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BREAKING: Veteran Nollywood actor Olofa Ina is dead

Veteran Nollywood actor, Chief Deji Aderemi popularly known as Olofa Ina has passed away.

His colleague, Saidi Balogun, announced the actor’s demise on Thursday, via his Instagram page.

He, however, didn’t give details his death.

Olofa Ina was born on the 15th of May, 1950. The name of his father was Chief Abdulsalam Aderemi and Madam Aisha Aderemi of Jagun-Olukosi compound in Ede, Osun State.

Chief Adedeji Aderemi was enrolled in St Peters Anglican Primary School in 1957 and completed his primary school education in 1962.

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He then got admitted into Baptist Secondary Modern School, Ode-Omu, in 1963. He graduated from the school in 1965. Afterward, he got trained as a carpenter at Olukorede Furniture Industry and completed his training in 1970.

He once worked as a Grade II officer at the Ministry of Works and Trasport in Ibadan. For seven years from 1970 to 1977. He then got employment with Daladson Hotel, Ibadan as a Maintenace Officer.

He left that job in 1980 and started acting full-time that same year.

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Olofa Ina started his major acting career in 1980, as mentioned earlier. However, he had formed his acting group several years year earlier. The name of his acting group was Olofa Ina Theatre Group, and it was formed in 1972.

Other talents in that group included Late Oyetunji, Gbolagade Akinpelu, Dasofunjo, and Erinfolami. He was trained to become a good actor by the Late Oyetunji. Olofa Ina Theatre Group made waves in its days.

The group was the pioneer of depicting the lives and times of epic Yoruba histories, especially histories related to ancient Yoruba warlords between the 18th and 19th centuries.


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