The remains of Olawale Opeyemi Edward Onigbanjo, were committed to mother earth today, Tuesday, 5 November, 2019, in Lagos.
The burial ceremony kicked off yesterday, Monday, 4 November, 2019, with a Candlelight Service, which was held at The Kudos Hall and Event Center, Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos. A funeral service took place at the Ebony Vaults, Ikoyi, this morning before his body was interred at the cemetery.
Olawale Jnr died on Monday, 14 October, 2019 in London, just three months after celebrating his 31st birthday. He was the first son of Maureeen Onigbanjo, veteran fashion designer and the CEO of House of Maufechi.
Since the news of Olawale’s death broke out last October, members of his family and friends have become very inconsolable. The Lagos social circuit has since been thrown into a mourning mood, occasioned by his tragic death. His parents’ home in Adeniyi-Jones, Ikeja, Lagos has been playing host to thousands of grief-stricken sympathisers.
It will be recalled that, in July 2015, Maufechi was hit by the death of her husband, Olawale Lukman Onigbanjo, the founder of Lakoom Enterprises. Onigbanjo, who was fondly called Onyx by his close friends, died in London, few minutes after arriving from Nigeria.
Maufechi was still smarting from this loss when her handsome son, Olawale suddenly died last month.
Olawale Jnr. is survived by his mother, Maureen, a sister, Morenike and a brother, Babafemi.