culled from PM News
Within just six weeks, the family of former Ooni of Ife, the late Sir
Adesoji Aderemi, lost three women, all daughters of the revered former
traditional ruler, reported to have wielded a lot of power and influence
during his reign in the town now located in the State of Osun, western
The three women, P.M.NEWS gathered, are Princess
Tejumade Alakija, a former Head of Service in the old Western Region,
Princess Teniade Areoye Adunni Omoworare and Princess Adeogun Lasekan.
They all died in their old age.
Tejumade Alakija was the first to die on Friday, 23 August at the
University College Hospital, Ibadan, after a brief illness. She was 88
Until her death, Alakija, also a former Pro-Chancellor
of the University of Benin, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the
University of Abuja, was the head of the Adesoji Aderemi and the popular
Omisore families of Osun State.
Survived by Folake St. Mathew
Daniel and Toyin Komolafe, her funeral slated for 8 November and, which
sources say would be grand, is to be co-sponsored by the Osun and Oyo
State governments in the form of a state burial because of her position
and roles in the development of the two states in her life time.
for her burial are said to be in top gear, with several associations,
groups and indigenes of Oyo and Osun states also making her funeral a
However, while the royal family was still mourning, it
lost another prominent matriarch, Princess Teniade Areoye Adunni
The late Princess Teniade and mother of a serving senator, Jide Omoworare, died on Saturday, 12 October, 2013 at the age of 82.
She is also survived by Funke Oyewole, Nike Omoworare, and Segun Omoworare.
Her burial has been tentatively fixed for the last week of November, P.M. NEWS learnt.
Before the death of Princess Teniade, the Aderemi family had lost Princess Adeogun Lasekan, another daughter of the former Ooni.
Her death occurred on 23 September, exactly a month after the death of Princess Alakija.
Princess Lasekan is said to be known and loved for her philanthropic activities and charming smile.
by many children and grandchildren, her funeral ceremony took place
last week with a burial service, which took place at the All Saints
Anglican Church, Montegomery Road, Yaba while the interment was held at
the Vaults and Gardens, Ikoyi, Lagos. A grand reception was later held
in her honour at the Shell Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.