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Rest In Peace – Adenike Ogungbe of EWAR Makeovers




Adenike Ogungbe – EWAR Makeovers

Talented, gracious and sweet MUA Adenike Ogungbe has passed away.

Such sad news reached us today, that our counterpart in the wedding industry – Adenike has passed away during childbirth. The always professional and beautiful Adenike had been in the Nigerian beauty and makeup industry for over 9 years.

It seems so surreal – she was always so pleasant. It just seems like yesterday, that we texted after we posted her gele tying video.

We wish her husband and family comfort in this difficult time. This was her last tweet – posted just 2 days ago:


Rest In Peace Nike – we will miss you.

UPDATE: The gifted MUA passed away in a hospital in Nigeria. Our prayers are with her family in this difficult time.


  1. Oma

    July 3, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    So beautiful, God grant her eternal rest and comfort her family. Amen

  2. I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do? They're really saying, I love you

    July 3, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Oh my goodness!!! No :'(

  3. Tee Mama

    July 3, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Such beauty. RIP.

  4. Onyi

    July 3, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    RIP.May God grant her family the fortitude to bear her loss. Amen!

  5. RGB

    July 3, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Extremely sad.


    July 3, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY. I can’t help but think that if she wasn’t in Nigeria SHE WOULD HAVE SURVIVED. May God grant her eternal rest and her family the fortitude to bare this tragic loss. RIP.

    • MEEEE

      July 3, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      Please don’t start that this…. She actually was in England!
      This is incredibly sad!! Incredibly talented and pleasant woman, God rest her soul

    • slice

      July 3, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      I can’t help but ask…did she have her predelivery and delivery care in the uk or was she rushed over there when things started taking a bad turn? RIP nike

    • Iwi

      July 3, 2013 at 11:33 pm

      Actually Linda Ikeji is claiming it happened in Abeokuta. Would be nice if BN could confirm to end argument (or possibly start it). Anyhow may she RIP. Sometimes we just need to blame someone/something when these things happen bt mostly, we should pray for her family.

    • Princess

      July 3, 2013 at 11:41 pm

      She died in nigeria…

    • ope

      July 4, 2013 at 6:27 am

      She died in Nigeria. Saga my to be precise and she died hours after child birth. Cs

    • Kikichooo

      July 4, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      She actually died in. Nigeria. Unfortunately I didn’t know her personally, but her husband’s family r old family friends with mine. A week ago she was on admission at Osuth, that’s probably where she passed on. Obviously cuz the whole thing is stilll fresh, its not appropriate to start asking the family for details. The important thing is to pray 4 her soul, her husband, daughter n d family she left behind. It is well!

    • Lizzy O.

      July 3, 2013 at 7:55 pm

      Oh don’t do that here. People die during child birth all over the world. considering her status, I want to believe she didn’t go to a que-que hospital to deliver her baby. Something happened, and God’s knows best (just as she said in her twitter status).

      Such a sad loss.May her soul rest in peace.

    • jinkelele

      July 3, 2013 at 8:04 pm

      she died in the UK

    • Anon

      July 3, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      She died in Sagamu! What does it matter anyway?!

    • slim

      July 3, 2013 at 8:10 pm

      She died in london , not Nigeria..

    • slim

      July 3, 2013 at 8:28 pm

      Dunno how true that is, saw it on wedding digest

    • i no send

      July 3, 2013 at 8:49 pm

      please lets not hurriedly look for who to blame as we always do in naija….it can happen anywhere in the world

    • Idak

      July 3, 2013 at 10:43 pm

      Your ignorance has reached epic levels.

    • Oyinkan

      July 4, 2013 at 12:06 am

      I agree. Nigeria has one of the highest maternal mortaility rates in the world with 53,000 women dying every year from childbirth. Mrs. Ogungbe died in Abeokuta, not England. Had she given birth in England the likelihood of this happening with be slim to none. More attention needs to be brought to this issue, and Nigerian women need to advocate for stricter regulation of clinics and hospitals by the Nigerian government.

      May Adenike RIP.

    • amaaa

      July 4, 2013 at 10:46 am

      You are s right this rate should have gone down with education and exposure to information but sadly its not the case . in fact there more learned women dying from child birth today in Nigeria that the so called village women

  7. omada

    July 3, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    :'( :'( :'(

  8. Deebaby

    July 3, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Women should not be dying at childbirth in this day & age. So sad. RIP.

  9. Ok o

    July 3, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Hmh….God help us.God help us. just few weeks ago i was watching her video on how to tie gele

  10. Kiz

    July 3, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    I remember learning to perfect my gele tie skills after watching her video. Rest in peace Nike.

  11. fashionista

    July 3, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Oh my goodness!!!!! I still saw her earlier this year!!! May God grant her eternal rest.

