CBAAC DG Aisha Augie mourns Audu Ogbeh’s daughter Odema Akerele

Aisha Augie

Director-General of the Centre for Black and African Arts and Culture (CBAAC) Aisha Augie has mourned her friend Odema Akerele who died on Friday, February at the age of 41.

Augie posted a picture of Akerele’s funeral arrangement on Instagram on Saturday with the caption “Rest well sweetest one.”

Akerele was chief operating officer of Rendeavour and Alaro City.

She was the daughter of former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman Audu Ogbeh.

A message posted on Alaro City’s Instagram page described the deceased as “a caring, supportive and loyal friend who brought out the best in people and made us smile. Odema’s energy, enthusiasm and positivity made her the sunshine in our lives. She is already greatly missed.”

Writing in another Instagram post on Saturday, Augie said “This last week has been one of the worst when it comes to losing people we know. Between Thursday 9th of February and today the 17th, I know 13 people that have died; 1 lost to suicide, two were children and only 1 was elderly. All of them had amazing plans for their lives ahead but clearly we are not in charge.”

Akerele was buried on Saturday after a requiem mass at the Church of the Assumption in Asokoro, Abuja.

She is survived by her husband, two daughters, parents and siblings.

A memorial website has been created in her memory.