Ojo Arowosafe, the ace Nigerian actor popularly known as Fadeyi Oloro, has passed away.
Arowosafe, who featured as Fadeyi Oloro in ‘Arelu,’ a classic Yoruba TV series of the 80s, died on Tuesday evening.
Fasunwon Bidemi Oluwafunke, the actor’s daughter, confirmed his demise to Premium Times.
The movie star had battled an undisclosed ailment for a couple of years.
Last month, Fadeyi was featured in a live Instagram session with Daddy Freeze, the media personality.
During the session, the Yoruba actor appealed to the public for financial assistance in order to foot his medical bills.
His plea attracted the attention of Tobi Adegboyega, the UK-based Nigerian pastor of SPAC Nation, who gifted him the sum of N3 million.
Daddy Freeze also disclosed that some unnamed persons supported Fadeyi with an additional N261,000.
Arowosafe was born on September 15, 1957, in Igbara Odo, Ekiti.
He gained fame during the cinematic era for his antagonistic roles and energetic recitation of incantations in Yoruba movies.
He also featured in hundreds of films like ‘Alagbara Ilu’, ‘Jagun Ina’, ‘Inu Bibi’, and ‘IJA Abija’.
Others included ‘Osimi Ika’, ‘Adani Lori’, ‘Fitu Fona’, ‘Ruke Rudo’, ‘Bola Ele’, and ‘Ade Ogun’.
In December 2021, the coalition for a better Nigeria called on well-meaning Nigerians to support the Yoruba actor in salvaging his ailing health.