Friends and families gathered at the Ebony Vaults and Gardens, Ikoyi on Thursday July 6, to bid Ayo Oshodi farewell as her remains were interred amidst weeping.
Ayo was one of the two children of Nollywood Yoruba actress, Remi Oshodi aka Remi Surutu.
She died on July 2, 2017 while suffering from sickle cell disorder.
Prior to the interment, her mother, Remi had written an emotional ode to her late daughter, who she was very close to:
As a mother and child, it is natural we share both physical and abstract tours, laughter, pain and compliments; but we honestly shared a bond I cannot find a most appropriate adjective for it yet.
As your friend, It has never been in my intentions to see you go through any form of pain. But as human, pain can emanate from any form and when your pain began, I have always sought God’s favour to transfer your pains so you will be fully lively as you want. And in your pain, you were strong for us. We went everywhere together.
You were my immediate younger sister and remain one of the best things that ever happened to me. My confidante. You have never forsaken me or your sister. Dupe and Demilade will miss you.
I will keep your memories forever; and in all honesty I can only console myself with the belief that I will see you again my beautiful, precious daughter.
Please rest well till we meet to part no more my love. My prayers and affection for you will be eternal.
I have said thank you to all that are helping to give you a lasting resting place.