Friday, 5 July 2013

Tribute to a Rare Gem - Adenike 'Ewar' Ogungbe.

A Life not yet Lived.

This week, my generation lost a gem. As the loss dawned on me, I came to terms with the fact that death is indeed inevitable however, it’s not often expected except bluntly welcomed when friends and family members are of age or ill for a long time. Now I know, either or, one day it would come for each and every one of us. 

Today, I give tribute to an extra-ordinary young lady of my generation - a successful innovator and pace setter during the most complex time for Nigerian Youths in history. I pray God Almighty fills the vacuum in the lives of her friends and family, especially her husband and child.


It takes much soul searching to accept it when death comes totally unexpectedly. More so, the soul is what is left in the departed’s possession, as it stares at the body, leaving helplessly. 

I recollect the conversations we had, the optimism your face often protruded and with no doubt acknowledge your beautiful soul. This spoke more loudly than the words from your mouth. It was indeed clear, you often spoke from the heart.

Though life’s challenges are frequently thrown at us, we always try to overcome. However, it’s not whether or not we overcome that’s respected but, the courage to challenge life’s challenges. You did that. You challenged life’s discomfort continuously thrown on this side of the world and to top it all, came out successful in every part, even till death.

I believe you are forever in the hearts of many. I believe your success would forever be celebrated despite the short life it was lived. What we have done for ourselves alone, dies with us; but what we have done for others and the world remains. This is immortal and lives forever.

Sun re o, my female DONE.

Jide Alara.


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  2. Thanks for this wonderful tribute to her. Loved the interview you did with her last year too. Take heart.

  3. It is well. Thank you. God Bless.


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