20 Yoruba Actors and Actresses That Are No More (Photos)

20 Yoruba Actors and Actresses That Are No More

Death is sacrosanct, everyone will surely have his or her own share, The Yoruba movie industry has witnessed the loss of some versatile actors and actresses.

These filmmakers have contributed immensely to the development of the Nollywood industry, this has made it difficult for their colleagues and fans to forget them.

This article will be talking about 20 of them who are very popular

1. Baba Suwe

The late veteran actor, Babatunde Omidina popularly known as Baba Suwe died on November 22, 2021, after battling an illness for an extended period. He was 63 years old.

He was succeeded by wives, children, and grandchildren. His death was a great loss to the movie industry, having been around for more than three decades.

2. Murphy Afolabi

Renowned Nigerian actor-filmmaker Murphy Afolabi passed away on May 14, 2023, at the age of 49, shortly after celebrating his birthday on May 5, 2023. We have information about the cause of his death.

3. Iyabo Oko

Veteran actress, Sidikat Odukanwi known by fans and colleagues as Iyabo Oko battled with her health for years before she died. Rumours of her death first surfaced in 2021 and 2022.

However, her daughter finally confirmed her passing on Thursday, June 29, 2023. She is popular for her roles in Yoruba language movies like Okobo Dimeji, Idunnu Okan and Ayitale.

4. Chief Ojo Arowosafe ( Fadeyi Oloro)

Popularly known as Fadeyi Oloro, the veteran Nollywood actor passed away on March 7, 2023, aged 66. His daughter, Fasunwon Oluwafunke, broke the news of the actor’s death following a protracted battle with a terminal disease.

Fadeyi Oloro was loved by many for his iconic roles in Yoruba movies, as a traditional warlord or herbalist. Some of his notable works include Inubibi, Anike Olufa and Akoni Mefa.

5. Adewale Adeyomo

Prince Adewale Adeyemo died on Monday morning, 22nd of May, 2023 after a brief illness. This is according to a post by a colleague of his, Kunle Afod, on his Instagram page. Recent weeks have thrown Nollywood into some form of turbulent times

6. Dejo Tunfulu

Dejo Tunfulu
Dejo Tunfulu

The recent death that shocked many artists and lovers of Yoruba Nollywood is the death of Kunle Adetokunbo popularly known as Dejo Tunfulu. He died on the 1st of April, 2022.

7. Toyin Majekodunmi

Toyin Majekodunmi

Toyin Majekodunmi popularly known as Iya Kike was a veteran Yoruba movie actress and producer, she passed away 2nd of January, 2017.

8. Rechel Oniga

Rechel Oniga

Rachel died on Friday, 30th of July, 2021 at the age of 64. She was born on 23 May 1957 in Ebute Metta, Lagos State.

9. Henrietta Kosoko

Henrrietta Kosoko

Henrietta died on Monday, 6th of June, 2016 after suffering from diabetes. She left 4 children behind, they are Taiwo Olowu, Kehinde Olowu, Muyiwa Kosoko and Temilade Kosoko.

10. Pa kasumu

Pa Kasumu

Olukayode Odumosu popularly known as Pa Kasumu died in Lagos on March 1, 2020, at the age of 67 after an illness. He was born on March 16, 1953, in Oyo State.

11. Bisi Komolafe

Bisi Komolafe

Bisi died on the 31st of December 2012 at the University College Hospital in Ibadan. She died of pregnancy-related complications after giving birth. Bisi was born in 1986 in Ibadan, Oyo State Capital.

12. Ogun Majek

Ogun Majek

Gbolagade Akinpelu, popularly known as Ogun Majek died on Thursday, 25th of June 2020 at his Imalefalafia, Oke-Ado, Ibadan home.

13. Kudirat Ajimati

Kudirat Ajimati

Kudirat Ajimati is another actress missed by Yoruba Nollywood. She died on Tuesday, 14th of November, 2016.

14. Dagunro


Fasasi Olabankewin, popularly known as Dagunro died on the 13th of June 2019. He was buried in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.

15. Olumide Bakare

Olumide Bakare

Olumide Bakare died on the 22nd of April, 2017, in Ibadan, Oyo State Capital due to a heart and lung disease, he suffered a cardiac arrest. He was born on the 26th of November 1953 in Ibadan, Oyo State, Southwest Nigeria.

16. Pastor Ajidara

Pastor Ajidara

Adesina Adesanya, popularly known as Pastor Ajidara died of a kidney ailment on May 7, 2017, at a private hospital in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital.

He was buried on May 26, 2017, in his private residence in Abeokuta. Ajidara was born in 1953 in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital.

17. Ahmed Alasari

Ahmed Alasari

Ishola Durojaiye popularly known as Ahmed Alasari died on Sunday, March 10, 2011, and was buried on March 15 in his town, Ita Elega which is in Abeokuta.

18. Moji Olaija

Moji Olaiya

Moji died on the 17th of May 2017 in Canada. She died after giving birth to her second child. Moji was buried on 7 June 2017 at the Ikoyi Cemetery, Lagos. She was born on the 27th of February, 1975 in Nigeria.

19. Adebayo Faleti

Adebayo Faleti

Adebayo Faleti died on the 23rd of July 2017, in Ibadan, Oyo State capital. Hw was born on the 26th of December 1921 in Oyo town.

20. Folake Aremu (Orisabunmi)

Folake Aremu

Folake Aremu also known as Orisabunmi died at the age of 60 at her home in Ibadan, Oyo state

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