Lagos was agog at the weekend as Mrs Adenike Funmilayo Olalere celebrated the life of her late parents Pa Adeyemi Adisa and Mrs Omobola Oyebisi on Saturday, March 16.
The colourful event which took place at the Palmroof Halls, Agbado-Lagos, saw guests from all walks of life troop-in from far and wide to celebrate late Pa Adisa who spent 80 years on earth while late Mrs Adisa lived 60.
Their beautiful daughter Funmilayo described them as ‘wonderful’, adding that their legacy will continue to remain with her.
She said: “My parents were wonderful. At that time, we thought they were strict, but we thank God for the kind of life they made us live and for the legacy they left behind.
“My late dad and mom were generous, even to a fault; and I thank God I also have that spirit.
“They were God fearing; though we thought they were so strict. They left that Christian path for us to follow and it has been working for us. Anytime we are in need, we talk to God and He answers our prayers…they were wonderful.
Mrs Funmilayo who showed off her ‘zanky and shaku shaku’ dancing skills during the event said she took that after her mother.
“Haaaa…. my father was a strict Christian, but my mother socializes a lot and I took the dance steps from her,” she raved.
Asked what she will always remember about her father for, she disclosed that her father warned her never to leave her marriage for whatever reason.
“Father always tell me, no matter the circumstances, I should stick to my marriage. I should remain there through thick and thin.
“I started with my husband as nobody, we didn’t have anything. We were living in a boys-quarters’ one room apartment. Thank God we have a house of our own because I stayed and we are happy together.
Mrs Funmilayo also advised intending couples to always seek their parents’ counsel before making marital commitments.
“Whatever it is, they should listen to their parents. Our parents are visioneers, they see into the future.”