A King is ushered home….The Dairo Dynasty buries their father, Chief Francis Ibidapo Dairo- Tolusworld father-in-law

DSC_0032It was 8:30 a.m. on January 28th, I remember very well…..a beautiful, slightly cold harmattan morning in the capital city of Ondo State, Akure, the Prestigious Dairo family, a family known for oneness in spirit and culture, integrity, affluence and highly popular for their large number of intellectuals in Odode-Idanre (a suburb of Akure) came out in their full glory to usher their beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and father-in-law home. It was time to take Pa Dairo home. Papa who laid beautifully in a shiny mahogany casket was carried in a Black Cadillac Escalade and driven from Akure through the ancient town of Idanre. Children, extended family, friends and well wishers, all in their individual cars accompanied Papa’s body carried by the Cadillac Escalade as it made it’s way to his home town.

On getting to Odode-Idanre, everyone disembarked their cars. With songs, praises and dancing, we all ushered Papa’s body through the ancient town. Papa’s body made one stop at his father’s house where prayers and traditional poetic praises were recited. It was a beautiful sight to behold.

Drs Dokun and Tolu Dairo in front of the General Hospital Akure

If this is your first time on my blog, thanks for stopping by. To keep you in the loop, I lost my mother and father-in-law late last year and had to give both of them a befitting home going back-to-back, 2 weeks apart in the same home town of Odode-Idanre. For beautiful pictures of the 3 day celebration of life for my mother, click on the red highlights below……you will be glad you did….. 🙂

The tribute, Day 1 picturesDay 2 pictures and videos of pallbearers display, wake-keep, the imperial church service, mama’s mausoleum-the cone roof shaped house she was laid to rest, grand finale party/reception, video coverage.

This is friendship of 31 years. Tolusworld with her dear friend Mrs Abosede Oluwaleye. Mrs Oluwaleye was there to support Tolusworld during her mother’s celebration of life which took place two weeks prior to this

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From right, Dr Dokun Dairo-Tolusworld’s husband; Dr Pelemo- Chief Pathologist at the Ondo State General Hospital; Engineer Seinde Dairo (Tolusworld brother-in-law)

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Tolusworld- Dr Tolu Dairo- So….I really…really tried to comport myself since this is my “in-law’s”…but then a leopard can’t hide its skin right…….had to add a little Tolusworld flavor into it 😉

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Tolusworld, flanked by two of her brother-in-laws; Right Engnr. Seinde Dairo; left- Mr Bolu Dairo.

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Dr Pelemo- Chief Pathologist at the General Hospital Akure, an old friend of Dr Dairo- standing infront of the general hospital

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Tolusworld striking a pose with her sister-in-law, Barrister Lolade Dairo- Both married into the Dairo family

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Tolusworld In-laws

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Papas sons with two of his grandchildren

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Chief Francis Ibidapo Dairos Casket being driven out of the General hospital Ondo, State

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Tolusworld, flanked on both sides by her gracious and fantastic in-laws.

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It took me a while to understand and appreciate this culture and only Nigerians will probably do. My understanding- When we appreciate or respect a situation or person , we display this openly by spraying that person with money hence, you see Tolusworld husband and his brother spraying their fathers casket

Tolusworld brother, Mr Oludolapo Akintan

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Tolusworld flanked by her in-laws

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The ever efficient Pallbearers

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The pallbearers dancing with Papas shiny mahogany casket- A glorious sight to behold

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To the right in yellow T-shirt is Papas first son and child, an accountant by profession- Mr Ifedayo Dairo

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Dr Dokun Dairo and Tolusworld taking a peek at Papa’s body

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Tolusworld Profile- Tolu Dairo MD. MSc.  A motivational speaker and writer who uses her passion for career/self-development, positive parenting and healthy relationships to inspire women to live their dreams.

Contact: Email: tolusworld@gmail.com

 

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