Ooni said Jimoh Aliu’s death is a great loss.
News Rain gathered that the Arole Oduduwa and Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, in a statement by his Director of Media and Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare described the death of the veteran Nollywood actor, Jimoh Aliu as a passage of one of Yoruba’s greatest heroes of culture and traditions.
How Ooni Described Late Jimoh Aliu’s Death
The Yoruba foremost traditional ruler said the death is a monumental loss and has dealt a blow to the theatre and film industry in Nigeria.
Ooni Ogunwusi went further to describe the late actor, producer, and entertainer as a unique promoter of the prestigious Yoruba culture which he projected through his several works during his lifetime.
He said: “Like the late Hubbert Ogunde among other Yoruba’s cultural heroes, the whole world particularly the descendants of Oduduwa will never forget ‘Arelu’; one of Pa Aliu’s epical movies through which this great man taught countless moral lessons.
“Aside from being a movie maker, pa Jimoh Aliu during his lifetime was very close to the ancient throne of Oduduwa through which he played several active roles particularly by adding glamor and indeed color to our festivals and other social activities.
“His return to his creator at 85 is a unique reminder that death remains a unique feature of all men and no matter how good or badly spent life is, it must end.”
Ooni who is the Co-chairman, National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria(NCTRN) condolences with Nigerian theatre industry, the Kabiyesi, Owa-Ooye of Okemesi-Ekiti, Ekiti State Government, Oodua race and all members of of the deceased family praying the Almighty Olodumare will give them the fortitude to bear the loss.
News Rain reported that Jimoh Aliu, a veteran actor and former President Association of Theatre Arts Practitioners of Nigeria (ANTP) died on Thursday, 17, September at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti