Nigerian Nollywood has lost another icon, Chief Mrs Folakemi Aremu a.k.a Orishabunmi.
Orishabunmi was lost to death on January 4 at age 61 during a brief illness at 11.00 pm.
Announcing her passing on, the President of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Mr Bolaji Amusan, popularly known as Mr Latin, said one of the shinning lights of the movie industry, has been lost.
He said: “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?
“It is so sad we lost a Priceless Jewel, a very rare gem in Nigerian Film Industry, Chief Mrs Folakemi Aremu aka Orishabunmi to the cold hands of death last night. She passed on at 61 after a brief illmess at 11pm, Tuesday 4th 2021.
“Though good people die everyday yet not all of them affirm for us the goodness in humanity the way Orishabunmi did. She passed away leaving a legacy of positive experiences for anyone who took the time to know her.
“If Oratory is the Masterful Art, the world will surely miss Orishabunmi for her talent. She was an orator who would perfectly chant eloquently with her resounding sonorous voice. Iya Oosha, we will surely miss you.”
He said burial arrangement would be announced shortly.