Ootunja Ekiti came alive on 13th and 14th January 2022 when the final burial ceremony of Olori Janet Aina Ojo was held. She is the mother of Prince (Engr.) James Funso Ojo. The Wake keep was held on the 13th. And on the 14th Church Service took place. Interment & Entertainment followed. Chief (Mrs) Janet Aina Ojo was a great woman in her lifetime. She was born on the 14th of April, 1919 into the family of Pa and Mama Ogungbe, both of blessed memories. Pa Ogungbe hailed from Igbede Ootunja Ekiti while Mama Ogungbe hailed from lIotin Umuo, Ootunja Ekiti. It is of bad note that Mama’s mother died the same day she was born. Mama was therefore raised up by her stepmother Mrs Victoria Idowu Olonitoye.
Mama’s childhood was quite interesting as she had no education but she was very intelligent. Mama was married to the Olotunja(deceased) Oba John Ojo. The marriage which took place in 1945 was fruitful with illustrious children to their credit. Because of her activities within Aofin and Ootunja as a whole, she was installed Esanya of Aofin. (Overall head of the Oloris Ootunja). She remained on this post till her death on the 14th of September 2021 When Mama was alive, her belief was in the unity of all the Oloris Aofin and Ootunja Ekiti as a whole.
TRIBUTE TO MY WONDERFUL MUM
The bible says “Man that is born of a woman is of a few days and full of trouble “Job 14:1” I appreciate Almighty God for bringing me to this world through my Darling mother. Mama your translation left a vacuum that no one can ever fill but memories of you are beautiful in my heart and in the heart of those who truly knew you. If I have the opportunity to choose a mother again peradventure I am coming back to this world I will choose you as my mother. again and again. May your journey back home be smooth. Goodnight until we meet during the resurrection morning st the feet of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Prince (Engr.) James
Mama, it pleases God to take you home to rest from all the stress and labour of this sinful world. Yeye mi, as you are fondly called by everyone, we love but your creator indeed loves you more. Abiyaamo tooto, missing you is an understatement .vou were the epitome of true motherhood. You were a great teacher to all and not only to your biological Children but also to me particularly your only Daughter inlaw. Thank you Mama for being my best friend in the family. Your death was an irreparable loss to us. Nevertheless, we take solace in the fact that you have gone to rest with your creator. You have come, you have seen and you have conquered. Goodnight my Wonderful Mama.
Yeye Adejoke Moyosade Ojo
Iya comfort as she is fondly called. My mother was one special woman in which the loss of her is deeply felt. Though she lived a fulfilled life. Love was unique in that she played a great role in my upbringing till date I can remember the moment with her which is very fresh in my memory. she is a great cook, the best nanny in the whole world, my everything. Her love for me cannot be overemphasized. She makes sure I don’t go hungry or lack anything. She taught me a lot about love and the meaning of family. she has never been just my mother, but my guardian, my friend and my inspiration. Still, we can’t believe my lovely mama was taken away from us. we will miss you, her spirits and strength live on in each of us and in the lives that she touched. love you, mama, you truly were special, you may have passed on, but your memory would always live on within us. Thanks for your sacrifice, your love and everything that you have done for me. Wherever you are, I know you are in a better place. Keep resting in the bosom of Almighty God till will meet again and death no depart us again. Rest in peace abiyamo tooto. we will love you forever…
–Princess Comfort Funmilayo Olatunji
TRIBUTE TO A WORTHY MOTHER
Eye re! Omo re!! That is the slogan understood by two of us my big mummy and I my mama was one of the neatest woman I have come across in live a good listener a good cook, a cheerful giver, and a lover of all especially her families I have already missed your overcooked rice rest in peace eye re
Yeye mi as I fondly called you. I really appreciate the life you spent with all your grand Children most especially me. Is it the quick attention you gave me when I hungry or when I am sick back then? I can not mention all you do and have impacted in my life. Your efforts, advice and encouragement kept my business blooming till today. I am proud to have you as my grandma. Even though your death came as a rude shock, I believe the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh, our consolation is in the fact that we shall meet again on the resurrection day. Sun un re o Yeye mi.
–Rotarian Babasola Oluwafemi
Yeye mi thank you for your sacrifice, your love and everything that you have done for me. Where ever you are, I know you are in a better place. I will be forever grateful and thankful that you are my grandma. Yeye great Mummy and Daddy for me. o daro yeye omo.
(Nee Ileola) Mama, you have lived an exemplary life worthy of emulation, a disciplinarian to the core and an honest woman indeed, I will forever miss you. Continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ till we meet to part no more. Adeu mama.
–Hon. & Mrs Ojo Ayodeji Aderemi Jamaica
TRIBUTE TO OUR MOTHER OLORI JANET AINA OJO
Dear Mama, you lived very long and memorable years. You truly were loving, strong, bold and opinionated. You never shy away from sharing you feelings, views, beliefs, love and affection in a special way. You may have passed on, but your memories would always live on. I remember coming back from school in those days, you always welcome us with open arms and your famous “ila alasepo soup” with large meals. I still remember the flavour and aroma!!!! Today, we honour your memory with laughter and not tears as we reminiscence on all the good times that you have shared with us as a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. You will surely be missed we know you are resting in peace. Adieu Mama, continue to rest on until we meet again!!!!! Good night Mama
–Adejokemi A. Olatunji-Ojo
Tribute to Olori Janet Aina Ojo, Mama you are a great mother indeed to all of us when we are young and were left in the palace under your care, you did well to all of us regardless of being your biological children. You shall forever be remembered for your good work and may your gentle soul continue to rest in perfect peace.
–Mrs Wunmi Eniafe
(Nee Ojo) Yeye Jije as you were fondly called by some of us indeed you will be truly missed. You indeed were a rock that stood by me and my siblings whilst we were very little and growing. Despite the language barrier, you ensured I was able to hear the language of our common heritage and I am eternally grateful for that as it feels great being able to understand the Ekiti dialect despite not living there.
Thank you for your show of love and care each time we visited and your constant checking up on me and asking of me through my Dad.
You lived a great life indeed as to attain the age you attained before your departure from the earth is not only a great feat but a rare one and’ bless God for the life you lived. Rest in Peace Yeye Jije till we meet again at the bosom of our Lord.
–Prince Oluwadamilare Ojo
Rest in perfect peace my loving grandmother
–Prince Damilola Ojo
Aww my caring Grandma ….. you will be sorely missed. Rest in peace
–Prince Adedamola Ojo
Mama, oh what a beautiful life you lived. would miss all the cooking you did for us every time we visited you and even though most of the time’ couldn’t communicate with you because of the language( Ekiti Yoruba ) barrier, you always found a way to still speak to me. Thank you for all the sweet memories.
Keep resting till we meet again to depart no more
–Princess Adedoyin Ojo
Yeye mi Thanks for your sacrifices, Your love and your care. You are one in a million. , know you are in a better place. My regards to our mum.’ will be forever grateful that you are my grandmother. Rest on Yeye mi.
Ti o ba to asoko loju Olorun ko si eni ti 0 Ie fi Ojo kan kun ojo aye reo Yeye laofin mo ki yin, yeye mo ki yin, yeye oninu rere, mo ki yin 0 digba, 0 do oju ala, sun re o o o.
–Lekan Aveni aka imported