- Veteran Yoruba actress Musiliat Arikeusola has died at the age of 67
- Osuntohun, as she was popularly known from the epic movie Koto Orun, died in her Osun state home on after losing a long battle of sickness
Nollywood industry has lost yet another of its veteran actors as Alhaja Musiliat Arikeusola joins the saints.
Popularly known as Osuntohun died on Friday, July 31, at the age of 67 years in her house at Ijetu are of Osogbo in Osun state.
Legit.ng gathered that Osuntohun had battled with an undisclosed ailment for so many years which eventually led to her death.
The Yoruba movie actress became famous after playing roles of esoteric being, witches, in late Alhaji Yekinni Ajileye’s Koto Orun.
Ademola Adedokun who is the secretary of Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) in Osun state confirmed her passing to glory.
Adedokun in the statement made available to journalists described late Osuntohun as a passionate and committed actress who gave her best to her chosen career, acting.
Aside from being an actress, late Osuntohun was also a movie producer. Some of the movies she produced include Omi Ipin, Imi Esin, and Ogun Omo Iyale which was said to be her last production and feature.
The late Osuntohun featured in late Ajileye's movies which include Koto Orun, Aye Akamora, and Koto Aye.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Yoruba entertainment industry has been thrown into mourning as yet another movie actor, Yusuf Satia, died.
The singer and Yoruba movie actor's death was announced by fellow actor, Kunle Afod. The news was shared via his Instagram page on July 21, 2020.
Afod expressed his heartbreak over the news, revealing he had plans to see Satia and celebrate him but had it destroyed by the news of his death.
Only a while ago, Nollywood was faced with another tragedy after losing a popular actor and scriptwriter, Gbenga Ajumoko.
The actor reportedly passed away months after battling with two chronic ailments, kidney failure, and diabetes disease. The actor, who was from Ijebu, Ogun state, was said to have been hospitalised for over six months after he was diagnosed. He was being treated at a hospital in Sagamu, Remo in Ogun state.
It was also reported that the actor was earlier diagnosed with hypertension, which led to the failure of his kidneys.
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