Actor Olaniyi Raji Is Dead

Olaniyi Raji

Veteran Nigerian thespian, Olaniyi Raji, better known as Baba Atoli, has died.

Moji Delano gathered that Olaniyi Raji died on Thursday after battling an undisclosed ailment for over a year.

Ropo Ewenla, a member of the Ibadan Film Circle (IFC), the group to which the late filmmaker belonged, confirmed the news of his death in a statement on Thursday.

Foluke Daramola, an actress, has also confirmed the death of the ace Nigerian actor in an Instagram post.

Daramola shared a photo of the late actor with the caption: “Sad we lost baba Atoli. Such a shame.”

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Equally, Baba Atoli as he is fondly called was a member of the cast of ‘The Village Headmaster’ and also authored a crime fiction titled ‘The Charmed Lock.

He resurrected and repackaged the longest-running Yoruba TV programme, ‘FEYIKOGBON.’

His movie credits include – Give and Take, Destiny, Hostess, Ọmọge (Damsel), – Pardonable, Unforgivable, and Happy Homes (a drama series once aired on DSTV, among others.

Baba Atoli died days after his colleague, another veteran, Yinka Ogundaisi, passed on.

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