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TFC’S OWNERS PEN DIRGE FOR SON, BUNMI ADEDAYO

 (January 5, 1977 – September 25, 2013)

...With parents

…With parents

Distraught parents of Oluwabunmi Omotayo Adedayo have penned a dirge for their departed son. The moving tribute, published in Punch (of Thursday, October 3, 2013) captured the pains of Kunle and Yinka Adedayo (both in their 60s).

The owners of popular eatery, Tastee Fried Chicken who lost their only child on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, in Pretoria, South Africa, following complications from pneumonia, are inconsolable.

Those who have visited their Lekki Phase I house (in Victoria Island, Lagos) said the mother (Yinka Adedayo) always clutches her grandson (Morolaoluwa, who is about four months) and never leaves him out of sight.

The arresting dirge stated:

 

“The only thing we never got a chance to say

(because we never thought we would ever have to)

is that we will miss you

We will miss your smile and laughter

Your eyes dancing with mischief as you

sought to put smiles on other people’s faces

You were a man of peace. You truly are

that gift immensely and redefined generosity.

You had an exceedingly large heart.

As we struggle to come to terms with the fact that

you are no longer physically with us, we thank God

for the rarest gift he could ever

have given us, which is you.”

OLUWABUNMI.

 

With wife, Yemisi

With wife, Yemisi

Bunmi Adedayo’s young wife, Yemisi also wrote a eulogy to the man she shared four years of matrimony with:

“Oluwabunmi, oko mi, olowo ori mi.

The wind beneath my sail

My anchor and my rock

My lover and friend

My advisor and counselor

My world, my everything

It is heart wrenching to swallow the painful fact that

You are no longer with us, but you

will always be alive and fresh in our lives”

Your wife, Oluwayemisi and

Your adorable angels,

Iyanuoluwayimika and Morolaoluwa

 

Bunmi Adedayo, born on January 5, 1977, married Yemisi in 2009 – and they have two children (Iyanuoluwayunika and Morolaoluwa).

 

Tastee Fried Chicken’s staffers joined the list of those who expressed their admiration for the departed young man. In The Guardian of Thursday, October 3, 2013, they wrote:

“Though your days may be short, but they were

not short of great achievements.

You made every moment count. You were dependable.

Your presence invigorated everyone around you.

Your quietness spoke volumes, your silence radiated

wisdom beyond your years. You were a giant, not just in stature,

but in character. We will miss you dearly.”

The funeral of the jolly young man is in the afternoon of Thursday, October 3, 2013, at Vaults & Gardens, Ikoyi (Lagos).

The funeral rites began yesterday (Wednesday, October 2, 2013) at Our Saviour’s Church, beside Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan (Lagos) with a service of songs scheduled at 5pm.

The funeral service holds at the same church (Our Saviour’s Church) at 11am today (Thursday, October 3, 2013)

-AGBOLADE OWOLABI

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