  12. dammie

    July 3, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    aunty nike rip omg cant believe ur gone….last time i saw u was wen u came to our house in mende and nw ur gone….crying so sad

  13. amoni

    July 3, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    What a loss… gosh am in shock

  14. temi

    July 3, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    rest on nike,it is well.

  15. jade

    July 3, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    OMG, in childbirth…….wow

  16. kofo

    July 3, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Such a smile that will melt a frozen hrt. U left wit memories dt wil 4eva be remembered. EWAR, may u be grantd eternal rest in d Lord!! May d princess u left behind be everything God wants her to be. Hmm, vanity upon vanity, all is vanity.

  17. Coco girl

    July 3, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    OMG ! OMG!! I watched her vlog a few months back where she taught viewers how to tie gele. I gained a lot from that episode o. Haaaaaaa! This is not ordinary o. I careless what anybody says o, it is a risk to give birth in Naija o. Hmmmmm. Childbirth mortality in women abroad is almost zero. I have done it three times and their care is top notch. You are put on a monitor to check your hearbeat and one placed on your tummy to monitor the baby as well, the list is endless i can’t shout. Hmmmmm RIP Nike.

    • Geebabe

      July 3, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      If it were such a big risk to give birth here, there would not be so many of us. Women die in childbirth everywhere in the world. I am pretty sure she must have been in a standard hospital when this unfortunate incident happened. We don’t know the antecedent and it would be premature to judge.

    • nana

      July 3, 2013 at 8:56 pm

      please don’t even go there, she died in the UK………….. it can happen anywhere!!!

    • Straight4ward

      July 4, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      Please get your facts right, she dies in Nigeria.

    • Straight4ward

      July 4, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      She died in Nigeria I mean.

    • Idak

      July 3, 2013 at 10:51 pm

      The fact that you have done it three times there proves nothing. I know women who have done it seven times here and came through like Hebrew women, just like i know women who have died at their first try in hospitals over there that you would probably only dream of.Truth is,women die from child birth everywhere. The relative percentages are irrelevant as it is human life in question. One life is too much to lose to a process that is meant to bring indescribable joy. Naija health system is in shambles (like everything else in this country apart from the postal services!) but this is not the place to go militant about that topic,out of respect to the lady being honoured here.

    • Naija4life

      July 3, 2013 at 11:13 pm

      God bless you for your wise comments Idak

    • slice

      July 3, 2013 at 11:45 pm

      I truly disagree.the percentages aren’t irrelevant. They are important. Our mortality rate for pregant women is wayyyy wayyy to high in naija especially as u move away from the big cities. It’s horrible

    • Idak

      July 4, 2013 at 6:49 am

      @slice, i hear you. By irrelevant i mean that even one death is too much in childbirth,While our rates are too high and unacceptable, a large part of the problem is not just the health services. Cultural practices are a bigger contributor to mortality rates. Women who refuse CS to the point of death are very regular occurrences in our labour wards. Also, women who head to prayer houses at the onset of labour instead of to the labour wards of hospitals. A good example is the practice in Rivers state that every woman who attends antenatal twice (just twice) in a government hospital or health centre in Rivers state is entitled to a free CS during delivery. Yet many women,even educated ones shy away from such free offers. Do you know how many times i have seen doctos and nurses join to beg women to give consent for CS and the women disagree saying their pastors or prayer leader asked them not to? One of such was a lady who was 41 and it was her first pregnancy. She died hours later and baby survived.

    • true

      October 29, 2013 at 7:46 am

      It is true though, Nigeria still needs to improve their healthcare system. Yes people die at child birth, but not as much as in Nigeria. Who knows if it could have been avoided. God is the only one that knows.

  18. Tayo

    July 3, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    OMG! cant believe this……this is too sad. she was so supposed to be my make up artist. may she rest in peace. still cant believe this

  19. Amaka

    July 3, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    May her soul rest in peace 🙁

  20. Olu

    July 3, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    @ Bellanaija

    I heard this happened in the UK. Can you please add that to your post as everyone seems to be bashing the Nigerian system. We all know its bad, but this did not happen in Nigeria. May her soul rest in peace and her memory be blessed.

    • Kassi

      July 3, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      Thanks Olu.. Honestly people think because Civilized places like UK, USA etc exist bad things can’t happen. I know it is very rare but YES I does happen. She only went down to UK to ve the baby but viewers out there don’t realize she wasn’t monitored by same Ob/Gyn from d beginning. God knows best RIP to her..

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    July 3, 2013 at 8:00 pm


  22. Nicole

    July 3, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    May she rest in peace. Very sad. Hope her husband and family will be ok

  23. Omolola

    July 3, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Still in shock. Rest in Peace Adenike.

