Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Rajioon (إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُون) 

As I bid farewell to this gentle giant, I take solace in the knowledge that his legacy will continue to shine brightly in the lives of those he touched most especially his fellow Muslims . His memory will be a beacon of love, guiding us towards a future filled with hope and promise. 

In the panorama of life, sometimes we are lucky enough to encounter individuals who leave an indelible mark on our existence. My uncle was one such person, a man whose wisdom transcended the ordinary, and whose love knew no bounds.

He was a man of few words, yet when he spoke, it was always with a depth of understanding that left a lasting impact. His voice resonated with the echoes of experience, and his insights were often tinged with a subtle humor that brought smiles to our faces even in the most challenging times.


From my earliest memories, Baba Eniafemy  was a towering figure in my life. His presence was like a beacon of light, guiding me through the labyrinthine paths of life with grace and compassion. He was the one who taught me the value of patience, the art of listening, and the importance of nurturing the bonds of family.




He was a man of principle, whose integrity was reflected in his every action. His moral compass was unerring, guiding him to always choose the path of righteousness, even when it was not the easiest route. His courage in standing up for what was right, even in the face of adversity, was a lesson in resilience and determination.

As I grew, so did my admiration for him. His wisdom seemed to deepen with each passing year, as did his capacity for love and kindness. His generosity knew no bounds, and he had a remarkable ability to make those around him feel seen and valued. His laughter was infectious, a bubbling brook of joy that could brighten even the gloomiest of days.


His legacy is one of love, a love that encompassed not only his family but extended to all who were fortunate enough to cross his path. In his presence, we found comfort, guidance, and an endless reservoir of wisdom that nourished our souls.

As we bid farewell to this remarkable man, let us carry forward his teachings, embodying the virtues of compassion, empathy, and kindness that were his hallmark. Let us honor his memory by being beacons of light in the world, spreading love and joy wherever we go.


In the garden of memories, Baba Eniafe, as gladly call,  will forever bloom as a flower of unmatched beauty, a symbol of love that defies the boundaries of life and death. His spirit will continue to guide us, a shining star in the firmament of our lives, inspiring us to reach for the highest pinnacles of human potential.



As I close this chapter of reminiscence, I hold onto the beautiful moments, the laughter shared, and the wisdom imparted. My uncle was not just a relative; he was a mentor, a guide, and a friend. His memory will forever be etched in the golden pages of our family’s history, a tribute to a life well-lived, a life that embodied the true essence of humanity.

May your gentle soul continue to rest in heavenly paradise, PA KAREEM OLUWOLE ENIAFE AKINSANYA. (   1943- 2024 )

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