- Veteran Yoruba actor, Toyosi Arigbabuwo, is dead
- According to reports, he died after six months of battling with an illness
- Until his death, Arigbabuwo was not just an actor but dedicated his life to the promotion of Islam
The year 2020 appears to have started on a sad note for the Yoruba movie industry as yet another talented actor identified as Toyosi Arigbabuwo has passed on.
News reaching Legit.ng reveals that he died at his residence located at Ile-Alli area, along the Apete-Arola Road in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. Reports state that he gave up the ghost after battling with an illness for six months.
Arigbabuwo who was known in the movie industry has dedicated part of his life to the promotion of Islamic religion, especially in Ido local government area where he lived until his death. He was the PRO of the Muslim community in Apete-Awotan-Ayegun and environs in Oyo state.
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Confirming the news to Premium Times, the chairman of the Muslim Community in Apete-Awotan-Ayegun and environs, Abdulwaheed Amoo, said: “Yes he died yesterday. He died as a devout Muslim. Despite his busy schedules, he dedicated part of his life to Islam. The last information available to me is that he would be buried at 12.00 p.m. today at Muslim cemetery located at Onigbaketun, along the Apete-Awotan-Akufo Road,”
Arigbabuwo featured in many Yoruba movies including Ogborielemosho and Bashorun Gaa.
Legit.ng had also re[orted how the year 2020 started on a negative note for close friends and family members of Nollywood actress, Jennifer Omole.
The young filmmaker recently passed away to the dismay of her fans on social media. The sad news was shared by Omole’s close friend and colleague, Uche Ogbodo, on social media. Uche took to her Instagram page to report the news of Omole’s death as she explained how close they were. The actress added that the young woman lost her life on January 3, 2020.
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