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 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 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
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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