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Jimi Solanke, Popular Actor, Folk Singer Dies at 81, See Details


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Renowned Actor and Folk Singer Passes Away at 81. 


In a somber announcement, the world bids farewell to the iconic veteran actor and folk singer, Jimi Solanke, who peacefully departed on Monday at the age of 81.

The legendary poet and playwright, celebrated for his contributions to the arts, left a void that resonates across the cultural landscape.


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Jimi Solanke cause of death.


The demise occurred as Solanke was being hurried from his country home in Ipara Remo, located in Remo North Local Government Area of Ogun State, to Babcock University Teaching Hospital in Ilisan. Regrettably, he succumbed to the relentless grasp of death during this journey.


Renowned Actor and Folk Singer Jimi Solanke Passes Away at 81. 
Renowned Actor and Folk Singer Jimi Solanke Passes Away at 81.



Reports suggest that Chief Solanke had been in and out of the hospital since December, and his battle with health challenges concluded on Monday morning. The news was confirmed by Hon Dickson Awolaja, representing Remo North State Constituency at the Ogun State Assembly, expressing the profound loss to the community and the entire state.



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A Legendary Life and Career


Reflecting on Solanke’s impact, Hon Awolaja remarked, “His death is no doubt another big loss to us in Remo North and Ogun State as a whole given his worthy contributions to the development of our dear nation. May his soul rest in peace.”

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Jimi Solanke’s Impact on the Entertainment Industry


Jimi Solanke, affectionately known as Uncle Jimi, etched his legacy with timeless performances in productions like “Kongi’s Harvest,” “Sango,” “Shadow Parties,” and numerous other artistic endeavors. His multifaceted talents endeared him to audiences, leaving an indelible mark on the Nigerian cultural scene.

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Remembering Jimi Solanke’s Legacy


As we mourn the loss of this highly gifted artist, let us remember and celebrate the enduring legacy of Jimi Solanke.


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