Veteran Yoruba actress, Folake Aremu, popularly known as Orisabunmi, is dead.
She was 60 years old.
Her death was confirmed by the president of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria, TAMPAN, Bolaji Amusan (Mr. Latin) in a message.
Orisabunmi was said to have died on Tuesday at about 11.00 p.m. after a brief illness.
His words: “It is so sad we lost a Priceless Jewel, a very rare gem in the Nigerian film industry, Chief Mrs Folakemi Aremu, aka Orisabunmi, to the cold hands of death last night.”
He added: “Though good people die every day yet not all of them affirm for us the goodness in humanity the way Orisabunmi did.
“She passed away leaving a legacy of positive experiences for anyone who took the time to know her.
“Ifa Oratory is the Masterful Art, the world will surely miss Orisabunmi for her talent. She was an orator who would perfectly chant eloquently with her resounding sonorous voice.
“Iya Oosa, we will surely miss you.
“Burial arrangement will be announced soon.”
Orisabunmi was married to Jimoh Aliu, popularly known as Aworo.
They parted ways about 20 years ago.
Aworo, also a veteran Yoruba act, died few months ago.