Nollywood suffers another loss as Bosede Adewoyin dies

by Araayo Akande

Nollywood recorded another loss on Tuesday following the passing of veteran actress, dancer and costumier, Abosede Adewoyin.
Adewoyin, who was popularly known as Madam Tinubu for her role in the late Professor Akinwumi Isola’s ‘Efunroye Tinubu’ was 60.

Fondly called Aunty Bose by her colleagues, Adewoyin was part of the Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture contingent that performed Funmi Odusolu’s famous dance musical, ‘ORÍ’ (Destiny) when Lagos State hosted the then military Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, in 1984.

Apart from ‘Ori’ and ‘Efunroye Tinubu’, Adewoyin who was buried on Tuesday played Mama Onimama in Funke Akindele’s ‘Omo Ghetto’. She played the role alongside the veteran Adebayo Salami who was Baba Onibaba.

The staff member of the Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture was also costumier for several stage and movie productions, including Dickson Ekhaguere’s ‘Unstable’ directed by Ben Tomoloju.

Mourning her, Tomoloju said: “Bose was magnanimous. Those who participated in ‘Unstable’ would recall that she came into the production very late to back up the costumier with her loads of resources and experience. She bailed out the costume department and mitigated all the anxieties raised in this area of the production. Boss-Boss, we love you. God loves you more. We miss you. God takes you home. Rest in perfect peace.”

Some Nollywood darlings that have passed this year include veteran actor, Kayode Odumosu (Pa Kasumu), Frank Dallas and Toyosi Arigbabuwo. Others are Chizoba Boye, Emilia Dike, Juwon Awe and Jennifer Omole.

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