  24. Lulu

    July 3, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Gosh this is so sad and annoying. I have been stamping my feet since I read this because my friend just lost her baby a few weeks ago too. If you find out the story now the thing will not make any sense. Same thing happened to my friend. When she told me the story of how her baby died in utero. I was so angry I wanted to scream. Which way Nigeria. Which way. In 2013. Which way. If i dare hear anyone accuse me of going abroad to have my baby, thunder will fire the person and their entire family.

    • i no send

      July 3, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      calm down dear

  25. Just

    July 3, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    In dis time n age, l see neonatal/maternal mortality as ‘violence against women!

    • slim

      July 3, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      Me too!!

  26. Couture By Makioba

    July 3, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    This is so sad 🙁

  27. temitope

    July 3, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    May her soul rest in peace, and I also pray that GOD will comfort her parents & husband on all sides.

  28. nenyibabs

    July 3, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    What!!! This is a joke,right? She taught me how to tie gele!! No, this is crazy, how exactly did this happen?

  29. me2

    July 3, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Seeing ppl on my tl put up her picture and all, and I just went to check her website, such talent and beauty gone. So sad, rest on Ewar makeovers

  30. triangle

    July 3, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    May her soul rest in peace. Amen

  31. kama

    July 3, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    its so hard to believe! wasnt it few weeks ago i watched her video on how to tie gele?…….such beauty gone in a twinkle of an eye..heaven has received an angel! may she rest in the bossom of our lord.amen!

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  33. moni

    July 3, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    RIP adenike. Its so sad. Over sad. You were so nice. I remember when u did my make up for my wedding. @lulu and others she didn’t give birth in Nigeria. Please its not about country. I gave birth here and we didn’t die. God comfort her husband and family

    • Oma

      July 4, 2013 at 8:48 am

      Aunty Moni…she gave birth at Sagamu…and died there…please get your facts right…..

  34. cathy

    July 3, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    rip dear

  35. ttt

    July 3, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    This is soo Sad. She was so pleasant, wonderful person, Met her months ago,God have mercyyyy

  36. anu

    July 3, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    So sad,may her soul RIP

  37. Kay

    July 3, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Sooo sad! Such young beautiful lady, may her soul RIP….it is without a dought her legacy lives on…

  38. Abiola

    July 3, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    My dream wedding make up artist…d’s life get as e b…RIP Adenike….u will be remembered…#sad#, can’t believe she’s dead#crying#Nike…Oo Ba ti yan daadaa

  39. Eddy2x4

    July 3, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Haba! This is sad. As a man I don’t want to imagine what her husband is going through now. RIP Nike.

  40. MyView

    July 3, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Rest In Peace.

  41. Sigh

    July 3, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Aye ni ka, won pa ogo omobirin yi….. Adenike sun ree ooo

  42. ktemi

    July 3, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Her video on tying gele was the most simple and concise to follow..she helped girls like us learn how to do one of our cultural things….
    May her soul RIP….May the Lord comfort her hubby n loved ones

  43. Capital FEMI

    July 3, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    RIP Ewar berry , I’ll miss you dearly but will always smile when I think of you. God knows best.

  44. temtem

    July 3, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Wait what???..I’m literally in shock! died during child birth??? May her soul rest in peace and may God protect the rest of us. #sniffs

  45. bimpe

    July 3, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    I heard she died in London…..all these comments about Naije! Childbirth is no joke n they brainwashed u into thinking its an easy push…bringing life into the world, is a dangerous life threatening thing! It is through the grace of God we are able to bear children.

  46. Sylvia

    July 3, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    OMG, *shivers* may her soul rest in peace. Such beauty

  47. yetty

    July 3, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Rest in peace Adenike

  48. agbeke

    July 3, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    RIP may God grant her family the fortitude to bear the loss

  49. emmanuel owugah

    July 3, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I feel sad when I hear about the death of a young person. “She is so young”, I say 2 myself. Why her! Y do good people die! WHY!

    LIFE IS TOO SHORT. Death can take d young or d old. No one knows when. Only God knows.

    So, if life is too short, y do people hold grudges over small & irrelevant things! Oh, she did not pick my calls yesterday. Oh, she ignored me at her party. Oh, she is so successful. Oh, she has money. Oh, I pinged her she ignored me. Oh, she is so beautiful. Oh, she is this & dat. (VANITY UPON VANITY).
    None of that matters now. Ewar is DEAD.

    At d end, what matters is FAMILY & d impact she made in d lives of people around her. EWAR MAKEOVERS did make an impact in Nigeria!

    That’s all that matters!

    Adenike Ogungbe lived her DREAM. RIP Sista! Rest at d feet of Jesus!

