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Culture minister mourns comic actor, Sisi Quadri  

The culture minister said she sympathised with the late actor’s immediate family members on the incident and prayed for the repose of his soul.

• March 3, 2024
Sisi Quadri
Sisi Quadri[credit : Punch ]

The Minister of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, Hanatu Musawa, has commiserated with the movie industry, family and friends of the late Nollywood comic actor, Tolani Oyebamiji, known as “Sisi Quadri”, who died on Friday.

Ms Musawa, in a statement through her Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Nneka Anibeze, expressed shock following the sudden demise of the Yoruba actor.

“I learned of a movie, titled, “Anikulapo: The Return of Spectre,” in which Sisi Quadri played a spectacular role. It was released on Netflix on Friday and is already making waves. His death at this time when he should be reaping the fruits of his labour is untimely and saddening. I sympathise with his immediate family members on this unfortunate incident and pray for the repose of his soul,” she said.

The actor dominated the online comedy skit-making and the Yoruba movie industry.

His major breakthrough in the movie industry was when he played the role of an abusive character in the Yoruba epic movie, “Seranko seniyan.’’

He captivated his audience with his unrelenting ability to ridicule his rivals in movies without pausing.


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