Toluwaloju Oluwagbenga Ademodi, born Wednesday, 11th of May 1955 as the fourth child ofChiefB. AAdemodi and Beatrice Ademodi, at Ondo General Hospital in Ondo State. Toluwaloju had several siblings. Tolu, as he is most commonly referred to by his friends and close associates, spent his early years in Ondo, attending elementary school at Demonstration Primary School, Ondo. He attended high school at Ondo Grammar School and later transferred to Igbobi College in Yaba Lagos, where he received his certification and enjoyed theatre and playing soccer. After high school he worked at Union Bank of Nigeria and was part of Union Bank's soccer team before leaving for the United States in 1977. Upon arriving in the United States , he worked part-time as a cab driver while obtaining his B.A. in Accounting at Rutgers University, New Jersey. In 1982, he met love of his life OmotolaAkinbola when he came home shortly to celebrate his mom's 60th birthday. The highlight of that party was meeting Omotola, in which they shared similar passions in music and family. After returning to America for a short while, he went back home to marry Omotola. In 1999, Tolu became a founding member of Overcomer's Ministries International, and eventually becoming an elder of the church in 2004. For anyone who knew Tolu, his love for Jesus Christ and thing of God was undeniable. Because of his passion for individuals with developmental disabilities he started Agape Zoe Services in 2001 which was an organization that provided services for individuals with disabilities. Tolu was a man of many passions and talents. While in Missouri, he started an organization called Kick for Christ, which combined his passion for soccer and the Lord. The organization used soccer to win hearts for Jesus. In his later years, he obtained his masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Phoenix in Healthcare Administration. Tolu's PhD dissertation discusses the healthcare system in Nigeria in details. Tolu was actually in middle of a post doctoral research on how to correct the deficiency in the Nigerian when he passed away. His work with individuals with developmental disabilities continued when he transferred to Blue Springs, Missouri and worked with Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders. Because of his advocacy for individuals with disabilities, he planned to start a foundation in Nigeria in his daughter, Praise name. However, as God will have it, he transitioned before he was able to do so. Tolu and Omolola were blessed with 6 children: Toluwaloju Jr. (TJ) (deceased), Oluwatimilehin, Oluwatosin, Praise, Faith and Zechariah. Tolu was preceded in death by both his parents.
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