Bolanle Adesanoye

May  22nd, 1967 March  2nd, 2024
London, UK
Bolanle Adesanoye

Those who touch our lives, stay in our hearts forever.


In Loving Memory of Bolanle Adesanoye

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Bola Adesanoye, who departed this life on March 2nd, 2024. Bola, a cherished soul, left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who knew her. As many have said, she exhibited truly what it means to be Christlike and love thy neighbor.

Born on May 22nd, 1967, Bola lived a life filled with love, compassion, and dedication. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, sibling, aunt, mentor, colleague and friend whose warmth and generosity touched everyone fortunate enough to be in her presence.

Bola's journey was one of resilience and grace. She ran her race of life with dignity, a quiet strength and an unwavering faith in the Lord Almighty that inspired those around her. Her positive spirit and enduring smile served as a beacon of hope in times of darkness.

Bola was not only a pillar of support for her family, friends and loved ones but also a beacon within her community. Bolanle “Pepperdem” found joy in the simple pleasures of life. Whether spending time with loved ones, extending a helping hand to those in need or a Saturday owambe celebration she radiated love and warmth.

Let us also celebrate the profound impact she had on our lives. In honouring Bola's memory, let us strive to carry forward the love, generosity, and strength that defined her remarkable journey.

A funeral/memorial service date to celebrate Bola's life will be announced shortly. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations below in her memory. May Bola's soul rest in eternal peace, and may her memory continue to inspire and uplift us all.


May 22nd
Lagos, Nigeria 
Graduated from the University of Lagos with a degree in biochemistry
December 19th
Married to Dayo Adesanoye 
March 21st
Birth of Abisoye 
Birth of Abisoye, her beloved daughter and only child 
February 11th
Wedding of Abisoye 
Gave her daughter Abisoye away on her wedding day to her husband Roger Obioma Richards 
March 2nd
Passed away peacefully 
London, UK 


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April 10, 2024
I knew Olori through my sister, Remi Adegoke several years ago. I knew from afar that she was an angel and a very good person. So deeply connected and loving all that came across her. She was beautiful in and out. Her passing is heaven's gain. May we all find comfort at this time and live for tomorrow 🙏. Rest on dear Olori. We will see on the ressurrection morning.
Kofoworola Oshiga
March 22, 2024
My very first contact with this amazing woman( called OLORI) was sometimes in 2005 when I was appointed as the Branch Manager at Adeola Odeku Branch of Skye Bank(Now Polaris Bank). She was my Deputy and very highly experienced, well connected and even older than me. My expectation was that she will never be supportive and possibly undermine my leadership as the head, but I was completely wrong!!

Bola not only give her FULL support and always coming with suggestions on how to handle the branch's business she quietly worked so hard to ensure that I succeeded in that position without taking credits for her hardwork. She became my sister and infact
motivated the choice of school I put my children, which I am eternally grateful.

I celebrate this high-value woman - full of smiles, gentle, loving, hardworking, supportive, godly, loyal, family oriented, understanding, honest and virtous. She was an example of Proverb 31 woman!!

Surprisingly, despite having a sickle cell, one will never know. Also, she managed it so well that her official work was never affected.

My warmest condolences to her family expecting her husband and daughter.

I firmly believe that OLORI BOLA has a place in heaven on the right hand side of Jesus.

May her soul rest in peace

Goke Kupolati
Goke Kupolati
March 21, 2024
May Bola’s soul rest in perfect peace 🙏🏾. May God almighty comfort and strengthen the family she left behind🙏🏾
Modupe Omotoso
March 19, 2024
Bola you were a Warrior and you fought strong and hard now you've gained your wings so now...
Pray for her as she left us today, but smile that she lived a content life,
She may have left us forever in time, but, the music will remain like the chime,
Pray that her soul rests in peace,
Pray for her soul as she now lays decease! Farewell dear friend sleep well and rest in peace
Adejoke Haastrup
March 15, 2024
Rest in peace sister Bola. Thank you for the memories, love and support . Your ideals and legacy live on with your loved ones . Until we all meet to part no more . Amen
Cliff Ogbuagu
March 15, 2024
Auntie Bola Adesanoye, it’s so hard to believe that you had gone to the lord’s bosom.
My favourite auntie, mentor, friend, doting mother, awesome adviser and your wisdom that knew no bounds.
Adieu Auntie, her smiles were genuine and she impacted my life even till today.
The lord will have a gem in heaven right now.
Comfort and peace will always be to the family of adesanoye.
Goodbye precious soul!!!
Kikelade Adesanoye
March 15, 2024

Bolanle , quite difficult to believe that you have gone to meet with the saints even ahead of some of us who are much older

My first close contact with Bolanle was after the passage of our revered Kabiyesi Oba Festus Adesanoye Osungbedelola 1 , the late Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom

As the late Kabiyesi's daughter in law , she had the responsibility amongst other things to coordinate the distribution of the Aso Ebi for royal / social occasions I wondered then how this young woman was , along with her official schedule as a manager in a bank , able to cope with this assignment that cut across the Ondos in the cities of Nigeria and in the diaspora Bolanle performed excellently and exceptionally to my admiration and amazement and that of close relatives and friends

Since then I have observed the intimate relationship between her and her husband Prince Dayo Adesanoye A very loving and caring wife and mother She had not allowed her official assignment to diminish her responsibilities at home

She became a daughter to Olori Anike Adesanoye and not a daughter in law I used to envy the very cordial relationship and show of love that existed between her and Olori

Bolanle , you have gone home to rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ

We all will miss you but God loves you more

Adieu in your eternal rest

Chief Yele Ogundipe.
Otun BobaJiro of Ondo Kingdom.
Chief Yele Ogundipe. Otun BobaJiro.
March 15, 2024
Bolanle, we are still trying to come to terms with the fact that you’re no longer with us. I fondly remember memories of you and your kindness towards me. You were not just a sister-in-law but, in every way, a true sister to me.

