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Yoruba actor Jimoh Aliu dies at 85

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Yoruba actor Jimoh Aliu dies at 85

The Nigerian Movie industry in grief as Actor Jimoh Aliu Popularly known as Aworo kicks the bucket.

The news of his departure came as a shock to everyone in the industry. He was said to have died few hours ago.

Aworo is a very prominent figure in Yoruba epic films from the 80s to the turn of the millennium.Aliu was producing the first of his five-movies project, Olowo Ite, before his demise. The movies were expected to feature top Nollywood actors.

Jimoh Aliu, MFR also known as Aworo, was a Nigerian dramatist, sculptor, film writer, playwright and director.

He was born on November 11, 1939 , in Okemesi-Ekiti. The deceased began acting in 1959 after joining Akin Ogungbe Theatre Group and left in 1966 to form his own troupe, Jimoh Aliu Concert Party, in Ikare, Ondo State.

He had produced and featured in various Yoruba movies, the most popular being ‘Yanpan Yarin’ and ‘Fopomoyo’.

He was a former President of the Association of Nigeria Theatre Practitioners (ANTP).

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