love you is not to die. I am very proud of all your magnificent achievements when you were alive and even in death am celebrating an icon, a rare gem, The one who spoilt me silly from when I was young with everything I needed. She was always there for me even in times of trouble. The one I leaned on most since our mother’s demise. She understands me most in all situation when others don’t. The one that I can turn to for advice. She was ready to do anything to make me happy anytime am down. She always encouraged me, taught me to love, serve God and to put all my trust in God always. In her words "all will be well" You treated me like your daughter not like your sister at all.
I will miss you badly, even am already missing your passionate & unconditional love for me already.But God, you know the best.
Rest in peace my favourite, my Mother, my best friend, my all in all. I thought you will stay with us to celebrate your 90th birthday. I know what you meant to so many people, You were the best to me, You are the best one can ask of as a sister. "Who can find a virtuous woman" For her worth is far above rubies. I don’t know I will be writing your tribute so soon!
Your sweet memories will linger in my mind & your legacy forever. And I won’t forget all the love you showered on me and my daughters. I love you but God loves you more. You came, you saw, fought & conquered!  Sleep on my beloved sister, till resurrection day where we will meet to part no more.❤️❤️❤️❤️
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of the saints" Psalm 116 vsv15
Good night my favorite, dearest Sister & mother!
Egbon mi tooto, ANIKE IKO !! Omo Ola! Omo Asela! Omo Ake iku ya oniku ariwo!

Your dearest sister
Mrs Oluwatoyin 'Ladun Onasanya (Toyinlad).
Posted by Agboola Toyinlad on April 7, 2021
Gone too soon but why??
My pillar is collapsed!
My mirror is broken!
I lost my Mother!
I lost my dearest!
I lost my sister!
A rare gem is gone!
My pillar of support is gone!
My prayer warrior is gone!
A philanthropist!
A matriarch per excellent!
My favorite!
A shining star is gone!
A brain box is gone!
The epitome of beauty is gone!
My dearest, most caring,loving sister Chief Mrs Oluwayemisi Agunbiade Sanusi.
How can I put together your tribute in few words? But my gratitude, my respect & admiration of you are continuously being written in my heart!
She loved everyone around her, Beautiful inside & out and loved by everyone. You were a devoted Christian, you loved God, served God and humanity.
You were a successful, passionate, great achiever on mental health in Nigeria and around the world. You were a shining star, a voice of the voiceless home & abroad. You touched many lives personally and professionally, a devoted, passionate & successful social worker, best of your kind. An ambassador of peace, You were awarded numerous awards on mental health, social work and selfless humanitarian services through the world. Your love for your dear country Nigeria was so great, you were so dynamic, fashionable & loved our culture to the core. All these attracted many people to you on Facebook with thousands followers for your love against child abuse, bad governance,drug abuse, women trafficking etc. You were current with Nigeria politics & current affairs always. People popularly called you "Mummy Yem A stars" on Facebook.
To live in the hearts of those that love you is not to die. I am very proud of all your magnificent achievements when you were alive and even in death am celebrating an icon, a rare gem, The one who spoilt me silly from when I was young with everything I needed. She was always there for me even in times of trouble. The one I leaned on most since our mother’s demise. She understands me most in all situation when others don’t. The one that I can turn to for advice. She was ready to do anything to make me happy anytime am down. She always encouraged me, taught me to love, serve God and to put all my trust in God always. In her words "all will be well" You treated me like your daughter not like your sister at all.
I will miss you badly, even am already missing your passionate & unconditional love for me already.But God, you know the best.
Rest in peace my favourite, my Mother, my best friend, my all in all. I thought you will stay with us to celebrate your 90th birthday. I know what you meant to so many people, You were the best to me, You are the best one can ask of as a sister. "Who can find a virtuous woman" For her worth is far above rubies. I don’t know I will be writing your tribute so soon!
Your sweet memories will linger in my mind & your legacy forever. And I won’t forget all the love you showered on me and my daughters. I love you but God loves you more. You came, you saw, fought & conquered!  Sleep on my beloved sister, till resurrection day where we will meet to part no more.❤️❤️❤️❤️
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of the saints" Psalm 116 vsv15
Good night my favorite, dearest Sister & mother!
Egbon mi tooto, ANIKE IKO !! Omo Ola! Omo Asela! Omo Ake iku ya oniku ariwo!