Every interaction with you radiated with warmth and empathy. Despite your health challenges, you still found a way to make everyone around you feel loved and valued. The capacity of your generosity and selflessness in caring for others knew no bounds, always putting the needs of others before your own.

Your legacy of love and kindness will continue to inspire many of us in the days ahead. Even though you are not with us now, your spirit lives on in the many lives you touched and uplifted. Together with Bisoye, we will all continue to build on this beautiful legacy you’re leaving behind and impact as many lives as you would have wanted.

We miss you very much. Rest in peace, my dear sister.

Tayo Amusan
Tayo Amusan
March 15, 2024
I had the privilege of meeting my friend Bisoye’s mum only twice: very briefly in the midst of photo-taking at a friend’s wedding in Greece and more recently at Bisoye’s birthday gathering last year. In looking back at a video clip from the wedding and reminiscing on Bisoye’s gathering, I understand the ebullient, full of life nature many of the tributes ascribe to her. I remember eating the delicious food she cooked at the gathering and her warmly encouraging me and other guests to take food home. It’s a little memory which I believe speaks to the nurturing person she was. Bisoye’s stories and references to her mum made me understand the special bond they shared, and Bisoye’s radiance is a testament to the great woman that raised her. Though I looked forward to things turning out differently, I take comfort in knowing that she is resting in Jesus’ presence devoid of sickness or any pain. I also remind myself that whoever is in Christ will rise again, therefore this is not the end. I pray for my dear friend Abisoye and all the loved ones your beautiful mum left behind… for comfort like no other, for as much time and space you need to grieve, for God’s healing balm and a perspective that gives you peace to carry on. I pray that as Paul writes in Romans 15:13: God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit even in the midst of this immeasurable loss. May the hope of rejoicing together again in God’s glory and the memories of her carry you all through ❤️ - Simi
Simi Odeniyi
March 14, 2024
The news of your passing away is a painful exit… Sleep well knowing fully well that we do not grieve as those who have no hope. ( 1 Thess 4:13) May your gentle soul rest in peace.
Tunji K Bademosi
March 13, 2024
To know you is to love you.
You were my friend, " iyawo" and cousin's wife.
My kind- hearted,amiable and gentle spirited friend.
You have fought the good fight of faith
You have finished the race
You have kept the faith
Now a crown of righteousness is laid up for you,which the Lord shall you on that day.....

Rest on sis.

Forever in our 💕.

Oreoluwa Johnson
Oreoluwa Johnson
March 13, 2024
Elegant, gracious, graceful, kind, humble, joyful, you carried only Good Vibes.

Flawlessly beautiful, inside and out.

I thank God I met you. I'm better for it.

Adieu Olori, rest in Our Lord's bossom.
Yetunde Armon
March 13, 2024
Dear Aunty Bola,

the news of your death brought so much pain and heartache.
Memories of your smiles, your hugs and the unique way you always made us feel special, will sit with us for a long time.
You will forever remain in our hearts darlyn aunty🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

Olubunmi &Muf'tau Raji
March 12, 2024
The few times I met Bolanle, she exuded a friendly demeanor. Her husband, Dayo, too radiates confidence. A true reflection of their home, and Bolanle was that home.A down to earth virtuous woman with unquantifiable love for Dayo (husband ) and a mother of mothers to Abisoye (daughter). Together there's a family to envy.
To Dayo and Bisoye no amount of words can heal the pain in your hearts where a deep dark cloud hangs at the moment. I would like you to take solace that your beloved has gone to rest with the lord.
With a heavy heart
Ayo Banjo
March 12, 2024
Truly, may your angelic smile and spirit continue to radiant joy, peace and comfort in the lives of those you loved, those who love and miss you.

Honored to have known you. I will never forget the very first day or the times spent in you and Baba Dee's presence.

An angel has been returned to Heaven!.

Rest In Peace, Bola
March 11, 2024
Aunty Bola, I remember how you would tease me calling me Platikid and your pet name for me Darebombom, with that beautiful smile of yours! You were always there for me with words of encouragement. All that you did for me and my family as a whole, the warmth and compassion you walked with in life; I will never forget that.

Thank you for all that you did for me. The countless packets of plantain chips you would bring for me every time you came to visit, and all the invaluable time we would shared together as a family. You were a beacon of hope in our lives, such a beautiful soul! Everything I do from now I will do knowing that it would have made you proud.

The number of lives you touched is clear, and you will continue to live on in the hearts of us all. One does not truly die until they are forgotten, and I can say with certainty that I will never forget you. Forever loved, Darebobom
Darebomi Amos-oluwole
March 11, 2024
Goodnight Bolanle!!!
I met Bolanle through my Sister, Oyinkansola Adesanmi.
And since I met her it’s been a relationship of care, love honour and respect.
I remember how she had to come to say a special thank you to me for attending Bisoye’s engagement when a message or phone call would have sufficed; for Bola a phone call was not enough.

You equally went out of your way in ensuring we all had a great time in Cancun for the wedding. You left no stones untouched. You planned everything to perfection….and because of your great planning, August 2022 left an indellible memory as one of the best holiday (even though short) I’ve ever had.

Always willing to help even when it is not convenient for you to do so.
Sometimes last year I was searching for where to buy good quality aso oke ondo and I mentioned to my sister, she said ha Bola will do it and before I knew what was happening, you had jumped on it even though you were many thousands of miles away and also not feeling well. You were already chatting with me and I had to tactically withdraw the request knowing how much of a strain that was on you but your typical self was willing to be of assistance at all cost.

Bolanle is not just an Omoluwabi, Bolanle mo eto, o de mo aponle.

