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Veteran Yoruba Actress Folake Aremu Aka Orisabunmi Is Dead

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Popular Yoruba actress Folake Aremu, popularly known as Orisabunmi, has passed on at the age of 60.

The Kwara born thespian’s death comes only months after the death of her ex-husband Jimoh Aliu, better known as Aworo, who died on 17th September 2020. They were married for 36 years.

Veteran Yoruba Actress Folake Aremu Aka Orisabunmi Is Dead

The President of the Theatre Arts And Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) Bolaji Amusan, aka Mr Latin, confirmed she died on Tuesday night. Another senior TAMPAN member, Tunde Ola-Yusuff, also broke the news of her death in a Facebook post.

Orisabunmi was famous for playing the role of a priestess with magical powers expressed in incantations and some other mysterious manifestations endearing her to viewers for many years.

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The late actress achieved fame in the 80s when she starred in the TV series “Arelu”. She acted alongside her ex-husband and the likes of Fadeyi Oloro. This was shortly after she was discovered by her ex-husband in the 80s while working as a teacher in Kwara State. She first appeared in a stage play called “Ori Ma Binu”. However, it was her role as ‘Orisabunmi‘ in “Arelu” that made her a household name.

Some of her iconic roles include ‘Asabi’ in “Oluwerimagboojo” and the priestess in “Ayanmo Eda”.


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