Breaking: Popular Nollywood Comic Actor, Dejo Tunfulu Is Dead
His colleague, Kunle Afod confirmed the sad development on Friday morning but didn’t state the cause of his death.
You posted few days ago Dejo. Haaaaaa. This is so sad, Pressy, Tunfulu, Daddy Junior, still can’t believe this.
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Also reacting, Nollywood producer and director, Adeyemi Olabode stated;
I saw the post about your demise and hurriedly called your line so you can debunk the ‘April fool’ news, but alas! It was picked by your son. You were so kind and down to earth. You are one of the few I do lean on in the entertainment industry. I can’t do without disturbing you with my weekly BC messages on Whatsapp. So we won’t be able to speak again Egbon. So our plans won’t be again? Rest in peace egbon Kunle Mark Tokunbo a.k.a Dejo Tunfulu.
The movie actor and producer, who hails from Abeokuta in Ogun State, was born on 31st of May, 1972 in Idumota, Lagos Island area of Lagos State.
Adetokunbo is popularly known as “Dejo Tunfulu” a name he got from his comic roles in movies, often as a stammerer.
He started his education when he attended the Ansar-Ud-Deen primary school at Lagos Island area of Lagos State and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate.
Dejo Tunfulu had his high school education at the Dolphin High School, Ebute Elefun, Lagos Island, Lagos State, and obtained his School Certificate.
He furthered his education by attending the Modern Way Nigeria School of Printing for a certificate in printing.
Dejo Tunfulu started off acting way back in high school when he joined the entertainment society (a school drama club) and did some stage plays in the early 1980s.
He lived in close proximity to some notable stars like Fausat Balogun (Madam Saje) and Kayode Olasehinde (Baba Ajirebi) while growing up and had the opportunity to receive training from them even as a boy.
A few years later, Dejo Tunfulu joined Akuko Gagara Theatre Group and Kolawole International Theatre Group, he got his first television appearance in 1987 in the drama series “Apere Ijongbon” by Kolawole International Theatre Group.
He shot into limelight for his role in the movie titled: “Omo Oran“, featuring the veteran actor Fatai Adetayo (Lalude).
May his soul rest in peace.