January 2, 2017

Veteran actress, Toyin Majekodunmi, dies

Veteran actress, Toyin Majekodunmi, dies

Toyin Majekodunmi

The death of veteran Yoruba actress, Toyin Majekodunmi, yesterday, jolted the Yoruba movie family.

The cause of the death of the actress, popularly known as Iya Kike in Yoruba movie circles, was not known at press time.

Married to a fellow actor, Solomon Majekodunmi, alias Baba Kekere, the news of her death was shared by actress and movie producer, Bimbo Success.

Toyin Majekodunmi

Repeated calls to her husband were not answered, but a top Yoruba actress-cum producer, Bose Alao, who is close to the couple, told an online medium in a telephone chat that her death was health-related.

The late Mrs. Majekodunmi featured in numerous Yoruba movies and often starred alongside her husband.

Prior to launching her movie career, she worked with the Lagos State Ministry of Information for many years. Her husband also worked in International Banking Division Department at First Bank Plc.

A delight on stage and in movies, the late actress was married for 37 years and was blessed with three children— two daughters and a son.

Her colleagues and fans alike have taken to social media to eulogise the late movie star, who is described by her colleagues as a very jovial woman that accommodated everyone.