Buhari Mourns Popular Thespian and Scholar, Prof Ayo Akinwale


President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the Akinwale family on the passing of Professor Ayo Akinwale, a movie actor, producer and senior lecturer in the Department of Performing Arts, University of Ilorin.

The President in a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, joined the university community, numerous fans, students and former students in mourning the Ibadan-born academician who made outstanding contributions to the development of the Performing Arts in Nigeria in a career spanning over four decades on stage, screen, lecture rooms and the airwaves.

“The President notes that the scholarly works of the accomplished thespian, playwright and versatile producer, preserved on films and published books, will continue to inspire and delight audiences in years to come,” the statement read in part.

He prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of the departed, and comfort for all who mourn.


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