Nigerian comedian and MC, Oluwatobi Owomoyela, stage name “Peteru”, has died at the age of 35.
According to reports, the Ibadan on-air personality died on Wednesday due to colon cancer.
Peteru, until his demise, was one of the fastest-rising comedians who had made a name in south-west Nigeria, having worked with foremost Nigerian entertainers. He was also a brand influencer.
Mourning the deceased, Nollywood actor Muyiwa Ademola, shared a video on his Instagram page early Thursday saying, “This is a very hard pill to swallow! How could this jolly good fellow just depart this world in this manner? Hmmm… it is well.
“Please be kind to one another as we don’t even know what we are individually passing through! I learnt Peteru died of cancer. You were battling such burden yet I never saw you without a smile! It is well. It is well. It is well. Journey well great guy. I am out of words tonight.”
Actress Funmi Awelewa also took to her page to mourn Peteru.
With many heart broken smileys, Awelewa wrote “Peteru. Unquestionable God.”
Other prominent Nigerian entertainers have also expressed sadness at the unfortunate event.
Peteru was well known for his unique delivery in mimicking people. He was also an MC and an on-air personality in Ibadan.
He is survived by a son who resides with his mother in the United States.