Your dearest sister
Mrs Oluwatoyin 'Ladun Onasanya (Toyinlad).
Posted by Moji Obasa on April 7, 2021
Hmnnn my thoughts was you were busy for the holidays with your grand children ! Am deeply shocked ! Whilst we have not met but you and I share so many social
Justice community activism in common with our kindness of heart ! My goodness you did kept the faith ! You fought the good fight and you finished well ! Aunty Yemi sleep well ma , may the lord comfort your family !
Posted by Sarah-Jane Menzies on April 7, 2021
Very sorry to hear of Yemi’s passing. She was a student on my research course a few years back. She was a dedicated and very capable student, driven by social injustice. We got to know each other outside of work too, through her volunteering work. I really enjoyed my time with Yemi. It was a pleasure to spend time with her. Please accept my condolences. I lost my mother when she was in her 60s and it was just too soon. All my love.
Posted by Olayemi Odunubi on April 6, 2021
Tribute to a loving sister
You became part of the family ,a big sister along side my senior sister (Mrs Yemi Odunubi- nee Macaulay).A very caring sister with a large heart and always wearing a smile and ready to help. You are generous to a fault.May the Lord comfort the entire family. Till we meet to part no more on the Resurrection morning. Rest in the bosom of the Lord. Adieu
sister Gbemi!!
Ronke Macaulay.
Posted by Oluwadolapo Aiyegoro on April 6, 2021
A cheerful giver
A great cheerleader
A humanitarian to the core..
These and much more describe you Aunty..

You will be sorely missed but we are consoled by the fact that we will meet at the Master’s feet on the last day.
Rest well Aunty..
Posted by Tayo Adeyemi on April 6, 2021
CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF A LOVING, PEACEFUL & HONORABLE LADY

Lady (chief Mrs) Yẹmisi Agunbiade - Ṣanusi made her heavenly transition on March 19, 2021 in London, England after a brief illness. She was aged 65 years. While her family are saddened by her sudden departure, we are consoled by the impactful and exemplary life that she led.

An indigene
daughter of the soil
An Ẹgba lady

Writing and sharing you here is the biggest offer I can do to say “Bye bye, sister”, I didn’t expect to hear of your death so soon- I’ve been wandering what happened to you since - I’ve been calling, calling, texting and texting with no single response from you - that was when I knew something must have struck you down, for you not to respond to any of my series of calls and messages. I didn’t prepare for this at all! You will always reply me and show your affection. I will miss you dearly sister. You always invite me to any thing that goes in the community- always partake in community development.

Sister Yemisi ( *Yem A Star* on the Facebook) - Late Mrs Sanusi ( the young wife of late Rasaq Olajide Sanusi- Kekere inun wọn of the Sanusi brothers of Ẹgba) was Mental Health Practitioner and Community Leader in the UK. She, on many occasions represented the Egba and Yoruba at the Nigerian Embassy events in the UK (which made her so popular among the Yorubas) She had an illustrious career as a Mental Nurse providing compassionate and competent care to people with mental health issues. She continued giving this experience to anyone and at every occasion even after retirement.

Until her death, she was always on social media representing, contributing and supporting every good charity. I’m with sister Yemisi on three different “ WhatsApp group.” Always voicing her opinion on matters. A very loyal supporter of chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

She was a selfless, honorable, affable and good-natured Ẹgba lady which was reflected in her selfless action during the death and burial of the oldest Egba man in England, Pa Lemoshe, who died at the age of 100. She championed education, along with personal and professional development; thus, she was a mentor and life coach to many, whom she counseled and gave salient advice. She was approachable, humble and well-liked by those who were opportune to know her. She was privileged to have met several Presidents and highly placed people. She travels a lot. I’m sure she enjoyed her life to the fullest, though short but well lived.

Sister is survived by her children and grandchildren whom she always exhibited on social media. Grandma sister was too loving and likes her family too much.

Farewell to a caring, diplomatic, amicable and accomplished lady.
O Allah forgive Mrs Yemisi Agubiade -Sanusi. Grant her the best place in Aljana. Ma fi iya sare jẹ sister mi.

I’m going to miss your infectious laughter and colourful dressing sister! I still can't get over your demise my dear sister, you always type,’ "Ọlọrun bawa da iku ọdọ duro." Now it’s your turn to exit at a young age of 65.

