Jane Ebimalu Enaholo
(1937 - 2010)

Jane Ebimalu Enaholo
Nickname: Mama

Unuwazi Uromi, Nigeria
July 7, 1937

Lagos, Nigeria
April 14, 2010

Singing gospel songs, Dancing, Praying and worshiping
Madam Jane Ebimalu Enaholo (Mama) was born 73 years ago as the eldest daughter of 6 children to the family of Pa Ibhaguezighene Salami and Madam Sametu of Odogbe ward of Unuwazi, Uromi, Edo State of Nigeria. Her position as the eldest daughter in the family inbuilt in her a high sense of moral responsibility, discipline and hard work. This she brought to bear on her marriage in 1955 to the late commissioner of Police, Pa Callistus Emakhu Enaholo.

Prior to the death of her husband, Pa Callistus Emakhu Enaholo in November 17, 1976, she was a successful business woman supporting her husband in every way possible. She was a registered contractor with DUMEZ Construction Company and also a registered general merchant with J.B. Olivant Company, Nigeria Ltd.

Mama was a lady of many talents, perhaps she was the greatest folklore dancer and singer of her generation. She was a lead singer and dancer to the famous Ijiogidi and Ibhaboje dancing group of Uromi in the 40’s and early 50’s. These innate attributes has been passed on to her children.

Before her passing, Mama was the matriarch to the entire Enaholo family. She was an ardent Catholic Christian (Catholic Charismatic Renewal). Her only concern was how to straighten out all her children and those around her to the ways of God. She was a prayer warrior and a no-nonsense woman. Mama would not lie for you and would usually tell you the way it is. She was a strict disciplinarian; hence she was able to raise 8 children all by herself.

Mama was a sister, mother, and grandmother and great-grand mother to many people. She is survived by her 8 children (one daughter and seven sons) and their spouses: Dr. (Mrs.) Bridget Eigbokhan (Engr. Sam); Mr. Gregg Enaholo (Teresa) (USA); Mr. Henry Asotie Enaholo (Anne); Engr. Daniel Enaholo (Bridget); Arc. Pastor Chris. Omons Enaholo (Christie); Pastor Kenneth Enaholo (South Africa); Mr. Andrew Ehizokhale Enaholo (Eja) and Mr. Ebeagbor Enaholo (Zena). Stepchildren are Mrs. Elizabeth Ojugo, Mrs. Grace Ogbebor, Mrs. Dora Okojie and Dr. Austin Enaholo. In addition, her brothers and sister to mourn her are Mr. Patrick Salami, Pastor Clement Salami and Madam Vero Uwagbale and half brothers and sister are Mr. Julius Salami, Mr. Raphael Salami and Madam Ikhueko (Florence). Among her many grand children are Efua Eigbokhan (USA); Anetor Eigbokhan, Eni Eigbokhan (USA); Eromosele Eigbokhan (USA); Ehi Enaholo (USA); Osose Enaholo (USA); Osemudia Enaholo (USA); Idemudia Enaholo; Onose Enaholo; Ayemere Enaholo; Ibhahie Enaholo; Anehita Enaholo; Princess Zoe (Osehonseme) Enaholo; to mention but a few. Representing great grand children is Elijah Okalo Elens-Eigbokhan (USA).


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Forever in our minds mama. Rest in peace
Henry Enaholo (Son)
April 14th, 2019
8 years today you left us mama. I miss you so much mama. I'm consoled because you in a Bette place with our lord Jesus. Continue to rest in perfect peace.
Ehis Enaholo (Son)
April 14th, 2018
Exactly 8 years ago, mama left us to be with the Lord. Everyday I remember her, she actually didn't leave my memory. May her gentle soul continue to rest in peace, Amen.
Gregg Enaholo (First son)
April 14th, 2018
It's your 8th anniversary today when you left us to meet our Lord. It's still looks like it was yesterday. We miss you mama and always miss you. May your soul continue to rest in peace.
Gregg Enaholo (Son)
April 14th, 2018
Mama, you are specially on my mind today. Your grandchildren are fine. Onose turned 21 yesterday and doing well in the University. Idemudia is now a very handsome man ready for his youth service. We all love and miss you. Regards to Anna up there with you. Continue to rest in peace dear mama
Asotie Enaholo (Son)
April 14th, 2018
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"May your eternal rest be blissful until we meet to part no more"
Henry Enaholo
April 14th, 2019
"I knw mama when my biologcal mum used to send me fire wood to d hse in lucky street, mama was so nice n accomodative. Rest well Enaholo Edomhen Akhere"
Enaholo Akhere
January 22nd, 2013
"Happy 2nd anniversary. You are 2yrs old in the Lord's kingdom. We that you continue to grow in the Lord and intercede for us. Be our guarding Angel above. Rest in peace mama, but miss you dearly."
Gregg Enaholo
April 15th, 2012
"Mama mi, how you dey for there? I hope say you don peace wey no go end. We your children, we dey do well, Thank God. Make you rest well well and make you dey pray for us. We miss you too much. Today, you na 1year old for heaven. You dey see baba so?"
Gregg Enaholo
April 14th, 2011
"Mama, everyday one thing must bring back your memory. It will never fade with us forever. I know you look down on us and keep watch. May you continue to have eternal rest with the Lord, Amen!"
Gregg Enaholo
December 2nd, 2010
"Mama, we pray to our Lord God and creator, to recieve your soul with joy into His heavenly kingdom. May your soul rest in perfect Peace in the Lord - Amen."
July 13th, 2010
"Rest in Peace mama"
Tola Idris Sosanya
June 15th, 2010
"May your soul rest in perfect peace and sleep well, for there is no more pain,sorrow nor even death now,no more death."
Thomas Ativie
June 12th, 2010
"A true heroine indeed, we'll all miss u. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace."
Idemudia Enaholo
May 26th, 2010
"Mama was a great mum who cared so much about her children. She would pray day and night for each of them, sacrificing her sleep even in old age. She was a great example. Rest in the bossom of the Lord, Mama."
Anne Enaholo
May 26th, 2010


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