Again, the Nigerian film industry has lost another veteran Yoruba actor, Folake Aremu, popularly known as Orisabunmi.
Orisabunmi’s death came four months after the death of her ex-husband, Jimoh Aliu, who was popularly known as Aworo.
President of the Theatre Arts And Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) Bolaji Amusan, known as Mr. Latin, confirmed the death of the Kwara born actress.
Orisabunmi was famous for playing the role of a priestess with magical powers expressed in incantations and some other mysterious manifestations and these have endeared her to many viewers for many years.
The late actress achieved fame in the 80s when she starred in the TV series Arelu, alongside her ex-husband and the likes of Fadeyi Oloro. It was gathered that this was shortly after she was discovered by her ex-husband in the 80s while working as a teacher in Kwara State.
Folake first appeared in a stage play called ‘Ori Ma Binu’ but it was her role as ‘Orisabunmi’ in “Arelu” that made her a household name.
Some of her iconic roles include ‘Asabi’ in “Oluwerimagboojo” and the priestess in “Ayanmo Eda”.
She died at the age of 60.