Meet Late Abiola’s Wife Remi, Award-Winning Actress Who Played Role of Adeboye’s Mum in 2006 Movie

Meet Late Abiola’s Wife Remi, Award-Winning Actress Who Played Role of Adeboye’s Mum in 2006 Movie

  • An Instagram page called Yoruba blog recently put the spotlight on one of late MKO Abiola's wives called Remi
  • Remi wore many caps and she achieved great things in her life and career as a media personality
  • Unfortunately, the talented Yoruba film star died in New York after a battle with lung disease in 2009

An Instagram page called Yoruba blog has shared interesting facts about one of the wives of late MKO called Remi. The woman was said to be the last wife of the late chief.

Remi was a renowned Nollywood actress, television personality, entrepreneur, movie director, and producer before she died.

Remi Abiola
Remi Abiola achieved great things before she died. Photos: @yorubablog
Source: Instagram

Remi Abiola, the multitalented woman

The actress was born in 1953 and began her career as an air hostess with the defunct Nigeria airways in the 70s. She later enrolled at the Fielding School for Dramatic Arts in England.

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When she returned to Nigeria, she auditioned for roles and took part in a TV series that aired on NTA Channel 10.

She started featuring in home videos in 1989 and got her big break in 2006 when she played the role of Pastor Adeboye's mother in The Covenant Church, a movie about the life of the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God.

Remi reportedly met Chief M.K.O in London, they got married in 1992 and were blessed with two children.

Sadly, the talented actress died after a battle with lung cancer on July 29, 2009.

Nigerians react


"May she continue to rest in peace."


"Na only God know wetin dey cause this lung Cancer sef."

Davido's grandfather Chief Raji Ayoola Adeleke

The late chief was said to be a second republic senator and labour activist from Ede who represented Osun Senatorial District 11.

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Chief Adeleke was reportedly born by Madam Adeboyin of OniIegogoro's compound who was one of the most outstanding Iyalode (the head of market women) that Ede ever produced.

The late Adeleke reportedly earned a registered nurse certificate from the medical department nursing school in 1947 and became an early member of the pioneer union of Nigerian nurses in 1948.


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