According to a report originally published by Peoples Gazette, Nollywood actor Ojo Arowosafe, better known by his stage name Fadeyi Oloro, passed away at age 66.
The Ekiti-born actor, who became well-known in the 1980s and 1990s for his iconic herbalist role, passed away on Tuesday after a protracted struggle with kidney-related illnesses among other things.
Arowosafe, who was born on September 15, 1957, in Igbara Odo, Ekiti, rose to fame in the early days of film because of his villainous portrayals in Yoruba movies and his vivacious recitation of mantras and incantations.
Arowosafe, who in the 1980s starred in the film “Arelu,” implored Nigerians for assistance last month through his daughter during a live Instagram session with Daddy Freeze, a well-known OAP, after the actor received a six-month eviction notice due to unpaid rent.
Subsequently, UK-based Nigerian pastor Tobi Adegboyega of Salvation Proclaimers Anointed Church, donated N3 million for Arowosafe’s treatment and other outstanding bills.