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.