Home News Remains Of Ọ̀wọ̀ Kingdom’ Livestock Sellers’ Matron, Olorì Rachael Bádéwá Ẹkùngbá, Interred

Remains Of Ọ̀wọ̀ Kingdom’ Livestock Sellers’ Matron, Olorì Rachael Bádéwá Ẹkùngbá, Interred


The remains of late Olorì Rachael Bádéwá Ẹkùngbá, the Matron of Livestock Sellers in Ọ̀wọ̀ Kingdom, has been laid to rest.

The Lords New Church Cathedral, Fajuyi Road, Ọ̀wọ̀, Ondo State went alive as families, relatives, friends gathered at the befitting funeral accorded the late Olorì Rachael Bádéwá Ẹkùngbá, who was until her demise, mother in-law to the immediate past Director of Finance, Broadcasting Corporation of Ọyọ State, BCOS, Mr Sunday Òkélẹ́yẹ.

The children of the deceased, including the wife of the immediate past BCOS Director of Finance, Mrs. Ọmọ́táyọ̀ Òkélẹ́yẹ, nee Bádéwá Ẹkùngbá, families, some Management and Staff of the BCOS and well wishers in beautiful attires accompanied the late Olorì who rode in cart horse to the Church and her final resting place.

Speaking at the well attended event, the Preacher, who is also the Pastor in-charge of the Church, The Revd Edward Ogungbuji said the vacuum created by Mama Bádéwá Ẹkùngbá’s departure would be so difficult to fill.

He called on Christians to live lives of impacts and preparedness for their eternal home while alive.

The remains of Late Olori Rachael Bádéwá Ẹkùngbá was later interred at her Ọ̀wọ̀ residence with various cultural display before the interment.

Speaking with Newsmen, the children eulogised the great virtues of their late mother, while other people who also spoke at the funeral service described the late Olorì as a good Community and Market Leader..

Earlier, as a mark of honour and tradition, the remains of Olori Bádéwá Ẹkùngbá was taken round important family houses to bade her bye.

Reception was later held at an event centre in Ọ̀wọ̀ with two popular musicians on the band stand with lots to eat and drink.

Late Mama Bádéwá Ẹkùngbá was born to the family of late Pa Samuel Fámúwiyèlé in Ọ̀wọ̀, Ondo State, in 1933.

She got married to her husband, Prince Imam Saka Ọ̀kínbádéwá Ẹkùngbá of the Elewuokun Royal dynasty of Ọ̀wọ̀ Kingdom, and the marriage was blessed with many children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Though she did not acquire formal education, Mama Bádéwá Ẹkùngbá was an astute business woman from her young age, who came, fought and bow to the call to glory on February 13, 2022.


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