Nollywood pays tribute to actress Orisabunmi

 Nollywood pays tribute to actress Orisabunmi

Popular Yoruba actress Mrs. Folake Aremu, popularly called Orisabunmi, is dead.

The news of her death, which threw the entertainment industry into sadness, was confirmed by a family source.

The veteran actress, who hailed from Olla in Kwara State, died at 60 in her home in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The news of her demise was also confirmed by the President of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Mr. Bolaji Amusan, popularly known as Pa Latin.

He said Orisabunmi died late on January 5.

Her death occurred four months after the demise of her ex-husband, Jimoh Aliu, popularly called Aworo, under whose tutelage she rose to prominence in the film industry.

Circumstances leading to her death could not be confirmed at press time.

Veteran Nollywood actor Jide Kosoko and another actor, Yemi Shodimu, yesterday mourned Orisabunmi. They hailed her contributions to the development of the entertainment industry.


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