Odunlade, Kola Ajeyemi, Shaffy Bello Mourn Passing of Veteran Actor Eba: “We Lost Another Legend”

Odunlade, Kola Ajeyemi, Shaffy Bello Mourn Passing of Veteran Actor Eba: “We Lost Another Legend”

  • It's been quite a tough month for many within the Nigerian entertainment industry as Yoruba movie stars mourn the passing of Akeem Alamutu
  • Ace film star Odunlade Adekola stirred emotions online as he shared a clip of the Islamic burial procession of his senior colleague Alamutu
  • In the viral clip, other Nollywood stars like Kolawole Ajeyemi, Jigan, Ijebu and many more were seen

The Nigerian movie industry has lost another of its many greats as actor Akeem Alamutu, aka Eba, passed on September 18, 2023.

Famous actor and Yoruba movie industry stalwart Odunlade Adekola was one of the many faces at Eba's burial procession.

Photos of Odunlade Adekola, Akeem Alamutu and other Nollywood stars
Photos of Odunlade Adekola and other actors at the burial of Akeem Alamutu. Photo credit: @odunladeadekola/@princesss077
Source: Instagram

According to reports, Eba was 63 years old when he died.

Odunlade Adekola mourns Akeem Alamutu

Other faces at Eba's burial procession were Kolawole Ajeyemi, Jigan, Ijebu and many more.

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However, Odunlade's post on his page mourning Alamutu stirred emotions the most online. He described the veteran as a legend and an elder in the industry who deserved much more than he ever got.

Read an excerpt of the actor's caption:

"We lost another legendary Actor. Elder Akeem Alamutu. Live a simple life. And always remember everything will become history!"

See Odunlade's post below:

Other movie stars not at the burial procession react

See some of the reactions that Odunlade Adekola's video stirred online:


"May his soul rest in peace. It is well."


"I go delete this IG o. Iku everywhere."


"Hmmm… It is well. May his soul rest in perfect peace."


"Lord this month ooo rest in peace."


"May his soul rest in peace."

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"At least this one na Elder. May his soul rest in peace."


"Rest In Peace sir."


"Goodnight sir, rest well legend."


"I believe showing this side of the dead isn’t necessary. I mean on social media thou."


"Wait ooo wetting Dey sup this day’s ‍♂️God abegi ooo."

Odunlade Adekola dances as his movie Orisa hits 115m

Legit.ng reported that a clip of Odunlade showed off dance steps as he celebrated his movie Orisa hitting a landmark at the Box Office.

His colleague and close pal, Femi Adebayo, reacted to the clip of Odunlade dancing, noting that he also celebrates with him.

Odunlade revealed that Orisa, as of Thursday, August 31, became the highest-grossing movie of the year, hitting over N115m at the Nigerian box office.

Source: Legit.ng

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