Veteran Nollywood actor, Yomi Obileye has reportedly kicked the bucket.
According to reports, Yomi Obileye passed on during the early hours of Friday, April 24. His demise was announced by the comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka the first.
Nigerian actor and comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka who shared a post announcing his death wrote on his page.
“If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane, we would walk right up to heaven and bring you back again. “
“Rest In Peace Uncle Yomi OBILEYE.
Thanks for the memories. I can’t help but want to watch “HOSTAGES” again. Sleep well Egbon and May God give your family and fans the fortitude to bear the loss.”
See the post below:
He was the elder brother to Taiwo Obileye, the broadcaster cum actor.
Obileye gained mainstream notoriety for his role in Tade Ogidan’s movie, Hostages in 1997.
He also appeared in ‘Palace’, a soap opera which featured Liz Benson, Jide Kosoko, Antar Laniyan, Dayo Adeneye, Jide Alabi, Tunji Bamishigbin.
Yomi Obileye has now joined the elongating list Nollywood icons who have kicked the bucket in 2020.
Another prominent actor who died in the early phase of 2020 is Pa Kasumu.
Pa Kasumu’s death was announced by Nollywood actress, Foluke Daramola-Salako on her Instagram page a couple of weeks ago.