According to reports, Veteran Yoruba Actress,
Motunrayo Adeoye died this morning June 1st
after battling chronic ulcer for many years and
she will be buried today at her residence located
at Akobo Ojurin, Ibadan Oyo State today
according to Islamic rite.
In her life time, Madam Adeoye was a well-known name in
Nollywood. She was among the 10 most featured Veteran Yoruba
actresses in the industry. She was a niece to a top class
traditional ruler in Yoruba Land, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi , The Alafin of
Oyo, Oyo State.
She graduated from Osogbo Technical College, Osun State where
she studied Electronics before she later went to Switzerland for a
7 months course to acquire more knowledge about the profession.
In the 70s, she joined BCOS Communication, Ibadan as a studio/
audio engineer. The job she did for almost 40 years before she got
her retirement in 2010. Almost immediately after her retirement,
she went fully into acting. Her hard-hitting role in Kunle Afod’s hit
movie, Igbekun made her a force to reckon with in the industry.
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