Veteran Yoruba actor Jimoh Aliu ‘Aworo’ dies at 81

Veteran Yoruba actor Jimoh Aliu ‘Aworo’ dies at 81

- Veteran theatre practitioner, Chief Jimoh Aliu popularly known as Aworo, is dead

- Aliu died on Thursday after a brief illness at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital

- The actor began his acting career in 1959 after joining Akin Ogungbe Theatre Group

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Jimoh Aliu has been confirmed dead. The thespian was said to have died reportedly at the age of 81 years.

According to reports, Aliu died on Thursday after a brief illness at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital

Announcing the sad news on Instagram, Nollywood actor and producer, Kunle Afod wrote:

"Just heard the news now. Chief Jimoh died some minutes ago. May his soul rest in peace.”

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Actor, comedian and filmmaker, Mr Latin also took to his official Instagram page to react to the tragic passing of the veteran thespian.

The theatre practitioner, who was born in Okemesi-Ekiti, began his acting career in 1959 after joining Akin Ogungbe Theatre Group.

He left the theatre group in 1966 to form his own troupe, Jimoh Aliu Concert Party. He had produced and featured in various Yoruba movies including Arelu, Yanpan Yarin, and Fopomoyo.

He was a former President of the Association of Nigeria Theatre Practitioners.

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Veteran Yoruba actor Jimoh Aliu ‘Aworo’ dies at 86
The veteran actor died after a brief illness.
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According to Punch, Aliu was working on five movie projects expected to feature top Nollywood actors but died while producing the first one titled, ‘Olowo Ite’.

Also, it is indeed a trying time for members of the Nigerian movie industry following the sudden death of veteran actress, Loisa Nwobodo.

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Daily Post reports that the thespian left the world on Sunday, September 13.

Also confirming the death of the late Nollywood actress, ex-chairman of the Enugu chapter of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Stan K Amadi, said that the actress died after she collapsed inside her car at St. Mulumbas Catholic Church, New Haven, Enugu.

Meanwhile some weeks ago, Legit.ng reported that veteran Yoruba actress Musiliat Arikeusola 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.

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.

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