Entertainment & SocietyVeteran Actor Baba Feyikogbon Passes On At 80

Veteran Actor Baba Feyikogbon Passes On At 80

January 09, (THEWILL) – Veteran actor, Sunday Akinola, aka Baba Feyikogbon, is dead.

He died on Monday, at the age of 80.

Sulaimon Aremu, a singer and poet, popularly known as Ajobiewe, announced the death of the actor in an Instagram post.

The elder statesman and thespian hit the limelight in the 1980s and 1990s with his popular weekly sitcom, the Feyikogbon series.

The series aired on NTA Channel 7, Lagos, for over 13 years.

Although the cause of death was not disclosed, Akinola suffered kidney failure for years and sought help from the public in 2019.

He solicited the sum of N30 million to travel abroad to treat kidney failure and hypertension before in his public plea.

In 2014, during an interview, he sadly explained that his famous play only gave him fame and did not bring wealth.

That same year, a new version of the programme, produced by Yinka Ogundaisi, started airing on DStv.

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