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Veteran Actor, Jimi Solanke dies at 81


February 6, 2024

A veteran actor and dramatist, Jimi Solanke, has passed away.

The folk singer, poet, and playwright died on Monday morning, just 59 days to his 82nd birthday.

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State confirmed the development in a statement.

His contributions to the global entertainment industry spanned seven decades, leaving an indelible mark on various platforms, from Western Nigeria Television in the 1960s to international festivals in Senegal and Algeria during the 1970s.