Popular Yoruba Actor, Alfred Popoola, Dies

Alfred popoola

Priscilla Christopher

A renowned Yoruba Actor, Alfred Popoola, famously known as ‘Ilu Venture’ has died.

The actor’s death was confirmed by the Abeokuta chapter of Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria, TAMPAN.

A statement by the actor’s family reveals that Popoola died at his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Wednesday, February 27, after a brief illness, and was buried the following; according to his wishes.

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The statement reads: “We are saddened to announce the untimely death of our beloved colleague Hon. Alfred Rotimi Popoola aka Ilu Venture. After brief sickness; on 27th Feb., 2019.

“There will be a short memorial service at St Jude Cathedral, Church, Iberekodo, Abeokuta.

 “May his soul rest in peace! Ilu oooo digba ooo se,” the terse statement read.

Recall that earlier in February, another colleague in the Yoruba arm of Nollywood, Funmilayo Ogunsola aka Ijewuru, also died.

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