The Nigerian film industry has lost another veteran Yoruba actor, Folake Aremu, popularly known as Orisabunmi who died at 60.
President of the Theatre Arts And Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) Bolaji Amusan, aka Mr. Latin, confirmed her death on Wednesday morning.
Mr. Latin disclosed that Folake Aremu gave her last breath on Tuesday night.
Another senior TAMPAN member Tunde Ola-Yusuff also stated that “She left without a goodbye.”
Orisabunmi died at age 60, four months after ex-husband Jimoh Aliu, better known as Aworo.
Orisabunmi was well known from the 80s for her roles as a priestess in movies.
Meanwhile, President of the Theatre Arts And Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Bolaji Amusan ‘Mr Latin” has said the burial arrangement for Mrs. Folakemi Aremu A.K.A Orisabunmi will be announced soon.
Further reports said the veteran actress, a native of Olla in Kwara State, died at age 60 at her residence in Ibadan, Oyo State. She was said to have died after a brief illness.
Born on October 10, 1960, in Ilu Ola, Kwara State, Orisabunmi went to Ilu Ola Primary School and Secondary Commercial College.
Prince Jide Kosoko who also confirmed her death on Wednesday, expressed grief and prayed to God for the repose of her soul describing her death as a terrible blow to the Nigerian theatre arts industry.
While praying for God to comfort her family members and her loved ones he said, “No doubt, Folake was a thoroughbred actress. She was an amazon in the industry and we respected and valued her for her contribution. She gave her all to her career and she was recognized for her worth.”
Orisabunmi was spectacular in her war with Fadeyi Oloro (real name Ojo Arowosafe) in the television serial ARELU.