ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Zacheeus Agbelusi, 86 years old, born on December 21, 1934, and passed away on March 25, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Boluwatife Oniyilo on May 2, 2021
I'm so privileged to have spent your last year with you grandpa,always checking up on me,you still called days before your demise,still feel your presence here in the house, not scared of sleeping here at night cause I knew you as a good man.
Now that you've gone,no one to call me Abigael. Thanks for the memories, all those small talks,making your tea,helping you in your agbada, you lightening the atmosphere when grandma starts her own,you calling to report what aunty tinuke did with your phone,thank you for being all shades of amazing,you would be greatly missed.
Heaven truly gained an angel this time,love you grandpa festac
I'm rocking your slippers well by the way
Posted by Tolu Awopetu on April 29, 2021
Brother mî, it’s still like a dream to me.
May you be accounted worthy & be welcomed joyfully with award of excellence unto eternal life.
We already miss and love you but Jesus loves you most.
Continue to have a perfect peaceful and comfortable rest into the kingdom of God

- Aduke Agbejimi
Posted by Atinuke Banjo on April 29, 2021
A big tree has fallen
A giant fruitful tree
A man with leading voice
A man than bless all
A man of peace
A great game changer.

A retired general that never got tired but left in active duty.
A humble teacher per excellence.
Adeiu THE PEOPLES DADDY.

We will miss your wise counsel in the close.

Rest on sir.
Posted by Adegboyega Agbelusi on April 28, 2021
I would like to share with you someone in my life who has influenced me greatly, my grandpa. Every time I go to Festac for holiday, it made grandpa happy that he showed his joy without showing his joy but I could tell he was full of joy. Grandpa was fund of pulling my nose everytime he see’s me and for as long as I can remember, that has always brought me joy. The one thing I will miss more is his blessings and prayers for me. I will for ever miss you, grandpa mi to sure.
TAIWO AGBELUSI ( Grand Son)
Posted by Thema Bryant Davis on April 28, 2021
To Chief Agbelusi
I thank God for your life. Your love, wisdom, and faith were beautiful examples to your family and community. Many were blessed by you directly and indirectly by the gifts of your children and grandchildren.

As a friend of Abiodun, I pray God comfort your family. May they experience the refreshing of the Holy Spirit, the gift of sweet memories, and the love of Jesus daily. Amen.
Posted by Ana Ramos on April 28, 2021
I never had the privilege of meeting you in person, but I do know your son Adi. You instilled in him great morals, integrity, kindness, love, and faith. Your legacy continues as your family grows. As your family mourns you, I pray that you find peace and joy with God. Rest and rejoice. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and loved ones.
Ana Ramos
Posted by Adegboyega Agbelusi on April 27, 2021
Good Night Dear Daddy Festac.

Death may be inevitable, life in Christ is a sure guarantee for His own forever. I am grateful to God for the privilege of having you as a father and an uncle. Although I was orphaned about 5 years ago, you never ceased to do your best in making sure I and my siblings enjoyed fatherly love and care. You were a great support for us as you provided a shoulder for us to lean on.

We cannot question God for calling you to Himself at this time for He gave you to us in the first place. We however remain grateful to Him for testimonies about your life and look forward to the reunion and fellowship as promised by our Lord Jesus Christ on the Last day. We trust God to continue to keep mummy, all your children and grandchildren from all forms of evil.

It is not goodbye Uncle, it is goodnight because I am confident we shall meet on the resurrection morning to rejoice together forever. Good night Daddy Festac.

Folorunso OreOluwa Agbelusi (Venerable)
Posted by Adegboyega Agbelusi on April 27, 2021
A Letter to My Father
Abiodun Adegboyega Agbelusi
 
Daddy, I’m sure you’re watching me from heaven. I am writing to you with a heart full of gratitude for what you taught me with your words and with the way you lived your life.   Your example of love, care, honesty, empathy, determination, perseverance, integrity, and strength has meant the world to me.    
 
How can I say a few words that will do justice to all of the years of love and strength that you gave and showed me?
 
One of the greatest lessons you showed me was to always take responsibility for my thoughts, attitude, and actions. You also taught me that the most precious parts of life are love, sacrifice, education, and faith.  
 
Daddy, as your first born son, I may not have entered the world through your body but I did enter through your heart.
 
I remember vividly when I turned 21. You woke me up at exactly 4am and told me to always see and treat all human beings like eggs. You taught me to be kind, respectful, and compassionate to ensure I never crack or shatter another person because like an egg it is hard for people to mend. You also said that I should view this life like an egg. You taught me to always see the breaking points of life as an opportunity to look at things and people in new ways and with eyes of acceptance and forgiveness.  Thank you, Daddy. Those words have been my guiding principles in life.  
 
You’ve gone but I feel so blessed to have you as my father and I’m thankful for the wonderful life you have given me. I want to tell the whole world that you were a magnificent man, a loyal loving husband, a devoted father, and a true friend. You were full of wisdom, a lover of peace, and an inspiration to many.
 
I thank you for supporting my dreams and seeing my gifts.  You encouraged me to become a visual artist instead of telling me to study Architecture which was the other program I was admitted into. You told me “Odunayo, do what makes you happy”.  Daddy, when I am creating art I am my happiest.  Thank you for seeing that and most importantly seeing me.
 
You were a disciplinarian who always stretched olive hands towards me, pointing out pits in my path in a soft voice. You also taught me the power of humor, the importance of humility, and the remarkable power of emotional and financial generosity.  With gentleness and strength, you embraced my siblings and me when we felt we were alone during our losses, trials, and tribulations. Thank you Daddy.
 
