Exactly one year after his demise, Olugbemiga Abiodun a.k.a DJ Olu’s family and friends remembered and appreciated the kernel and towering humaneness of a young man whose life story resonates like a fairy tale, long after his exit from the mortal world.
The flowers blow calmly with the wind to assert his place above the earth although he lays six-feet underground, where sand granules mingle with bones and rotten flesh of the interred. Until his sad departure, Olu lived to see the dawn and sunset glow richly amid life’s pressing concerns.
But Dr. Dapo Abiodun, his father and founder of Heyden Oil, draws solace from the fact that he (Olu) was older than the days he lived and the breaths he drew. The deceased effortlessly combined the wisdom of old age with exuberance of youth thus manifesting as an inspiring bridge between, young and old, past and present. While alive, the past throbbed through him in a mighty rhythm and the future pounded the drums of eternity to which he swayed as the tides and seasons swayed.
Pity he had to depart the world so soon. But DJ Olu made his mark on the world; the brilliant, adventurous entertainer and entrepreneur left pieces of his soul and rousing nature behind. For instance, besides his entertainment exploits, he was in the final stages of completing a state-of-the-art car wash in his neighbourhood, Victoria Garden City (VGC).
The project was among several ventures embarked upon by the deceased in his lifetime. The magnitude of the car wash project left his loved ones in wonder. His father for instance, didn’t know that the project exceeded the middling frame of the random car wash services across the country. It would be recalled that DJ Olu’s demise elicited questions as to how and why such a tragedy should befall him at the prime of life. His unfortunate demise threw his family and friends in a state of despair because the deceased touched so many lives at so many different levels. Those who knew him described him as a very down to earth, generous, kind-hearted, idealist who inspired others even while hope seemed a futile venture.
It is however, the family’s ultimate wish to forever elongate and treasure memories of the joyous days and priceless moments they spent with Olugbemiga. How many times shall he be remembered? In how many different ways? With just a glance, a smile or a gesture that spoke so much more than words, he revealed to his loved ones, the depth of his compassion and his humanity. Olu was the people’s prince, and that is how he will stay, in their hearts and in their memories.