If Dr Mike Adenuga Jnr, Chairman of Globacom decides to describe his late mother, Madam Oyindamola Juliana Adenuga, he would use the best couched adjectives and describe her as a woman of unwavering principles, an inspiring self-starter, a disciplinarian and a loving mother. Even in death, late Madam Oyindamola pulls the strings of her son’s emotions and still retains a large portion of his heart. Mike Adenuga had a great relationship with his mother and cherishes her till date.
Credited for shaping the oil and gas tycoon into who he is today, Madam Oyindamola was indeed an accomplished mother. And expectedly, Mike Adenuga rolled out the drums and gave his mother a befitting burial when she passed on. Currently, the billionaire businessman is planning an extraordinary memorial ceremony for both parents – his mother who died 10 years ago on 8th June, 2005 and his father, Pa Michael Agbolade Adenuga, who passed on 7th June, 1979. Expectedly, there would be a special prayer session for the repose of their souls. Chief Michael Agbolade Adenuga Snr was a school teacher and inspector of education, while Chief (Mrs.) Juliana Oyindamola Adenuga (nee Onashile of Okesopen, Ijebu Igbo) was a businesswoman.
She got married at the age of 17, learnt sewing and succeeded greatly as a dressmaker. Well educated, she was made the Iya Alaje of Ijebu-Igbo and the Yeye Oba of Ijebuland. Late Oyindamola Adenuga was regarded by her admirers as the quintessential, priceless gem and a symbol of purity.
SOURCE: THE NATION