You sent me to boarding school in the countryside (Ijebu Jesa) not only to study but to learn your roots, culture, values, traditions, and to be close to your mother, my late grandma. You truly were a good man, a great teacher, and an extraordinary father. Despite all of the challenges you’ve gone through in life, including losing three of your children, you demonstrated strength through your prayers, gratitude, and consistent ability to be a pillar of comfort to your wife, my beloved mother.
 
When the grief of our family losses knocked the wind out of me, you were always reassuring and speaking life to me.  Your presence and words were a guiding light out of that valley and I am so grateful.  Daddy you taught me how to quiet storms by holding God’s hands.  
 
Farewell Dad! I will forever miss you. I miss having almost every blessed day on the phone with you as you were a constant source of wisdom and support to me. You will always be in my heart. I’m so grateful and happy that you lived an abundant life and that you knew how deeply we loved you.  
 
Daddy, please know that I will always remember your teaching and example and that we are passing down your wisdom to your grandchildren.  Your legacy continues in each of us and we are proud and humbled to carry you in our hearts going forward.  You can rest well Daddy knowing that we learned your lessons well and will honor your life with our lives.
Posted by Tolu Awopetu on April 27, 2021
Am grateful for the opportunity to share a few lines about my brother, father, friend, and mentor. Right from my early years on earth he was mandated by our Father Late Chief A.F.D Agbelusi to ensure within his resources that I receive proper education because our Father believed knowledge is power.

This mandate was given to someone who finished his primary education in flying colors but could not continue due to financial restraints. My late brother took the challenge and made sure I enrolled in the Primary School before the advent of Universal Primary Education of Chief Awolowo when fees were being paid. He did not stop at my primary education but ensured I pursued my education all through attaining Higher Diploma.

My late brother carried out this mandate not because he had surplus but because of his obedience to our father's instruction. He sacrificed his pleasure to make sure I succeeded in life. 

He was with me through thick and thin constantly giving guidance through each of my milestones. My strong values and morales about life which I cherish and uphold till today were learnt from him. Love, punctuality, humility, hard work, perseverance, contentment, honesty patriotism and fidelity in marriage to mention a few are what my late brother is known for.

I am proud of these legacies today and will gladly pass on to the next generation. All because of my late brother. You will be deeply missed egbon.
Thanks for ALL that you did for the family. You will forever remain in our hearts.
Continue to sleep on in glory until we meet to part no more.  - Joel Awosanmi Agbelusi
Posted by Tolu Awopetu on April 27, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A GREAT SOUL-LATE CHIEF.Z.A.AGBELUSI .
Kindness, humility, tolerance, diligence and unconditional love was in built in you. You will surely find same with your Maker.
We thank God Almighty for all the great memories, unconditional love and devotion, that you constantly showered upon us. You truly were 'one of a kind 'A very good husband, father and family man. You don't get a father like that often. It was an impactful life. We bid thee farewell.
Taiwo Aloba (USA)
Posted by Tolu Awopetu on April 27, 2021
“There are few words to describe the impact my grandfather had on my life, and even fewer words to detail the astounding amount of love that I had for him. When I was younger my grandpa was my role model, and his calm attitude was something that I admired and aspire to have. I am deeply saddened by his death, but I am grateful that he lived a long and full life. He will always remain in my heart. “

Toshe Segun - Agbelusi
Posted by Tolu Awopetu on April 27, 2021
My grandfather was an amazing man. He loved his family so much. He was always there for others. He named me Iwalewa and would always call me by that name. He always called with grandma to check on my siblings and I . I love Grandpa Festac and I’ll miss him.
Iwalewa Agbelusi - Grand daughter
Posted by Tolu Awopetu on April 27, 2021
My grandfather was always there for me, and he always made sure that I was comfortable. He was an amazing man who always put others before himself he was a courageous man and always approached life with a full heart. I will truly miss him.
Tise Agbelusi - Grandson
Posted by Tolu Awopetu on April 27, 2021
Tribute:
Brother, you had been a brother, father, inlaw, advisor, consoler and many more. Your contributions to me is enormous and I thank you from the bottom of my heart and so do the Omole family. You have made us all happy and you are greatly appreciated. May you rest in peace knowing fully well we will eternally miss you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We love you, and always will sir.

Dr Tise Omole -- On behalf of the Omole family
Posted by Tolu Awopetu on April 27, 2021
My Wonderful Dad.


I celebrate my dad as my role model and my teacher. I learnt the 19 states of Nigeria in the car. You were very fond of your children. You made our daily trips from Ebute-Metta to Festac in the 80s so memorable. We learnt different values, heard different stories, different experiences from you and mum. You were very gentle and patient. You taught me how to wash and clean fresh vegetables and cook.



You were always helping me when mum would ask me to do so many house chores that I couldn't finish. You were always ready to help.

You instilled Faith and Discipline in me.



My Dad was my 1st boyfriend and relationship coach, confidant and gist partner.
You taught me the Core Values of life .
I could remember your newspaper vendor that comes Every Saturday to drop off your newspapers. You were particular about Punch newspapers. Our favourite column was the issue of relationship. How to have a good boyfriend, how to identify toxic relationships, what it takes to be a woman of substance, how to have a good home. You molded me into who I am today by the Help of the Holy Spirit.

As by 1st boyfriend, you bought gifts for me. You gave me more money than my brothers. I was the gate that my brothers had to go through to get money or used your car to visit their girlfriends then. You were aware and pretended you didn't know all our moves.

