Less than two weeks after the nation’s make- belief industry, popular as Nollywood, mourned the demise of Veteran Producer, Chico Ejiro, the Industry has, again, been thrown into mourning.
Veteran thespian of the Yoruba Genre of the industry, Folake Aremu, Popularly known as Orisabunmi, has died.
Breaking the news of her demise, President of the Theatre Arts And Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) Bolaji Amusan, aka Mr Latin, confirmed she died on Tuesday night at the age of 60.
Until her death, she was well known from the 80s for her roles as a priestess, pacifist or the good witch in movies.
Born on October 10, 1960, in Ilu Ola, Kwara state, Orisabunmi went to Ilu Ola Primary School and Secondary Commercial College.
She was discovered by her ex-husband, Jimoh Aliu, in the 80s while working as a teacher in Kwara state.
She became popular in the 80s TV series, Arelu, starring her husband and others like Fadeyi Oloro.
Her appearance in other movies like “Agbaarin” and soap opera, “Yanponyanrin” cemented her place in the movie industry.
The late Jimoh Aliu (Aworo) and Folake had a very rocky marriage, which later hit the rock, as the couple were separated long before Aworo died in September, 2020, after a brief illness.
He died at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital aged 86.
Tributes have been pouring in for the veteran actress from her colleagues, who lamented her demise, and applauded her professionalism.
She will be missed for her roles, dedication and humility, her colleagues said.