Top Fashion Designer Remi Lagos Dies at 51

Oluremi Osholake

Oluremi Osholake

Renowned Fashion designer and pundit Oluremi Osholake popular known as Remi Lagos is dead. She died this morning (Saturday November 3, 2012) at age 51.

She reportedly died of cancer at a London hospital after undergoing a surgical operation.

The news of her death was announced by her very close and long-time friend Funmi Iyanda on social network Twitter.

‘My dearest friend Ms Remi Osholake (Remi Lagos) passed on dis morning. She had cancer. She was a remarkable, creative force 2 d end. Life is‘, @Funmilola tweeted.

Remi Lagos is one of Nigeria’s most popular fashion designers.

She trained at the East Croydon School of Art & Design, Chelsea School of Art & Design and Inchbald School of Art & Interior Design.

She managed to expand the creative phases of Remi Lagos on prestigious fashion runways in Europe, the United States of America and Africa.

She carved a niche for herself in the fashion industry having put in more than 25 years. She was noted for her quietness and her love for black outfits.


One of Remi’s closest friends, fellow designer, Adebayo Jones posted this touching note on his Facebook page

Sadly my dear friend who has been in hospital treatment for Cancer, whom most of you have prayed for and sent goodwill messages has passed away moments ago.
I am still in shock. I just don’t get it how someone can be diagnosed and be gone within two weeks.
I saw her on Thursday and she was in a very delicate state which greatly distressed me the whole night and Friday. I really did wish there was somnething I could have done.
This morning just about 12 Noon I was praying for another Friend going through an operatiion as I write, and I spent the rest of the time praying for my dear friend Remi and pleading God’s mercy.
Got the message just after I finished praying.
May her soul find perfect peace AMEN.
Thank you all for your prayers and God bless you all.

Dear Remi .. You will be greatly missed as an truly beautiful soul and a great Artisan..
You have left a big mark that can not be easily equalled. It’s been quite a while and a blessing knowing you since 1987 just after returning from England to set up your first outlet Freaky Designs..
The joy for me is that you experienced LOVE right to the end.. We all Loved you and you Loved us back equally..
I will not forget your words.. You told me
and just so you know dearest Remi


Peace and love to all the family… Have to stop here
Have no more words at the moment.

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