You were full of Divine Wisdom and counsel. I have lost count of how many people you have counselled, mentored and impacted in your lifetime.

You were a man of Integrity. You taught me Integrity.
You were ever caring, so supportive and loving father.

Family and Gratitude were very vital to your existence. I grew up having tea time with you and my brothers then. It was a family forum to discuss how the week has been and plan for the new week.

You taught me that Money is not everything but Relationship is greater and better . Relationship is the best currency to spend in life.



In summary, I found almost all his qualities in my husband.


So glad that you were strong despite all the challenges that life threw at you.


Grateful to God for being my Daddy. 
Will miss all your Ijesha proverbs and stories.
Will miss all your calls on birthday, new year, anniversary etc.


Sleep on Baba Ijesha.


Your Daughter
Titilayo Agbelusi- Awopetu
Posted by Daniel Agbelusi on April 26, 2021
I am sad that I will never see you again here on earth, but I will surely miss your wisdom, encouragement.
Posted by Tolu Awopetu on April 26, 2021
MY FATHER, NOT MY FATHER IN LAW

It is well. It is well. Meeting papa in my early years when I was still going out with Titi his daughter was full of memories. Till his death he was someone I desire to emulate, most especially in the area of appreciation and saying the truth. He understood the power of building and sustaining relationships, even at his old age. He would check on us often via phone calls to know how we are doing.

He was full of wisdom and gentle to listen to everyone.

I lost my own father early in life, but was grateful to God for giving me another father. The joy is that he saw me as his son and not the son-in-law. When he needed to take some important decisions, he would call me to get my input before he make his final decisions.

He also amazed me when himself and mama came to spend sometimes with us in the UK. He was always studying as if he was preparing for an exams. Mostly you see him studying his bible. No wonder he was very sound mentally till his death.

Baba thank God for your life. We will uphold your legacy and principles you have taught us.

Remain in Jesus' Bosom.


Oluwagbenga Awopetu Son- in-law
Posted by Aloba Abimbola on April 23, 2021
Adieu Daddy Festac. I remember vividly the time myself (YaunYaun) and my brother (Olumba) as you fondly called us- used to come to Festac for holidays, how you supported mommy Festac in taking good care of us, always advising us when going back to school, telling us to watch our steps when running down the round stairs in Festac etc.
Keep resting in the blossom of the Lord daddy Festac, till we meet to part no more.
Posted by Funmi Oniyilo on April 23, 2021
Dad, as I fondly called you, I know that crossing your path was really a blessing to me and my family. A lot of lessons were learnt from you each time you were visited, you took me not as daughter in law but your daughter,the moments shared together while here cannot be easily forgotten, I will forever miss the special name (Ofularia) you addressed me with. Adieu our beloved daddy, sleep in the bosom of your Maker till resurrection morning when we shall part no more.
Posted by Agbelusi Esther on April 21, 2021
My husband,Awosola Agbelusi,my husband,my elder brother and a father to me.He has never raised his hand against me throughout the time we were married. If I get angry with him,he will laugh,and later both of us will laugh over it and that settles it. He is kind ,sensitive and compassionate. If He is angry with me,I will tell him don't forget you are my brother.

If I have anywhere to go and he says I should not go,I won't. We agree on everything. He loves children. When he needs to discipline them he will.

When he is angry with me and I say "Oko mi,olowo ori mi,Agbelejiku omo abirere,omo lobi operepetu ,oito lo bi yo,oito le ti ku,e no eleyin suru gu ne re lata.A to owuro ti jaka ojo ro ni kangan,nle o,oko mi.He will just smile and it ends there. If I tell he offended me he will apologise.

You have left me behind in the hands of God,and I know God will stand by us. Sun re o,sun REO,sun re o,oko mi. Agbelejiku,omo birere,omolohun,omo olobi operepetu,oito lo bi yo,oito le tiku,e no eleyin suru gune re lata.ati owuro tin jaka ojo to nikanga,nleo,sun reo .Ma jokun ma je kolo oun to won nje ni ajule orun no ki o ba won je. Sun re o. Bye bye.
MAMA VICTORIA AYOKA AGBELUSI (Wife).

Posted by Ruth Olaniyan on April 18, 2021
Adieu Daddy gone but never to be forgotten i remenber the time when we were young right from when you use to live at ebutte metta ,my mum use to come and drop myself and my brother, sometimes we stayed over for the weekend, you are always there for us and always support ,mummy Agbelusi my Aunt to have us and looked after us .I thank you then daddy always and forever. Rest on Sir ,in the bosom of our Lord .May the good Lord comfort the entire family and fill the void your absence has left behind sir .
Posted by Margaret George on April 15, 2021
Our dear Daddy Agbelusi as we fondly called you, the humanity, members of my family (the Segun Georges) will always remember the good times we have had together with you and your family during these past over forty years here in Festac, 24 road, D close, Block 3.
May the good Lord comfort and keep your wife, children, grandchildren and the entire family.
Continue to sleep on at the bosom of the Lord whom you served faithfully throughout your life..
Ehin yin a dara loruko Jesu Amin.

From Dns Folawe George.
Posted by Tolu Awopetu on April 9, 2021
BROTHER ZACHEAUS: U LEFT A VOID

Severally, I took up my pen, when invited, to write a farewell tribute on you Brother Zacheaus. It later dawned on me that this was a great assignment I had to accomplish and fulfill for my family, AlobaDynasty of Ijebu-Jesa. Yes, writing out some words I just have to join together to make a story. So, what do I write or not say about BrotherZac. Really, there is something I must say out to accomplish and wriggle out of this onerous task. I would be doing so in fulfillment of your status as the great-grandson of the first daughter of the great-grandpa of AlobaDynasty.

