Nollywood, this morning, lost one of Yoruba film industry’s prominent actors, Olumide Bakare, aged 65. The actor who became famous from a TV series, Oluwa Langbe Lodge, was said to have passed on after a protracted illness.
“He had a successful surgery and after the surgery, he talked to people and told
them he was fine. But two hours
later, he passed on. It is very painful because I had actually been wishing him
a quick recovery,” said Mufu Onifade, a member of the National Association of
Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP). “Bakare is
someone who was a hundred percent committed to the theatre profession. He
started on stage and then from there, went on TV, did radio and then film which
was where he settled.”
The actor was reported to have suffered from cardiac arrest few months ago.