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Veteran Nollywood Actor, Jimoh Aliu Alias Aworo, Dies at 86

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Veteran actor, Jimoh Aliu, aka Aworo, has passed away after a brief illness at 86.

According to multiple reports, Aliu died at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital on Thursday, September 17, 2020.

His remains would be moved to his residence at Adebayo area of Ado-Ekiti before being taken to his hometown in Okemesi Ekiti in Ekiti West Local Government Area.

Popular for his role as Aworo in the epic TV shows, Arelu, Fopomonyo, and Yanpon Yanrin, Aliu is expected to be buried on Friday, September 18.

He was formerly President of the Association of Nigeria Theatre Practitioners (ANTP). Aliu was producing the first of his five-movie projects, Olowo Ite, before death came calling.

Born in Okemesi-Ekiti, Aworo began acting in 1959 after joining Akin Ogungbe Theatre Group. He left the group in 1966 to form his own troupe, Jimoh Aliu Concert Party, in Ikare, Ondo State.

 

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