Bola, thank you for your friendship towards me and always honouring me.
Bola, thank you for your friendship and bond with Oyinkansola (can’t remember any conversation with her that she will not mention your name).
I know you are surely in a better place, but you are being sorely missed on this side of eternity.

Sun ree oooo.
Oluwabunmi Famogbiele
March 11, 2024
Rip In Perfect Peace !! Beautiful Sis !! 🙏 ❤️ 🙏
Nikkie Madugu
March 11, 2024
To my gorgeous and adorable sweet Bola, the news about your passing is still a shock to me. Bola you will be greatly missed by me.
May your lovely beautiful soul rest in perfect peace Sun ree Bola.
Princess Fadesola Adetosoye
Fadesola Adetosoye
March 11, 2024
To My wonderful Aunty who was there for me in during a very hard time in my life going through law school in London. I would just go over to the house when I needed a little pep talk, or wanted some company or just for you to give me a little nudge to keep me going. I’m so grateful for the time we got to spend together in my adult years; you are dearly missed. Always in my heart❤️
Ines Adeogun-Phillips
March 11, 2024
Having you not just as a sister in-law, you treated me more like a blood brother. Am still in shock on the news of your demise. I fondly call you my senior girlfriend, a lifestyle woman who impacted life greatly. Till we meet again on the resurrection day. Sleep well.
Abiola Ayodeji IGE
March 11, 2024
Ma Olori

2010 i had so much fear stepping into that office (Adeola Odeku) because I didn’t know what to expect and when I did eventually…

I was introduced to my amazing BDM and was introduced to Mrs Bola Adesanoye as my regional head. I looked at her and she had this beautiful smile that brought peace to my heart. I encountered some difficulties few months later but the way she handled everything still amazes me.

You were kind… you defended me and spoke good of me in rooms of opportunities 🙏you knew my worth and you made sure I succeeded….

Whenever I think of you, I smile
I was happy to share my life progress with you..
I never stopped sending you pics and videos of my kids. 😭😭😭😭

At some point you stopped replying
I was worried…
I got scared
I knew something was wrong

Your leadership wasn't just about tasks; it was about fostering growth, building a team, It was a symphony of empathy and vision, creating an atmosphere where each team member felt seen/valued and every voice mattered

In challenging moments, you exhibited resilience, guiding us with a steady hand and a reassuring smile. I feel a profound sense of loss, It's as if a guiding light has dimmed, leaving us in the shadows of grief.

As we navigate these difficult days, let's draw strength from the legacy she leaves behind – a legacy of kindness, encouragement, and unwavering dedication.

the void you left is irreplaceable.

I love you so much 😭😭😭and thank you for everything🙏

I will miss you dearly.
Ruth Endeley
March 10, 2024
Good night to a woman with a heart of gold, I didn't have a lot of opportunities to get to know you better, but during the little time I spent with you many years ago, you demonstrated such kindness that has stayed with me till today.
You went the extra mile to ensure I obtained some of the requirements facilitating an easier return for my HND.
It is still a shock to learn of your going to be with the Lord.
I pray the Lord takes care of all those you have left behind. Till we meet to part no more, good night.
Feyisayo Adekugbe
March 10, 2024
Dearest Sis Bola, you were a beautiful soul who brought warmth to our hearts, your infectious smile always lit up the room. Heaven surely has gained a beautiful soul. You will be forever missed, but your spirit lives on in the countless precious moments we all shared with you.
Irene Agbaje
March 10, 2024
Bola, you were a rare combination of integrity, poise and professionalism. Most of all, a daughter. The news of your sudden passage in faraway London, has saddened me, as this has not followed the natural order of passing.
May the Good Lord console the family, and may your gentle, peaceable soul rest in peace. Amen.
God’s Favour shall protect and never leave your daughter day and night IJMN. Amen.

Baba Oba, (Dr) Dele Fajemirokun
March 9, 2024
My dear iya oko, Princess Bolanle Adesanoye, I am so sorry that we loss a rare gem. You and sister Bunmi were one of the reasons I married your late uncle Basiru. I told him I would say yes if his family accepted me. My first visit to your house was the most memorable day in my life because you and your sister made me feel at home. Where some people will make the girl friend feel so low considering the social background, but you made me feel at home and late grandma putting on me on her lap like a baby. I will never forget my first visit to home. I want to thank you for all the talks, sharing and all the advises during my waiting years to join your uncle in USA. Now you are up there with your uncle in heaven becoming a new angel in heaven watching over us. I know heaven is rejoicing to have a wonderful woman of great soul. I will miss you so much, I will miss your beautiful smiles, your way smooth talking style. You are exemplary leadership, and you will be missed by cousins and myself. I pray that God will give us the strength to bear the loss. Sister Bunmi Jolayemi, God will give the wisdom, knowledge and understanding to lead all your siblings and family aright. You will live long in good health and sound mind in Jesus name. Good night and Rest in Perfect Peace my dearest awesome husband, sister Bola.
Victoria Balogun
March 9, 2024
Darling Bolly baby,
I still can't believe you are no longer with us. I can't seem to get your lovely smiling face off my mind.
I am truly grateful to God to have known you from before Bisoye was born and all the years gone by.
It was a privilege to have spent the last few months with you too.
We thank God for the good memories of you we have.

Gone but not forgotten.
Dupe Adekola -Olusina
March 9, 2024
My dear Olori, so this is goodbye. I’m glad our paths crossed. You were an encourager in every sense of the word. Several times that I had wanted to quit you would tell me that the darkest hour is an hour before dawn. Indeed not all angels wear capes! You were guileless. Your love for family was admirable. You indeed gave of yourself selflessly. I recall our conversation after Bisoye’s graduation and I can confidently say the Most High indeed heard your cries and has honoured you. You have fought the good fight and indeed there’s laid up a crown of glory before you. Your legacy lives on in the many lives you touched. Sleep well dearly beloved. Till we meet again at the feet of Jesus.
Oluremi Adekoya
March 9, 2024
My darling and most cherished sister, who graced this world with her radiant presence . My sister has been called many double B’s, not least being Bola Balogun amongst others. My favourite will always be “Blessed and Beautiful”!
Blessed with an effervescent spirit, your inner and outer Beauty illuminated every room with warmth and grace.
Bola’s beauty transcended the physical, radiating from the depths of her generous soul. She always found a way to make herself available, whenever needed. No matter the inconvenience to herself.

