Nollywood movies industry has lost another popular veteran actor,producer and academician,Prof Ayo Akinwale
This sad news was broken by BBC News Yoruba earlier today, 13th of September 2020.
BBC News Yoruba wrote: “Ojogbon Ayo Akinwale ti jade laye” which mean Prof Ayo Akinwale is dead.
Ayo Akinwale was a Nigerian actor, producer and academician.
He was born in Ibadan and attended Methodist High School and the University of Ibadan before commencing academic work as a lecturer at the Polytechnic Ibadan.He is the current Dean, Faculty of Arts and Culture of University of Ilorin.He is also the chairman of Oyo State Council for Arts and Culture. He has been a judge on several cultural festivals across Nigeria. He began his acting career in the 1970s featuring in television and drama productions. Prof Ayo Akinwale has also written several books on theatre art in Nigeria.He won the Best Indigenous actor award at the 4th Africa Movie Academy Awards.
May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.