Truly, the useful trees don’t last too long in the forest. May your soul find peace.

Sister Yemisi, ọmọ Ẹgba rere, ọmọ Ẹgba Ajibodu, ara Ake majo .....Sleep well sister. O digba , o tun di oju ala...Ki a to tun ri ara.

Adieu! Sister Yemisi

HRH Omo’ba Tunde Adeyẹmi Ajiboṣo Ayọdeji
Onitoko of Itoko
Posted by Ayotunde Phillips on April 6, 2021
Dear Yemi the news of your passing came as such a terrible shock when I read about it on Facebook. We never met in person but interacted frequently on our respective pages on Facebook. I thank God for your life and I am happy that you slipped away peacefully in your sleep.
Rest in perfect peace dearest sister, it is well with your gentle soul.
My heartfelt condolences to the children and all the Members of the family left behind. Odun a jina sira lagbara Edumare. Amin.

Hon Justice Ayo Phillips.
Posted by OLUFEMI OLALEKAN SOMOTUN,... on April 6, 2021
To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die. - Thomas Campbell

Mama, you shall continue to live in our hearts as we shall continue to remember your good deeds and legacies.


We will surely meet again at Jesus's feet.

Rest well Iya rere.
Posted by Olayemi Odunubi on April 6, 2021
Gbemi, my friend my sister! It is sad to be writing this but I have to considering our long years of friendship. We have been friends as far back as 1966 when we did primary six together, you being the head girl. We proceeded to Methodist High School Ilesha and had our secondary education together again passing out in 1971.After this, I went in for general nursing while you decided for Psychiatric nursing. At Abeokuta we continued our friendship. By this time it had become a family affair. Your parents and siblings were mine and mine were yours as well , we all knew each other very well! After our professional qualifications, we were separated briefly because I moved to Kaduna while you remained at Abeokuta but we were communicating with each other. We both got married and the girls came in ( you had all girls and I have all girls) what a beautiful close friendship! we had shared our good and bad times together! Later you relocated to UK but distance did not affect us much as we still got in touch and anytime I came on vacation, you will always arrange for us to see and catch up on lost time, how I will sorely miss not seeing you on my visits any more! We saw each other last in 2018 when I visited. I would have seen you last year but for COVID 19! Nevertheless we were communicating via WhatsApp calls and this we did until it was no longer possible and finally you went home! I will miss your ever lively spirit, down to earth disposition, large heart, laughter, generosity and friendliness with whoever you came in contact with. You always stood out in a crowd, you were bold and courageous yet very humble. You were caring and loving!Iam glad you slept in Christ and this is an assurance that we shall meet again to continue our friendship/ fellowship in heaven. I want to seize this opportunity to appreciate your lovely daughters Oyinda, Funlayo and Bimbola for taking good care of their mother till the very end. God will bless you all and take care of you too in Jesus name. Omo a toju eyin na loruko Jesu. To Molade and Bukola her siblings, God will comfort you and satisfy you with long lives and show you his Salvation in Jesus name. Gbemi, Yemisi my child hood friend, sleep on till we meet at Jesus feet on the Resurrection morning! Good night!!! Your friend and sister: Yemi Odunubi ( nee Macaulay).
Posted by Rochelle Vick wenham on April 6, 2021
What a strong amazing mother ! Her daughters were very good childhood friends of mine growing up and she raised them to be beautiful , successful, strong young women. She was a hard worker and I would always remember her coming home from work when I would be chilling in the house with the girls. I know she will be sorely missed by all that loved her. God bless you all . All my love Rochelle xx
Posted by Aderemi Osanyintola on April 6, 2021
I was shocked when l heard that you have gone to rest with your maker Ma.May your soul rest in peace.May the Lord comfort and grant your children and the family you left behind the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.We love you but God loves you more.
Posted by Titilayo Adesina on April 5, 2021
Dear Big sister, it was sad to hear and read about your demise..just few days I noticed...I no longer see your posts on fb.
You were such an intelligent, brilliant and ever caring woman...you always stand for what you believe in, a great philantropist, a wonderful mother and grandmother. You left a very good legacy and I pray that the Lord grant you eternal rest and comfort your lovely children and grandchildren.
I personally is already missing your posts on fb, not knowing but unfortunately, that will never happen any more.
You will be sadly missed auntie Yemisi..May your soul rest in peace.
We love you but God loves you more. Adieu to a dear auntie, professional colleague and a great Philantropist 
Posted by Sule Musa on April 4, 2021
I have known late Chief Mrs. Yemisi Agunbiade- Sanusi for over 34years. She was my boss for 8 years At the W.H.O collaborating centre for Mental Health Aro hospital, Department of Social Work, Abeokuta, Nigeria

