The news reaching the OSUNREPORTERS NEWS as Monday morning had it that two different Yoruba actors has died within 24 hours.
Yoruba Movie Industry lost two of its finest actors, Professor Ayo Akinwale and Adedolapo Adewale popularly known as ‘Sule Ebira’ on Sunday after brief illnesses.
One of the deceases was the former Dean, Faculty of Arts at the University of Ilorin who have been under the weather for some time before he finally gave up the ghost on Sunday, while Adedolapo Adewale was said to have died same day after a brief illness.
In his reaction after the death of his colleague, Prof Abdulrasheed Adeoye who is the Dean of Faculty of Arts, Unilorin said the death is wicked to have taken one of them away and pray to God to forgive him all shortcomings.
According to him, “If life is not vanity upon vanity, then, what is it? Death is indeed wicked!
“With heavy heart and total submission to the will of the Almighty God, I announce the passing on to higher glory of Prof. Ayo Akinwale, of the Department of the Performing Arts, University of Ilorin. He died today, the 13th September, 2020 at the Unilorin Teaching Hospital.
“May the Almighty God comfort the family and all of us.”
In another developement, a colleague of late Adedolapo Adewale who is the former Chairman of Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria (FIBAN) Osun State Chapter, Comrade Olugbade Oluomo has reacted to the death of Adedolapo Adewale.
He said “We lost him… Booda Dolapo ti lo!. My senior colleague, such a wonderful brother when we work together with Remodel Optimum Communication, Akure. Before he got job appointment with OAU Theatre & Dramatic Art Department.
“He played the role of “SULE EGBIRA” in the evergreen movie; OWO EJE while his best friend Fatomilola Oladosu played the role “JOSEPH EGBIRA”