“Your fist was still clenched like you were holding a mic” – Leke Adeboye describes the last moment of his Late brother, Dare


Leke Adeboye, one of the sons of the General Overseer of RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has penned a tribute to his late brother, Dare Adeboye.

Leke Adeboye
Leke Adeboye

Leke ahead of his birthday reflects on how his brother would have celebrated him if he was still alive. According to him, it was a tradition to give each other gifts on their birthdays, May and June respectively.

Sharing a photo of his late brother, who died in his sleep on Tuesday, May 4th, Leke revealed the clergy man still had his fist clenched like he was holding a mic, as he lay lifeless.

Dare Adeboye
Dare Adeboye

In his words,

“Your fist was still clenched like you were holding a mic. But this time with your eyes closed and smiling. It’s my birthday on May 20. You would have sent me a cash gift as a little brother. And I would have retaliated on June 9.

I still will, as you have given me a gift of being my brother. Thank you for all the experiences. The goods, the grillings and the godly.”

The family of the Pastor E.A Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has confirmed the burial arrangement for their late son, Dare. The funeral rites would begin on Friday, May 9.

This was contained in a statement released by Adeboye’s Personal Assistant, Leke, said the funeral rites


The statement reads partly:

“With our hearts full of gratitude, we appreciate you, for standing by our family, in this period of trial. We are consoled, no doubt, by the fact that our beloved son has returned home, to rest in the bosom to his maker and father.

“Our confident assurance is rooted in the life of selflessness and sacrifice our son lived for Jesus Christ, our Saviour. Thank you so much for your prayers and words of encouragement.

“Our prayer is that we will all make it to that glorious home, in Jesus mighty name.”

The funeral programme of Pastor Dare goes thus:

Special service: Sunday, May 9

Venue: City of David Youth Church in Eket, Akwa Ibom [Where the deceased pastored].

Thanksgiving songs and tribute: To be held on Monday, May 10, between 4 pm and 6 pm

Venue: RCCG House of Favour, Redemption Camp, Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Farewell service: To hold on Tuesday, May 11

Venue: Youth Centre, RCCG Redemption Camp