My past work colleagues will agree with me that Chief Mrs Sanusi was a very humble, peaceful, compassionate, kind, and merciful person. These are rare qualities possessed by individuals. I felt comfortable, equal, and had a very good working relationship with her, and she had strong confidence and trust. We were always ready to go the extra mile when she called, especially in times of emergency in our workplace mostly charity activities that she is well known for. She was a mobile person and loved to get things done, even if it took her after hours to do it.

Mrs Sanusi would go the extra mile to assist you or call one of his many friends or brothers to do the same if she cannot, just to make sure that you are comfortable. She believed in fairness, equality, and justice.
She is always willing to share her knowledge and experiences with others especially the vulnerable.
She has remained active in what she knows best – humanitarian activities which she continued to remain active and willing to help as usual. But those days are gone, gone but not forgotten. It is hard to accept sudden death like hers, and we will never get accustomed to it.

Gone before us too soon my Boss, the precious memories of you will remain in our hearts. This is your time, ours will surely come. In everything, we all can say, God gives and takes, blessed be his Almighty name.

My Family extends condolences to the Agunbiade-Sanusi family.

Sule Musa
Posted by Sade Etti on April 4, 2021
Chief Mrs Yemisi Sanusi
I received the news of your death with shock and sadness.
Thank you for sharing your treasured time with us. Words of beauty will describe how vibrant and happy you always looked and sorrow to communicate the feeling and the gap you have left in us.
You were full of love and determination, always encouraging and asking after my welfare. For your motherly words of advice, remembering my birthday and sending me cards, presents and the award you presented to me. I will always treasure every moment. You were selfless and has left your mark on so many people. You will be greatly missed.
May your soul continue to rest in peace!
Cllr Sade Etti
Posted by Keecia Ellis on April 2, 2021
Mrs Sanusi, The woman that raised my best friend.
You were such an inspiration to all and a guiding light for many.
Thank you for your contributions to this world and all your goals/achievements.

You raised beautiful ladies who each have your great qualities. No matter the circumstances they keep going.

Thank you for always striving for better and leaving that in my dear friend Meg.
Your legacy lives on, you will be missed but even more so remembered.

Thank you
Love always
Keecia xxx
Posted by Lade O on April 2, 2021
On the morning that I woke up to the very sad news of the passing away of a dear mentor, big sis, friend and foremost mental health advocate, Chief Yemisi Agunbiade-Sanusi Yem A Stars

An astute, passionate mental health advocate who started the mental health awareness crusade way way before I even dreamt of it.

She was, for a long time, one of the many lone voice in raising awareness about mental health issues in the African communities in Nigeria and UK.

I recollect several conversations we had where she always said she was happy that I was taking this cause up. I didn't realise she was signing off when.she told me the last time we spoke that "now I can rest knowing that there is someone equally as passionate about mental health health awareness and advocacy"

An extremely intelligent and we'll read woman who was not only a Mental Health Nurse, she also had a degree in Social Work.

I am still in shock

The last face to face event The NOUS Organisation has in 2019, she attended. She came all the way from Milton Keynes to lend her voice to the need for the faith communities to talk more about mental health issues.

This is a loss to the African communities in UK.

This is a loss to the world of BAME mental health advocacy

This is a loss to the world

This is a gain to heaven

Praying for comfort and peace for her family right now.

