On January 18, 2015, prominent Nollywood actor Muna Obiekwe passed away. Muna was reported to have died from kidney related disease that was not properly taken care of due to lack of funds.
Fred Ebhoria Ekata, died on May 17, 2016 from a kidney related disease which plagued him for a year and left him bed-ridden. He loved to play elderly roles in Nollywood films.
Nollywood Yoruba actor, Abdul-Lateef Titilope Ashimiyu aka Alfa Lateef died in June, 2016. He was known for his roles in Odunlade Adekola’s movies. He died as a result of Malaria. He was buried in his family house in Ile Egbaunta, Agunpopo area of Oyo town.
On September 30, beloved veteran Nollywood actor Elder Maya passed away after months of battling with a liver illness.
The list my dear friend, is endless.
Now, Olumide Bakare.
His death no doubt is very shocking. Last year he cried out to Nigerians for financial assistance, disclosing he was diagnosed of heart and lungs related diseases. According to him, the illness started since 2013. And after battling with it in the hospital for one year, he is no more.
Olumide Bakare was born on 26th of November, 1953, and died 22nd April, 2017. He was a veteran actor, well known for the role he played in the Yoruba movie industry in Nigeria. He was also known as Chief Koko by many of his fans, dues to his role as troublesome landlord in the TV series, Koko Close.
Olumide Bakare during his time as an active actor took part in so many block-buster movies and soap, notable among them was the popular soap, Papa Ajasco and Company by Wale Adenuga.
Late. Olumide Bakare is an actor, known for Ise onise (2009), Aye olorogun (2007) and Iboji (2008), Maami (2011), last flight to Abuja, kofo the first lady, koboko and others.
His active movie career came to a premature halt as a result of first, his illness and now his death.
The hearse driver, has taken him away after much struggle.I pray that his soul finds repose in the bosom of the Almighty.