Veteran Yoruba Actress, Folake Aremu, Orisabunmi Is Dead.

Veteran Yoruba Actress, Folake Aremu, Orisabunmi Is Dead.

Folake Aremu, a 60-year-old Yoruba actress popularly known as Orisabunmi, has died.

Her death comes four months after the death of her former husband, Jimoh Aliu, better known as Aworo.

Bolaji Amusan, alias Mr Latin, president of the Theatre Arts And Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), announced she died on Tuesday night.

Read Mr. Latin's statement below...

“It is so sad we lost a Priceless Jewel, a very rare gem in the Nigerian film industry, Chief Mrs Folakemi Aremu, aka Orisabunmi, to the cold hands of death last night.

According to the actor, Orisabunmi died at 11 pm after a brief illness at 11pm.

“Though good people die every day yet not all of them affirm for us the goodness in humanity the way Orisabunmi did.

“She passed away leaving a legacy of positive experiences for anyone who took the time to know her.

“If Oratory is the Masterful Art, the world will surely miss Orisabunmi for her talent. She was an orator who would perfectly chant eloquently with her resounding sonorous voice.

“Iya Oosa, we will surely miss you.

“Burial arrangement will be announced soon,” 

The death was also confirmed in a Facebook post by another senior TAMPAN member, Tunde Ola-Yusuff.

“She left without a goodbye. The sudden death of Mrs Folake Aremu (ORISABUNMI) has been announced.

“Really a shock on everyone. Iya Oosa, may God rest your Soul among the righteous,” Ola Yusuff wrote.

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