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Mother of Ooni of Ife Dead

Ooni’s spokesman, has broke the news that the maternal grandmother of Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ooni of IFE has passed away.

Mama Agba’, as fondly called, gave up the ghost at her residence in Ile-Ife on Saturday at the ripe age of 103 years. The industrious old woman during her lifetime was a prominent trader who majored in food stuffs at Oja Itaakogun, Oja Titun and other
markets in Ile-Ife and environs during her active
days.

Olafare added that the late centenarian, also known as Soji-Opa, would be missed by family
members and those she impacted positively during her lifetime.

“Mama would be greatly missed by all, especially
her immediate family, relatives, members of Opa’
Compound (Ile Opa) members of the church, the
market women all of whom she devoted her
whole lifetime to in service till she took her last
breath last nigh,”
“Her uprightness and goodness as a genuine family woman and disciplined Christian earned
her the enviable position of Iyaale-Opa (Matriarch of Opa’s Compound) and Alatunse of
Ethiopian Church, Ile-Ife through which she meritoriously served her creator and humanity.

The spokesman said the deceased is
scheduled to be buried on June 13, at her residence in Ile-Ife. And also she was survived by many children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, including the ooni.

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