Nollywood Actor, Lecturer, Professor Ayo Akinwale Dies, Buhari Mourns

BEVERLY HILLS, September 14, (THEWILL) – Veteran actor and a senior lecturer in the Department of Performing Arts, University of Ilorin, Professor Ayo Akinwale, is dead.

Akinwale died on Sunday at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, according to reports.

THEWILL reports that the deceased actor was also a former broadcaster and producer of the popular Yoruba movie, ‘Sango’.

He was also the pioneer board chairman of the University of Ilorin FM.

In a related development, President Muhammadu Buhari in a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, extended his heartfelt condolences to the Akinwale family on the passing of the university don.

“The President joins the university community, numerous fans, students and former students in mourning the Ibadan-born academician who made outstanding contributions to the development of the Performing Arts in Nigeria in a career spanning over four decades on stage, screen, lecture rooms and the airwaves.

“The President notes that the scholarly works of the accomplished thespian, playwright and versatile producer, preserved on films and published books, will continue to inspire and delight audiences in years to come.

“He prays for the peaceful repose of the soul of the departed, and comfort for all who mourn.”