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Top UK Caterer, DEACONESS ARAMIDE JOHNSON & Siblings Give Dad Classy Burial In LAGOS

It was a classy celebration of a life well spent, a few days ago, when top UK caterer, Deaconess Mrs Aramide Johnson, of Mide J Banqueting Services and her family stormed Lagos, from the United Kingdom to bury their father, late Honourable Evangelist Matthew Ayinde Kazeem.

 She joined her siblings in giving their beloved father a befitting farewell to eternity. Her husband, Deacon Olumide Johnson was very supportive.

The deceased was survived by a wife and 5 children, namely: Mrs Aramide Johnson, Mrs Bunmi Lawson, Mr Femi Kazeem, Mr Tosin Kazeem and Mrs Yomi Obamakinwa.

He was survived by 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Beautiful Aramide is the firstborn of Honourable Evangelist Matthew Ayinde Kazeem.


Let's quickly tell you that the late Evangelist Matthew Ayinde Kazeem no doubt lived a fulfilled life. He died at the graceful age of 82 and his children have all made him proud.


The burial was glamorous and eventful. It was held between 14th January 2023 to 20th January 2023. Service of Songs in honour of the deceased was held in the UK and Nigeria. The UK version of the service was held on 14th January 2023 at Love World Thamesmead church in London.

The following Thursday; 19th January 2023 saw another Service of Songs being held at Amen Event Centre, Abesan Estate in Ipaja, Lagos state.

 Both events were well attended by friends and associates of the family.


On Friday 20th, 2023, the body of the late Matthew Ayinde Kazeem was committed to mother earth at the Atan Cemetery, in the Yaba area of Lagos. The burial service was anchored by men of God from Faith In Christ Mission Inc. The service gave family and well-wishers the opportunity to pay their last rest to the departed, as he set out to meet his Lord.


 Meanwhile, Mrs. Aramide Johnson and her siblings bade their father farewell as they made the significant dust-to-dust and ashes-to-ashes on the casket before he was finally covered.


Following the burial service, the lovely children of the deceased hosted their guests to a grand reception party at the Adela Hall located on Plot D, Ikosi Road in Ikeja, Lagos.

 The reception was very colourful. The event hall was decorated to the taste and admiration of all. The dominant colour of the day was Blue. This was seen by majority of the guests who styled in the lovely Aso-Ebi Ankara. The dress code made the party unique.


The party was anchored by Stand up event compere, popularly known as MC Ayomiic. Entertaining the hosts and their guests was The Great Mkay and his Melody Makers band.

Hilkrest Catering service and other vendors were fully on duty to ensure that guests got served well.


Among the eye-catching moments of the event was the arrival of Deaconess Aramide and her darling husband into the hall. They were accompanied by their beautiful and loving daughter.

They were dressed elegantly, looking gorgeous in their white outfits. They went round the hall to greet all their guests, family and friends who came from far and near to honour their call, as they gave their father a befitting burial. Her siblings also went round to do the same.


Family, friends and associates of the deceased took time to pay tributes as they spoke on the many things they would miss about him as they wished him eternal rest in the bosom of his lord.


When it was time to dance, the great Mkay and fun makers’ band supplied the needed music which saw Deaconess Aramide and her siblings rock the dance floor. Each of them was called out to dance, while their respective guests did well in storming the dance floor to cheer them up. It was a total celebration of a life well spent.



 The entire children, grandchildren and great-grand took a commemorative photo session after which the younger generation took to the dance floor, while DJ Baggio dazzled on the wheel reeling our top-notch trendy music for them to flow with.


 Everyone gave a good account of themselves on the dance floor. Surely, they will remember the burial ceremony of their granny for good.

---Report By Jamiu Abubakar


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