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JUST IN: Popular veteran Nollywood actor dies

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Information reaching POLITICS NIGERIA reports that popular veteran Nollywood actor, Yekini Oyedele, popularly known as Babalegba is dead.

This newspaper gathered that the veteran thespian died on Monday after a brief illness in his home in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

Before Babalegba’s death, the actor reportedly battled an undisclosed sickness before he died on Monday. He has since been buried according to Islamic rites.

The death of the Popular Nollywood legend was confirmed in a Facebook post by Adejumo Boisala Emmanuel, son of Baba Sala, another Nollywood icon.

Emmanuel wrote: “Alhaji Yekini Omobolanle popularly known as Babalegba died in the early hours of today (midnight precisely)… He joined Alawada Theatre Group in 1974 and was playing comic roles along with Baba Sala, sometimes he played Babalawo, Police officer but most time one comic role to another.

“He is a friend of the family and supporter of my Daddy till his death. He used to be called Sunday Omobolanle then before he went to Mecca and he turned Muslim. Personally, he contributed a lot to my success too,” he wrote about the death of the Popular Nollywood legend.

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