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Popular Nollywood Actress Orisabunmi Dies At 60

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By Babajide Okeowo

Popular Nollywood actress, Mrs. Folake Aremu, popularly known as Orisabunmi is dead.

The veteran actress, a native of Olla in Kwara State, died at age 60 at her residence in Ibadan, Oyo State after a brief illness.

Born on October 10, 1960, in Ilu Ola, Kwara State, Orisabunmi went to Ilu Ola Primary School and Secondary Commercial College.

Prince Jide Kosoko while confirming her death to newsmen on Wednesday, expressed grief and prayed to God for the repose of her soul.

Kosoko described her death as a terrible blow to the Nigerian theatre industry, he also prayed for God to comfort her family members and her loved ones.

Hear him “No doubt, Folake was a thoroughbred actress. She was an amazon in the industry and we respected and valued her for her contribution. She gave her all to her career and she was recognised for her worth” Kosoko eulogized.

The President of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria, Bolaji Amusan, popularly called Baba Latin, said Orisabunmi died late Tuesday night.

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

Aremu was well known since the 80 s for her roles as a priestess, pacifist, and the good witch in movies. Known since the 80 s for her roles as a priestess, pacifist, and the good witch in movies.

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