by Rachel Ogbu
The burial service of iconic Nigerian fashion designer, Oluremi Osholake, better known as Remi Lagos held on Friday, November 16, 2012.
She was cremated at the Golders Green Crematorium with friends and family including Funmi Iyanda and Dele Momodu present to bid the fashion icon farewell…
Osholake who reportedly passed on at 51 at Harley Street Clinic in London died of cancer.
Iyanda who broke the news on Twitter was inconsolable at the funeral. She had tweeted earlier:
“My dearest friend Ms Remi Osholake (Remi Lagos) passed on dis morning. She had cancer. She was a remarkable, creative force 2 d end. Life is.”
Another close friend and fellow designer, Adebayo Jones who lives in London attended the funeral service too.
In a note on Facebook, he wrote,
“Thanking You All for Your Support and Prayers.
Sadly my dear friend who has been in hospital treatment for Cancer, whom most of you have prayed for and sent goodwill messages has passed away moments ago.
“I am still in shock. I just don’t get it how someone can be diagnosed and be gone within two weeks.
“I saw her on Thursday and she was in a very delicate state which greatly distressed me the whole night and Friday. I really did wish there was something I could have done.
“This morning just about 12 in noon I was praying for another Friend going through an operation as I write, and I spent the rest of the time praying for my dear friend Remi and pleading God’s mercy.
“Got the message just after I finished praying.
May her soul find perfect peace AMEN.
Thank you all for your prayers and God bless you all.”
Dear Remi .. You will be greatly missed as a truly beautiful soul and a great Artisan..
You have left a big mark that cannot be easily equalled. It’s been quite a while and a blessing knowing you since 1987 just after returning from England to set up your first outlet Freaky Designs..
The joy for me is that you experienced LOVE right to the end.. We all Loved you and you Loved us back equally..
I will not forget your words.. You told me
“Tell The World I Love Them”
and just so you know dearest Remi, We Love You Too…
Peace and love to all the family… Have to stop here. Have no more words at the moment.
We will miss your beautiful smile! Rest in Peace.”
Her lying in state and viewing took place on Thursday, November 15, 2012 in London.