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Breaking: Popular Yoruba Actress, Iyabo Oko is Dead

Nollywood has lost yet another veteran to the cold hands of death.

Kudirat Odukanmi Oluyemi, popularly known as Iyabo Oko, has reportedly passed on at 61. Reports of her death were shared by one of her colleagues on Instagram. She wrote;

“And finally we lost her…rip Iyabo Oko, we did our best but God knows best”.

Before death, Iyabo Oko suffered from stroke and at some point solicited financial assistance from Nigerians for her medical bills.

Back in September 2021, she was rumored dead after photos of her looking emaciated flooded social media but the actress and her family members later debunked the news.

The now-deceased actress featured in several Nollywood Yoruba movies when she joined Oga Bello’s theatre group in Lagos. The movie that made her popular was Oko, which was produced by Oga Bello. It was after this movie that she got the name Iyabo Oko.

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