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Nollywood comedian, ‘Dejo Tunfulu’ is dead

The Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood, has again lost another veteran actor and comedian, Kunle Adetokunbo popularly known as Dejo Tunfulu.

Bolaji Amusan, National President of the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), confirmed the death on Friday.

Amusan,  who was in shock and emotional about the development , said the deceased died on Thursday night.

He said the sad occurence was shocking as late Adetokunbo still attended a party three days ago.

“Yes, we lost Dejo Tunfulu, I am so shocked because he still attended a party three days ago.

“May God grant him eternal rest, the association will communicate to the public further,” he said.

Adetokunbo is a prominent Yoruba comic actor, writer and producer.

He was born on May 31, 1972 in Idumota, Lagos Island area of Lagos State and hails from Ikija area of Abeokuta in Ogun.

Following the death of the popular Yoruba comic actor, some of his colleagues have described his death as shocking.

Adetokunbo’s death was confirmed on Friday by several of  his colleagues on their instagram pages.

Adetokunbo died on Thursday night at the age of 49.

Taiwo Hassan,  popularly known as Ogogo said he waa shocked at the news of Adetokunbo’s death.

According to him, he saw him at a party four days ago.

“I’m hearing this from you, I haven’t turned on my internet, this is shocking to me; we were  together at a birthday party about four days ago,  if I  am not mistaken.

“This is so sad, he was a hardworking person, may God console his immediate family and grant us his colleagues and friends the fortitude to bear the loss,” Hasssan  said.

Also speaking Alesh Onilegbale, described Adetokunbo as  one of the most hardworking fellows in Nollywood.

“It is  sad that Dejo has finished his race, he was easygoing, he does mind his business, he had no airs around him, it’s really a sad one.

“I really pray for the family he left behind that God will uphold them, it’s so sad,” he said.

He is known for “Hally The Drummer” (2016) and “Jide Jendo” (2020).

He shot into limelight for his role in the movie titled, “Omo Oran”.

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