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BREAKING: Nollywood actor, Alabi Yellow, is dead

Veteran Nollywood actor, Samuel Alabi Oludayo Akinpelu, popularly known as Alabi Yellow has died. He was aged about 62 years.

The news of his death was shared on a Nollywood group platform “Nollywood First” and confirmed by many actors.

Alabi Yellow’s ill-health was first made known last year. He was said to have suffered stroke after his wife’s death. His condition was so bad that he moved to his hometown Ikorodu to live with his mother.

Many artistes rallied round to pick the bill of his treatment.

However, the actor had got a lifeline of N10m from a popular philanthropist, Reverend Esther Ajayi, popularly known as Iya Adura, back in April, and many had thought was on the path to recovery.

Alabi Yellow appeared in several Yoruba movies and also wrote a book titled, ‘A ba Oko Ku’.

Many of his colleagues have continued to eulogise the late actor as details continue to unfold.

His last known movie role was in Kunle Afolayan’s Mokalik.

The fair-complexioned thespian hailed from the Olowobusanbusan family of Ikorudu. He was also a leader in the Celestial Church of Christ.

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Sade Adewale

Sade Adewale is an experienced editor. She Studied Sociology at the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti. Diploma in Journalism in Lateef Jakande House, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos State. Contact: [email protected]

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