It has been announced that a veteran Nollywood actor, Deji Aderemi, popularly known as Olofa Ina, has passed away.
The actor's death was announced on Thursday by another Nollywood star, Saidi Balogun, through his social media account.
However, the cause of death is currently unknown.
“Good night legend Chief Deji Akinremi (Olofa Ina) RIP,” wrote Saidi Balogun.
Aderemi, the Sobaloju of Edeland, died at the age of 73.
Chief Aderemi was born into the family of the late Chief AbdulSalam Aderemi and the late Mrs. Aisha Aderemi of Jagun-Olukosi Compound, Ede in Osun State on May 15, 1950 during the reign of the late Oba John Adetoyese Laoye, then Timi of Ede. .
He had his primary education at St. Peters Anglican Primary School between 1957 and 1962 and then attended Baptist Secondary Modern School, Ode-Omu from 1963 to 1965.
He later received his vocational training in carpentry and joinery at Olukorede Furniture Industry between 1965 and 1970.
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The late actor led the Olofa Ina Theater Group in 1972 which included Erinfolamin, Dasofunjo, Gbolagade Akinpelu and the late Oyetunji of Esinnla compound, Ede. He received his theater training under the late Oyetunji.