Tue. Mar 5th, 2024

By Sola Ojewusi

The legendary Nigerian playwright, actor, poet, and singer, Olujimi Adeboye Solanke, widely known as Uncle Jimi, has passed away.

The 81-year-old icon reportedly breathed his last this morning, leaving behind a profound legacy in the realms of film, drama, music, and literature.

Uncle Jimi Solanke was born in July 1942, and throughout his illustrious career, he made significant contributions to the cultural landscape of Nigeria. As a versatile artist, Solanke was celebrated for his roles in Nigerian cinema, his impactful work as a dramatist, his soul-stirring folk songs, and his eloquent poetry and plays.

The news of Uncle Jimi Solanke’s demise has sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry and among his countless admirers. Tributes are pouring in from colleagues, fans, and cultural figures, commemorating his unparalleled talent and the indelible mark he left on Nigerian arts.

Details surrounding the cause of his death remain undisclosed as the nation mourns the loss of this multifaceted and beloved cultural icon.

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