I was holding on to making any statements for her children, who are on Facebook to make their announcemennt

Adieu Chief Mrs Yemisi Sanusi


Signed

Lade Hephzibah Olugbemi
Convener
The Nous Organisation

#farewell
#TheNOUS
#goodbyeamazon
#mentalhealthawareness
#mentalhealthadvocate
Posted by Kate Anolue on April 2, 2021
Dear Chief Yemisi Sanusi
We are sending you a personal message as we believe that you are here with us. You are such an awesome lady and we truly miss you.
We are profoundly grateful to you for your noble contribution to NHS and humanity irrespective of which community or creed they belong to.
You travelled far and wide and made an indelible mark wherever you went with great professionalism in all that you did.
Your generous heart of charity made you who you are and your relationship with people was friendly and constructive and we love you for that.
How wicked and unfair death is, to snatch you from us. We believe it is the will of God, and who are we to question God’s act.
Chief Yemisi Sanusi, you may be gone from the world physically but you will always be remembered by the many hearts you touched both young and old. You achieved so much and you equally gave so much to humanity.
Our sincerest condolences to Diana, her siblings and the entire family. May your faith be your strength at this sad and difficult time
Go well our dear friend, we definitely shall meet again in God’s own time.
May the Almighty Father grant you eternal rest
On behalf of (ABNCUK) Association of British Nigerian Councillors UK
Chair Cllr. Kate Anolue

Posted by Ayinke Ade on April 2, 2021
Death can be very unfair, but we can never run away from it. Losing someone is a very painful experience, especially someone you loved. Family are important people in everyone's lives as they influence how you grow up to be. Losing a loving aunt-in-law can be heartbreaking and hard to come from. To cope with the loss of someone you promised to see but unable until her death is devastating, Mrs Y. Sanusi, you will always be remembered for your beautiful advices and words of encouragements, it is so sad l never get to meet my cousin Meg through you. Rest in peace
Posted by Olutoyin Eweje on April 2, 2021
I met Late Mrs Yemisi Agunbiade Sanusi in July 2005 at the funeral services held for victims of July bomb blast. She was one of the organisers of the events for Nigeria victims who were victims of the bomb blast. She was so passionate about Nigeria and passionate about well being of Nigerians in the Uk. I recall when we were planning for the service of songs for Late Prof Pius Adebola Adesanmi I contacted her and she supported the events with her widows mite. Such a lovely , kind and a philanthropist. She will be surely missed but never forgotten.

Sleep well Aunty Yemisi Agunbiade Sanusi. Ija dopin Ogun si tan. Odigba o Odigbose.
Posted by Olabisi OGUNYINKA on April 1, 2021
I know Aunty Yemisi as a a social worker back then in Aro while I was a student. She was always passionate in advocating for her patients. My sympathies and condolences for the loss of a great Nigerian, a great human being and a compassionate Aro Alumnus. Aunty, you shall be remembered for your kindness, your infectious joy and for your philanthropy. Rest on big sis, your legacies live on. I pray that the Almighty God will console, comfort and uphold all the families and friends you left. May He also grant you eternal peace and rest
Posted by Mary Oluwabukola Adekugbe on March 31, 2021

Chief Mrs Yemisi Sanusi has been a great pillar for the Nigerian Community Association in Rochdale.

She has a wealth of experience in successfully managing people in crises from diverse cultural setting internationally within health care and social welfare.

She was also passionate about promoting African cultural Values, Fashion, language, Arts and Music.

Nigerian Diaspora Leaders will miss your phenomenal contributions.

I personally will miss your mentoring and you will be greatly missed.

ADIEU GREAT ONE.
Posted by Dideolu Falobi on March 31, 2021


I never met Mrs Yemisi Agunbiade Sanusi but we interacted on the platform of the Old Students’ Association of Methodist High School, Ilesa, on phone and on Facebook. She was a vivacious, extremely confident, very passionate and hardworking individual. At a time she tried to convince me to join a political party she co-founded. She was so passionate and emotional that she almost convinced me to give politics a look. Her interest in mental health was also high. She lived and dreamt it. She was worried about the poor attention given to mental health in Nigeria and she shared her concern with me severally.

However, more than all of the above, her love for her late husband was touching. She spoke of him in such loving and endearing tone that I could not but wish for such grace after I might have departed in good old age.

Mrs. Sanusi surely came well, schooled well, lived well and has now transited at a relatively young age of 65.

On behalf of the Old Students of Methodist High School, Ilesa where she was a super star, I pray that her soul will rest in perfect peace and the almighty God will give her family the fortitude to bear the loss.

A o pade lese Jesu....
Posted by Oluranti Ajayi on March 31, 2021
So sad to hear about your transition to your eternal home. I first met Auntie Yemisi at St John 's Church Igbein Abeokuta,. Then I met her at the School of Psychiatric Nurse Aro where she was two years my senior , she looked after me very well.

