Home Entertainment Nollywood actor Dejo Tunfulu dies at 49

Nollywood actor Dejo Tunfulu dies at 49

Nollywood actor Dejo Tunfulu dies at 49

Popular Yoruba comic actor, Kunle Adetokunbo, popularly known as ‘Dejo Tunfulu’ has been confirmed dead. He was 49 years old. Bolaji Amusan, the national president of the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), confirmed the death on Friday.

Mr Amusan said the deceased died on Thursday night. He said Dejo’s death was shocking.

“Yes, we lost Dejo Tunfulu, I am so shocked because he still attended a party three days ago. May God grant him eternal rest. The association will communicate to the public further,” he said.

Dejo was a prominent Yoruba comic actor, writer and producer.

He was born on May 31, 1972 in Idumota, Lagos Island and hailed from Ikija area of Abeokuta in Ogun. He was known for ‘Hally The Drummer’ (2016) and ‘Jide Jendo’ (2020).

Popular radio presenter, Adeyemi Olabode, also mourning his death wrote on his Facebook page: “I saw the post about your demise and hurriedly called your line so you can debunk the ‘April fool’ news, but alas! Your son picked it.

“You were so kind and down to earth.

“You are one of the few I do lean on in the entertainment industry. I cannot do without disturbing you with my weekly BC messages on Whatsapp. So we would not be able to speak again Egbon.

“So our plans won’t be again? Rest in peace Dejo Tunfulu.”

Author: Okunlola Kayode. F


Lagos, Nigeria