- Janazah Prayers Hold Today

By Sefiu Ajape

Veteran poet, writer, artiste and religious leader, Alhaji Olanrewaju Adepoju, is dead.


Adepoju died on Sunday 11th of December, 2023 at his Idi Orogbo off Ring Ring Road, Ibadan, Oyo State residence around 9:10 pm.


He was aged 83.


Adepoju’s son, Adejare Adepoju, broke the news in a brief announcement on Sunday, saying “Baba has gone to rest. Inna lilahi Wa innaa ilaehi Roojiuuna. My Dad, Olanrewaju Adepoju, Rest in Peace”


He further posted another message on Facebook saying, “In memory of my beloved father, Alhaji Chief Olanrewaju Adepoju(Ewi Exponent), a passionate human rights activist, accomplished author, and gifted poet.

“His life’s work was dedicated to making our country a more just and compassionate place. As we grieve, let’s carry forward his torch of advocacy for a brighter future. Rest in power, Dad.


Also confirming his death, the family wrote, “With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our dear Father, Chief Mas’ud Olanrewaju Adepoju. From Allah we come and unto Him we shall all return”.


It was announced that Adepoju’s burial will be according to Islamic rites on Monday by 11am.


“Final prayers will be held for Baba tomorrow Monday, by 11am in the morning, at UMB Central Mosque, Old Ife Road, Gate Ibadan.


“May Almighty Allah grant our father the highest elevation in Paradise, Jannatu Firdaus!” the family said.