Her kindness knew no bounds, as she selflessly poured her time and love into the lives of family and friends.
With a heart as large as the ocean, she navigated life's challenges (and there were a few, )with unwavering dignity, leaving behind a trail of inspiration for us all.

Forgiveness was her superpower, and her thoughtfulness knew no limits. She had a rare gift of understanding and anticipating the needs of those around her, a quality that endeared her to everyone she encountered.

In her journey, she embraced faith with unwavering devotion, surrendering herself entirely to the will of the Divine. Her life was a testament to the power of faith, love, and surrender.

Though she may have departed this earthly realm, Bola’s spirit will forever linger in our hearts, a beacon of love and light guiding us through the darkest of times. Farewell, my darling sister. Your absence leaves an irreplaceable void, but your legacy of love and kindness will continue to inspire us all.

I miss you, dearly. ❤️
Olubusola A.P
March 9, 2024
I met Bola in 1992 , pregnant with Abisoye, when she was starting out her MBA at the University of Bristol. We got on immediately and adopted each other as family . I remember her wedding shopping days Dec 1992 , Abi’s birth at Kings College Hosp, many many days of looking after Abi whilst she and Bunmi went window shopping. Bola has been my friend,sister, and jisting partner with her plenty of stories that had us always rolling with laughter.
Bola loved looking good and going out, and we attended many owambe’s together.
She truly is an amazing person, always willing to lend a helping hand, and all who knew her adopted her . My parents (Grandpa and Grandma VI as she refers to my parents) adopted Bola as theirs, and she loved them back.
My memories of her are sweet, and l will miss her a lot.
Tosin Jolayemi
March 9, 2024
Bigma, u might not know me physically but I know u, thanks for your 6years impact in my life, the one I know and the one I don't. Rest in peace
Gilbert Praise
March 9, 2024
Bolanle aya mi with the beautiful smile. You have fought well. Rest on the bossom of the Lord Jesus Christ till we meet again. Good night.
Dolapo Oyeneyin
March 9, 2024
Bola … Thanks for the memories and the good times . I will always remember the gentle , caring Wife who stood by my friend through thick and thin . I will always remember the smiles and gentle nature . May Allah forgive your sins and grant you Aljannah Firdaus.
Adelaja Omotayo
March 9, 2024
𝓑𝓸𝓵𝓪 you will be greatly missed.
The Few hours l spent with you spoke volumes of who you are. I fell in love with you. Your outfit and hair style. A woman full of life.

True friends are very easy to detect. I was looking forward for us to wear the ashobie and hit the dancing floor together.

But God’s perfect will prevailed in your life. Sleep on my beloved sister.
Expect a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die it abideth alone but if it dies it bringeth forth much fruit.
You are alive in us, producing your kind.
Your laughter, kindness and hospitality is infectious.
Forever in my heart.

Stephaine Osawe
March 9, 2024
Sister Bola , as l used to call her. I just want to say a few thing concerned her bicos lm short of words. Sister Bola, was a loving and caring and also a giver. The leather chair lm using till today ,she is the one who gave me.. May your soul rest in peace .
Otunba Pst Olumide Olubodun James
March 9, 2024
Aunty Bola!!!
For as long as I I have known you , you always had a sweet smile on your face.
Over time, I realised It was because your heart was sooo big and sooo kind!
At every family event, you were there making sure everyone was fine.
Strong, yet soft.
Firm, yet kind.
You were a warrior!!!
You fought!! and now it's time to rest....
I Pray God comforts the family and gives them peace and strength to carry on.
Keep lighting up the Heavens with your sweet smile.
Till we meet again....

Taiwo Oyeneyin
March 9, 2024
You will be forever missed.
Christiana Aride
March 9, 2024
We loved you but the Lord loves you more. I remember the first time I meant you in Canada , It was as if you had known me all your life. You were helpful, gentle, loving , caring and considerate. May your gentle soul rest in peace. You will be forever missed!.
Christiana Aride
March 9, 2024
My Bolibee, my pepper dem, our princess with a heart of gold whose smile lights up a room. As I sit down to write these words, my heart weighs heavy with the profound loss of your presence in our lives. Who could have known that when Moji and I visited on the 29th of Oct, it would be the last time we would see, laugh and spend time together.
One of the greatest achievements Dayo did was the day he married you into the Adesanoye family.

You were a precious gem, You were not just my sister in-law but a true sister and a dear close friend. If we had been born of the same mother, I could not love you more. You were such a blessing to not just my family but to all. The kindness, love and care you showed to my mum and dad was exceptional. You loved them like your own, and they cherished you as well. I always teased olori that she loved you more than me but never in a jealous way. It just showed how loving, caring and exceptional you were.

I remember how you would care for Kabiyesi whenever he came to London, grilling his salmon and ensuring he always had his favourite foods without him asking you to do so. How you would hand wash his clothes and he would scold you, He loved you so.!

You were a guiding light, a close confidante, our sounding board and the embodiment of love and selflessness. Your passing has left a void in our hearts that can never be filled, but your memory will forever shine brightly in our soul.
Throughout our journey together, you exemplified the true meaning of unconditional love and unwavering kindness and support, despite your health challenges. Your selfless devotion to our family and your boundless compassion touched the lives of everyone you encountered. You always left an impact on all who met you.

