Veteran Nollywood actress, Sola Onayiga, is dead. The gap-toothed actress, popular for playing Ireti in the now-defunct family drama, Fuji House of Commotion, died on Monday.
Sola Onayiga Awojobi’s death was announced by a renowned movie critic and film specialist, Husseini Shaibu, via his Twitter page. Shaibu said, “Just learnt that the accomplished Stage and Screen Actress and Fellow of Theatre Arts Auntie Sola Awojobi Onayiga passed on today.
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“Auntie Sola, who is best known for living the role of Ireti aka Catering practical in the defunct television sitcom ‘Fuji House of Commotion delightfully’, Reportedly passed on this morning. Journey well, Ma! Journey Well!”
The late Onayiga was the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate in 2015 for the Lagos State House of Assembly Ikorodu Constituency 1.
An accomplished actress, she worked with the Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA, after her secondary education.
“I was employed as an interviewer; that is, I interviewed those who went around the country to sample opinions about the suitability of Abuja as the Federal Capital Territory. This was around 1976 and 1977. I was posted to Dodan Barracks to interview the soldiers,” she said in a 2016 interview.
She attended the National Institute of Internal Auditors for two years before dropping out to study theatre arts at the University of Ife (OAU).
She started as an amateur actress. Her first professional job was participating in The King Must Dance Naked by Fred Agbeyegbe.
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