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Monday, 2 November 2015

MAMA AWOLOWO TO BE BURIED WITH A DAMASK SHE KEPT FOR 36 YEARS



Late HID Awolowo will be buried on the 25th of November in Okene Ogun State. Mama Awolowo as we know ,was the first woman who imported lace materials and other textiles in Nigeria.
 According to her daughter Mrs Tola Oyediran, mama has kept one white damask she bought 36 years ago and has requested to be buried with it whenever she dies. This was her daughter"s words,

“Mama in her unique way had kept a white damask to be laid in her casket whenever she died since the day she stopped her fabric sales business. And if I am not mistaken, I think she stopped selling fabrics around 1979; meaning that since then, she had kept that damask for that purpose. That is her wish and it will be like that." she said.
She will be buried in a Gold coffin close to his late husband late Obafemi Awolowo.

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