The Nigerian movie industry has yet been thrown into mourning after Nollywood comic actor, Kunle Adetokunbo popularly called Dejo Tunfulu, was reported to have died after a brief illness.
Dejo’s death came barely two months before his 50th birthday which some of his colleagues had planned to celebrate for him.
As gathered, the deceased actor was said to have suffered unexpected bleeding while on the set of his new movie which he planned to release before the end of the year.
The late Yoruba actor’s death was confirmed on Friday by several of his colleagues with eulogies of his contribution to the entertainment industry.
Tunfulu started his acting career in the earlier part of his life when he first featured in a television program titled “Theatre Omode.” the first movie he acted in was ‘Aje ni Iya mi’, where he played the role of Dejo.
His movie career was greatly inspired by Fausat Balogun (Madam Saje) and Kayode Olasehinde (Baba Ajirebi), with whom he worked closely.
He joined Akuko Gagara Theatre Group and Kolawole International Theatre Group a few years later. He got his first television appearance in 1987 in the drama series “Apere Ijongbon” by the Kolawole International Theatre Group.
He shot into the limelight for his role in the “Omo Oran” movie, featuring the veteran actor Fatai Adetayo (Lalude).
He has featured in several Yoruba movies, including Ejide (2007) and Ito urine (2008).