Last Friday, May 29, 2015, marked the first year remembrance of one of Nigeria’s outstanding corporate models, Dr. Oluwaseun Fasawe. His family and close friends, converged in London and hosted a prayer session in his honour.
Dr Fash, as he was fondly called, by his loved ones, died in the early hours of Thursday, May 29th in London. He was aged 43.
Indeed, if the will power of man could hold Dr. Fash back, there was enough love and goodwill to keep him back. His funeral ceremony, which thereafter took place in London, bore eloquent testimony to this fact. It drew thousands of dignitaries, who came to bid him farewell and share in his family’s grief.
The deceased was married to Dolapo, the first daughter of Professor (Mrs.) Modupe Adelabu, the former Ekiti State Deputy-Governor.
Dr. Fash, as he was fondly called, was a popular Lagos medical practitioner and Public Health consultant. He was the Managing Director of Silver River Healthcare Nigeria Limited. Also a politician by calling, Dr. Fash was the PDP candidate during the 2011 general election, where he represented the Oluji/Okeigbo Federal Constituency.
Just like her husband, Dolapo is also a medical practitioner and she is the Mental Health Desk Officer, Ministry of Health, Lagos State Secretariat and the Coordinator, Eko Free Health Mission. The couple was blessed with two lovely boys- Oluwakayode and Ayomidimeji, whom Dr. Fash doted on and thought the world of.
The ELITES gathered that, on that fateful day, Dr. Fash had left for the United Kingdom on Monday, May 19, where he was scheduled to undergo a corrective surgery, slated for Monday, June 2. His wife, Dolapo was preparing to join him this weekend when the sad incident occurred. Sources disclosed that on that fateful day, Dr. Fash was brimming with life and was looking forward to seeing his wife. However, few hours later, he was reported to have called his friend to inform him that he had difficulty in breathing. His friend had reportedly called for an ambulance to ferry him to the hospital. Tragically, Dr. Fash died before he arrived at the hospital.
Dr. Fash was a close cousin of Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. His father, the late Oba (Dr.) Timothy Oluwole Fasawe, the Oluoke of Okeigbo, was an uncle to Pastor Adeboye. Predictably, the death of Dr, Fash has no doubt, cast his family, friends and associate into interminable grief. He was a young man without guile. Despite being involved in the fickle and fractious world of high society, Dr. Fash exuded a sweetness of character and good nature till the very end. He was as gracious as he was polite and immensely amiable.
…Dr. Dolapo Fasawe’s Glowing Tribute To Late Husband
My husband, my dear husband, I’m not sure I can really express just how much I miss you and how much I wish you were here. It is so hard to explain just how much you mean to me, but I so want to try.
From the beginning it was your sense of humour, your big smile and the way your presence in any room could not be ignored. You were at your best when holding court, with all attention on you. You had the sweetest gists and your aura, oh that your aura…
When we first met 13 years ago, I remembered being overwhelmed by a desire to become a part of your world. You were so full of life, exciting, fun and interesting and you remained so until the day you left us.
I have always felt so lucky that you chose me to share in your life experiences and I am so grateful for some exceptionally special memories and times. While I cannot believe that you are gone – I am in shock and hurting so very much – I am comforted and consoled by the rich memories that we formed over our years together and by our 2 wonderful sons.
Oluwakayode Joshua and Ayomideji Daniel are the best and most precious gifts you have given me. I promise you that I will love them and cherish them, and bring them up in the way of the Lord.
Seun, you will never ever be forgotten and we will miss you so very much. You, above all people, knew how hard I found it to say goodbye to others we have lost along the way, so I know you will understand if I don’t say it to you. What I will say instead is ‘see you when the Lord says’
I pray for mercy that you are in heaven, I know you are looking down at me with a big smile on your face saying, “Forge ahead – make the best of life and I will see you soon. Dolapo, we have work to do up here, too.”
My heart is heavy, I am so sad. I am at a loss; words fail me as the words in my heart are too heavy to bear out in a tribute. My tribute to you is for a lifetime. Seun, I hope you still know, I pray it still shows and I know you still hear what my heart wants to say.
Till we meet again in the bosom of Christ where I believe you are, Goodnight my darling husband.
Oko mi atata, sun re o.