You had a remarkable ability to see the good in others, to offer comfort in times of sorrow, and to spread joy with your infectious laughter and that your beautiful smile.
Your love knew no bounds, transcending the limitations of this earthly existence. Even as you faced your own struggles and challenges, you never hesitated to put others before yourself, always offering a comforting embrace, a reassuring beautiful smile, or a listening ear. Your capacity for empathy and understanding was a beacon of light in the darkest of times, providing solace and strength to those in need.

As I reflect on the countless memories we shared, we are filled with gratitude for the precious moments we were blessed to experience together. From the simple joys of laughter-filled conversations to the profound bond we shared, each memory is a cherished treasure that I will hold dear for eternity.
Though you may no longer walk beside us in this physical realm, your spirit lives on in the hearts of all who knew and loved you. Your legacy of love, kindness, and selflessness will continue to inspire us and countless others to strive for goodness and compassion in all that we do.
As I bid farewell to you, my beloved sister, I take comfort in knowing that you are now at peace, surrounded by eternal love and light. Though our hearts aches heavily with the pain of your absence, I find solace in the beautiful memories we shared and the profound impact you had on our lives.
Until we meet again dearest sister, may you rest in peace, knowing that you are forever loved and deeply missed.
Yewande & Olumide Amos-Oluwole
March 9, 2024
Where do I even begin? Putting these words down was something I never thought I'd do. At least not this soon. It's almost surreal to accept that you're no longer here.

Iye Bisoye, Thank you for being more than just a mother – you were the absolute best. Your influence was not just something to admire but a guiding light. Your shoes are massive to fill. Your care, uniqueness, affection and heart of gold is something that has always been evident to me my entire life but now I truly understand how much of the world knew this.

Despite the limited time, you accomplished so much. You showed us that even in pain, one can radiate warmth and goodness.

Your departure feels like it happened too soon. Thank you mum for giving me the very best, for shielding me from family issues, and for being not just diplomatic and affectionate, but also one of my dearest friends. Our daily talks were really a treasure. Life will be different.

Your diplomacy and ability to forgive leaves me in awe. They say we'll meet again, and I wholeheartedly believe that. Thank you for carrying the weight of my wedding more than I, the bride.

I love you, Mummy. I'd give anything for just 5 or 10 more precious minutes with you, but it wasn’t meant to be. To my confidant, gist partner , diplomatic mama, helper of the world and, above all, my beloved mother – until we reunite, my love for you will endure. I promise to strive to honor you, embodying the Christlike virtues you exemplified. I love you mummy and I will always love you.

See you on the other side.
Your Beloved Daughter , Abisoye Obioma Richards
March 9, 2024
Tribute from FGGC Oyo Class of 1977 to 1982 to our dear sister, Bolanle Balogun Adesanoye

Dearest Bolanle, for many of us, our paths intersected for at least 5 years in Oyo, and we were blessed to have shared our journeys of life with you. What we enjoyed deeply, we can never lose, because we have not lost you, as you will always remain in our hearts with the fondest of memories. You were warm, brilliant, vibrant, diligent, friendly and full of integrity and love.

For those of us in the Class of 1982, we can recall your beaming smiles, funny jokes and infectious happiness. You were quite humble even though your Dad was the Military Governor of Ogun State at that time. We would gather around you to tell us about life in Ogun State Government House. We asked all sorts of questions about the housekeepers and if you were allowed into the kitchen to cook or just do anything you liked.

For those of us in Amina House, and shared dormitories with you , we remember you as lovely, neat and tidy and it was good to be around you.

For those of us that remained in contact with you after Oyo, we have wonderful memories of your remarkable and brilliant career in the banking industry. We also remember the day we believe was one of your happiest when we watched a very proud mother celebrate God’s faithfulness and blessings as she gave out her only daughter and child to her heartthrob in marriage.

Whilst we say goodbye as you continue your journey in eternity, we pray that Almighty God will comfort your husband, your daughter, Abisoye, your son-in-law, Richard and your entire family and friends.

Goodnight and Sleep well, dearest sister.

We love and miss you dearly. 🥰🥰😍😍❤️💖
March 9, 2024
We spoke last July and you said you are in London and you are so full of life, your usual amiable lovely self..
This is shocking, but the best consolation is that you know JESUS and you lived am impactful life.

Rest well Olori
March 9, 2024
Oh mommy, you are truly the personification of a diamond in a ruffle. Your selfless nature and your ability to make people pour their hearts to you is remarkable. You always had the right things to say at every instance even though politically correct at times.

Thank you for loving and accepting me unconditionally without judgement. We miss you!
Roger Richards
March 9, 2024
A truly wonderful person who brought joy and positivity with her radiant smile to those that came her way. May her beautiful selfless spirit continue to shine on.
My deepest condolences to the entire Adesanoye family.
March 9, 2024
In loving memory of Sis B, affectionately known as “Bolabee”:

Beneath your infectious smile and boundless energy, you were the epitome of love and laughter. As a sister-in-law, you were not just family; but a beacon of support and care, always there to lift spirits and share in life's joys. I am so glad that i didnt talk you out of making it down for Anjy’s birthday. Who knew that was going to be the last time we'd laugh and socialise in each other’s company!

Your upbeat demeanor could light up any room, turning even the dullest moments into cherished memories. Whether it was sharing stories or simply basking in each other's company, there was never a dull moment gisting or catching up with you. Infact, reminiscing about our last catch up, i had jokingly teased your cousin that she cut our session short, but in reality we could have carried on for several more hours!

And oh, the bottled water runs when ever you were London, particularly during those uncertain months of Covid lockdown! I genuinely dont know anyone else that drinks that much water. Those spontaneous adventures will forever be etched in my mind. Who knew something as mundane as delivering bottled water could turn into such hilarious moments with you.

