Wife of the late renowned Obafemi Awolowo, Mrs H.I.D Awolowo who died on September 19th, will be buried on November 25th. Details of her burial have been announced and we spotted three things that are quite surprising:

1. She will be buried in a white damask cloth she bought and kept for this purpose 36 years ago. Her daughter, Reverend (Mrs) Tola Oyediran, revealed this, saying

“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.


2. The late philanthropist and revered elder will be buried in a gold casket which will be brought in from the United States of America.

3. She will be buried beside her husband inside the Awolowo mausoleum in the family compound in Okenne, Ogun state.