The Yoruba film industry mourns the loss of a veteran actor as news breaks that Chief Deji Akinremi, fondly known as Olofa Ina, has passed away. The sad announcement came from Nollywood filmmaker and actor Saidi Balogun, who took to Instagram on Thursday evening to share the news of the actor’s demise.
In a poignant post accompanied by a picture of the late legend, Saidi Balogun wrote, “Night Legend Chief Deji Akinremi (Olofa Ina) RIP.” The somber tone of the message reflects the deep impact of the loss on the industry and fans who admired Chief Deji Akinremi’s contributions to Yoruba cinema.
Olofa Ina’s passing adds a somber note to the collective memory of the Yoruba film fraternity. The actor, known for his memorable roles and distinctive presence on screen, leaves behind a legacy that has left an indelible mark on the hearts of those who have followed his illustrious career.
Yoruba movie celebrities, including Ayo Mogaji, Fathia Balogun, Sola Kosoko, and actor Portable, have expressed their condolences in the comments section of Saidi Balogun’s post. The outpouring of grief from fellow industry professionals underscores the profound impact Chief Deji Akinremi had on the Nollywood community, leaving behind a void that will be felt deeply.
As the Yoruba film industry reflects on the loss of one of its revered figures, the memories of Olofa Ina’s contributions to the world of cinema will continue to resonate, serving as a reminder of his enduring influence on the cultural landscape of Nigerian entertainment.
Yoruba movie celebrities like Ayo Mogaji, Fathia Balogun, Sola Kosoko, and actor Portable took to the comments section to express their condolences.
Adebayoorignal: Haba baba olofa ina rip sir chai ede mo po arogun omo timi agbale olofa ina omo aje guguru wole ede sunre ooooo
Jumoke_george: OMG 💔💔💔, sleep well egbon mi. May God grant you easy passage and peaceful rest 🙏🙏🙏
Arunah: Chai….the Generation are leaving Rest in Peace papi
Officialkunleadegbite: RIP sir💔💔💔😭😭
Ataba2bu: Haaaa My Mentor in Yoruba💔💔 Ile n je eniyan o RIP baba
Taf_olans😢😢😢😢😢Rest on Baba, may God Almighty forgive your sins and grant you Aljanah Firdaus 🙏🏾
Infotrend news recall that After the news of the demise of renowned actor Musiliu Ajikanle, commonly known as “Baba Ajikanle,” circulated around the country, the Nigerian entertainment industry was rocked by profound grief.
The talented actor passed away from his condition just a few steps from achieving full health and wellbeing after a seven-year battle with stroke.
A renowned figure in the Yoruba cinema business who had devoted many years of his life to it was Musiliu Ajikanle.
The experienced actor had recently struggled with a stroke, which had negatively impacted both his health and his ability to earn a living.
Amidst his struggles, a glimmer of light emerged as Pastor Agbala Gabriel, a well-known philanthropist and spiritual leader, reached out to the ailing actor. Pastor Agbala, who had a reputation for helping those in need, visited Musiliu Ajikanle at his residence and saw the gravity of his situation.
Touched by the actor’s plight, Pastor Agbala Gabriel embarked on a fundraising campaign to provide financial assistance for Musiliu Ajikanle’s health and well-being. His selfless efforts resonated with both the entertainment industry and the general public, who came forward to support the cause.
Within a short span of time, the campaign raised over 3 million Naira, a testament to the impact Musiliu Ajikanle had made on the hearts of many. The generous donations poured in from fans, fellow actors, and well-wishers, all eager to contribute to the veteran actor’s care.