By Funmilayo Adeyemi
A candlelight service was held Wednesday by family and friends for Olugbemiga Abiodun popularly known as DJ Olu, who died under mysterious circumstances last Saturday aged 24.
Reports had circulated in the press that the deceased who was found dead in his car alongside a friend, Chime Amaechina Jude, had died from a drug overdose. However, TheBoss reported counterclaims contained in an official statement released by the family of the deceased on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, urging the public to disregard such insinuations.
During emotion-laden candlelight service held yesterday at Olaniwun Ajayi Gardens, Plot L2, 401 Close, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos, DJ Olu’s parents, siblings and close pals could not hold back tears.
Many of the attendees sported black tees with the image of the deceased and the words “Olu lives on” emblazoned.
One of DJ Olu’s bosom friends, Seni Saraki spoke quite poignantly of the brotherly relationship he shared with his late friend saying he saw the deceased as the elder brother he never had.
Jesse McCartney’s “Beautiful Soul” was performed by artistes, Tomi Thomas and Boj who were DJ Olu’s buddies. Nefe Etomi performed Beyonce Knowles’ hit track, “Heaven.”
While paying her tribute, DJ Olu’s mum, Mrs. Bidemi Abiodun said her son’s death had shattered a part of her life but that she would be strong because she knew he was resting in the bosom of the Lord. She went further to say that she would miss him because of the times they shared together and showered him with encomiums.
All the soul-lifting hymns that tempered the dour mood at the occasion were rendered by the Water Brook Church Choir while Pastor Tony Rapu of This Present House delivered words of comfort to those gathered.
Close friends of DJ Olu’s multimillionaire father, Heyden Petroleum boss, Dapo Abiodun, who were spotted at the event included Alhaji Aliko Dangote, First Lady of Ogun State, Her Excellency Olufunsho Amosu, Tunde Ayeni, Tayo Ayeni, Olorogun Oscar Ibru, Mr. Bayo Fatusin among others.
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