Renowned Nigerian actor, Jimi Solanke, has sadly passed away at the age of 81, marking the end of an era in the country’s entertainment industry.
Solanke’s peaceful demise occurred on Monday, during his transportation from his cherished residence in Ipara Remo to the Babcock University Teaching Hospital, where he had been receiving medical care.
The veteran actor had been bravely battling health issues since December, displaying remarkable resilience and determination despite undergoing several hospital visits in recent months.
Affectionately known as Uncle Jimi, Solanke’s illustrious career spanned decades, marked by unforgettable performances in iconic productions such as “Kongi’s Harvest,” “Sango,” and “Shadow Parties.” His captivating presence on stage and screen captivated audiences nationwide, cementing his status as one of Nigeria’s most beloved actors.
Solanke’s contributions to the Nigerian entertainment industry have left an indelible mark, earning him admiration and respect from colleagues, fans, and aspiring actors alike. His legacy will continue to inspire generations of performers to come, serving as a testament to his enduring talent and dedication to his craft.