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 (

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

Sun Re


15 responses

  1. Uzo

    Beautifully written and may his soul rest in perfect peace. He was such a bubbly person. I just cant stop crying. I wish this was just a bad dream.

    April 10, 2012 at 1:15 pm

  2. tope

    i am still in shock, this life is just vanity…. 😦

    April 10, 2012 at 2:39 pm

  3. zoeei

    Beautifully written for someone so beautiful inside and out. Deji may your time in heaven be just as beautiful as it was on earth. You have made an impact on my life for the greater and i thank god you blessed me. sleep well xx

    April 10, 2012 at 5:34 pm

  4. :)

    Rip Deji.

    April 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm

  5. Bunmi Jasmine.

    i never knew this guy when he was alive, but he is a very close friend to a friend. saw his works on you tube and i am moved to tears. God u know best. RIP Deji

    April 10, 2012 at 9:30 pm

  6. R.I.P Deji

    April 10, 2012 at 10:58 pm

  7. funke

    What is this life really? This minute you are here and the next one is no more, hmmmnnnn!
    I do not know you but did a research on you when I saw ur picture on a friends bb dp and another on fb, waohhh – you were indeed a rare gem.
    God knows best and would comfort those you left behind, it is well and rest well Deji.

    April 11, 2012 at 6:00 am

  8. I could not believe my eyes when i saw a pic of him on a friend’s bb. I looked closely and saw the face looked familiar. Deji and I used to both live in same neighbourhood in Abuja. I have not seen him since like 1998/9. He was such a good guy, used to play game in his house with other few friends. If i knew he was in london would have definitely hooked up with him. It is such a shame that a picture on bb made me remember him from wayback. I cant believe he was gone when things are starting to look very promising for him.

    i didnt remember scooby being your nickname but you must have also been a funny guy

    God knows best!

    You will forever be missed Deji! May God forgive all your sins and place you at his righthand side in heaven.

    R.I.P DEJI

    April 11, 2012 at 7:32 am

  9. deebs

    Deji, i still do not believe this, i dunno hw we can have joy after this, but i believe in God to console mum dad tobi and all ur friends and luved ones,D brought u into our lives as u guys were in class 2geda and were very good friends, soon after, u and F began dating and the whole family loved u. When u guys did perf deliveries while i was stil in CU, the cakes n cookies u guys ordered from Dayo, ur arsenal jersies, the suprise party we had for u on ur bday…so many memories Deji, its so unbelieveable u r gone. The last time i spoke to u was wen i came 4 grad and we had a long talk on how we had to hook up. Did i know that was gonna be our last conversation?NO, i had no idea, but i believe and i trust in God that He alone will comfort us. God bless u Scoobs, God rest ur soul and comfort ur family and loved ones.I take consolation in the fact that we shall meet to part no more. Love u bro

    April 11, 2012 at 7:32 am

  10. Jibs

    I never met you but looking at your lovely smile and the kind words said about you, Heaven indeed has gained an angel, Rest in peace Deji.

    April 11, 2012 at 9:57 am

  11. Oyinda

    Cant believe it still… Scooby? Gone???
    Such a bubbly guy & full of life
    RIP Scooby

    April 11, 2012 at 12:55 pm

  12. F

    Hey hun, I’ve tried to come to terms with your death but I can’t. I can’t believe you are no longer here. I’m so speechless and Deebs has pretty much said it all. You were a huge part of me and I hate that I’m referring to you in past tense. I can’t say goodbye Deji, I don’t know how.

    April 11, 2012 at 2:05 pm

  13. dutchy

    R I P Deji. u ‘ll be missed.

    April 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm

  14. Sisi Lawyer

    I don’t know u but from the words of people that have written about you, it can be seen that you were someone to be associated with. All I can say at this time is for your soul to have eternal peace and rest. Wherever you are, sleep well, Deji Osobukola!

    April 13, 2012 at 1:19 pm

  15. Tobi

    Thank you for your friendship with him. What would make him happy most wherever he is would be you reaching for your goals and trusting God as you do that. Thanks for this tribute and thanks to others for their contributions

    August 28, 2012 at 4:45 pm

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