Nollywood mourns Toyosi Arigbabuwo

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A veteran Nollywood actor, Toyosi Arigbabuwo is reported to be dead. The Yoruba film star died at his residence located at Ile-Alli area, along the Apete-Arola Road in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

According to sources close to the late Toyosi, he died yesterday evening in his house after a long battle with an undisclosed ailment.

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.

Confirming the news of his death, Abdulwaheed Amoo, the Chairman, Muslim Community in Apete-Awotan-Ayegun and environs said:

“Yes he died yesterday. He died as a devoted Muslim. Despite his busy schedules, he dedicated part of his life to Islam.

He was the Public Relations Officer of the Apete-Awotan-Ayegun Muslim community until he died. He is a humble person.

Information has it that he would he buried at 12.00 p.m. today at Muslim cemetery located at Onigbaketun, along the Apete-Awotan-Akufo Road.”

He is best known for Yoruba movies like Ogborielemosho and Bashorun Gaa.

Asides acting, Arigbabuwo who was a dedicated Muslim played an active role in the promotion of Islamic religion, especially in Ido Local Government Area where he lived until his death.

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