Veteran Actor Jimi Solanke Dies At 81

A Veteran poet and playwright, Jimi Solanke is dead.

The veteran actor, and folk singer, died on Monday, February 5.

He was 81.

KOKO TV NG learnt that Chief Solanke died while being rushed to Babcock University Teaching Hospital.

He was said to have been in and out of hospital from December until he died on Monday morning.

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Hon Dickson Awolaja representing Remo North State Constituency at the state Assembly confirmed his death on Monday afternoon.

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Hon Awolaja said: “I got wind of the demise of Pa Jimi Solanke not long ago.

“His death is no doubt another big loss to us in Remo North and Ogun State as a whole given his worthy contributions to the development of our dear nation.

“May his soul rest in peace.”

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