The Nigerian film industry has again been thrown into a gloomy mood with the death of another iconic actress, Sola Onayiga.
The Secretary General of the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP), Mr. Makinde Adeniran disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
The quintessential thespian, popularly known as “Ireti, Kitchen Practical” for her role in the television drama series, ‘Fuji House of Commotion’, had been bedridden but died early Monday morning.
She was the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate in 2015 for the Lagos State House of Assembly Ikorodu Constituency 1.
Confirming her death, Husseini Shaibu, Ph.D, a movie critic, Broadcast/Film and PRAD specialist via his Twitter handle wrote, “I have just been informed that the accomplished Stage and Screen Actress and Fellow of Theatre Arts Auntie Sola Awojobi Onayiga ‘has’ passed on.
“Auntie Sola, who is best known for living the role of Ireti aka Catering practical in the defunct television sitcom ‘Fuji House of Commotion delightfully’, Reportedly passed on this morning. Journey well, Ma! Journey Well!”