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.