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Olaniyi Sholanke & Siblings Hold Prayer, Final Burial Ceremony For Their Mother

Olaniyi Sholanke and his lovely siblings on Friday 25th February 2022 held a prayer session and final burial ceremony for their mother, Alhaja Abibat Abiola Sholanke in Lagos.



Alhaja Sholanke died 2 years ago at the graceful age of 92. She is survived by 7 successful children. They include Ayo Olusesi, Mrs Coker, Adunola Oshisami, Abiodun Sholanke, Olaniyi Sholanke and Laide Sholanke.

 As a way of giving their departed mother a befitting burial, the children organised a prayer session for the repose of her soul, after which a grand reception was held.


Both programmes were held at the classy hall of The Haven Event Centre located in GRA  Ikeja, Lagos.


The prayer session began at 10am and was anchored by a number of Islamic clerics. Members of the family were all on ground to take part in the prayers for their Matriarch.


The reception party began as soon as the prayer ended. It was a glamorous party which saw lots of guests, amongst who are friends, associates, neighbours and well-wishers of the children. And the family turned up massively.


Guests were entertained by the Melody Band, led by the dexterous Seyi Crown. It was an event with lots of fun-filled moments.


The peak of it was when each child of the deceased was ushered to the dance floor to merry, while their guests joined them on stage.  The children all had a wonderful outing, as they gave a good show on stage, dancing to the melodious music of the Melody Band.


Speaking to CityPeople reporter, Jamiu Abubakar at the party, Olaniyi Sholanke revealed why he and his siblings would miss their mother.


"She's such a lovely mother. She taught all of us how to love and take life simple.


"Right from day 1, I learnt from her the principle that: with love, nobody can offend you.


"She also taught us that with God, prayer and hard work, one can achieve many things.


"We miss her and we will continue to miss her. She is so accommodating to everybody around her that you would think she gave birth to all the children in the community."


"The love we have for our mother would make us celebrate her over and over again."

--Reported by Jamiu Abubakar.

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