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Stella Damasus Remembers Her Late Husband, Jaiye Aboderin

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Dec 7, 2012 – Stella Damasus Remembers Her Late Husband, Jaiye Aboderin

On the 2nd of Dec, 2012, Nigerian actress Stella Damasus remembered her late husband, Jaiye Aboderin, a 33-year-old man who slumps and die after a basketball game on the 3rd of December 2004.

Before his death, the couple have two beautiful kids.

Popularly called Jaiyejeje Aboderin, he’s the son of the late chairman of Punch.

Here is a remembrance article the actress wrote on the 2nd of December, 2012.

Stella Damasus Remembers Late Husband, Jaiye Aboderin

I sat in my bedroom the whole of Sunday the 2nd of December feeling very funny and low. After asking myself what the trigger was, I remembered that I always get like that a day to the 3rd of December every year for the past 8 years.

I had the opportunity and rare privilege of being the wife and partner of the most wonderful, loving, industrious, God fearing and kind man. Life could not have been better than that because I was living every woman’s dream.
The best of everything was at my disposal whether I lifted a finger to work or not. We had our ups and downs as usual but making up and resolving our issues, was magical. I was blessed with the best husband and father and his name is JAIYE ABODERIN. He was the love of my life and the one who did everything humanly possible to protect his family. Even in the face of all sorts of problems, all sorts of accusations, all sorts of misconceptions, he was one who understood the true meaning of for better or worse.

Jaiye passed away on the 3rd of December 2004 at a time our dreams and projects were about to kick off. I was 26 with two lovely children and eight thousand naira in my account. Let me not sound like a broken record because I have told this story several times.
The one thing I would like to say is that, his life taught me unconditional love and his death taught me kindness. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to share his air, his thoughts, dreams, hopes, love, friendship and much more.

I have since discovered that if a marriage is not based on trust and friendship but most importantly, the love of God, then I am sorry it will never stand the test of time. I have been there and I know how things can fail right before your eyes without those elements.
So, today I celebrate a man of the people.

I celebrate a man who stood by his family through thick and thin,
I celebrate a man who touched and saved lives,
I celebrate a man who was a hero to all who knew him,
I celebrate a man who was a father to all who knew him,
I celebrate a man who loved unconditionally,
I celebrate a man who believed in sharing and caring,
I celebrate a man who put a smile on people’s faces,
I celebrate a man who was so full of life,
I celebrate a man who brought people together and created friendships even in death,
I celebrate a man who was a bigger star in his own right than most of us,
I celebrate a man who celebrated people without holding back
and I celebrate a man who will always be celebrated.

Rest in peace OBIM, the girls will always remember you and pray for your soul to rest in God’s arms. You will always be in my heart and the love I have for you will never ever die.

It has been eight years but it feels like only yesterday. Instead of crying I choose to celebrate you.

To those of you reading this, remember to give God glory for the life well spent no matter how short. He was a very happy man who hated gloomy faces. As you remember him please wear a smile and pray to God. He will love that very much.
God bless you all, now and always.

A QUOTE I GOT FROM JAIYE: No matter how many times you fall, as long as you are alive, you still have a chance to get up and try again.



  1. Ebob Anaba

    December 7, 2012 at 8:06 AM

    may his soul an all the souls of the faithful departed rest in perfect peace.Indeed he is worthy to be celebrated.

  2. jebb

    December 7, 2012 at 8:20 AM

    The peace & comfort of God will never cease from your elegant

  3. Favour Nneka

    December 7, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    may his gentle soul continue to rest in the Lord, Stella u are indeed a blessed woman for celebrating your late husband.

    • Rosalyn Oklenyi

      December 7, 2012 at 8:59 AM

      yeah, may his soul rest in perfect peace.

  4. Ezeudo Jones

    December 7, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    God will continue to guide u and your kids in Jesus name Amen.

  5. Queencyntex

    December 7, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    My God! Big aunty I feel it wit u,so sorry

  6. Ogechukwu Cindy Adimorah

    December 7, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    May his gentle soul rest in peace. May God guide and protect you and your girls. I give God the glory for Jaiye's life and acheivement.

  7. uche prince

    December 7, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    What a lesson to be learn?majority of people cries when remembering their love ones but i think it is better to celebrate such loved person rather than to weep.Stella,kudos to you and i advice you to keep it up.

  8. Natacha Jonh

    December 7, 2012 at 10:00 AM


  9. Blessing Sadiq

    December 7, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    may GOD in heaven renew your straight in Jesus name (amen).

  10. Chioma

    December 7, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Stella,i luv d way u remember ur late Husband,@list u always show dat u do remember him were ever he is his spirit wil be every happi Bcox he has a wife like u,he proud of u,like wise u, i credit u Bcox ur are nt like oder stars dat always look forward,n fo get d passt,i credit u fo remembre d past,u are a HERO of all,,,,

  11. Kasonde Danny

    December 7, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    first of all, as you are celebrating may his soul rest in God hand . i love you stella and your familly too ,i will always be my best actress..

