CELEBRATING REMI OLONINISI: TEN YEARS AFTER
By Kolade Segun-Okeowo
Aderemi Olabode Oloninisi, was born in Ilorin on 7th January, 1975 to the family of Late Chief and Chief (Mrs) Rufus Olu Oloninisi from Oga, Kogi State.
The third in the family of three boys, young Aderemi attended the prestigious Trinity Nursery & Primary School and St. Barnabas Primary School, Sabo-oke, Ilorin for his primary education. Afterwards, Remi got admitted into the famous Government Secondary School, Ilorin in 1987 where he successfully graduated in 1993.
In his quest to further his education, he enrolled for IJMB which later earned him admission into The Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State to study Civil Engineering. Aderemi Oloninisi was also an Alumnus of The Mount Zion Institute of Christian Drama, Ile-Ife, Osun, State.
Aderemi met with Christ in 1994 and was called into the ministry, precisely on 23rd October, 1994. The evidence of Gods calling upon him was great that he could hardly think of any other thing to do other than working full time in the drama ministry despite his Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) Degree in Civil Engineering.
Our beloved brother got married to Sister Anne Adenike Oloninisi (Nee Fashikun) who is also a renowned drama minister in 2007 and the marriage is blessed with a son, Oluwasemilore Oluwadarasimi Adedamola Aderemi-Oloninisi in 2008. Indeed Remi found a helpmeet in Adenike, who was a great support for him in life and ministry even to the point of death. Truly, “whosoever found a wife, find a good thing, and obtain favour of the LORD.
To the Glory of God, Engineer Aderemi Olabode Oloninisi, left behind a functioning drama ministry; His Supremacy Christian Ministries (HISUM) and Trinity Communications which God committed into his hands. He had four films to his credit, (Mase W’eyin, Olugbeja Dide, Costly Assumption and By Violence) and was working on the fifth one (Dangerous Delay) when he passed on to glory.
Aderemi had strong passion for film acting and directing. This, he demonstrated in directing about thirty (30) Christian films of repute and countless stage drama ministrations in virtually all the geo-political zones of this nation. He had also featured in about 100 Christian films, which of course have led and have continue to lead many souls to Christ.
Obviously, Aderemis vision for the drama ministry was to bring as many as possible to the fold of Christ through active evangelism. His passion was also to raise several others in the work of the ministry. To the Glory of God, several of his protégés are doing exploits in the drama ministry today. In the midst of other attractive alternatives, he became a promising Civil Engineer turned drama Evangelist for the Lord.
His contribution at the state and national levels of All Nigeria Conference of Evangelical Drama Ministers (ANCEDRAM) cannot be over-emphasised. As a silent warrior, he served as an Editor of the ANCEDRAMs national magazine; THE UNCTION, for eight (8) years. Until his death, he was a member of Nigeria Guild of Evangelical Moviemakers (NGEM).
HISUM; the ministry where he served as President, has among other arms, The Trinity Film Institute (TFI) Ilorin. To the glory of God, testimonies abound in this new arm of the ministry.
One of his very last statements, THE WAR IS OVER connotes that ADEREMI OLABODE OLONINISI has fought victoriously a good fight of faith. The war is over because his pain is over, the war is over because his trouble is over, the war is over because he has crossed over, indeed the war is over because he is resting in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Till when we shall meet to part no more… GOOD NIGHT ADEREMI !!!
Films REMI OLONINISI featured in:
Akosile, Asa Idile, Asiri Tu, Asepamo, By Violence, Bitten by the Serpent, Costly Assumption, Change of Taste, Destiny for Sale, Double for Shame, Egun Aimo, Esin Ajoji, Emi K’emi, Evil Flame, Egun Igba Owuro, Ekeji Ekun, Fears to the Wind, Holy Elders, In my Stead, Ija Emi, Ireti Iye, Igbekun, Ise Owo, Iji Mi Titan, Kingdom Tout, Ko to n kan, Lost But found, Life Imprisonment, Loop Holes, Mase Weyin, Majemu Aiye, Majemu Buburu, My Crown, Ni Gba Kan ri, Never Happened, Not Only You, Nigbati Okunkun Su, Niboji, Olugbeja Dide, Ogun Afowofa, Ojiji Atijo, Oba Kan Mbe, Omo Oba Nla, Ogo To Nsunkun, Osan D’oru, Once Upon A Time, Ohun Ikoko, Owo Oluwa, Owo Ibinu, Owo Mi Ba, Painful Decision, Remember, Something To Hide, Se’ranti, Talo le Gbagbe, The Forgotten Ones, The Storm Is Over, The Barren Land, The Way Out, Tani Kristeni, T’emi Ko, Too Much for God, The Siege is Over, The Mysteries, The Matchmaker, Unknown Curse. and others.
Films Directed by REMI OLONINISI:
Ma’se W’eyin SUPREME Films, Ilorin Ireti Iye THYCEM, Ilorin
Olugbeja Dide SUPREME Films, Ilorin Ija Emi THYCEM, Ilorin
Ohun Ikoko Christ Deliverance Church, Ilorin Costly Assumption SUPREME Films, Ilorin
The Way Out Foundation Grace Drama Ministry By Violence SUPREME Films, Ilorin
Majemu Aiye CAC Oke-Isegun Drama Group, Ilorin
Asa Idile First ECWA, Shao Owo Ibinu Christian Home Ministry, Ilorin
Ruth C-SEM International, Lagos Ni’boji FEEDU, Ilorin
Careless Soul FCS Drama Group, FUT Minna Dangerous Guest NCCF, Nasarawa
The Matchmaker Housecare Ministries, Ibadan
Majemu Buburu THYCEM, Ilorin and others
Films Co-Directed by REMI OLONINISI:
Temi Ko Calvary Drama Ministry, Ogbomoso The Barren Land Victory Drama Group Ilorin
Not my Own Calvary Drama Ministry, Ogbomoso
Omo Oba Nla ANCEDRAM, Kwara State Double For Shame Victory Drama Group Ilorin
My Crown Prodram intl