Therefore, sir, allow me relate, what I can consider my first "indirect'' encounter with you, without ever meeting you in life. Or having any inkling that we shared some identical blood in our veins. So it happened. You might not realize how it played out in my mind then. If you did, you are now taking the secret away with you.

Back in my courting years as a student, you played a "clandestine" role promoting what could have led to a marital life of two innocent beings. Because of your proximity to the other gender, certainly, without you knowing it, the aftermath of the suitors' affairs could have ended differently as fate could have had it. Bros, we never discussed or mentioned this in later life when we eventually met in same house at our great uncle's house at Ebute-Metta. It was a brotherly task you, unknowingly performed, with love, responsibility and enthusiasm. Remember, I said previously we had never met before. Thank you brother for that great sacrifice of yours wanting to be a match-maker of two aspiring future couple. You played the script effortlessly--focusing on making a success of it.

That act of yours is enough material to forge a plot of a television love script. I am eternally grateful and appreciative of this. The other gender, reading this, will share same script with me on this premise. Why there was no mention of it in our various brotherly chats is beyond comprehension as fate would have it.

The later affinity, sprouting out in our relationship, blossomed when your caring attitude manifested when you took it upon yourself, not minding being my senior to initiate exchange visits between our two homes away from family members at Ebute-Metta. Whenever you felt it's been a while we last saw ourselves when fate brought us near each other in FestacTown--some ten/fifteen minute-walk apart--you were close by prodded by brotherly love. The following scenario vividly showed who you were as a brother's keeper. Suddenly, a knock or two on our gate would herald in an august visitor, with your amiable spouse in tow. Both of you were exemplary characters that modern marital duo should emulate. You were like June and July. The brotherly love you exhibited since we knew ourselves was immeasurable and will linger on.

It was as if destiny has another role to play in our lives when fate, unknown to us, with the Almighty GOD's push brought us together again when back home your residence at Ijebu-Jesa was planted just opposite the third house down the road away from our own villa. Baba GOD's hand in this scenario is awesome. Who else was around, BrotherZacheaus? With the demise of our senior brothers, we all looked up to you for leadership--a role you creditably performed whenever we sought for guidance. "E se pupo" sir. We appreciated all you stood for. While we shall miss your happy new month chats and greetings adorned with prayers/wishes, some of the national networks will experience depletions in their monthly tills/intakes. This a reality many here present share with me.

Your sudden departure, to us, was sore but we are consoled that GOD loves you more. The void you left, with your passing on, will be difficult to fill. Please, tell them over there about where and how you left off. Thank you brother for a life well-spent. Thanks to the lovely off-springs you left behind for creditably playing an enviable role in your life. Despite all odds, the children stood by you, your GOD was with you and you scaled through it all like a Rock of Gibraltar. Thanks to Jesus for being there for you.

On behalf of the entire AlobaDynasty of Ijebu-Jesa, world-wide, who love you in thoughts and deeds, I wish you save journey as you go to rest in the bosom of GOD, your Creator. Say hi to all relations who left before you.
Sleep on brother, father, grandfather, friend to all. ADIEU!!!
--Bola' ALOBA
Posted by Bola Aloba on April 9, 2021
BROTHER ZACHEAUS: U LEFT A VOID

Severally, I took up my pen, when invited, to write a farewell tribute on you Brother Zacheaus. It later dawned on me that this was a great assignment I had to accomplish and fulfill for my family, AlobaDynasty of Ijebu-Jesa. Yes, writing out some words I just have to join together to make a story. So, what do I write or not say about BrotherZac. Really, there is something I must say out to accomplish and wriggle out of this onerous task. I would be doing so in fulfillment of your status as the great-grandson of the first daughter of the great-grandpa of AlobaDynasty.

Therefore, sir, allow me relate, what I can consider my first "indirect'' encounter with you, without ever meeting you in life. Or having any inkling that we shared some identical blood in our veins. So it happened. You might not realize how it played out in my mind then. If you did, you are now taking the secret away with you.

Back in my courting years as a student, you played a "clandestine" role promoting what could have led to a marital life of two innocent beings. Because of your proximity to the other gender, certainly, without you knowing it, the aftermath of the suitors' affairs could have ended differently as fate could have had it. Bros, we never discussed or mentioned this in later life when we eventually met in same house at our great uncle's house at Ebute-Metta. It was a brotherly task you, unknowingly performed, with love, responsibility and enthusiasm. Remember, I said previously we had never met before. Thank you brother for that great sacrifice of yours wanting to be a match-maker of two aspiring future couple. You played the script effortlessly--focusing on making a success of it.

That act of yours is enough material to forge a plot of a television love script. I am eternally grateful and appreciative of this. The other gender, reading this, will share same script with me on this premise. Why there was no mention of it in our various brotherly chats is beyond comprehension as fate would have it.

The later affinity, sprouting out in our relationship, blossomed when your caring attitude manifested when you took it upon yourself, not minding being my senior to initiate exchange visits between our two homes away from family members at Ebute-Metta. Whenever you felt it's been a while we last saw ourselves when fate brought us near each other in FestacTown--some ten/fifteen minute-walk apart--you were close by prodded by brotherly love. The following scenario vividly showed who you were as a brother's keeper. Suddenly, a knock or two on our gate would herald in an august visitor, with your amiable spouse in tow. Both of you were exemplary characters that modern marital duo should emulate. You were like June and July. The brotherly love you exhibited since we knew ourselves was immeasurable and will linger on.