I knew Mrs Sanusi to be kind hearted, very hospitable and generous. She had a heart of gold, always thinking about helping the needy, a great Philanthropist. She was quite sociable and enjoyed organising conferences and encouraged others to participate in social functions especially at the Nigerian House . She was a patriotic Nigerian .She also showed Christian virtues through her speeches and posts on the social media.

Auntie Yemisi you will be missed no doubt. It is my prayer that your legacies will live on and the Lord will comfort the hearts of your children, extended family and friends. Rest on until we meet on the Resurrection morning. O digbose,
Ranti Ajayi
Posted by Tega Esemiteye on March 31, 2021
I always admired your mother’s caring and selfless nature. Her kindness was contagious and her memory will live on forever. She was an amazing woman and will truly be missed.
Posted by Lai Igun on March 31, 2021
So sad and unbelievable that you are gone so soon, who are we to query your creator, I know you are with the Lord to part no more, you will be greatly missed but thank God for the legacy you left behind
Posted by Ashabi Adeyeye on March 30, 2021
It is with great sadness that I am writing this.

Aburo mi, I remember when we were growing up in Ogudu, Ilesha, you were young then but you were always very caring.

You believed that nothing is impossible and always helping others. You are a go-getter and I thank God that you fulfilled what you are made for. You do not discriminate and always ready to support and care for anyone that comes your way.

No one can question God (KABIOSI) as only he knows the reason why you are called to glory so soon. I pray that the good God will uphold all your siblings, children and your relatives that you left behind.

Adio Oluwagbeminiyi, Oluwayemisi ( sun re o)!

From Ashabi Adeyeye
Posted by Folashade Agboola on March 30, 2021
Aunty, it is really sad to hear that you are gone. You are a woman of substance, virtuous and an epitome of love.

You are always smiling anytime I see you and you light up the room.

May the good Lord bless those you left behind.

May your soul rest in peace aunty!
Posted by Joyce Joyce on March 29, 2021
"Lord, it belongs not to my care; Whether I die or live:
To love and serve Thee is my share; And this Thy grace must give.
If life be long, I will be glad; If short, yet why should I be sad.
My knowledge of that life is small; But ’tis enough that Christ knows all
"

Philanthropic, vivacious, adventurous, fashionista, audacious, brainy, gorgeous, amiable, gregarious, radiant, charismatic, conversational, cheerful, an achiever, an accomplished social worker, multiple award-recipient, social activist; those are just a few words to describe who you were to many, all around you.

My dear egbon, Esteri, Anike, Yemisi, Gbeminiyi……… you were many things to different people and you touched many lives in diverse ways. You were a woman of many hats and an epitome of open-handedness, always ready to provide needed support to all around you. There was never a dull moment with you. In life and now in death, you will not want us to be sad but rather to celebrate your meritorious life.

I have always known you as a strong woman, surmounting the challenges and difficult circumstances of life which earned you the name ‘Oluwanifishe (the Lord has need of you)'. You were unique in many ways and you lived life on your own terms. You were so patriotic and passionate about the transformation of your country of birth, Nigeria, as well as an advocate of mental health as a component of total wellness of an individual and of the society at large.

Despite the many years between us, you still related as though we are equals and always open to share your feelings. They say I'm your look-alike, yet I saw uniqueness in our dispositions and ideals. As I reflect on our growing up years, I realize that there are many more memories that space and time will allow sharing…but in it all, we are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus!

It is with a deep sense of loss that I'm putting this together, as I never envisaged that I will be writing your tribute this soon. I had imagined this write -up would be in a very distant future, but as the Bible has adjoined us, “ninu ohun gbogo, ki a ma dupe”(in all situations give thanks) When a little while ago, you shared with me some deep words of advice, little did I know they were your parting words.

I will miss all the long calls, your generous compliments, the endless gists on various topics, the customary early arrival of your birthday greetings, daily devotionals regularly sent and so much more.

You will be greatly missed, but your memory and legacy live on……sleep on dear sister, till we meet to part no more.

And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, “Write, blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them….” Revelation 14 vs 13

Your aburo, Olubukola……. 

