Saturday, September 10, 2011

Nike Ogundoyin-Ayanbadejo, First Nigerian on Sir Alan Sugar's 'The Apprentice UK' Passes on..

Intro of first ever Apprentice featuring Adenike Ogundoyin with 13 other  aspiring business tycoons
with Sir Alan Sugar

Nike on the set of The Apprentice UK Series 1 Episode 1

Seriously Doughnuts pays tribute to Adenike Ogundoyin -Ayanbadejo, Nigeria's first ever contestant on Sir Alan Sugar's The Apprentice UK, Series 1(2005)  and Owner-Manager of Pattaya Oriental Restaurant in Victoria Island, Lagos, who passed away last saturday while holidaying in London.
Adenike Ogundoyin -Ayanbadejo's business acumen running one of Nigeria's best Thai restaurants earned her great respect in Nigeria where she was once named by the Future Awards as one of 50 Wave Making Nigerian Women (2007).
Nike's Beautiful Restaurant - Pattaya Oriental, VI, Lagos

Inside Nike's Pattaya

Adenike 38, suddenly collapsed last saturday in London. Seriously Doughnuts had lunch at Nike's  Pattaya Thai Restaurant during Arise Fashion Week and we were truly impressed with Nike's fantastic restaurant, the food, the deco, the ambience and customer service which were all a true testament to Adenike's hardwork and expertise. She was indeed a pride to women in business.

Funeral details to be updated soon. Aderonke Ogundoyin-Ayanbadejo was laid to rest on Monday the 12th of September at Islington Cemetery. We are deeply saddened by her death and pray that God will grant her husband, children and family the fortitude to bear her loss. May her soul rest in perfect peace.



  1. May she rest in peace. Amen. We have so many mutual friends and Pattaya is such a fab place to hang out.

  2. This world is not our own, may she RIP

  3. Omg. How sad. First met her years ago when I had a party for my children at her restaurant. It was called by another name, and then I saw her in Accra last year and she was so sweet. Really sad. RIP.

  4. Kemiismyrealname; it was Vintage and then changed to Pattaya. So sad!

  5. You can pay your tribute and light a candle to this remarkable young talent and woman of virtue and substance by clicking on this link..below

    Funeral Arrangement: Service and Internment at Islington Chapel,Mon 12th Sept from 12noon< Islington London 278 High Street East Finchley London N2 9AG. Gathering follows at Jesus House Brent Cross 2pm. By Dr Lai Ajileye

  6. Nike, may God rest your soul. I was at your dads funeral in the early 90s and he was indeed a great man. I cannot fathom why you had to go join him so young, so soon but God knows best.

  7. RIP Nike. Its really saddening. May God grant your loved ones the fortitude to bear this great loss. TY

  8. Really sad. We grew up together in Ibadan. She was the daughter of the late millonaire - chief Adeseun Ogundoyin. Like her dad, she also had the SS gene. I'm glad she was able to leave a family behind because the SS crisis is no fun at all. Cute little thing back then..she was miss ISI.

    May her soul rest in peace and may God continue to be with her loved ones and us all. Amen.


  9. Adenike , We will miss u! May ur soul rest in peace. i still can't believe ur gone ......May God grant ur husband and kids the fortitude to bear this loss.


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