It was as if destiny has another role to play in our lives when fate, unknown to us, with the Almighty GOD's push brought us together again when back home your residence at Ijebu-Jesa was planted just opposite the third house down the road away from our own villa. Baba GOD's hand in this scenario is awesome. Who else was around, BrotherZacheaus? With the demise of our senior brothers, we all looked up to you for leadership--a role you creditably performed whenever we sought for guidance. "E se pupo" sir. We appreciated all you stood for. While we shall miss your happy new month chats and greetings adorned with prayers/wishes, some of the national networks will experience depletions in their monthly tills/intakes. This a reality many here present share with me.

Your sudden departure, to us, was sore but we are consoled that GOD loves you more. The void you left, with your passing on, will be difficult to fill. Please, tell them over there about where and how you left off. Thank you brother for a life well-spent. Thanks to the lovely off-springs you left behind for creditably playing an enviable role in your life. Despite all odds, the children stood by you, your GOD was with you and you scaled through it all like a Rock of Gibraltar. Thanks to Jesus for being there for you.

On behalf of the entire AlobaDynasty of Ijebu-Jesa, world-wide, who love you in thoughts and deeds, I wish you save journey as you go to rest in the bosom of GOD, your Creator. Say hi to all relations who left before you.
Sleep on brother, father, grandfather, friend to all. ADIEU!!!
--Bola' ALOBA
Posted by Olaniran Aloba on April 9, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A WONDERFUL BROTHER:
Brother, as you were fondly called by not only me, but also by all of us, The Aloba Descendants in Lagos.
When our monthly meetings were alive and ongoing, you were very active, dependable, reliable, and always available to untie sometimes nutty issues that demanded your wealth of experience and wisdom.
You were ever ready. You did all calmly and with equanimity. You earned our respect and awe at such events and on all occasions because we knew you would not disappoint.
You were revered awesomely. You earned and deserved all accolades being showered on you by all who knew you.
We have regrets we will be missing that unmistakably strong Ijesa dialect that you always employed to calm nerves.
May The Almighty God Who called you to rest, give and strengthen all you left behind, especially your devoted and loving wife, the fortitude to bear
your loss.
Goodnight brother, enjoy your well deserved blissful rest at the bosom of your Creator.
.......Olaniran Aloba.
Posted by Adeniran Ogunsiji on April 7, 2021
Sleep well daddy.
My condolences to the children.
Posted by Dipo Kehinde on April 7, 2021
Although I didn't get to meet Daddy in his lifetime, but I've always admired part of his legacies etched in his son, Abiodun Agbelusi, a masterpiece that came from his mold. A complete gentleman. Truly, apples don't fall far from the tree. We appreciate the excellent children that Daddy has contributed to the advancement of humanity and the glory of God. May God forever have mercy on his soul, and give the family and friends the fortitude to bear this great loss.
Posted by Atinuke Banjo on April 6, 2021
Heavenly Father, I truly appreciate the grace you gave my Dad.
Daddy mi is the only one that knows how to brush my teeth as a child. At every crisis I had, he was always there beside me in the Hospital. I remember the issue of the N300k that I returned, it was only you that told me that I did the right thing and I have proven that money could not buy me. Daddy, I will miss our tea time together, your history gist and really missing the hugs. But I will never forget those valuable lessons on Integrity and Dignity.
Daddy mi, you are indeed a MIRROR and FATHER:
First love,
Accommodating,
Teacher of value,
Honesty,
Epitome of a Father,
Rare gem.

Love you till we meet again
Atinuke Agbelusi Banjo.
Posted by Toyin Banjo on April 6, 2021
A compassionate man who always pray for me and gave me advice.
He was a disciplinarian but had a listening ear. He was most particular about his child and grandchild but also about the rest of the family.
I will always miss him. Rest Papa in the bossom of the Lord . Till we meet again
Banjo Oluwatoyin
 Son In Law
Posted by Atinuke Banjo on April 5, 2021
My darling and caring grandpa has gone to heaven but I miss him so much,he gave me peace and joy. My daddy Agbelusi I love you. From Oluwakorede Banjo, your best friend
Posted by Titilola Aladekomo on April 5, 2021
Chief Z. A. Agbelusi:
A perfect gentleman, doting father and loving husband. Pa Agbelusi lived a life of integrity, loved deeply and was a rallying point for the family. He found a good thing in his wife, Aunty Ayoka, and obtained favour from God. “Mummy ti ba mi je” (Mummy has spoiled me), was his way of summarizing the tender loving care he received from his wife, and he appreciated her, and the way she elevated him amongst friends and families, ensuring all who came were well fed and entertained. He cherished her to the end, his only concern in leaving this world was her well being.

It was a pleasure to have been in close contact with Daddy & Mummy Festac for about a month in 2018. The love and dedication to each other was worthy of emulation. Peaceful and considerate, their presence brought joy and cheer. The way they bantered together and regaled me with stories of their early relationship was such an inspiration as to how marital relationship should be, and I’m thankful for that.
My heart goes out to Mummy Festac. She has lost a friend, confidant and lover. I pray for the comfort of the Holy Spirit and sound health for her and the entire family.
Daddy Festac lived a peaceful and impactful life. He was an epitome of peace, love and cheer. Never one to inconvenience anybody, he exited the world the way he lived, peacefully, and without being a burden to anyone.

Sleep well, our beloved Daddy. May God grant your soul sweet and eternal repose. Amen.