Though you may no longer be with us in person, your spirit lives on in the countless lives you touched with your love and laughter. Sis B, you will be dearly missed, but your legacy of joy and kindness will continue to inspire us all. Rest in peace, dear Sis B
Kola Adesanoye
March 9, 2024
On the few occasions we met, you exuded so much peace that could quieten a storm. Journey on in peace, our dearly beloved Olori. Amen.
Taye Ige
March 9, 2024
Bola left a great and remarkable legacy, and we believe that she finished her race. Even though her departure was unexpected, We know that the Lord whom she loved and served will keep all the family in perfect peace, and grant you grace to continue your race till you see Jesus face to face. Much love. ❤️❤️❤️
Fadejogun Ade-Ayoola
March 8, 2024
My dear Bola,

I still can’t believe that you are gone, I’m still in total shock, but who am I to question God. You have fulfilled your purpose on earth and God called you home. Your memory will surely live on through your beautiful daughter Abisoye and your beautiful grandchildren yet to come. You were such a beautiful, peaceful, elegant lady and you will surely be missed. As I am writing this tribute, I can see your beautiful big eyes and your chubby cheeks…such a beauty. I know you’re in a better place, floating on a comfortable fluffy white cloud. May The Lord give your loved ones you left behind the fortitude to bear this great loss and the strength to carry on. By Bola and may your beautiful soul rest in perfect peace IJMN 🙏🏽❤️🙏🏽❤️🙏🏽.
Abimbola Ogunye
March 8, 2024
My Dear Aunty Bola,

My energetic, funny Aunty! You made me laugh so much on so many occasions, you brought so much joy to my life and my family. Thanks for being a special friend to my Mum, thank you for all the times you showed up for us.

You have been there throughout my whole life - from making sure I was doing well at school, looking out for my wellbeing, championing my career choices, picking us from school and making sure we (Sola, Bisoye and I) were always having fun.

I will always admire how you juggled all the aspects of your life and still remained a fabulous Mummy.

You were so instrumental in my life, Aunty. I will forever be grateful for all the time we spent together. We spent time talking about project management 2 christmases ago and it meant so much to me.

I will always struggle to accept you are not here.

Rest in peace Aunty, Love You Always ❤️
Oyinkansola Sunmonu
March 8, 2024
Grief is the price we pay for love.

My cute in-law as I always called you,
your exit has left a memory no one can erase. Your memory is now a treasure. Loosing you is very devastating and heartbreaking 💔 . No farewell words were spoken, no time to say good bye, only God knows why.

Death did not allow us to know each other better. In the short time we spent together, you were very respectful, humble, kind, loving, caring and God fearing. We love you but God loves you more and desired that you come to rest .

To God be the Glory, it is well. You shall never be forgotten, farewell my beloved cute in-law.

Mr. and Mrs Gilbert Richards
Mercy Richards
March 8, 2024
Farewell Bolanle, you touched so many people with your kindness & awesome vibe. You would be deeply missed ,may the heavenly host guide you in peace..
Kunle Adeyosoye
March 8, 2024
Aunty Bola,
It feels surreal that I am writing a tribute about you. I will forever cherish my memories of the times I spent with you, from my childhood through to adulthood. As a very dear friend of my mum, you were also a mother to me. Your home felt like home to me thanks to your warmth and kindness. I am grateful for the role you played in my life, a recent example being how you went out of your way during my wedding planning to make sure some issues got resolved. You assured and encouraged me that everything will be fine. There are so many more ways you have been there for our family. Thank you for everything Aunty.
Your love was always felt and you will be dearly missed.
May your soul rest in perfect peace.
Sola Sobotie
March 8, 2024
Mama B, A sweet and kind soul to behold in all ramifications. She always brighten the atmosphere with her soft smile. I'll miss you till we meet again. Rest in peace Bola.
Rahman Oyeneyin
March 8, 2024
Dear Auntie Bola, You will be missed 💓 I already miss your beautiful reassuring smile. Your beautiful soul is Resting in Peace. Amen. Remain Blessed! Muahhhh.
Yetunde Akinyemi
March 8, 2024
We remember your smile
and humility from
Unilag days. Even though life took us down different paths, we always remembered you as kind and gentle.
We pray for peace and comfort for your loved ones and that you rest in eternal peace in the bosom of the Lord till we all shall meet again. Adieu Bola
Lola & Peaceman Njoku
March 8, 2024
Bola had a smile that made everyone feel special. She had a way and what a way. From the first time I met her and every subsequent time she made you come away feeling better about whatever it was you were dealing with. She made the ordinary become special and the special just that much more special.
I thank God for the moments we shared and for the light you brought into this world.
Thank you for sharing your life with us.
Rest is peace babes
Murtalha Ibraheem
March 8, 2024
My darling Sis, I’m still in shock. I still don’t have the words. We just started a journey together, and just like that, God called you home. It still hurts deeply.
I’m so grateful to God for you and especially the last year you spent playing Big Mummy literally to your nephews. You are truly a heart of gold. So beautiful and loving. There was never a dull moment with you, ahh Sis B, you could gist. GrandMa’s gist partner, I know I didn’t stand a chance. I will miss you dearly. But I’m comforted knowing you’re in a better place, much more beautiful and peaceful. I also trust that God will be with Uncle D, Abi and Roger. They will live long to see their children and children’s children. Thank you for the time you gave us. My unforgettable Sister Bolanle, Sun re. Sun re o Your forever Topy.
March 8, 2024
Bolanle, my dear sister, you were an extraordinary presence in my life, and your absence will be deeply felt. Your kindness and unwavering support were a source of strength for me, both in the best of times and during the most challenging moments. You had a remarkable ability to bring peace and love to everyone around you, earning the title of “Big Mummy" among all the children. Your nurturing nature and selflessness made you a true force of nature and a pillar for our entire family. You always prioritized others, no matter what you were going through yourself.

