By Uduma Kalu
LAGOS — The Nigerian film industry, Nollywood, has, once again, been thrown into mourning follwing the death of its Yoruba actress, Miss Bisi Komolafe, in Ibadan.
Bisi died at the University College Hospital, UCH, in the early hours of Tuesday. Her remains will be buried tomorrow.
A family source said there would be a requiem Mass for her by 10 a.m at a Catholic church in Okepadi, Salvation Army Way, Ibadan to be followed by interment.
Bisi’s death was attrbuted to pregnancy-related complications.
Her marketer, Akeem Balogun, confirmed the sad news, saying: “It is so unfortunate we lost another rising star.”
She is survived by her father, grandmother and siblings.
Bisi who was the second child of a family of five in Ibadan where she attended St. Louis Grammar School, Mokola before graduating from the Lagos State University where she studied Business Administration. She shot into prominence with her roles in Igboro Ti Daru and Eja Tutu.
Some Nollywood actors and actresses who paid condolence visits to her house, Tuesday, included Yinka Quadri, Muyiwa Ademola, Remi Surutu, Akeem Balogun (Olasco Films), Adekola Tijani (Kamilu Compo) Majester,Yomi Fabiyi among others.
Bisi was said to have been rushed to Ibadan from Lagos by some of her family members and other friends about three months ago for an undisclosed illness. She was said to have been recuperating in Ibadan as some of her colleagues were reportedly planning to raise money for her last Tuesday at the LTV 8 Ikeja where they converged for their meeting.
Unconfirmed reports said that Bisi was few weeks pregnant when the sickness started.