- Steve Onishola, the Technical Director of Kwara Falcons Basketball Club of Ilorin, has passed on
- This comes barely 24 hours after his younger sister and Nollywood star, Folake Aremu died
- Onishola passed on at 71 on January 7 in Ilorin, following a brief illness
Barely a day after the Nigerian film industry was thrown into shock over the death of Nollywood actress, Folake Aremu, her older brother, Steve Onishola.
According to PM News, Onishola the Technical Director of Kwara Falcons Basketball Club of Ilorin died after a brief illness at the age of 71 on Thursday, January 7, 2021.
The sad news was confirmed by the state Chairman of the association, Joseph Adeyemo, who expressed sadness over Onishola's death.
“We are very sad by this unfortunate incident. In fact, we can’t find the right word to describe this moment. Coach Onishola was the symbol of basketball in Kwara, he was one of the most brilliant coaches of the game in Nigeria. The entire basketball family extends its deepest condolences to the deceased’s family and loved ones."
Onishola was also among the first set to coach Falcons team, which was founded between the late 1970s and 1980s.
He was a member of the Board of Kwara Basketball Association before his death.
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Recall earlier, Legit.ng published the news of Aremu also known as Orisabunmi's death.
The report of her demise made the rounds on social media on January 6, 2021. However, the cause of her death was not revealed but it was said that she had died during the night.
Filmmaker, Tunde Ola-Yusuf, took to his social media page to mourn the veteran star. According to him, she left without a goodbye.
He added that the death was a shock to everyone and prayed for her soul to rest among those of the righteous.
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Meanwhile, gospel film actor, Doyin Hassan, lost his wife some weeks ago.
He became a widower after losing his wife of 10 years, Bolanle Doyin-Hassan to the cold hands of death. Bolanle died on December 9, 2020, at the age of 57.
According to Gospel Films, the thespian was driven to the hospital for a checkup before complications arose which eventually led to her death.
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