Late David Babatunde Lowo

Ras. David Tunde Lowo

In Memory of

In Memory of
David Babatunde Lowo
September 28, 1960 – May 11, 2014

David Babatunde Lowo was born on Sept 28, 1960, the son of the late E.A. Abayomi Lowo of Igbeyin, Abeokuta and Mrs Tokunbo Akala nee Owoaje of Odogbolu, both in Ogun State, Nigeria. Both parents were members of the Holy Trinity Church, Ebute –Ero Lagos where his father was once a Choirmaster.

He had his primary education at Holy Trinity School Ebute Ero and Government Demonstration School Gbaja, Surulere. He then went on to Birch Freeman High School also in Surulere, where he graduated in 1978.

He proceeded to the USA for his college education where he studied Design at North Carolina Wesleyan College. He was an accomplished designer especially in the field of internet technologies and web user experience design.

Although he lived in the USA, he remained committed to his home country of Nigeria. He spent a great deal of his time developing and helping to improve the educational system of his alma mater, Birch Freeman High School, via its Old Boys’ Association (BIFOBA).

His tremendous efforts in this regard were recognized with the BIFOBA Excellence Award for Commitment to BIFOBA’s Ideals and Objectives in 2012. With this award, he was inducted into BIFOBA “Guild of Awardees”.

He was a loving father, a caring brother and a trusted friend. He is survived by his two wonderful sons, Olukayode Lowo and Oladipo Nija Epps Lowo, his aged mother, brothers, sisters, family and friends.

Late Engr. Bolaji Aluko

Late Engr. Bolaji Aluko (75 Set)

Dear Freemen,

Please find below the details of the burial program of our beloved brother, friend and classmate Late Engr. Bolaji Aluko (Chairman 75 set, Member Building Committee)

Christian Wake Keep

Venue: 16, Joel Erolika Street by Alabi Close Off, Kosebinu Street, Meiran

Date: April 18, 2013

Time: 5.00 PM

Lying in State

Venue: 7, Ifeloju Street, Off, Oremeji Street, Micom/Bakery Bus-Stop Egbeda, Akowonjo, Lagos. (Beside Shalom Baptist Church)

Date: April 18, 2013

Time: 8.00 AM

Church Service

Venue: Shalom Baptist Church, 9, Ifeloju Street, Off, Oremeji Street, Micom/Bakery Bus-Stop Egbeda, Akowonjo, Lagos.

Date: April 19, 2013

Time: 10.00 AM

Late Dr. Peter Oyakhire

Dr. Peter Oyakhire, ’79 set, was one of the few people worldwide with three doctorate degrees in medical and allied medical services. Dr. Oyakhire was a devoted financial member of North America chapter.

Late Emmanuel Olaolu Oke


On behalf of BIFOBA members (Worldwide), Global President, MR. FEYI DINYO, commiserates with our Old Boy and Distinguished Member BIFOBA GUILD OF AWARDEES Professor David Olawale Oke (71 Set) on the sudden “passing” of his younger brother MR. EMMANUEL OLAOLU OKE (also an Old Boy) on Friday, 20th September, 2013 in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.

Our hearts reach out to Professor Oke (The Chief Medical Director, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja) and the immediate family of our departed Old Boy at this time of their grief, as we pray for the repose of the soul of our dear departed Old Boy, the late Emmanuel Olaolu Oke.

Sincere and deep condolences.





On behalf of BIFOBA UK members and alumni worldwide, we announced the sudden death of one of our UK members Mr. Emmanuel Olaolu Oke.

We are sharing the heartfelt condolences with a Distinguished Member of BIFOBA GUILD OF AWARDEES Professor David Olawale Oke (71 Set) on the sudden “passing” of his younger brother MR. EMMANUEL OLAOLU OKE  on Friday, 20th September, 2013 in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Our hearts reach out to the family and may his soul rest in PEACE at the feet of the ALMIGHTY GOD.

May the Family have the courage to face the situation and we are all with you in sharing your irreparable loss, which no words can fill in.

We all pray to GOD to give the Family of Mr Emmanuel Olaolu Oke the strength at this time of need.


Sincere and deep condolences.

UK Chapter

Posted by:Theo Odunlami

Late AVM Christian Marizu

Air Vice Marshal (Rtd) Christian Marizu Passed


Dear Old Boys:

With Sorrow in our hearts but with Gratitude to God for a life well spent, we announce the passing unto  Glory of a Distinguished Guild member, the Senior Prefect, Class Set of 1971, an exemplary Old Boy, an Officer and Gentleman, Air Vice Marshal (Rtd) Christian Marizu.

AVM Marizu passed on in Abuja on Thursday, 3rd March 2016.

Burial Arrangements will be announced by his family.

May His Soul find a restful place with God.

Feyisola Dinyo

(BIFOBA President)

AVM Chris Marizu Laid To Rest

The obsequies for the late Air Vice Marshall Christian Obinna Marizu were successfully concluded 1st April 2016 at Umuawala, Nkwerre, Imo State.

At first the St John Church was going to be used but seeing the high number of guests, a timely decision was made to have an open air service. It went well.

The military were adequately represented. A naval band commenced music production immediately after the ceremony. Even though a very long speech made by the representative of the Air Force tasked the patience, it was a glowing and respectable tribute for our mate and old boy – Chris Marizu.

As a part of the plan, BFHS was recognized and invited to present the school song. Six Old Boys (Dada Ajai-Ikhile – BIFOBA National General Secretary – who also represented the Global President and the National Executive Council, Louis Otoh, Yemi Nelson, Robson Ndiokho, Femi Kufeji and Charles Adeniji) sang the song to the admiration of the guests.

Chris Marizu was finally laid to rest within the compound of his house in Umuawala with gun salutes.


Late Elder Cornelius Taiwo Padonu

Burial details of Mr. Cornelius Taiwo Padonu, BIFOBA Past President and a member of Guild of Awardees.

Service of Song:

Date: Thursday,  November 16, 2017

Address: 12 Samuel Street, off Ayodele Street, Mafoluku, Oshodi (His residence)

Time: 5:00pm

Funeral Service:

Date: Friday, November 17, 2017

Address: Apostolic Faith Church, 1A Amusa Street, off Makinde police station, Mafoluku, Oshodi.

Time: 10:00am

Interment at Atan Cemetary, Yabo, Lagos.

Mr. C.A. Padonu graduated from Birch Freeman High School in 1965

Late Cornelius Padonu Funeral Service Notice

The late Mr Padonu was of the 1966 set and a member of Soremekun House. He was the 3rd BIFOBA (National) President who took over the mantle of leadership from the late Mr. Olu Oresajo. He was admitted to the Prestigious BIFOBA Guild of Awardees in April 2017 at the National Homecoming Ball held in Lagos, Nigeria.

Mr Padonu died at 71. He is the first recipient of the celebrated BIFOBA Funeral Tradition Ceremony, where his wife was presented BIFOBA flag and his Guild of Awardees medal.

BIFOBA Past Presidents, Executive Committee Members and Senior Old Boys at the Funeral Service of Late Padonu

BIFOBA Flag and Guild of Awardees Insignia presented to Mrs. Padonu by BIFOBA President, Barr. Kingsley Essien, while Mr. Feyisola Dinyo looked on.

Late Dr. Olusegun Ayodele Akinremi

Fellow Old Boys,

We announce the death of Dr. Olusegun Ayodele Malomo Akinremi, a member of 1974 Set.

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