The Rev. Titilola Aladekomo.
Posted by Ese Obayagbonna on April 3, 2021
Pa Agbelusi was a wonderful in law to the Eyakodevus. His love towards my sister Esther Agbelusi was more like a father to his daughter. He was always there for all our events no matter the location. He left his mark here on earth and it can never be forgotten. Adieu Daddy Agbelusi.
Posted by jumoke abudiore on April 3, 2021
Hmmm adieu daddy, this life indeed is delicate. Knowing you sir has been wonderful, your kind and gentle ways are still worth emulating, Daddy Agbelusi ,my Father's brother and Best friend, you are who we turn to whenever we need our daddy's consent on particular issues, daddy you will be deeply missed.thank you for showing us that it is possible to be kind, gentle and yet firm.
Sleep on Sir till we meet in heaven.
Posted by Ebun Mos on April 2, 2021
Papa Agbelusi was a God fearing and kind man. His gentle demeanour endeared many to him. We were encouraged by his steadfast dependence on God, despite life’s challenges. Our prayer is that your memory remains blessed, and that God’s grace remains sufficient to mama Agbelusi and family in Jesus’ Name. Amen!
On behalf of Mrs Teniola and family
Posted by Olagundoye Abimbola on April 2, 2021
Grandpa Agbelusi,Baba Ijesa,with my first contact with you I noticed that you will not hold back what you feel. You express yourself and air your opinion. A straight forward man. You will be greatly missed. RIP.
Posted by Tunji Agbejimi on April 2, 2021
Daddy,
May your soul rest in peace... Amen.
Posted by Agbelusi Esther on April 2, 2021
Chief Zacheous Awosola Agbelusi my gentle, peaceful, loving and caring father in-law. He calls me every week just to hear my voice and says my sister my daughter and he fondly calls me "my Chaplain" . He does not forget to call on my birthday, wedding anniversary and even on mother's day. Am going to miss listening to his stories He will be missed by all . May his soul rest in peace.  AGBELUSI ESTHER (Daughter in-law).
 
Posted by Oluwasegun Akinboye on April 2, 2021
Daddy Festac, simply amazing. Growing up as a child, I always looked forward to the trip to Festac so I could see you and mummy.
May your gentle soul continually rest in perfect peace.
Posted by adewale Adenola on April 2, 2021
Daddy Festac you were simply a wonderful family man and a great man with a permanent smile. Thank you for the joy you bring into other people's lives. We will surely miss you especially that weekly phone calls to check on our well being. Heaven sure got an angel
Posted by Victoria Oyediran on April 2, 2021
I have d opportunity to speak with Baba one on one, I can't forget that day. The saying that says first impression last forever. He was a good story teller that teaches morale and you pick good advice from it. You're courageous facing the challenges challenges that comes your way and still smiles. God comfort all those you left behind to able bear the lost. Good night Baba rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ till we meet to part no more. Iya Ibadan,Iya Ibeji sister
Posted by Omole Richard Olanrewaju on April 2, 2021
Baba, your facial serenity, among other things, henceforth avail us sweet memories of how best you did to balance Life with Family. Now, it is indeed time to rest on, in peace, till we meet to part no more. May the Almighty comfort your loved ones and friends especially your dear wife and children. Goodbye Sir!
Posted by Deji Aloba on April 2, 2021
So sad to hear the sad news of your demise, my memories of you is how kind and nice you were to me and my siblings when we were growing up.
My prayer is that the Almighty Lord will comfort mummy and your loved one.
Continue to RIP.
Posted by Aderogbayimika Adepeju on April 2, 2021
We thank God for a well lived life despite all the challenges of life Baba Agbelusi ,you will be sorely misssed
May your soul rest in perfect peace
Posted by Monisola Ojo on April 2, 2021
Brother mi, you are a rare gem. You are just like a father to me, you are very caring and supportive father you are loved by all. Sweet dreams brother Zacheaus as we are fond of calling you till we meet to part no more. ADIEU
Posted by Tolu Awopetu on April 2, 2021
My Dad was my 1st boyfriend. You taught me the Core Values of life . Family is very important to you. Gratitude was very vital to your existence.
So glad that you were strong despite all the challenges. Grateful to God for being my Daddy. Sleep on Baba Ijesha.

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Posted by Boluwatife Oniyilo on May 2, 2021
I'm so privileged to have spent your last year with you grandpa,always checking up on me,you still called days before your demise,still feel your presence here in the house, not scared of sleeping here at night cause I knew you as a good man.
Now that you've gone,no one to call me Abigael. Thanks for the memories, all those small talks,making your tea,helping you in your agbada, you lightening the atmosphere when grandma starts her own,you calling to report what aunty tinuke did with your phone,thank you for being all shades of amazing,you would be greatly missed.
Heaven truly gained an angel this time,love you grandpa festac
I'm rocking your slippers well by the way
Posted by Tolu Awopetu on April 29, 2021
Brother mî, it’s still like a dream to me.
May you be accounted worthy & be welcomed joyfully with award of excellence unto eternal life.
We already miss and love you but Jesus loves you most.
Continue to have a perfect peaceful and comfortable rest into the kingdom of God

- Aduke Agbejimi
Posted by Atinuke Banjo on April 29, 2021
A big tree has fallen
A giant fruitful tree
A man with leading voice
A man than bless all
A man of peace
A great game changer.

A retired general that never got tired but left in active duty.
A humble teacher per excellence.
Adeiu THE PEOPLES DADDY.

We will miss your wise counsel in the close.

