(January 5, 1977 – September 25, 2013)
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.”
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)