    Be FREE! Pursue ur DREAMS! Love Again! Again! Dance Again! Enjoy ur LIFE. Be HAPPY & CONTENT!

    Cuz LIFE is TOO SHORT. Here 2day, GONE 2moro.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      July 4, 2013 at 11:06 am

      Psalm 90:12 – “So Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom”.
      Ever since I saw this story break last night, there’s been pensiveness within me. You speak the truth – life is too short and only God knows each person’s end. May the soul of this woman be reunited with her maker. Amen.

  50. mo

    July 3, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    I dont Bella Naija should have posted this info until they had full and confirmed details. Cos all this argument about whether she was in naija or Uk is not what people should be contemplating on here. May God rest her soul.

  51. mo

    July 3, 2013 at 8:57 pm


  52. MelonX

    July 3, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Such Beauty. Sad – looks pleasant and real in her video. I hope the child survived

    • ope

      July 4, 2013 at 6:36 am

      She died in Nigeria. Saga my to be precise and she died hours after child birth. Cs

  53. am married.

    July 3, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    may her soul rest in peace……….. i pray for her husband and kids she left behind….

  54. deediva

    July 3, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    It’s so sad, may she RIP. Women die from child birth all over the world, it has nothing to do with Nigeria. May God help us all, when you loose a child when your pregnant you weep, when you read stories of women who died given birth, you thank God for giving you the grace to live to get pregnant again.

    • Bellabells

      July 4, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      It has a lot to do with Nigeria. Maternal mortality rate is high and 1 in 13 women in Nigeria die at childbirth. It has A LOT to do with the health care system in Nigeria!

  55. Ngozi

    July 3, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    May her soul rest in peace x

  56. Tope

    July 3, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    She also thought me how to tie gele…RIP Nike

  57. gem ma

    July 3, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    ewu gambia abi u no know see quotation mark? u prob went to night primary schoool. zuzu puo ebe a biko!

  58. augusta

    July 3, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    we communicated just 10 days ago on whatsapp and you said, you can’t wait to tell me the good news!!! this is so heartbreaking. really sad

  59. kurinko

    July 3, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    She didn’t say she’s God, she’s quoting what God would say

  60. Tunde

    July 3, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I still remember back in those days when we went to IHCHS together. You are such a beauty and a very intelligent lady. Can I ever 4get the way we talk and play together. …… May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

  61. northernbelle

    July 3, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    To the Ogunbe family, God will comfort you all and strengthen you. even when you don’t understand, still trust Him.

    • gem ma

      July 3, 2013 at 9:44 pm

      it hurts me to see young people die. Such happenings just reminds me of how fragile life adenike.

  62. yori afolabi

    July 3, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    so sad RIP

  63. abeokuta not london

    July 3, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    She died in Abeokuta NOT London. Nigeria health care system is horrible. This is heartbreaking.

    • Idak

      July 3, 2013 at 10:46 pm

      So people no longer die in London? Makes no difference where she died. God should grant grace and strength to her husband and the rest of her family.

  64. fifi

    July 3, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Adenike rest in peace. I pray for your family

  65. henry

    July 3, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    9ja,s maternal mortality rate is just freaking high

  66. Jay

    July 3, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    This is what happens when illiterates have access to the Internet.

  67. sj

    July 3, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    may her soul RIP.

  68. henry

    July 3, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    and da sad thing is people aint even worried….its sickening and sumtims annoying to hear women dying during childbirth…very annoying

  69. some comments makes one. regret why the internet was created

    July 3, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    By the way its breath not braet.#yesimtakingitpersonal

  70. sad much

    July 3, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    This just goes to show how fickle life really is…live each day like its ur last cuz tmr is not guaranteed! R.I.P Nike

  71. Mo

    July 3, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    RIP Nike.

  72. new bride

    July 3, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    This is so sad. I met Ewar as a rookie MUA when I worked at an advertising agency and watched her grow her bsiness over the years. We lost touch, but i’ve been so proud of what she was able to achieve.
    Dearest Ewar, I hope you rest in the bossom of the Almighty and may the Holy Spirit comfort your family and grant them peace in this troubling time.
    May the good Lord watch over your daughter and grant her good health and long life, may she forever be a source of joy to those you left behind and not a reminder of your death IJN.

  73. dami

    July 3, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    I remember my mum and I sitting to watch her teach us how to tie gele. RIP. May God comfort ur family.

  74. Dee

    July 3, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Oh my God

  75. Abimbola Dare

    July 3, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    sad, shocking, painful. rest in peace. Rest in the bosom of The Lord.

