Madam Comfort Faramobi Ajoke Olasoji Soji-Opa, the maternal grandmother of Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has gone to be with her ancestors.
The Press Release signed by Comrade Moses Olafare, the Director of Media and Public Affairs to Ooni read thus:
“Born in 1907 to Chief & Mrs Aina Akinyemi of the Ajigbayin Compound of Ile-Ife, ‘Mama Agba’ as fondly called passed on at her residence in Ile-Ife on Saturday night at the ripe age of 103 years.”
“The industrious old woman during her lifetime was a prominent trader who majored in foodstuffs at Oja Itaakogun, Oja Titun and other markets in Ile-Ife and environs during her active days. 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.”
“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 life to in-service till she took her last breath last night.”
Late Madam Ogunwusi’s laying to rest will take place at her abode in Ile-Ife, on Saturday, 13th June, 2020.