Posted by Lanre AIYEGORO on March 28, 2021
It is with a heavy heart that I write this short tribute because I am yet to come to terms that you are no more on this side of eternity. How do I start referring to you in the past?
My dear Sister-you were ever willing to help humanity and your aim was always to make people happy .You were such an energetic and warm person.
On the sands of time you have left your footprints with glory .Your contributions world-wide in field of Mental Health had been well recorded.
Your life was a blessing and your memory a treasure. I will forever miss your comfort anytime I come to UK henceforth.
You came,you saw and you conquered.
That God called you home now is for you to come and rest in a place where there is no sorrows or pains.
Dear Sister rest well till we meet to part no more.
Engr.Lanre Aiyegoro
Posted by Moa Franzén on March 28, 2021
We never met you, but we were so moved by your kindness when you - through Diana - sent us a gift for our newborn daughter, amongst other things a very soft blanket that has been deeply loved and used both by the newborn and her elder sister. It touches the heart when someone thinks of you in that very fragile place of post-partum and infancy. The blanket is still with us as is the generosity and care you showed us then. We will keep that in our hearts<3

Moa, Magnus, Sun and Oda
Posted by Folake Soremi on March 28, 2021
Big sister, an hero, selfless woman, woman activist, you will be missed forever. MAY ALMIGHTY GOD GRANT YOU ETERNAL REST. ADIEU BIG SISTER.
Posted by TAIWO Adamson on March 28, 2021
A SPECIAL TRIBUTE: CHIEF (Mrs) YEMISI AGUNBIADE SANUSI
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Chief (Mrs) Agunbiade-Sanusi, was a quintessential woman, so dynamic, vivacious, a workaholic if there was one. She was so selfless in her giving, that reaching out to others was second nature to her.

She was a die hard mental health advocate. She never if I remember, missed the yearly "Mental Health Day " celebration of the United Nations. She was fearless in treading any pathway of advocacy for what she believed in, especially in the area of mental health and general health issues. Talk about the United Nations Assembly, she took her seat, what about the UK parliament, she was there.

My son Tolumi and his family knew her with her rolling cart. The cart she brings with all the goodies bought for everyone, in the house, once she is aware, you have arrived from Nigeria.
Surely heaven has gained an Angel!
It was always a delight to see her trotting along with her grand daughter as her companion. She doted on them as well as on their mothers, her children, trying to fill the gaps that may be unnoticed.

Yemisi you have fought a good fight, you have ran your race, it was time to go. You sure deserve your rest
Rest in perfect peace my Darling, the Lord will look after the family you have left behind and grant them peace. You shall be sorely missed
Dr (Mrs) Taiwo Adamson
Former Provost & Medical Director.
Neuropsychiatric Hospital. Aro. Abeokuta. Nigeria
Posted by richard aiyegoro on March 27, 2021
My loving Aunt

It’s hard to forget someone who gave me so much to remember.

The sun has set on an amazing life.
Posted by ganiat aiyegoro on March 27, 2021
Chief Oluwayemisi Agunbiade Sanusi
Auntie Yemisi was my late husband’s cousin. I first met her in 2000, when she visited the US. She greeted me like I was her own blood sister. During her visit, she blessed my parents and son with presents. She was always giving gifts, sharing words of wisdom and encouragement with everyone. She was like a huge ray of sunshine. 

She was proud of her children and grandchildren. You could always see her on Facebook cheering family, friends, and colleagues (both far and near) on their own achievements; while also proudly sharing her own achievements. The last time I saw her was in March 2019. She greeted me and my son very warmly and told my son how proud she and the family are of him pursing his education with excellence. 

No one has spread more love in one lifetime than Auntie Yemisi. You will be missed. Your life was a blessing. Your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts!

“God will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (Rev. 21:4) 

“Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.” (Matt 25:21)
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Posted by Dr Aderonke Tomori on April 12, 2021
My senior wife in the family.
GOODNIGHT precious one!

As we lay to rest the body your beautiful soul used on this plane, may it please God to Rest In Peace your soul 'Ìyálé mi' as I fondly addressed you.

A woman who would identify needs and contribute to meeting these needs in exemplary unique manners.

My reliable brainstorming partner and community need solutions strategising partner.

A woman of many caps.

We give all Glory to God for the lives you touched and for your legacy.

May God count it for you and generations yet unborn.

May your children be greater as it pleases God to Rest In Peace your soul.

Love and respect always.

