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Solveigh Ojora and her son at the burial of Gbegi
By Niyi Tabiti/

The remains of Prince Adegboyega Ojora, son of business mogul and socialite Otunba Adekunle Ojora and his wife, Erelu Ojuolape Ojora, was finally laid to rest in Lagos last Friday.

Gbegi Ojora
Gbegi as he was popularly called died recently due to what some people called liver related problems. He would be greatly missed by family members, friends and business partners. A service of song was held in his honour at Harbour Point, Victoria Island. The funeral service was held at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos.

Despite his aristocratic background,friends describe the late Gbegi Ojora as a fun loving and humble man who was well respected. He died at First Consultant Hospital in Lagos. Gbegi was finally laid to rest at The Vault Cemetary, Ikoyi on Friday 15 April 2011.

Gbegi's wife was greatly consoled by her brother in law,Dapo and her own son who sat beside her. It was if he was telling her "mommy don't cry, daddy will soon come back"

Dapo Ojora led other siblings to pay last respect to their departed brother. Niyi Tabiti sighted prominent Nigerians coming to pay their last rest. The list include Governor Bukola Saraki of Kwara State, who is married to Toyin, sister to the deceased, Nduka Obaigbena, the flamboyant publisher of Thisday Newspaper and Arise magazine was also there. Funmi Goka the Deputy magaging Director of Agip Oil and her husband, Frankie came to pay their respect too.

The same with Helen Prest Ajayi, a former Miss Nigeria, Alali Hart, Deremi Ajidaun a former aide of Femi Fani-Kayode and his wife, Michael Effiong, editor of Ovation Magazine International, Erelu Angela Adebayo and her husband, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, Pastor Paul Adefarasin and his wife, Ifeayin were also present, Chief Frank Ogboro and Ambassador Musliu Obanikoro also made it to the funeral service in honour of Gbegi Ojora. Actress, Joke Silva was also at the service and one can see through her mood that the untimely death of Gegi was a rude shock to her.

-Niyi Tabiti

Toyin Saraki sister of the deceased, Bukola Saraki, Governor of Kwara State and Nduka Obaigbena

[caption id="attachment_4615" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Ndidi Okere- Onyiuke, former DG Nigeria Stock Exchange (right) and another sympathizer"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4616" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Dapo Ojora, brother of the deceased, his sister, Toyin Saraki, wife ofthe deceased and others"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4617" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Micheal Effiong, editor of Ovation magazine cosoling one of the Ojoras"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4607" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Funmi Goka and her husband, Frankie"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4612" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Deremi Ajidaun and wife"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4608" align="alignleft" width="323" caption="actress Joke Silva"][/caption]


  1. may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

  2. O Lord grant him eternal rest and watch over his young family he left behind

  3. oyinkansola sonuga-oyeApril 19, 2011 at 8:03 AM

    dear tolu and mrs solveigh ojora , im eleven years old and would like to pay tribute by saying that the lord will be with you and your family to console you and take care of your family amen

  4. may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.... Sun re ooooo.

  5. i was shocked when i heard d news.Y God,why do we av to lose dis Gentle and Humble man.There is nothing we can do to bring him back.Though we love you but God loves you best.Till we meet to part no more,rest in peace is what i av to say

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  7. Dear All,

    We have lost a great person and personality.

    I had the pleasure to have been a good friend of him when I was responsible for a german development bank in Nigeria.

    May his soul rest in peace.

    Volker Siepen

  8. May is soul R.I.P! But the family should try and dispel the rumours that he died from his drug habit.

  9. I know Mr Gbegi Ojora in NCR he was a very humble man, you can never know that he is Otunba Ojora's son, may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace, the good Lord will console his wife and childen

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