Rest on sir.
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Shared by Bola Aloba on April 9, 2021
BROTHER ZACHEAUS: U LEFT A VOID
 
Severally, I took up my pen, when invited, to write a farewell tribute on you Brother Zacheaus. It later dawned on me that this was  a great assignment I had to accomplish and fulfill for my family, AlobaDynasty of Ijebu-Jesa. Yes, writing out some words I just have to join together to make a story. So, what do I write or not say about BrotherZac. Really, there is something I must say out to accomplish and wriggle out of this onerous task. I would be doing so in fulfillment of your status as the  great-grandson  of the first daughter of the great-grandpa of AlobaDynasty.

Therefore, sir,  allow me relate, what I can consider my first "indirect'' encounter with you, without ever meeting you in life. Or having any inkling that we shared some identical blood in our veins. So it happened. You might not realize how it played out in my mind then. If you did, you  are now  taking the secret away with you.

Back in my courting years as a student, you played a "clandestine" role promoting what could have led to a marital life of two innocent beings.  Because of your proximity to the other gender, certainly, without you knowing it, the aftermath of the suitors' affairs could have ended differently as fate could have had it. Bros, we never discussed or mentioned this in later life when we eventually met in same house at our great uncle's house at Ebute-Metta.  It was a brotherly task you, unknowingly performed, with love, responsibility and enthusiasm. Remember, I said previously we had never met  before. Thank you brother for that great sacrifice of yours wanting to be a match-maker of two aspiring future couple. You played the script effortlessly--focusing on making a success of it.

That act of yours is enough material to forge a plot of a television love script. I am eternally grateful and appreciative of this. The other gender, reading this, will share same script with me on this premise. Why there was no mention of it in our various brotherly chats is beyond comprehension as fate would have it.

 The later affinity, sprouting out in our relationship, blossomed when your caring attitude manifested when you took it upon yourself, not minding being my senior to initiate exchange visits  between our two homes away from family members at Ebute-Metta. Whenever you felt it's been a while we last saw ourselves when fate brought us near each other in FestacTown--some ten/fifteen minute-walk apart--you were close by prodded by brotherly love. The following scenario vividly showed who you were as a brother's keeper. Suddenly, a knock or two on our gate would herald  in an august visitor, with your amiable spouse in tow. Both of you were exemplary characters that modern marital duo should emulate. You were like June and July. The brotherly love you exhibited since we knew ourselves was immeasurable and will linger on.

It was as if destiny  has another role to play in our lives when fate, unknown to us, with the Almighty GOD's push brought us together again when back home your residence at Ijebu-Jesa was planted just opposite  the third house down the road away from our own villa. Baba GOD's hand in this scenario is awesome. Who else was around, BrotherZacheaus? With the demise of our senior brothers, we all looked up to you for leadership--a role you creditably performed whenever we sought for guidance. "E se pupo" sir. We appreciated all you stood for. While we shall miss your happy new month chats and greetings adorned with prayers/wishes, some of the national networks will experience  depletions in their monthly tills/intakes. This a reality many here present share with me.

Your sudden departure, to us, was  sore but  we are consoled that  GOD loves you more. The void you left, with your passing on, will be difficult to fill. Please, tell them over there about where and how you left off. Thank you brother for a life well-spent. Thanks to the lovely off-springs you left behind for creditably playing an enviable role in your life. Despite all odds, the children stood by you, your GOD was with you and you scaled through it all like a Rock of Gibraltar. Thanks to Jesus for being there for you.

On behalf of the entire AlobaDynasty of Ijebu-Jesa, world-wide, who love you in thoughts and deeds, I wish you save journey  as you go to rest in the bosom of GOD, your Creator. Say hi to all relations who left before you. 
Sleep on brother, father, grandfather, friend to all. ADIEU!!!
--Bola' ALOBA
Shared by Bola Aloba on April 9, 2021
BROTHER ZACHEAUS: U LEFT A VOID
 

Severally, I took up my pen, when invited, to write a farewell tribute on you Brother Zacheaus. It later dawned on me that this was  a great assignment I had to accomplish and fulfill for my family, AlobaDynasty of Ijebu-Jesa. Yes, writing out some words I just have to join together to make a story. So, what do I write or not say about BrotherZac. Really, there is something I must say out to accomplish and wriggle out of this onerous task. I would be doing so in fulfillment of your status as the  great-grandson  of the first daughter of the great-grandpa of AlobaDynasty.

Therefore, sir,  allow me relate, what I can consider my first "indirect'' encounter with you, without ever meeting you in life. Or having any inkling that we shared some identical blood in our veins. So it happened. You might not realize how it played out in my mind then. If you did, you  are now  taking the secret away with you.

Back in my courting years as a student, you played a "clandestine" role promoting what could have led to a marital life of two innocent beings.  Because of your proximity to the other gender, certainly, without you knowing it, the aftermath of the suitors' affairs could have ended differently as fate could have had it. Bros, we never discussed or mentioned this in later life when we eventually met in same house at our great uncle's house at Ebute-Metta.  It was a brotherly task you, unknowingly performed, with love, responsibility and enthusiasm. Remember, I said previously we had never met  before. Thank you brother for that great sacrifice of yours wanting to be a match-maker of two aspiring future couple. You played the script effortlessly--focusing on making a success of it.

That act of yours is enough material to forge a plot of a television love script. I am eternally grateful and appreciative of this. The other gender, reading this, will share same script with me on this premise. Why there was no mention of it in our various brotherly chats is beyond comprehension as fate would have it.

