December 18, 2017 – Late Village Headmaster Boss Tunde Oloyede’s Family Member Writes Touching Tribute To Him
My Stepmother Had a Brother Named Tunde Oloyede: A Tribute To Villager Headmaster Producer
By Adeola Agoro JP
Aunty Laitan’s family has always been a close-knit one. She and her siblings had a bond and you couldn’t help but notice how close they all were.
I knew almost all of her siblings while growing up. I met some of them on trips to Lagos with Aunty Laitan and some came regularly to our house at Ibadan. I knew Uncle Tunde, I knew Uncle Sehinde, I knew the sister.
I remember Media International. This was a company owned by Uncle Tunde and his wife in Surulere Lagos. They were into advertising. Things were well put together there.
I remember looking at the beauty of Bimbo Roberts-Oloyede and the handsomeness of Uncle Tunde and feeling that life could really be kind to some people.
The love between the two? Hulala! One of those marriages made in heaven. Many young women would pray to have a home as beautiful as theirs.
‘Egbons’ as Uncle Tunde was called by her younger ones was a strong tower to the whole family. He gave as much love to his wife and children as to his extended family. I really liked that man without being close to him.
When his lovely wife celebrated 40 years in the media recently and he recounted how he ‘toasted’ her back then as her boss in NTA, I said, “Haha! That’s how some people fall in love in the office and maintain it throughout life and some people would sit there and be gossiping about office romance. So nice.”
Well all that romance is over now. Egbons has gone to be with his Maker leaving Aunty Bimbo to man the home.
Aunty, you have lost a brother and a friend and I feel your pain. You have lost a very good person but heaven has gained a sweet soul.
Cry no more Aunty. Be consoled in the fantastic memories you both shared.
As for us, we will continue to live in love and enjoy the joy of marriage or companionship. That’s one thing Uncle Tunde’s existence taught me. It’s the way to live.