Veteran actor, Yemi Adeyemi, popularly known as Suara, has died following a protracted illness.
According to a statement released by his family on Monday, Adeyemi died on Sunday September 24, 2023.
“It is with a heavy heart but with total submission to God that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, Oluyemi Lawrence Adeyemi (Suara) who went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 24, 2023.
“We are consoled because we know that he has gone to rest. We kindly request that the family be allowed some privacy in this time of grief.
“More details about the burial will be communicated soon,” the statement signed by the deceased’s son, Adedotun Adeyemi, read.
The actor was best known for his role as Suara in the Super Story series ‘Oh Father! Oh Daughter!’
But he had earlier made a name for himself on NTA’s popular plat, ‘Omo Odo’ (The House Help), in which he played an abused domestic help in the 1980s.
He also featured prominently in ‘Yemoja’, a stage plays by the National Troupe of Nigeria, directed by Prof. Ahmed Yerimah.
Reacting to Adeyemi’s death in a Facebook post, arts and culture administrator, Mufu Onifade, described the late thespian as a great actor, producer and ifá priest of note.
“This is shocking and sad. Very painful; and I’m just distraught right now. The shocking news just hit me that Uncle Yemi Adeyemi (popularly called Baba Suara) passed on last night.
“A great actor, producer and Ifa priest of note, he had been involved in many television and stage productions – including ‘Yemoja’ written by Prof. Ahmed Yerima and performed in Nigeria and Mexico by the National Troupe of Nigeria.