A popular veteran Nollywood actor, Toyosi Arigbabuwo, who was famous for his roles in Yoruba movies, is dead.
YaahooJournalist reports that Arigbabuwo died on Monday, January 13 at his residence located at Ile-Alli area, along the Apete-Arola Road in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
A source told PREMIUM TIMES that the deceased had been sick for more than six months until he died yesterday night.
Apart from acting, Arigbabuwo dedicated part of his life to the promotion of Islamic religion, especially in Ido Local Government Area where he lived until his death.
Until his death, Arigbabuwo was the Public Relations Officer of the Muslim Community in Apete-Awotan-Ayegun and environs in Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State.
Abdulwaheed Amoo, the Chairman, Muslim Community in Apete-Awotan-Ayegun and environs, also confirmed the death of the veteran Yoruba actor.
“Yes he died yesterday. He died as a devout Muslim. Despite his busy schedules, he dedicated part of his life to Islam,” Amoo told PREMIUM TIMES.
“He was the Public Relations Officer of the Apete-Awotan-Ayegun Muslim community until he died. He is a humble person.
“The last information available to me is that he would he buried at 12.00 p.m. today at Muslim cemetery located at Onigbaketun, along the Apete-Awotan-Akufo Road,” Amoo said.
Arigbabuwo featured in many Yoruba movies including Ogborielemosho and Bashorun Gaa during his days in the industry.