Nollywood veteran actress, Orisabunmi is dead

NEWS DIGEST – Popular Yoruba actress, Folake Aremu, popularly known as Orisabunmi, is dead. The Kwara born died at the age of 60.

President of the Theatre Arts And Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) Bolaji Amusan, also known as Mr Latin confirmed her death.

A senior member of TAMPAN, Tunde Ola-Yusuff, expressed grief in a Facebook post Wednesday morning.

“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,” he wrote.

In the 80s, she was well known for her roles as a priestess in movies. She has played some iconic roles like ‘Asabi’ in “Oluwerimagboojo”, and the priestess in “Ayanmo Eda”.

Orisabunmi died four months after her ex-husband, Jimoh Aliu, aka Aworo passed on. They separated two decades ago.

In her interview, Orisabunmi said Aworo played more of the role of a father than a husband in her life. She further stated that Aworo contributed a lot to her acting career.