Veteran Yoruba Actor, Popular As Fadeyi Oloro, Has Died
Ojo Arowosafe, a seasoned Yoruba actor better known by his stage name Fadeyi Oloro, has passed away after suffering from illness for several years. The 66-year-old, who portrayed Fadeyi Oloro in the 1980s Yoruba television program “Arelu,” passed away on Tuesday night.
Famous comedian and actor Bayegun Oluwatoyin, well known as Woli Arole, announced the sad tragedy in a post on Instagram. He wrote, “So happy I reached out to you, sir, so happy we played our part, laughed together, and showed our support. Rest in Peace, the Legend Fadeyi Oloro. Let’s check up on people when they are still alive; show love when people can feel, and help when it can be seen.”
The deceased actor’s daughter, Fasunwon Bidemi Oluwafunke, also confirmed the tragedy, saying that the actor passed away at the University College Hospital (UCH).
Recall that Fasunwon recently discussed details of her father’s situation during an Instagram live session with well-known On-Air Personality OAP, Daddy Freeze, stating that her father’s landlord had presented them with an eviction notice for failing to pay rent.
The deceased actor’s ailing health had been made public, and donations were solicited for his treatment. The announcement was made while Babatunde Omidina, also known as Baba Suwe, was getting ready to travel for medical care abroad following weeks of efforts to save his life.
Sadly, what was donated couldn’t save Fadeyi as he succumbed to the cold hands of death. Until his demise, The Veteran actor was a seasoned comedian and actor featured in other notable Yoruba movies and dramas of the 80s.