 The later affinity, sprouting out in our relationship, blossomed when your caring attitude manifested when you took it upon yourself, not minding being my senior to initiate exchange visits  between our two homes away from family members at Ebute-Metta. Whenever you felt it's been a while we last saw ourselves when fate brought us near each other in FestacTown--some ten/fifteen minute-walk apart--you were close by prodded by brotherly love. The following scenario vividly showed who you were as a brother's keeper. Suddenly, a knock or two on our gate would herald  in an august visitor, with your amiable spouse in tow. Both of you were exemplary characters that modern marital duo should emulate. You were like June and July. The brotherly love you exhibited since we knew ourselves was immeasurable and will linger on.

It was as if destiny  has another role to play in our lives when fate, unknown to us, with the Almighty GOD's push brought us together again when back home your residence at Ijebu-Jesa was planted just opposite  the third house down the road away from our own villa. Baba GOD's hand in this scenario is awesome. Who else was around, BrotherZacheaus? With the demise of our senior brothers, we all looked up to you for leadership--a role you creditably performed whenever we sought for guidance. "E se pupo" sir. We appreciated all you stood for. While we shall miss your happy new month chats and greetings adorned with prayers/wishes, some of the national networks will experience  depletions in their monthly tills/intakes. This a reality many here present share with me.

Your sudden departure, to us, was  sore but  we are consoled that  GOD loves you more. The void you left, with your passing on, will be difficult to fill. Please, tell them over there about where and how you left off. Thank you brother for a life well-spent. Thanks to the lovely off-springs you left behind for creditably playing an enviable role in your life. Despite all odds, the children stood by you, your GOD was with you and you scaled through it all like a Rock of Gibraltar. Thanks to Jesus for being there for you.

On behalf of the entire AlobaDynasty of Ijebu-Jesa, world-wide, who love you in thoughts and deeds, I wish you save journey  as you go to rest in the bosom of GOD, your Creator. Say hi to all relations who left before you. 
Sleep on brother, father, grandfather, friend to all. ADIEU!!!
--Bola' ALOBA


BROTHER

Shared by Bola Aloba on April 9, 2021
BROTHER ZACHEAUS: U LEFT A VOID
 
Severally, I took up my pen, when invited, to write a farewell tribute on you Brother Zacheaus. It later dawned on me that this was  a great assignment I had to accomplish and fulfill for my family, AlobaDynasty of Ijebu-Jesa. Yes, writing out some words I just have to join together to make a story. So, what do I write or not say about BrotherZac. Really, there is something I must say out to accomplish and wriggle out of this onerous task. I would be doing so in fulfillment of your status as the  great-grandson  of the first daughter of the great-grandpa of AlobaDynasty.

Therefore, sir,  allow me relate, what I can consider my first "indirect'' encounter with you, without ever meeting you in life. Or having any inkling that we shared some identical blood in our veins. So it happened. You might not realize how it played out in my mind then. If you did, you  are now  taking the secret away with you.

Back in my courting years as a student, you played a "clandestine" role promoting what could have led to a marital life of two innocent beings.  Because of your proximity to the other gender, certainly, without you knowing it, the aftermath of the suitors' affairs could have ended differently as fate could have had it. Bros, we never discussed or mentioned this in later life when we eventually met in same house at our great uncle's house at Ebute-Metta.  It was a brotherly task you, unknowingly performed, with love, responsibility and enthusiasm. Remember, I said previously we had never met  before. Thank you brother for that great sacrifice of yours wanting to be a match-maker of two aspiring future couple. You played the script effortlessly--focusing on making a success of it.

That act of yours is enough material to forge a plot of a television love script. I am eternally grateful and appreciative of this. The other gender, reading this, will share same script with me on this premise. Why there was no mention of it in our various brotherly chats is beyond comprehension as fate would have it.

 The later affinity, sprouting out in our relationship, blossomed when your caring attitude manifested when you took it upon yourself, not minding being my senior to initiate exchange visits  between our two homes away from family members at Ebute-Metta. Whenever you felt it's been a while we last saw ourselves when fate brought us near each other in FestacTown--some ten/fifteen minute-walk apart--you were close by prodded by brotherly love. The following scenario vividly showed who you were as a brother's keeper. Suddenly, a knock or two on our gate would herald  in an august visitor, with your amiable spouse in tow. Both of you were exemplary characters that modern marital duo should emulate. You were like June and July. The brotherly love you exhibited since we knew ourselves was immeasurable and will linger on.

It was as if destiny  has another role to play in our lives when fate, unknown to us, with the Almighty GOD's push brought us together again when back home your residence at Ijebu-Jesa was planted just opposite  the third house down the road away from our own villa. Baba GOD's hand in this scenario is awesome. Who else was around, BrotherZacheaus? With the demise of our senior brothers, we all looked up to you for leadership--a role you creditably performed whenever we sought for guidance. "E se pupo" sir. We appreciated all you stood for. While we shall miss your happy new month chats and greetings adorned with prayers/wishes, some of the national networks will experience  depletions in their monthly tills/intakes. This a reality many here present share with me.

Your sudden departure, to us, was  sore but  we are consoled that  GOD loves you more. The void you left, with your passing on, will be difficult to fill. Please, tell them over there about where and how you left off. Thank you brother for a life well-spent. Thanks to the lovely off-springs you left behind for creditably playing an enviable role in your life. Despite all odds, the children stood by you, your GOD was with you and you scaled through it all like a Rock of Gibraltar. Thanks to Jesus for being there for you.

On behalf of the entire AlobaDynasty of Ijebu-Jesa, world-wide, who love you in thoughts and deeds, I wish you save journey  as you go to rest in the bosom of GOD, your Creator. Say hi to all relations who left before you. 
Sleep on brother, father, grandfather, friend to all. ADIEU!!!
--Bola' ALOBA