Life without Deji ‘Scooby’ Osobukola
I am just going to pour out my mind so please don’t expect any structure as i am heavy hearted right now asking one too many questions.
I woke up to a sad news today of the passing away of a dear friend Deji ‘Scooby’ Osobukola. i am here in tears and i dont know how to react. i am angry i am sad i am happy. some of u might wonder how on earth will i be happy at the loss of a dear friend, i shall tell u why in due cause.
This is a guy that i met in 2000and from the day i met him he has always been smiles, we werent best friends but he was always a bubbly fella and full of smiles. This is someone i never got to see him angry upset worried or sad all because of his nature.
A strong believer in having a goal and a future. the future was soo bright and am glad he started to live his dream. inspired by many but also inspired a lot more people. They say the good die young and i am yet to understand why. does this make me bad? does this mean am worthless if the good die young and am still here? i honestly don’t have an answer to that but what i know is Deji left his mark on everyone he came across.
I am angry mostly because of the write up on deji’s blog about life without his family (http://dejiosobukola.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/life-without-my-family.html).
In the society that we live in today most youth do not value the family they’ve got. no respect whatsoever yet this young man did not get carried away from the fact that his family is the reason he got to where he is now but he never got to do all he wanted for them or even say goodbye.
i remember the last time i saw u deji u asked me to be stronger and more focused on the task at hand, u said u admired what i did and i told u i admired you more cos i wish i had more drive, passion and focus like you. you asked that we meet up again but it never happened and am here in tears wondering what i was so busy doing.
but i am happy not because you are gone but because you did what you came to earth to do. you’re a pace-setter. FAME magazine will never have come to life if you didnt take a bold step. your aim was to showcase other talents which in itself was your calling. there will be many grateful people out there that you hav helped build a career and so many that worked with you that will always have a memory to hold on to. and being the deji that i know it will only be good memories.
For this reason and many more i am happy i met you, i am happy you touched lives and i am happy you left your mark on earth.
This is a great loss most especially for your family and loved ones. osagie cant handle the loss but i know you’d comfort him
“The shock is too much bro i have not slept a wink since yesterday. Am driving and I just start crying.can’t believe my friend’s pic is on everybody dp cos he is gone” in osagie’s words
nobody ever wishes for this to happen but like i always say God knows best.
Some say it was a headache some say it was brain haemorrhage, whatever it was am glad you didnt stay on this earth to become a vegetable cos that will be worse to handle cos you’d be in pain and probably wish you left but i know you are smiling down on us where you are right now.
Its going to be hard for so many people to swallow but i pray God grants us all the fortitude to bear losing you and keep those you left behind safe and healthy
The world lost a precious gem but the Heavens gained an Angel
Adieu Deji ‘Scooby’ Osobukola