I am eternally grateful for the love you showered on me. Your beautiful heart was truly a gift from God, and I will forever cherish the memories we shared. Your absence leaves a huge void in our lives, but we will continue to celebrate the life and the years we were blessed to have with you. Rest peacefully, my dearest sister. Sun re Egbon mi.
Ayo Amusan
March 8, 2024
Bola I received the news of your passing on to eternal glory this morning and it threw me into confusion. I saw you last at Abisoye’s wedding going around the hall and trying to ensure all your guests were well looked after. We thought after all these years the worst was over in terms of your health. You fought a good fight and despite everything you were always cheerful, loving and kind. I pray God grants Dayo and Abisoye the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. You have gone to be with the Lord and our consolation is that you won’t go through that excruciating pain again. May your sweet and gentle soul rest eternally in the bosom of the Lord until we meet to part no more. May your beautiful soul RIP. Sun re o Bola🙏🏿🙏🏿
Morakinyo Abiodun
March 8, 2024
Adieu to a Great Princess of the Ondo Kingdom

I write this tribute in celebration of the life of Princess Bolanle Adesanoye, who I first met over 32 years ago. Bolanle, was a remarkable woman who was not only a dutiful and loyal wife to Prince Adedayo, but also a treasured mother to Princess Abisoye. I am deeply sorry that we lost Bolanle. My deepest condolences go to the entire Adesanoye, Balogun, and Egunjobi families.

For every memory that I share here, there are hundreds that will come flooding back every time I think of Bolanle. Always a truth-teller, Bolanle was kind with her words, never with meanness or malice and always generous with her grace. Merciful in everything because she was always true to herself.

Despite her own dire health challenges spanning several decades, Bolanle spent her whole life helping others. She was always there for those who were in need—whether they needed to take shelter in her home, or simply wanted an ear that would listen without judging, condemning, or prejudging.

All her relationships were transformed by one, single ingredient: love—the most essential ingredient for our time here on earth. Indeed, when we leave this world, our material goods, titles and profits no longer matter. All that counts, is that we loved fully and were loved in return.

Thank you, Bolanle, for the great privilege of having known you for over 32 years. Thank you for reminding us that the present moment is precious, and that we should make the most of it by loving fully and generously.

Spread your wings and fly proudly, Bolanle. You have earned it!

Dr. Charles Ayodeji Adeogun-Phillips
March 8, 2024
RIP Bola, I wish you a peaceful journey.
Dayo take heart and cherish your memories together. It is well.
Femi Osiyemi
March 8, 2024
Hmmmm, where do I start from or what do I type? I am still in denial of your demise Aunty Bola but I know our heavenly father has gained a beautiful soul.
Till we meet to part no more.
Adieu Aunty Bola.
We would always love and miss you.
Ehi Ayemere
March 8, 2024
In loving memory of my dear friend and sister, Bolanle.

As I reminisce about the cherished moments we shared, my heart feels heavy yet grateful for having known someone as special as you. You were more than just a friend, you were like a blood sister to me.

Your kindness knew no bounds and your generosity touched the lives of all who were fortunate enough to know you. You had a way of making everyone feel valued and loved, and your compassion left an indelible mark on the hearts of those around you.

Though you may no longer be with us in body, your spirit lives on in the memories we hold dear. You taught me the true meaning of friendship, loyalty, understanding and unconditional love. For that, I am extremely grateful.

As I bid farewell to you, my dear friend and sister, know that you will always hold a special place in my heart. Your legacy of love and friendship will continue to inspire me each day and I will carry your memory with me forever.

Rest in peace my dear sister.
With love and fond memories.🙏🏽

Bisi Famuyiwa
Bisi Famuyiwa
March 8, 2024
Dear Bola,
I got to meet you as Family after you got married to our brother Dayo,we later worked together at National bank where I got to know you better.You were very hardworking,committed to your work and don't recall ever quarelling with you whilst at work even though you reported to me.You were loved by all and have always been such a sweet soul.
You have gone to rest and may fond memories of you never wane.
Sun re ooo

Tunji Adepetun
Tunji Adepetun
March 8, 2024

In loving memory of our dear friend and sister, who left us too soon.

Princess B was a beautiful soul, a doting mother, a devoted wife, in-law, sister and friend. Bola’s kindness and empathy knew no bounds, and she had an uncanny ability to make everyone feel seen and heard. Her unwavering support and unconditional love were beacons of light in our lives.

She leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and generosity. Her memory will forever be etched in our hearts, reminding us to cherish each moment and to be a blessing to others, just as she was to many of us. Though our hearts are heavy with grief, we find solace in knowing that she is now at peace, watching over us with a gentle smile. We will forever be grateful for our time with her on this side of the divide and the beautiful memories we shared.

As we bid farewell to our Princess Royal, mother, wife, sister, and friend, let us celebrate her life and impact on us all. You will be deeply missed, but your spirit will forever shine bright in our hearts.

Rest in peace, Lady B.
Segun and Lola Ademuwagun
March 8, 2024
Good Night Bolanle, may your soul continue to Rest in Peace. You would be sorely missed, but we are consoled that you are in a better place resting with the lord.
Sola Okuwobi
March 8, 2024
I was waiting to stop the tears but they wouldn't stop so I picked up the courage to write.. I could never let go of madam Adesanoye's memories. The morals, resilience, hardwork, support, words of encouragement etc.. she instilled in all us back when she was in banking and even after she left.

These memories won't let the tears stop. Even till the very end as I didn't know she was battling ill health, she remained strong. She followed up on my health for the one year that I battled my spinal challenges. Until the day I resumed back to work, she was the first customer who gave me my first gig to support me and still dedicated her time speaking to a whole lot of people she knew to support her girl. That is how encouraging she was to all who has ever worked under her. (A typical leader who won't let you go down). I am yet to come to terms with this news. I am yet to say rest in peace because she promised me in May 2023 she would return to Nigeria in 3months. She formed a huge part of my career in banking. I will forever remain grateful for her support even right before her passing.

