Veteran Nollywood Yoruba actor, John Adewuni, popularly known as Tafa Oloyede has been pronounced dead at the age of 69.
Osun state Secretary of the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria, Ademola Oyedokun broke the news of Tafa’s de#th on Tuesday, February 1.
According to the association, the 69-year-old thespian, who began his career in 1974, d!ed in his home in Osogbo, Osun State.
Oloyede, who enjoyed fame after featuring in a movie titled Akanji Oniposi, also featured in movies including Jaiyesimi, Ayanmo, Ekuro Oloja and Orogun, among others. He is survived by wife and children.
Who is Tafa Oloyede?
Tafa Oloyede is regarded as one of the biggest personalities in the Yoruba movie industry before his death.
The veteran Nollywood actor was popular for his fatherly role in Yoruba movies but he has been off the silver screen in the past few months.
He began his acting career in 1974, and has shared the stage with other top personalities in the movie industry.
Yoruba Celebrities who has died in this era
Yoruba movie industry has lost some top personalities in the past few months.
Popular comedian and actor, Baba Suwe was pronounced dead in the later days of 2021, he died at the age of 64.
Multiple award-winning female actress, Rachel Oniga was also pronounced dead on the Friday, July 30, 2021.
Rachel Oniga’s death came as a huge shock to Nigerians as it was reported that she did not complain of any pains before her death.
Sound Sultan is another top actor who left the world in 2021 and his death shocked people across the globe.
He died at the age of 44 on Sunday, July 11, 2021.
Nollywood actor Abiodun Aleja also died on Friday, May 21, 2021.
He took ill and was admitted at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) where he breathed his last.
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The Nollywood industry will be proud of what Tafa Oloyede achieved during his time in the industry and his legacy will live forever in the heart of fans.