  76. Anuoluwapo

    July 3, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    I could remember d last time I saw her during her junior’s sis convocation in lag d same day my bro convocated infact beside my senior brother’s tent at sport centre in unilag at d same time wayback then my snr in second sch infact a prefect then n most recently on u tube on tutorials on how to tie gele.To be sincere her death was great shock to mankind but nobody is perfect,God understands better. Rest on snr Nike ogungbe nee kareem.

  77. debs

    July 3, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    RIP Nike…you had such a beautiful smile

  78. elizachbethaeus

    July 3, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    she did my sisters bridal makeup and i was hoping she will do mine too.her gele tying is the best have ever seen and can peak up to 12 folds.RIP EWAR!

  79. Chicadimples

    July 3, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    I remember reading about her in Gem mag! Some years ago! Oh. Nike RIP!

    A huge huge lost to the wedding/Make up industry!
    Father tank u for seeing me thru childbirth!
    *wipes tears*

  80. Chikaka

    July 3, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Just sad. Rest in peace, Nike.

  81. B.I.T.C.H. babe in total control of herself

    July 3, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    These people calling uk, where did you get you gist from? The health sector in uk is uncomparable to nig and it 1/2000 on maternal mortality there. Its such a shame that its on an increase in nig, same yesterday lost a friend to childbirth at Duro soleye in ikeja. I have lost families and friends not 1,2 or even 4 since last year alone. She died in lagos, viictoria island. Its such a shame may het soul rrest in peace.

  82. ok

    July 3, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    it was in Abeokuta ehen oya where are the it was in London people? una don see
    Nigeria is a – hole ! I bet goldie would have survived somewhere else … RIP to the victims of our – hole :'(

  83. Dolz

    July 3, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    She died in Abeokuta not abroad but all the same, God knows best. RIP Nike

  84. Tee

    July 4, 2013 at 12:06 am

    RIP dear, all i can picture was when you did my wedding makeup, we laughed and cracked jokes all through, so professional and down to earth. Am still in shock but all i can say is may God Almighty accept your soul and forgive you all sins you committed while on earth and also comfort your family. Your daughter am sure will be great IJN. Amen. Sleep on Nike!

  85. Bunmi Lawal

    July 4, 2013 at 12:45 am

    RIP Nike. May the Lord comfort your family.
    Shocking news.

  86. SA

    July 4, 2013 at 12:45 am

    May her soul rest in perfect peace and may God grant her family the grace and strength they need to get through this difficult time.

  87. Princess Dee

    July 4, 2013 at 1:05 am

    i hate bad news!May heaven rest ur soul,dearly beloved.*sad*

  88. Ajoke

    July 4, 2013 at 1:14 am

    Too sad, RIP

  89. tatafo!

    July 4, 2013 at 1:22 am

    This is so sad and she’s so young my goodness! Praying for God to comfort her family and all who knew her. Life is fragile.

  90. Teefah (

    July 4, 2013 at 1:30 am

    This is so incredibly sad, she did one of my best friends make up for her wedding. She was extremely talented at her craft. Truly shocking and sad. Whether she passed away in Nigeria or London, fact still remains another young life has been lost in their prime, parents have lost their daughter, a child has will grow up never knowing his/her mother, her husband has just lost his partner…this breaks my heart. So young, so young, it is mind boggling. Rest In Peace Nike & God give your family & loved ones comfort.

  91. ao

    July 4, 2013 at 1:45 am

    As a mother, who has gone through the childbirth process, my heart sunk when I read about the passing of this young woman. I watched her video on how to tie ichafu and learned a lot from it. Thank you for sharing your talent with others. I extend my condolences to the family especially the newborn and husband. Rest in peace.

  92. NNENNE

    July 4, 2013 at 1:51 am

    So, so, sad. May God comfort her family.
    Death happens everywhere, even in the world’s best hospitals.

  93. Oaken

    July 4, 2013 at 3:43 am

    Kabi o ko si o …eledumare Oba….eyi ye o. I’m sure you, God, can comprehend this. Rest in The Lord Nike

  94. Tess

    July 4, 2013 at 4:15 am

    Truly sad news! I admired her effortless style at tying gele and I learnt how to do it better. Eternal rest grant unto her dear Lord, and may her family & friends find strength and comfort from You at this very difficult time, amen.

  95. ..olaronke..

    July 4, 2013 at 5:51 am

    Dear insensitive, unfeeling BN readers,
    A beautiful talented woman is gone, her family and friends are mourning, and instead of you all using this medium to encourage them by writing about the impact she had on your life or the life of someone around you OR just sighing and moving on, you have chosen to use this medium to debate where she died, criticise her and her family’s choice of said location, and criticise one of Nigeria’s failing systems (like there’s a dearth of places to do that).

    I’ll ask.. Do you think her family care right now where she was or wasn’t? Or that they cannot ponder the ifs and maybes as they sit missing their loved one?