If I am still feeling this way and crying every single time I want to write anything about her life, I can imagine how her entire family feel at this moment. This is a huge loss to her whole family and everyone who ever met Mrs Bola Adesanoye. She was a mother, a sister, a friend and the greatest support system. She was a people's person and a typical example of work hard, play hard. A gentle soul, never getting upset even when you drive her crazy.

I am happy she made her family and God proud because I am not sure there was any atom of imperfection with Olori. (She thought me how to pronounce this well cos the Igbo girl inside me couldn't pick up).

May God continue to give her family and loved ones the strength to bear this irreplaceable loss because that is how much important she became to all of her family and friends.

I am happy she has gone to where there is no pain, suffering but happiness till all eternity.

I will always remember Mrs. Adesanoye as my solid rock in banking till the end.

May her soul find eternal peace with God forever, Amen.
Chioma Ugwu
March 8, 2024
My dear aunty, may your journey to the next chapter be peaceful and filled with light. Your memory will forever remain in our hearts. Your smile and constant warmth will truly be missed.
Dare Esan
March 8, 2024
Beautiful soul inside and outside.
Rest in peace Bola
Femi Bello
March 8, 2024
Aunty Bola was always warm, welcoming and kind to my siblings and I. I’ll always fondly remember spending weekends and holidays in Makoko as a kid. The void left by her passing is profound, but the love she shared will forever resonate in our hearts. Rest well Aunty Bola, you will be missed.
Tobi Omowole
March 8, 2024
Rest on big sister,may your soul continue to rest in perfect peace
Funmi Olatunji
March 8, 2024
Dearest Bola B,
We miss you but are assured that you are in a better place with The Lord.
Rest in peace to our darling Sister. Amen
Pamela and Tolu Shodipo
March 8, 2024
Mummy is very nice to me, she takes care of me like a daughter. I've been working with her for the past eight years, I never regret for one day that I worked for her. She's a good mother, I will forever miss you dear mummy. Rest in the bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Esther Gwon
March 8, 2024
My darling Bola, this is very difficult for me. You informed me of your failing health, but I did not realise it would get to this. When I visited you a day before your passing, I was very hopeful because it looked like you were improving. You showed so much courage. We shared so much together. From being roommates at Unilag, to sharing school run duties. You had such a wonderful spirit and a concerning soul, you always reached out to catch up with friends. Rest in the bosom of the Lord. Sun re o.
Kemi Sunmonu
March 8, 2024
Tribute to an Extraodinary Woman
Aunty Bola (olori) was a model of love, compassion and generosity until her very last moments with us on earth.
She was always there for those who were in need— a difficult time, celebrating good moments or simply wanted an ear that would listen without judging, condemning, or prejudging them.
She was a child of God and served God diligently.
Ill always remember her as an Authentic, Humble, Generous and a woman of integrity, one who took me as her sister and never faltered in her responsibility as a Big-sis.
She accepted all who came to her and rejected none.
Rest on my beautiful Olori kekere
Olayinka Banjoko
March 8, 2024
Thinking of you, all that keeps coming to mind is your sweet and charming smile and how so resilient you were. While wishing things turned out differently, we submit to our all-knowing and unquestionable God. RiP dear Bola, you will be sorely missed, 🌻🌷💕
Funmi Ajomale
March 8, 2024
Dearest Bola,
I was deeply saddened to hear of your untimely passing.
Your radiant smile and warm personality will be sorely missed.
Now all I am left with is memories; from the late nights studying for exams in our Biochemistry modules, to the fun times of our student days, to the birthday celebrations in Dubai and Greece, and the times we were able to catch up in Lagos and the UK in more recent years. So many fond memories.

We will not allow the pain of losing you to overshadow the joy of having known and loved you.

May the Lord comfort your immediate family as well as us, your loved ones.
Rest in perfect peace.

Kehinde ‘KT’ Tella
KT Tella
March 8, 2024
Oh Bola..May your soul rest peacefully🙏you were a lovely person❤️
Iyabo Williams
March 8, 2024
It is very difficult for me to write this.However I take consolation in the fact that you are resting in the bossom of the Lord.
I got to know Olori through my husband that you call rollalong a long time friend of Dayo.
Olori, as you were fondly called will be sorely missed.
You were a very kind, caring ,and loving soul.
My memory of Olori, is someone who is always loving, caring for the comfort and happiness of people around her.
You were always full of smiles.You always go the extra mile for people.
Our last physical meeting was in Mexico during your daughter’s wedding. I am so glad that I was able to represent my family and celebrate with you.
I have reflected on a lot of questions. I have come to appreciate that life is just for a moment and passing can happen at any time.
Thank you for the gift of knowing you.
My sincere condolences to the entire family and loved ones that you left behind.
I will forever remember you.
May your gentle soul rest in peace Amen!
Omotope Awoleye
March 8, 2024
Dear Bolanle, I thank God for your friendship, short but impactful, you were so kind, a good listener and such a pure heart 🙏🏾♥️😊🌸🦋🌹🌻


Please join us to pay a last tribute.
We will come together to remember and pay tribute to the wonderful woman Bola was. While we mourn the loss of our dear Bola, we also aim to cherish the moments shared and the joy she brought into our lives. Your presence would mean a great deal to us during this time of remembrance and reflection.
Night of Tributes:
The Trinity House
Zion Centre,Trinity Avenue, Lagos


Church service 
St Mary’s Church, Acton
143 Gunnersbury Ave, London
W3 8LE 

Pembroke Lodge
1 The Mount, London
W3 8LE
Night of Tributes:
March 15,2024 / 5pm (Nigeria)

Join Via zoom:

Meeting ID: 849 4954 1879

March 20,2024 / 1230pm
Virtual event


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