The entertainment industry in Nigeria has been hit with another tragic news of the demise of a veteran Yoruba actor, Fadeyi Oloro. Born Ojo Arowosafe, the actor reportedly passed away after a prolonged period of illness. Although the cause of his death is yet to be officially confirmed, sources close to the family disclosed that he had been battling with health complications for some time.
The late actor’s passing marks a somber moment for the Nigerian entertainment industry, particularly the Yoruba movie sector where he was a household name. Fans and colleagues of the deceased have taken to social media to express their grief and pay tribute to the talented actor, who had a career that spanned over two decades.
Fadeyi Oloro’s death comes four years after he was rumored to have passed away, an incident that made headlines in the Nigerian media space. At the time, the veteran actor had to publicly deny the reports, stating that he was alive and well. It was later revealed that he had been battling a kidney problem, which had caused his health to deteriorate significantly.
In December 2021, the late actor took to social media to solicit financial assistance from well-meaning Nigerians. In a video that went viral, Fadeyi Oloro revealed that he had been grappling with severe health challenges that had left him unable to fend for himself. The video elicited an outpouring of support from Nigerians, including fellow actors and actresses, who rallied around him and made donations towards his treatment.
However, just last month, the veteran actor cried out again, this time over an impending eviction notice from his landlord. In another emotional video, he appealed to Nigerians to come to his aid once more, stating that he had been given a quit notice and was at risk of being homeless.
The news of his passing has been met with sadness and condolences from all over Nigeria, with many paying tribute to his legacy and the impact he made in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Despite his challenges, Fadeyi Oloro will always be remembered as a talented actor who brought joy and laughter to the screens of millions of Nigerians. May his soul rest in peace.