Tuesday, July 23, 2024

TAMPAN mourns as veteran Nollywood actor, Orisabunmi dies

Mr. Latin said that Orisabunmi was an orator who would perfectly chant eloquently with her resounding sonorous voice.

• January 6, 2021

Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) was on Wednesday thrown into mourning upon the announcement of the passing away of one of its icons, Folake Aremu, popularly known as Orisabunmi.

Orisabunmi died late Tuesday night after a brief illness at the age of 61.

TAMPAN president, Bolaji Amusan expressed sadness over the death of veteran. He said Orisabunmi’s demise was a big loss to the entertainment industry and Nollywood in particular.

“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?

”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.

”Though good people die everyday yet not all of them affirm for us the goodness in humanity the way Orishabunmi did.

“She passed away leaving a legacy of positive experiences for anyone who took the time to know her.

”If Oratory is the masterful art, the world will surely miss Orisabunmi for her talent,” he said in a statement.

Amusan also known as Mr. Latin said that Orisabunmi was an orator who would perfectly chant eloquently with her resounding sonorous voice, adding that the industry would surely miss her.

He said that the burial arrangement would be communicated soon.

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Katsina State

Politics

Katsina youths pledge to deliver over 2 million votes to Atiku

“Katsina State is Atiku’s political base because it is his second home.”

INEC Photo (Credit: Punch Newspapers)

Politics

Edo Guber Poll: INEC calls for active participation of young female voters

INEC said that statistics showed that more males voted in the 2023 general election than females.

Jigawa Governor Umar Namadi

NationWide

Accept hardship as trial from God, Gov. Namadi tells Nigerians

“People should turn to God, repent, seek for forgiveness and divine intervention on the challenges,” he said.

Illegal refineries destroyed in Ondo

Port Harcourt

Navy destroys camp, nab two suspected oil thieves in Rivers

He said the team deployed drone surveillance for situational awareness.

Bayelsa State governor, Douye Diri

States

Gov. Diri commends FG for upgrading two forests to national parks

The conservator-general said the federal government was keenly committed to the running of the new parks.

Ogun Assembly and MRI machines

Health

Ogun assembly recommends purchase of MRI machines for state-owned hospitals

Ms Elemide said that the equipment would greatly improve healthcare delivery in the state

UNIABUJA

Education

UniAbuja ASUU suspends 82-day strike

“The congress unanimously resolved to suspend the strike so that the university administration will be able to look at the issues,” he said.