RIP Grandma

Today is my grandmum's funeral. Back home in Nigeria, she'll be laid to rest at Ikoyi Cemetery in Lagos.

This is a short tribute to I wrote to her, which will be printed in the funeral programme.

“The song is ended, but the melody lingers on….”
Irving Berlin

There is an old saying that ‘It takes the whole village to raise a child’. Growing up, I had several people who shaped me into the person that I am today. Of all these wonderful people who I am lucky enough to call my family, Mama had the biggest impact. I never had to pick up the phone to speak to her, never had to travel, or take a walk. All I needed to do was run through the back door, and there she was, with a wealth of wisdom and experience, and a listening ear.


She taught me how to live a live with God at the centre. She taught me discipline when I needed it, sometimes with a cane, sometimes with strong reprimanding words. Today I look back on all of that, and I thank God for making her such a big part of my life.  To say that Mama lives on is an understatement, her input into all our lives is there for the whole world to see, and I am sure that several people will agree with me.


While we are mourning the loss of our Mama, others are rejoicing to meet her up in heaven. Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But as Christians, there's a difference for us, you know. Because in that other room we shall be able to see.

Grandma, I know you're looking down on us from heaven. I love you, and miss you terribly. Rest in peace, you deserve it !!


  1. really moving bro...am sure shes doing great up there..having a great time mingling with the great folks up there like my grandparents and such(hopefully!).and looking down with pride on you and ur family...may her soul find peace in the afterlife ..amen

  2. Oh honey.........Your grandma I'm SURE is so proud of you. That was truly moving and I really felt as though it came straight from your heart. My thoughts are with you during your time of mourning. I know how hard it is to loose a loved one but try to remember they are in a better place and that they are ALWAYS with you!

  3. Im sorry to hear about your Grandma. Im sure she loved you very much and was so pleased to hear about the little bundle of joy you have on the way. You know that she is in an amazing place dancing with the angels with the heavenly music.
    Always here if you wanna chat. x.x.x

  4. That's a beautiful piece Boso. She was a lucky lady to have been loved so much.

  5. Boso I hope you find the strength to help you through what is surely a most difficult day for you. Your words are so moving and perfectly fitting. I am thinking of you. xx

  6. "She taught me how to live a live with God at the centre"

    That is the best thing any person can do for another. She sounds amazing, Boso, and I'm sure she is moving on to better things than we can even dream of.

    Blessings and prayers to you all.


  7. That's really moving, Boso. She sounds like a truly wonderful person to have had in your life. I'm willing to bet that when you meet on the other side she'll tell you you've done her proud.

    I hope you're keeping well inamongst this.

  8. Awww may her soul rest in perfect peace...nice blog you have here...

    P.S. Check out the forum I currently have going on my blog for a week. xxx

  9. Thanks so much everyone for your kind words. I'm in the process of moving house at the moment, and as a result, don't have regular internet access. Hopefully, by the end of this week, I'll be visiting all your blogs.

  10. Hey boso. I am sorry to hear about your Grandma.
    My Grandpa passed away in this Feb as well. I was really sad right after that, but I know my Grandpa was a great person and is now up in somewhere as a soul and enjoying his time, so I am ok now.
    I am sure your Grandma is in heaven and watch over you.

  11. Boso: That is a very beautiful tribute to your obviously wonderful grandmother.
    Today she is in the most beautiful place in the universe. She'll be at peace for the rest of eternity.
    Hope you and the family are doing ok.
    Prayers for you all xo

  12. What a wonderful tribute, Boso.

  13. I know how your feeling mate and thats one moving peice you wrote.

  14. Wonderful tribute. And I know what you are going through. My maternal grandmother lived with us and practically raised me, taught me to count, and I inherited a lot of my values from her. I also seem to have a bit of a psychic gift courtesy of her, too. We had a real connection, and I know just what you mean when you wrote your words.