Nigerian dramatist, sculptor, film writer, playwright, and movie director, Jimoh Aliu popularly known as ‘Aworo’ has passed away on Thursday. He was aged 80.
The death of the Nollywood veteran was announced by actress Foluke Daramola-Salako an Instagram post.
She wrote; “We have lost another veteran again o 😭😭😭😭Baba aworo is dead.
“We thank God that he was one of the old veterans we celebrated last year, but for covid we haven’t been able to do much this year, but we thank God when baba was alive we did our little quota, may God grant him eternal peace in Jesus name.”
Popular for his hit movies in 80s and early 90s, such as Arelu, Yanpan yanrin, Ajalu, Igbo Eleje, Irinkirindo among others. Jimoh Aliu was the first Nigerian to present a Yoruba film at the Rio Cinema, London in 1991.
The family of late Chief Jimoh Aliu willannounce the burial arrange soon.