    If you do not have anything to say about Adenike, a simple RIP will do, not commenting will be much better. Please find another place to discuss Nigeria’s health systems.

    Thank you.

    Adenike Ogungbe – may the Lord grant you perfect peace and comfort those whose lives you touched.

    • Me

      July 4, 2013 at 9:10 am

      i concur!

    • Omo Oba

      July 5, 2013 at 5:28 am

      As a matter of fact, my dear Olaronke, WHERE she died actually make a heck of a difference. Yes, the truth is that our dear Nike is gone. But more to that truth is that her death is only a very painful reminder that mothers and children continue to lose their lives within the dearth of our system. We have failed as a nation and as a people to protect our mothers and children. If Nigeria, her death becomes more senseless and more painful; and can serve as a medium if we learn our lesson from her story. In fact, it can protect another mother out there if physicians can learn from what happened. The truth is the circumstances of her death can be used as a lesson for all of us, and as a platform against maternal mortality. As a physician myself, it drives me up the wall when women die from childbirth needlessly, and senselessly.

    • Khadijha

      July 5, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      @ omo Oba,u’re very correct.if you ever had a childbirth experience in naija you will know that both the mother and the baby’s lives are at risk cos the matrons taking the delivery does not have any baby monitoring system and all they have is only tape rule.have had both experience of child delivery In America and in Nigeria and have decided never to hve my last experience never in Nigeria.Denike,wouldn’t have died if we have enough medical equipments available for delivery . may your soul rest in peace and May God almighty provide for her husband to fulfill her dream on her daughter and God will spare your baby’s live.RIP

  96. Anon

    July 4, 2013 at 5:56 am

    RIP to this beautiful lady and may GOd grant her family the fortitude to bear the loss. On another note the more I read the comments on these blogs, the less hope I have for Nigeria. The Nigerian people have been blackmailed into accepting mediocrity and simply live in denial. Bang your head on the wall a million times , collapse and wake up , you can never ever compare health care in Nigeria with that in UK or other developed nations. To have people say ‘well people die everywhere’ or’statistics don’t matter is unbelievable’. The same way you hear people say ‘well I can switch on my generator when the light goes off’ 2013????????????????? Maternal mortality rate is abysmal in Nigeria as are other aspects of healthcare. The rot can be found in all sectors of the economy. Until we recognise that we have a problem and make moves to better our country, nothing will change and we will only get worse. No use denying the failings of our dear country. Once again RIP to this beautiful lady and may God bless and protect her family.

    • Oyinkan

      July 4, 2013 at 2:24 pm

      Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  97. HRS

    July 4, 2013 at 6:51 am

    I am in so much shock!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She’s a respected colleague in the MUA world…. I can’t belive that she’s gone…. She still updated her blog recently…. Very vibrant and beautiful personality… RIP Nike, you will be greatly missed…

  98. Omon

    July 4, 2013 at 7:01 am

    My friend Adenike Ogungbe gave birth to her child on Monday at a hospital in sagamu and died on Wednesday after some complications. She wanted to be managed by the same doctor who had managed her other pregnancies.
    Please you guy should the issue rest and just pray for her soul and the rest of her family. We lost an angel and its hard to swallow

  99. TT

    July 4, 2013 at 7:25 am

    May her soul rest in peace. You are In better place.

  100. omolere

    July 4, 2013 at 7:28 am

    RIP Adenike Ogungbe(Nee Kareem) may God grant you enternal rest.

  101. Berry Dakara

    July 4, 2013 at 7:53 am

    I literally looked at her blog yesterday, looking for a way to contact her about bridal makeup. It’s a terrible tragedy and I pray for comfort for those who loved her. May she RIP.

  102. detutu

    July 4, 2013 at 8:10 am

    She died in Nigeria, she died in UK, or even Kenya, or even Somalia, what does it matter, respect the dead and stop arguing where she died..the thing is death has no respect of nation or health care system, when it’s time its time…even the smallest ailment may take one, we just continue to pray that we would not die before our time and when it’s time let us die peacefully…EWAR is /was a wonderful talented MUA and I pray that her soul and all other departed souls rest in peace..This should draw us all back to the starting point so we understand that this life ain’t our own, we are just passers by and as a result let’s continue to do good, forgive wholeheartedly, love unconditionally, help people when and if you can, doesn’t matter how much you have, reach out to someone, accommodate each other, tolerate each other, we may not have a second chance to put things right, make a difference, even though God reassures us of a better tomorrow, no one really knows what tomorrow brings…..and let the weak say I am strong!!!…God bless

  103. Doks

    July 4, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Ah! This is a rude shock! I liked her work as a makeup artist, she was one of the very best.

    RIP Adenike Ogungbe. RIP. MAy the good LORD comfoort your husband, family, friends & loved ones.

