When people pass away, the memories they leave behind do not. They travel to Hades, the land of the dead, but they also live among us through our memories, whether they are lovely or ugly.
Life is a real-life play. No matter how fascinating or terrifying a movie is, after watching it, one would undoubtedly leave the theater. This simply implies that the memories we generate while we are living will define us after we pass away rather than making us immortal or able to die quickly.
Celebrities exist in two forms. They have two identities, a private identity and a public identity. One identity is known to everyone, while the other is only known to a select few, mostly relatives and close friends.
Ojo Arowosafe was the same as well. He was two people at once. Few people knew his real name, Ojo Arowosafe, while everyone knew his stage name, Fadeyi Oloro. Additionally, he had two personalities: the soft and the hard.
While many actors take on multiple roles in films, Ojo Arowosafe, also known as Fadeyi Oloro, stuck to just two throughout his career. Ojo Arowosafe typically played a villainous herbalist or warrior in films.
Ojo Arowosafe alias Fadeyi Oloro
His proficiency with complex Yoruba language was unusual and weird. He blessed our screens for years with commanding words and deeds. You can tell Fadeyi Oloro was sincerely motivated by passion and utter adoration for his profession by watching him.
An actor in the Nigerian film business playing the same role for years and dominating for more than three decades is extremely uncommon. Aside from comedic actors, Ojo Arowosafe, better known by his stage as Fadeyi Oloro, controlled our screens for decades in the same outfit and armed with a small gun.
Ojo Arowosafe alias Fadeyi Oloro while showing the public his wounded leg
If you’ve ever seen “Arelu,” one of the early movies he appeared in, you ought to be in your early forties by now. For 40 years, Ojo Arowosafe, also known as Fadeyi Oloro, upheld the fashion, although he was unable to further it for more earnings. The idea that Ojo Arowosafe, also known as Fadeyi Oloro, is capable of making movies but has little to no experience in the industry is simpler to accept.
Fadeyi Oloro, an actor from Ekiti who spent a number of years working with Jimoh Aliyu, a well-known actor and producer, sobbed uncontrollably as he was asked interview questions about his mother. The actor confessed that growing up was really difficult because his father was a farmer and he lost his mother at a young age.
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As of the time this report was submitted, WITHIN NIGERIA could only confirm that he was married and had children. Surprisingly, the actor who freely displayed his acting abilities and freely took on the role of a villainous herbalist or warrior in films was a preacher in real life.
Fadeyi Oloro revealed that he is a devout Christian and the pastor of an unnamed church in an interview he gave in 2020. In actuality, the villainous herbalist and infamous warrior were men of God.
But without obstacles, life would seem empty. Obstacles, difficulties, and obstacles would arise in our quest for achievement. Fadeyi Oloro was not exempt either. He encountered numerous hardships and difficulties. He had to beg Nigerians for assistance because everything, from his health to his profession, was so poor.
Findings show that Fadeyi Oloro needed assistance from Nigerians because he was so unwell for three years. He appeared in Daddy Freeze’s Instagram live during his struggle to find assistance, and he was fortunate to have a UK-based Nigerian Pastor named Tobi Adegboyega vow to give him the sum of three million Naira (N3m) so that he could receive top-notch medical care.
In an interview with BBC Yoruba, Fadeyi Oloro revealed that he turned down requests to appear in skits because he was preparing a return to the spotlight. The renowned actor admitted that while he was itching to return to the big screen, it would only be for his film “Kogbodoku” before appearing in skits.
In the aforementioned interview, he discussed the difficulties, particularly financial ones, that the launching of his new film, “Kogbodoku,” had. Fadeyi Oloro was so confident that he would recover admirably whenever the film “Kogbodoku” was released, but he passed away before pulling out the feat.
One of the very rare Nollywood figures to rule for multiple generations was Ojo Arowosafe, also known by the stage name Fadeyi Oloro. It was a remarkable accomplishment to transition from the 1980s to the 1990s to the 2000s.
Take the difficulties away; his superb performance and profound incantations graced our screens. That the Ekiti-born actor passed away at age 66 while attempting a comeback to the spotlight truly crushes one’s heart. It was a tragic finale, for sure.
Source: Within Nigeria
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