Veteran Nollywood Actor Prof. Ayobami Akinwale Is Dead

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and academician Prof. Ayobami Akinwale was reportedly died on Sunday, September 13, 2020, after a brief illness.

The late actor doubled as a Professor in the Department of Performing Arts at the , Ilorin, he directed many movies and played some important roles in some top Nollywood movies.

He was born in Ibadan and attended Methodist High School and, according to a Dawn Commission publication, the University of Ibadan before commencing academic work as a lecturer at The Polytechnic Ibadan.

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He was the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Culture of the University of Ilorin.

He was also the chairman of the Oyo State Council for Arts and Culture. He was a judge on several cultural festivals across Nigeria.

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He began his acting career in the 1970s featuring television and drama productions. He won the Best Indigenous actor award at the 4th Africa Movie Academy Awards.

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