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Veteran Actor, Olofa Ina Is Dead

Veteran Nollywood actor, Deji Aderemi, popularly known as Olofa Ina who is the Sobaloju of Edeland, died at the age of  73. 

The death of the actor was announced by his colleague, Saidi Balogun, via his social media account.

However, the cause of his death is currently unknown as of the time of filing this report.

Announcing his death, Saidi Balogun wrote, “Goodnight legend, Chief Deji Akinremi (Olofa Ina) RIP.”

Chief Aderemi is a renowned name in contemporary Yoruba theatre and film circles.

The late actor was born into the family of the late Chief AbdulSalam Aderemi and the late Madam Aisha Aderemi of Jagun-Olukosi compound, Ede in Osun State on 15th May 1950 during the reign of the late Oba John Adetoyese Laoye, the then Timi of Ede.

Aderemi floated the Olofa Ina Theatre Group in 1972 with the likes of Erinfolamin, Dasofunjo, Gbolagade Akinpelu and the late Oyetunji of Esinnla compound, Ede. He received his theatre training under the late Oyetunji.

He  is also famous for the rich Yoruba proverbs and idioms that punctuate his lines in various films and stage plays. 

May his soul rest in peace.

By Ezinne Joy Okorie

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