Veteran Yoruba actor, Ajimajasan, is dead


One of the comedians who dominated the stage at the same time with the late comic actor, Moses Adejumo, popularly called Baba Sala, Ola Omonitan, has died at the age of 80.

Omonitan, who was popularly known as Ajimajasan, died at his home in Ibadan after a protracted illness.

The comedian had been admitted at the University College Hospital, Ibadan for age-related ailment a few weeks ago but was discharged on Monday.

Public Relations Officer at the UCH, Deji Bobade, told our correspondent that the family brought him to the hospital early on Thursday but the doctor who attended to him confirmed that he was dead.

He said, “Ajimajasan was receiving treatment at the hospital ward for a few days but he was discharged on Monday. He was bought back early today (Thursday) but after being examined, the doctor told the family that he was brought in dead.”

The late comedian was a regular feature at the then NTV Ibadan comedy show series several decades ago competing for fame and popularity with Baba Sala.

Among popular comedians who worked with Ajimajasan theatre group are Ayo Ogunshina, popularly called Papalolo, and Kayode Olaiya, whose stage name is Aderupoko.


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