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Veteran actor Jimoh Aliu dies at 85

Veteran actor Jimoh Aliu

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Veteran actor Jimoh Aliu dies at 85

popularly known as Aworo is dead. The late thespian who acted mainly in the Yoruba movie sector of the film industry died in a hospital in Ado-Ekiti on September 17, 2020, after being hospitalized for four days. We lost the legendary actor to an undisclosed illness at the ripe age of 85.
President of the Theater Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria, Bolaji Amusan popularly known as ‘Mr Latin’ confirmed Aliu’s death.
He described the late veteran actor as a cultural ambassador.

“He lived a well fulfilled life and he passed on at the ripe age of over 85. He has paid his dues in the entertainment industry. He was a cultural ambassador. Aworo was born on November 11 at Oke-Imesi, a city in Ekiti State. He began his acting career in 1959 after joining Akin Ogungbe Theater group. Chief Jimoh Aliu was a father and grandfather. He was an Icon.” Mr Latin said

A muslim, Aworo was also a traditionalist who also learnt ‘Ifa’ divination from his father.
Some of his famous television dramas of the 1970s, 80s and 90s include Arelu and yanpin yanrin and he featured iconic characters like Fadeyi and Orisa Bunmi

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