The movie industry has yet again been thrown into mourning has another veteran actor, Jimoh Aliu, is dead.
According to reports reaching Freelanews, the thespian, who celebrated his 85th birthday last year, died few hours ago.
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Details of his death were still sketchy as at the time of filing this report.
He began acting in 1959 when Akin Ogungbe, a Nigerian veteran dramatist visited his hometown, the same year he joined the Akin Ogungbe theatre group where he gained some experience in drama. In 1966, after he spent seven years with the Ogungbe troupe, he established “Jimoh Aliu Concert Party”, a group based in Ikare in Ondo State southwestern Nigeria.
He later joined the Nigerian Army in 1967 but retired in 1975 with the aim of focusing on drama as well as promoting independent artist under the platform of Jimoh Aliu cultural group.
He had produced several television drama series such as Iku Jare Eda Yanpan yanrin and Fopomoyo that featured king Sunny Ade.
Others were Ajalu, Arelu, Igbo Eleje, Irinkirindo and Rukerudo.
May his soul rest in peace.