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
1937, July 7: Born into the family of ‘Ighene and Sametu Salami.
1944 to 1954: Lead singer and dancer of Ijiogidi and Ibhaboje dancing group Uromi.
Married to a Police Inspector (Sergeant?)- Mr. Callistus Emakhu Enaholo
Had her 1st child- a girl- Bridget Ehianeta Enaholo (Dr. (Mrs.) Eigbokhan)
Moved with husband to Ibadan, Western Region, Nigeria. Husband promoted and transferred.
Had her 2nd child -her first son- Gregg Omofunma Enaholo at Ibadan

Husband was transferred to Sapele, Midwest Region and she left back for Uromi, Midwest Region, Nigeria. She was sick and had a miscarriage.

She had her 3rd child- 2nd son- Henry Oriasotie Enaholo at Uromi

1962/1963- She moved back to Sapele to join her husband.

Moved to Lagos when husband was transferred to Police College, Ikeja as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).

June 1964: Had an auto accident (car somersaulted) she survived it.

1964, August: Mama had her 4th child – a son- Engr. Daniel Erabhahiemhen Enaholo

Nigeria had its first coup-de tat. Mama was still in Lagos, Nigeria.

She had her 5th child, a son, Arc. Pastor Christopher Omozokpia Enaholo
1966 to 1970: Nigerian Civil war. Mama still in Lagos. Husband was now a Police Officer. During these period, mama tried learning driving and did adult education course. Her mom and mother-in law died during this period. Could not go home due to the war.
Mama had her 6th child- a boy- Kenneth Ehizojie Enaholo (Pastor)

Mama had her 7th child- a son- Andrew Ehizokhale Enaholo.

Late 1970/ 1971: Moved with husband to Enugu, Eastern State (Anambra State). She started business as a Contractor, Mama supported her husband and the family financially, especially with the building of the Lucky Street house with the proceeds of the business. Baba promoted to Assistant Commissioner of Police.

Husband transferred to Calabar, South Eastern State (now Cross River State).

1974/ 1975: Baba retired from Police Force and they all moved to Benin City, Bendel State. He got another job as Chief Security Officer to Bendel Foods Ltd. Mama was still a registered supplier to Dumez Construction Co. and G.B. Ollivant Co.
Mama had her 8th and last child, a boy, Ebeagbor Ibhaseguaehi Enaholo

Her daughter, Bridget got married to Engr. Sam Eigbokhan

Mama became a born again Christian with Charismatic Renewal
Her 1st son, Gregg got married to Teresa Okoruwa. The couple moved to the USA in May 1991.

Her 2nd son, (Henry) Asotie got married to Anne Ehimhen.

2nd & 3rd: Her 3rd son, Daniel got married to Bridget Akhuetiemen
2nd & 3rd: Her 4th son, Omons got married to Christie Aghanti
She moved to live with her Daughter in Lagos and subsequently stayed with her sons at intervals, waiting for her house at Wisdom to be repaired or rebuilt.

Her 6th son, Ehizokhale got married to Mary Eja. Oboh

Mama celebrated her 70th birthday in Lagos, an event that was very well attended

13th & 14th: Her baby, the 7th son, Ebi got married to Zena Igbinedion
Transitioned to Glory after a brief illness in Lagos.



"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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