    May the LORD teach us to number our days, so that we may gain a heart of wisdom…

  104. YT

    July 4, 2013 at 8:41 am

    May God’s peace hold her family and friends in these times. May He grant them comfort and strenght in a way only He can. Rest in peace Nike Ogungbe and although it seems belated now, “Thank you”.

  105. topkimbs

    July 4, 2013 at 8:51 am

    such as pleasant lady…………..this is really a loss………. R.I.P

  106. Amaka

    July 4, 2013 at 8:55 am

    RIP beautiful woman!

  107. Zayt

    July 4, 2013 at 8:55 am

    RIP Nike. this is sad! beautiful personality…still remember how sweet she was to me when I met her @ Abeke makeovers. RIP Nike. U ll surely be missed.

  108. eniola

    July 4, 2013 at 8:59 am

    R.I.P Adenike, May your soul rest in peace and may God almighty keep your baby.

  109. iBA

    July 4, 2013 at 9:01 am

    I join my voice with the many well wishers who have prayed for the lady, her family and loved ones. I saw her first on Bella Naija when she did the gele tutorial. Usually when i see video’s that i like i go straight to youtube and try to view more of these individual’s videos. Alas i noticed she had only that one on gele. The video was well done and brilliant. She was so beautiful and down to earth. I dont know this woman from Adam but her death hit me with a blow. RIP Nike. Rip beautiful woman. To the baby friends and family God give you the grace now and evermore…

  110. princessa

    July 4, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Oh my God , dis is so sad, may You Rest in Perfect peace!…May God comfort ur family….esp ur husband, oh so sad!!!

  111. Tbabe

    July 4, 2013 at 9:16 am

    May God grant her sweet soul eternal rest.Sad!

  112. dianalicious

    July 4, 2013 at 9:30 am

    My darling [email protected], am sure God needs you now… you were so pleasant in your emails. Who will do my makeup now? You will be missed….

  113. Matildabanks

    July 4, 2013 at 9:41 am

    The comments and tributes says it all. Darling Ewar, U are loved but ur creator Loves u More. Sleep on in d beauty of his Holiness.

  114. ogechi

    July 4, 2013 at 9:48 am

    I felt so sad hearing a woman pass on during childbirth is so painful after nine months at times ten or eleven months at the end of the day she will not live to see the precious seed she gave birth to, we cant blame anybody cos God knows better and why is so. but we encourage women to always come more closer to God when they are pregnant because every good gift there are always room for attack . Mothers be prayerful when your pregnant and the God lord will see you through whether in Nija or abroad. I pray God to grant her soul internal rest and the family the heart to bear this great lost and more also the precious girl she left behind may the power of the almighty overshadow her all the rest of her on this earth AMEN.adieu nike

  115. brendz

    July 4, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Childbearing is sooooo tough on women! Your body actually breaksdown to accommodate babies, how can someone die while trying to give life. This really hurts and i dont know who to be mad at!!!!!
    Nike especially had a lot of trials…. and now this…..i need answers…life is not fair. #RIP Nike

  116. Organics by MelVee

    July 4, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Life…so transient! Death…so inevitable!!!

    Adenike ‘Ewar’ Ogungbe your work and impact on your generation lives on.

    Rest in Peace

  117. Oliveskovski

    July 4, 2013 at 10:31 am

    It is unfortunate that she passed during child birth..however, anyone can die during child birth…yes, we do have some quack hospitals here in Nigeria..but am sure she made a good choice in delivering her child were she many women die everyday during child birth…thing is we don’t hear of them because they are civilians…all we need do is pray for her family and her baby…whether she gave birth in Nigeria or not doesnt matter now…she is gone..and the least we can do is pray for her family…I don’t know where people got their She had her baby in Uk from…she had her baby her in Nigeria…Abeokuta…and whatever the case, we’ve lost her..RIP EWAR CEO.

    • dude

      July 4, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      It is not unfortunate, it is criminal! Nigeria is the 10th worst country in the world to give birth. One out of every 200 women in Nigeria dies from childbirth. It is 50 times safer to give birth in the UK than in Nigeria!

      The maternal mortality ranking of countries is below, read it and weep.

    • Oyinkan

      July 4, 2013 at 7:49 pm

      Thank you too!!!!!!!!!!!!

  118. AAsh

    July 4, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Ewar, still looked at your phone number on my phone some days ago and remembered when i called to make enquiries for bridal make-up. I hope you rest in the bossom of the Almighty and may the Holy Spirit comfort your family and grant them peace in this sorrowful time.
    May the good Lord watch over your daughter and grant her good health and long life, may she forever be a source of joy to those you left behind and not a reminder of your deaath In Jesus Name.Amen

  119. Osiagwu f.

    July 4, 2013 at 10:43 am

    May God grant her family the fortitude to bear this great loss.