  12. joyce

    December 7, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Rest in the bossom of the LORD.

  13. Star Ugo

    December 7, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Stella reading your tribute to your later husband has made me to respect and love you more even though I always love to your films. Like you said Jaiye is resting in the Lord and watching over you and the children. It is important to know the Lord so that on the last day you all will meet again in heaven. May the pesce of thr Lord be with you & kids always and forever in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen

  14. Babero Daniel

    December 7, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    I am proud of you for not crying but celebrating the Love of your life. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace in the bossom of our Lord. May God continue to strenghten you and bestow upon you the wisdom to steer the ship he left you to captain in Jesus name.

  15. c's mum!

    December 7, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    rest in perfect peace jaiye!

  16. victoria

    December 7, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    may God be with you and you children

  17. ojo abayomi

    December 7, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    rest in peace the prime voice of great nigeria leading telecommunication company ‘MTN’ your best connection.

  18. Igo

    December 7, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    May he’s soul rest Iain peace.

  19. Jimi Falade

    December 7, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    Stella, I feel the pains with you, trust me I was close to tears when reading your wrie ups, I could not continue. May God uphold you as you ve decided to put the past aside.May his soul rest in peace.

  20. Tacy

    December 7, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    May his soul and all the faithful departed through the Mercy of God, Rest in Peace till we meet to part no more, Amen!!

  21. Tacy

    December 7, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    May ur soul and all d faithful departed through The Mercy of God, Rest in Peace Amen!!

  22. Jatropha

    December 7, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    Deep respect for you Stella.Even at death,you still appreciate what you had.Only a few Woman would do this.

    I wish for my self a woman like as a wife.May the Lord be with you now and always.

  23. Mosunmola Martin

    December 8, 2012 at 4:39 AM

    May he continue to rest in peace, and that God will continue to be with his family he left behind.

  24. Iyamu .A. collins odion

    December 8, 2012 at 6:13 AM

    Dis luv is unbrokable

  25. Samuel Oluwadare

    December 8, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    aunty Stella, God will heal the wound in your heart in Jesus name…make God mostly your true friend and lover now that you may continue to leave a stress life and peaceful life…i will be praying for you, from today on!

  26. chioma

    December 8, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Gal u try jooo i feel you.

  27. Ben

    December 8, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    May his soul R.I.P & MAY the lord continue 2give u the grace 2bear the loss

  28. Star Ugo

    December 8, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    Stella reading your tribute to your later husband has made me to respect and love you more even though I always love to your your films. Like you said, yes Jaiye is resting in the Lord and watching over you and the children. It is important to know the Lord so that on the last day you all will meet again in heaven. May the peace of the Lord be with you & kids always and forever in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen

  29. Umoh mfonobong okon

    December 8, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    May his gentle soul rest in peace

  30. Princess oge

    December 8, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    U are indeed a real woman, i so much respect u. May jaiye’s soul rest in peace, his two wonderful daughters will always make u proud.

  31. kalio tammy

    December 13, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    ya we also celebrate him

  32. lydia

    December 23, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    May his soul rest in peace. Stella may God bless you and yours.

  33. fonny

    December 26, 2012 at 7:47 AM

    U’re a good woman,I’ve always taken u as my role model even when I never knew I’ll be in d movie industry,not even a few of d celebrities would ave such respect 4 their husband that is alive,come 2 talk of d death,today I’ve learnt something again 4rm u,I always wish I’ll be like u,in modesty,discipline,self-control and a kind hrt,stella u’re one in a million woman,I luv and will always ave respect 4 u.I hope 2 act one day alone side with u.

  34. Ademola Lizzy

    February 21, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    I love your courage,may the good God strenghten you and your kids

  35. Mary

    March 24, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Dear sis, as i read this tears filled my eyes and i cant explain to my husband why i am crying, it will always be fresh because you miss him alot ,i pray for peace and more strength from God in order for you to keep on movig and supporting your kids.
    I know the pain of losing someone which we all do but some feel it more.

    Love ,Peace and Happiness Stella

  36. Blessing willie

    April 17, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Reading dis has brougth tear to my eyes, but it okay, i just pray dat god will see u through, e no easy


    May 5, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    miss Stella,you’re really a brave woman, may our LORD JESUS CHRIST Bwith you PLUS YOUR PRECIOUS FRUITS(the gals) and heal your wound but it would be better if you and your husband were saved because its well known that for us if we die we go straight to heaven reason being that our names are already written in the book of life, think you understand,yes like Jaiye said if fall in life as long as you’r alive there is a possibility of rising again.Please stand up on your feet and move on.happiness is on your way in jesus’name…….john14:14.

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