The Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has announced the death of his maternal grandmother, Madam Comfort Olasoji (Soji-Opa), who passed away at age 103.
According to statements by the spokesman of the Ooni, Moses Olafare, the Ooni’s maternal grandmother gave up the ghost at her residence in Ile-Ife on Saturday June 7, 2020 at the ripe age of 103 years.
Olafare stated as follows;
The industrious old woman during her lifetime was a prominent trader who majored in food stuffs at Oja Itaakogun, Oja Titun and other markets in Ile-Ife and environs during her active days.
“Her uprightness and goodness as a genuine family woman and disciplined Christian earned her the enviable position of Iyaale-Opa (Matriarch of Opa’s Compound) and Alatunse of Ethiopian Church, Ile-Ife through which she meritoriously served her creator and humanity.
“Mama would be greatly missed by all, especially her immediate family, relatives, members of Opa’ Compound (Ile Opa) members of the church, the market women all of whom she devoted her whole lifetime to in service till she took her last breath last night”
Olafare added that the late Ooni’s grandmother is scheduled to be buried on Saturday, 13th June, 2020 at her residence in Ile-Ife.