  120. Aderonke

    July 4, 2013 at 10:59 am

    I saw her pix on a friend’s BB display and I couldn’t believe it. I kept asking what happened? Never knew you one on one but I have seen your beautiful and amazing works over the years. Really sad that you are gone. May God grant ur husband, children and ur whole family the strength to bear your absence. Rest in peace dear great one!
    May God


    July 4, 2013 at 11:06 am


  122. Amity

    July 4, 2013 at 11:30 am

    I lost my sister last year to maternal mortality, it’s a painful experience and I won’t even wish my worst enemy. Each time I look at that baby I still wish she was alive. ADENIKE I pray for comfort to your families and ask the good Lord to grant your soul eternal rest in his bosom Amen!

  123. Lilly

    July 4, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I cant believe this, The other day she showed us how to tire a gele and now she is no more.
    May Her soul rest in Peace. And to her family do take hrt, she is in a better place now and smiling down wishing we could see.

  124. nwando

    July 4, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Rest in perfect peace Ewar. May God comfort your family. This is soo sad. I have your tutorials, and though I never met you in person, you seemed like such a pleasant and likable lady.

  125. fashionandstylepolice

    July 4, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    RIP EWAR. You will be missed.

  126. onenaijagirl

    July 4, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Oh noooooo… :-(! RIP Nike. May God give all of yours the grace to bear your loss.
    Lord, we are thankful and we trust that you are good.

  127. Straight4ward

    July 4, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Please get your facts right, she died in Nigeria.

  128. herroyalsexiness

    July 4, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    RIP to a make up artiste extraordinaire…… Rest in the bosom of the Lord and may God comfort and console your family and loved ones.

  129. Toyin

    July 4, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    I’m nn in total shock. May your soul rest in perfect peace. God please help us, our young people cant just go like that. Have mercy on us. My mom gave birth to seven of us in naija, and we came out well. But, nigeria still need to work on their healthcare system. Mothers should not be dying that much, its too high. Forget the useless government can t we come together to build a good private hospital.

  130. mimzzzzzzzzzz

    July 5, 2013 at 10:13 am

    I’m at a loss as to what to say, the glowing tributes you have received say a lot about the kind of life you lived. RIP Nike, till we meet to part no more.

  131. ayo

    July 5, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    may her soul find rest in the bosom of our lord Jesus.

  132. Mojisola

    July 5, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Rest in Peace .

  133. O

    July 5, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I am holding back tears for the loss of a young life. I didn’t know her, but my mum and I were learning to tie the pleated gele from her video in June; didn’t even know her name, but we both liked her video the best of all the ones we found on youtube. Sun re o Adenike, Oluwa a wo awon ebi e.

  134. tega omisore

    July 6, 2013 at 4:51 am

    i still remember the great fear that engulfed me as my second son ripped through me to come into this world, he was in such a hurry to be born and at a point the force was so intense that for some time i could not feel my body…childbirth is not a walk in the park and only JESUS can see a woman through it… for 9mths carrying the child, we smile and show the world how happy we are to carry such a gift, but internally the fear is deep especially the fear of death, and so all we can do is to call on God to see us through knowing being alive to see that child grow is the greatest reward of womanhood. i am still weeping and pray that Nike Ogungbe’s family somehow find comfort to bear this bitter loss. my child barely 2mths today is staring at me as i type this and all i can say is God saw me through it twice, i almost lost my life the second time but he saved me, i’m having no more as we believe i escaped death a second time, that’s why the death of this hardworking and beautiful lady, after all the trials she had gone through trying to have children in this life, makes me understand that even two kids is one too many, it is the grace of God that we are alive after childbirth in the UK or in Nigeria…non matters right now…but that God help those she has left behind, especially her child…RIP beautiful and humble Ms Nike.

  135. Busy Sade

    July 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    God is indeed good and he knows best, may you find perfect rest and joy in his bosom. God loves you best.RIP

  136. funmi

    July 9, 2013 at 10:40 am

    i vividly remember when i called her to inquire about her make up tutorial. This is extremely sad and devastating she was my Mentor, I really wanted her to train me to be a professional like herself or BMPRO. She was an epitome of beauty, I have her pix on my phone. Mrs ADENIKE OGUNGBE was Ewar, i ll miss ur creative work. REST IN PEACE MA

  137. FOE

    July 12, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Rip Ewar….on-going investigation into her death. The hospital, doctors etc. Friends and fans of Ewar have gathered information and organised to demand Justice for Adenike

  138. Aderonke seweje

    July 4, 2016 at 8:57 am

    God knows best,R.I.P adenike??

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