Wemimo Ogunde is an accomplished legal practitioner.He is an SAN.He is the look-alike son of late,Theatre icon,Chief Hubert Ogunde.He was like a son to Primate Olorunwo,who knew him way back when he was a little child at the Ebute Metta home of Ogunde in Lagos.
He was one of those who regularly featured in the annual Xmas Carol of Primate Olorunwo.
He has just written a tribute wherein he revealed a lot about the Primate Olorunwo he knew.
Attached herewith is his tribute.
A TITAN DEPARTS
The death of Primate Omolaja Olorunwo hit me like a tornado when i got the news on my birthday, September 3rd. He died on the same day my mother died, 51 years ago. Papa was close to my late father, Chief Hubert Ogunde and told me the circumstances of my birth. Papa loved me, and always invited me, with great joy, to the annual Carol service of the Olorunwo Cathedral Church. It would be very presumptuous for a someone like me, so young compared to Papa to say much about his life, but from what he shared with me and what i knew of him first- hand, i have no doubt in my mind that his death is a huge loss to the Owu Kingdom, Egbaland, the Christian Church in Nigeria and our dear nation. He was a diligent and conscientious servant of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was the spiritual father of many prominent and not-so-prominent Nigerians. He lived a modest life and knew how to be full and how to be hungry. He was not a poor man by any standard, but in the Spirit of Christ mixed well with the high and the low. I was reliably informed that he prayed until he departed to be with the Lord, doing what he had done for over 60 years, watching unto prayer.
May the Almighty God grant his soul eternal repose and may we all live lives that would be pleasing to our Father in heaven, through the strength of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.