Just as the event-planning industry still mourns the death of Ibidun Ighodalo which occurred on June 14, 2020, Diekolola Osa Avielele, the MD/CEO of Cederwood Group, an event and rental servicing company has also passed on
A close family source disclosed that Osa-Avielele died on Thursday, July 16, 2020, barely a week after the birth of her son.
The baby is said to be alive and in good condition.
Diekolola was the second daughter of Chief Cornelius Olatunji Adebayo, the former governor of Kwara State and ex-Communication Minister, and the late Chief Elizabeth Adebayo.
The news of Osa-Avielele was confirmed by her younger sister, Abimbola Dayo-Adewoye on her Instagram page.
Mourning the passing of her sister, Dayo-Adewuyi wrote, “Two
days ago, our world came crashing down as an angel left the earth. My sister
Deki passed on and left us in great distress. There are five of us girls and my
brother, my second sister left our close-knit team of six leaving an unmendable
“Thanks to everyone that has tried to reach us. We’re sorry for being unreachable cause as you can imagine we’re still trying to wrap our heads around what just happened.
“Please celebrate with me my beautiful sister Diekolola Olatanwa, Olaotan, Oluwatoyin Osa Avielele who just took her final bow from this world. I don’t know how I can bare this, but I know it is well”.
A lawyer by training, she bagged a BL from the University of Ilorin and an LLM from Howard University School of Law, Washington DC. She worked as a corporate in-house attorney before setting up her business.
Meanwhile, the Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has
commiserated with former governor of the state Cornelius Adebayo over the death
of his daughter Diekolola Osa-Avielele.
The governor expressed his condolences in a statement on Sunday by his chief press secretary Rafiu Ajakaye.
“The governor shares in the pain and quiet moment of His Excellency, the former governor and his family over the loss of his darling daughter.
“On behalf of his family, government and people of Kwara State, the governor commiserates with the Adebayos,” the statement said.
AbdulRazaq urged the bereaved family to take solace in God at this time and always.
Adebayo was elected governor of Kwara in October 1983 on the platform of the defunct Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN).