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Tafa Oloyede: veteran Nollywood actor is dead


Nollywood actor, John Adewuni Adewoye, popularly known as Tafa Oloyede is dead. He was 69 years old.

Osun state Secretary of the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria, Ademola Oyedokun broke the news of Tafa’s death on Tuesday.


Tafa, who hailed from Ede, died in his Osogbo home on Tuesday.

Born on 19 November 1952, he would have clocked 70 this year.

He began acting in 1974 and had his tutelage under late Oyin Adejobi.

He featured in many movies such as ‘Jaiyesimi’, ‘Ayanmo’, ‘Ekuro Oloja’, ‘Orogun’, ‘Akanji Oniposi.’

He is survived by wife and children.

Tributes poured in for Oloyede on Tuesday night.

Adeyemi Olabode an OAP with Rave 91.7 Fm, Osogbo wrote on Facebook:

“I’m yet to come to terms with the reality that I won’t see or hear from you again Daddy! You love me and will always check on me. You are a devoted fan who loves what I do on radio and will always pray for me.

“You will always remind me of your birthday for shout-out. Apart from WhatsApp communication, it pains me that I haven’t spoken with you this year. Ahh Baba rere is no more! Rest in peace Baba Tafa Oloyede”.

Lanre Azeez of King Sunny Ade Ariya Kingdom wrote: Another great Star in make-believe world has left the orbit, creating a space hardly could be filled.

“One of the greatest and earliest thespians who started from childhood till old age in stage-drama-movie in Nigeria”.

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