It was indeed a celebration of life and times for corporate communication expert, Adefemi Adeniran and his siblings, when they gave their beloved mom a befitting burial in Lagos last weekend.
The funeral service of IyaAfin Adebisi Abeke Adeniran (née Opesa) aged 69 took place at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Region 13, Dominion Sanctuary, Ikeja, Lagos and followed by interment at mama's Akowonjo's residence, Lagos. After this, guests were hosted to a lavish reception at Vantage Event centre, Ikeja, Lagos. The array of 'Femi Adeniran's guests at the event spoke volumes of his high network of friends, colleagues and associates, as they turned out in their numbers to join 'Femi and his siblings a very remarkable farewell to Iya Afin Adeniran, who was described as a very virtuous woman during her lifetime, which the officiating ministers described in glowing terms. The reception was replete with all manner of choice food and drinks, with good secular and gospel music to accomplish the cuisines and vintage wines. It was indeed a moment of honor for 'Femi, given the glee on his face for giving his dear mom a well-deserved and befitting burial.
Mama was born on the 13th or April 1948 into the family of Alhaji Bakare Opesa and Madam Sabainah Mosunmola in Ipaja town, Lagos. At the age of six, she started her primary school education at St. John's primary school, Imala, Yewa, Ogun State and thereafter proceeded to Commercial Secondary School for Modern School Certificate where she spent two years. In 1962, she proceeded to Badagry Grammar School, Badagry for her secondary education where she distinguished herself in commercial studies and accounting subjects, a development that eventually translated into her pursuing a career in accounting and rising to the peak of her profession in the Lagos State Civil Service. After her secondary school education, she proceeded to the Western College of Commerce, Lagos and thereafter joined the Lagos State Civil Service as a survey assistant, a position she held for three years before she completed her course at the college of commerce and was posted to the civil service commission as an accounts officer. She met her heartthrob, Prince Oyewole Adeniran in 1967 and the courtship which spanned four years berthed in marriage in 1970. The marriage is blessed with five children and several grandchildren. While in the employ of the Lagos State Civil Service, she served in various capacities in Finance & Administration, Accounts & Payable departments variously as Head of Accounts at the Civil Service Commission, The Lagos State Ministry of Works, Lagos State Health Management Board, The Lagos Island Maternity Hospital and The Ayinke House which was her last posting before her retirement in 1998.