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Prominent Yoruba poet Olanrewaju Adepoju is dead

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Renowned Yoruba poet, writer, artist, and religious leader, Alhaji Olanrewaju Adepoju, has passed away, as announced by his son, Adejare on Sunday. 

Adejare conveyed that his father peacefully departed in his Ibadan residence in Oyo State.

In a heartfelt Facebook message, Adejare commemorated his father, Alhaji Chief Olanrewaju Adepoju, describing him as a fervent human rights activist, accomplished author, and gifted poet. 

He emphasized that the poet’s life was dedicated to fostering justice and compassion in the country. 

As the family mourns, Adejare urged everyone to carry forward his father’s legacy of advocating for a brighter future. The message concluded with a poignant farewell: “Rest in power, Dad!”

The family officially confirmed Adepoju’s passing, expressing their sorrow. They released a statement saying, “With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our dear Father, Chief Mas’ud Olanrewaju Adepoju. From Allah, we come, and unto Him, we shall all return.

The family disclosed that Adepoju would be laid to rest today at 11 am, following Islamic rites, as previously communicated last month. 

The burial ceremony will take place at UMB Central Mosque, Old Ife Road, Gate, Ibadan. 

The family offered a final prayer, hoping for Almighty Allah to grant their father the highest elevation in Paradise, Jannatu Firdaus.

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