GOODNIGHT. GOODNIGHT. GOODNIGHT.
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Posted by Bashir Obasekola on April 11, 2021
    TRIBUTE TO CHIEF (MRS) YEMISI AGUNBIADE-SANUSI

The news of the death of Chief (Mrs) Yemisi Agunbiade-Sanusi came to us a shock and disbelief, especially given the fact that there was no prior news of her sickness.

Chief Yemisi Sanusi was an admirable, ever cheerful and patriotic individual, who gave her time, resources and skills to serve her community, especially Nigerians diaspora community. Her professional skills as a Nurse and Social Worker, are always handy in all what she did. Her ability to manage people and bring persons of different diversity together for the common goal of service was very unique. Hence she served on the Board of Trustees of our organization, Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation Europe (NIDO Europe), as the Director of Events (2008-2010). She served meritoriously.

Even when she was no more in active involvement in NIDOE, she was still monitoring and mentoring those at helm of affairs of the organization. I remember that she always encourage me and others in the leadership of the organization to continue to fly the flag and try as much as possible not to let the labour of our heroes past be in vain. On facebook, she will always leave comments and words of encouragement on our group page. We will miss her moral support and words of encouragement. I, as a person will surely miss her mentoring and words of motivation.

On behalf of Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Europe and myself, I pray that Chief (Mrs) Yemisi Sanusi’s soul rest in perfect peace and that God Almighty accords her a place in His bosom. Our prayers and thoughts are with her loved ones and our heartfelt condolences to the children and all the members of her family left behind.

Sleep on, Madam! Your memory shall continue to live on! Rest in Perfect Peace!


Dr Bashir Obasekola,
Continental Chairman,
Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation Europe (NIDO Europe)
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Life and Legacy 
Chief Mrs Yemisi Agunbiade - Sanusi was born in Nigeria on the 29th September, 1955 to Christian professional middle class parents. Her grandparents were Christian evangelists who built ‘Agunbiade Christ Anglican Church’ and a primary School in Abeokuta and Ibadan, Ogun State, Nigeria. Yemisi and her siblings (one brother and four sisters) are successful and well-accomplished professionals who are contributing to the global economy in the following fields: medical, banking, police and government and entrepreneurship. Our father was Chief Cornelius Segun Agunbiade, a retired Trade Union leader and The Baba - Ijo of Agunbiade Anglican Church. Our mother was Chief Dorcas Oladoja Agunbiade, an accomplished midwife and the Iya - Abiye of Fiditi, Oyo State Nigeria. Both of them are now deceased but were excellent achievers in their own rights, whom set an excellent  foundation for Yemisi and her siblings. 
 
 
Yemisi trained and qualified as a Psychiatric Nurse from the Federal School of Nursing; a WHO Centre of Excellence at Aro hospital in Abeokuta, Nigeria in 1977. Yemisi continued her training as a social worker at the prestigious University of Lagos, Nigeria. After graduating from the University of Lagos, Yemisi proceeded to pursue a Postgraduate Diploma course at the University of Manchester and on completion of this course; she further her studies to a Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Kent in Canterbury in 1984. 
 
On her return to her beloved home country, Nigeria, Yemisi pioneered the psychiatric social services at the Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Abeokuta. She was promoted as the first Chief Psychiatric Social Worker and served meritoriously for 23 years before she migrated to work for the National Health Service (NHS) in England in 1997. Prior to her migration to the United Kingdom, Yemisi served as the first African woman appointed as the Vice President for the World Federation of Mental Health (a United Nation's accredited agency). She has  travelled widely to virtually all continents in the world promoting mental health matters at world congresses in Mexico (1991), Japan (1993), Ireland (1985), Egypt (1987), USA (2006) to name a few. Yemisi was also a wonderful wife to her late husband, Chief A R O Sanusi, who she fondly always spoke about with wonderful memories and affection.
 
After fulfilling her dreams of helping people with mental health and helping to de-stigmatise the issues, Yemisi took early voluntary retirement from the NHS in 2012. Yemisi was a proud mother of three British trained graduates; Lizzie - a Senior IT consultant and CEO of Eldimaa Fashion,  Diana - an international artist based in Stockholm, Sweden, and Meg - an educator. She was also blessed with a brilliant granddaughter, Khloe. Despite widowhood, God sustained Yemisi to bring up all her precious daughters successfully. 
 
 
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