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How The Nation Newspapers’ Yetunde Oladehinde Was Given Befitting Burial

Yetunde Oladeinde
Yetunde Oladeinde

‘Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.  He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.’  JOB, 14. 1-2 (KJV).

Finally Yetunde Oladeinde nee Francis aka Grandma, the accomplished journalist, humanist, exemplary woman of essence, who touched many lives in her little and unique way, went home in a blaze of glory, as her remains were committed to mother earth early Friday March 8.

Though a private family affair, the interment at the RCCG Memorial Gardens at Redemption City, Ogun State was nevertheless colourful and solemn, befitting only of a gem like her.

It began with a well-attended Service of Songs held at The LordBuild Camp, LordBuild Ministry, Powerline Estate, Magboro, Ogun State, where children, family, friends, associates and colleagues gathered in prayer and worship and rendered lofty stories of personal experiences with the deceased, highlighting how she touched and impacted their lives positively.

Services at both occasions were conducted by clergies of Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries (MFM), where she worshipped before her death.

Yetunde was born in October 7, 1967, to late Cyprian Akintola and Mrs Folashade Easter Francis, from Abeokuta Ogun State and departed this world on Monday 19th, February 2024, at age 56.

She got married to O. M. Oladeinde, in April 1997, a union that produced four surviving children: Busola, Oyinkan, Olaoluwa and Gbemisola.

She is also survived by her sister, Mrs. Rosemary Felicia Francis as well as her adopted children: Lola, Ope, Ore and Elizabeth, from her late sister. She was also a proud grandmother to Zahra.

Oladeinde attended ADRAO International School, Victoria Island, Lagos (1972-1977), Holy Child College, Obalende, Lagos State (1978-1980), and Girls Secondary Grammar School, Obalende, South-West Ikoyi (1980- 1983).

For her higher education, she attended Methodist Girls High School, Yaba, Lagos (1983-1985), the University of Lagos (1985-1989), where she obtained a B.Ed in English and Literature, and later the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, for a Post-graduate Diploma in Journalism.

Late Mrs. Oladeinde worked in several frontline media organisations in Nigeria, including Concord Newspapers, where she kick-started her illustrious journalism career;  MEE Mofe-Damijo’s Classique magazine, Anchor Newspapers, The Sun Newspapers, National Life Newspapers and The Nation Newspapers, where she oversaw the Women and Fashion section before her demise.

Mrs. Oladeinde was an active member of several business and civil society groups, even getting elected as National President of the Business and Professional Women (BPW) Nigeria, a position she held until she breathe her last.

Other notable organisations she belonged to are Association of Nigeria Women Business Network (ANWBN) and Echoes of Women (ECOWA).

She also earned several awards and recognitions from different organisations, including British Council Nigeria (2004), Peak Golden Pen Competition (2005) and Gender and Development GADA (2006).

Credit: thenationonlineng.net

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