OONI OF ILE IFE’S GRANDMOTHER DIES AT 103
This is to announce the call to glory of Madam Comfort Faramobi Ajoke Olasoji Soji-Opa who died Sunday June 7, 2020. The maternal grandmother of the Arole Oduduwa Olofin Adimula, Ooni Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ile Ife.
The late grandmother was born in 1907 to Chief & Mrs Aina Akinyemi of the Ajigbayin Compound of Ile-Ife, ‘Mama Agba’ as fondly called gave up the ghost at her residence in Ile-Ife last night Saturday 7th, 2020 at the ripe age of 103 years.
The industrious old woman during her lifetime was a prominent trader who majored in food stuffs at Oja Itaakogun, Oja Titun and other markets in Ile-Ife and environs during her active days.
Her uprightness and goodness as a genuine family woman and disciplined Christian earned her the enviable position of Iyaale-Opa(Matriarch of Opa’s Compound) and Alatunse of Ethiopian Church, Ile-Ife through which she meritoriously served her creator and humanity.
Mama would be greatly missed by all, especially her immediate family, relatives, members of Opa’ Compound(Ile Opa) members of the church, the market women all of whom she devoted her whole lifetime to in service till she took her last breath last night.
Survived by Children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, the late Ooni Ogunwusi’s grandmother is scheduled to be buried on Saturday, 13th June, 2020 at her residence in Ile-Ife.
In a statement release by Comrade Moses Olafare, Director, Media and Public Affairs, Ooni’s Palace confirmed the highly reverend monarch loss maternal grandmother.