Yomi Obileye that Veteran Movie Actor who came in limelight after his Appearance in Hostages 1997 is dead.
The sad news was broken on Friday by Gbenga Adeyinka, a multi-award-winning actor.
Yomi Obileye was known for Tade Ogidan’s movie, ‘Hostages’ in 1997, and ‘Palace’, a soap opera which featured Liz Benson, Jide Kosoko, Antar Laniyan, Dayo Adeneye, Jide Alabi, Tunji Bamishigbin.
The comedian confirmed Obileye’s death in a tribute to the deceased on his Instagram page. He also thanked the late actor for the good memories.
“If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane, we would walk right up to heaven and bring you back again. “Rest In Peace Uncle Yomi OBILEYE. Thanks for the memories,” he wrote.
“I can’t help but want to watch “HOSTAGES” again. Sleep well Egbon and May God give your family and fans the fortitude to bear the loss.
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It was gathered that the veteran movie star passed on in the early hours of Friday after battling with an undisclosed ailment.
The deceased was the elder brother of Taiwo Obileye, another veteran broadcaster and actor, who recently took part in ‘Tinsel’, a popular soap opera.
Aside from ‘Hostages’, a movie by Tade Ogidan, Yomi also acted in ‘Palace’, another soap opera, which also featured movie heavyweights like Jide Kosoko, Liz Benson, Antar Laniyan, Tunji Bamishigbin, Dayo Adeneye and Jide Alabi, among others.
Obileye was the elder brother to Taiwo Obileye broadcaster cum actor, known for Chief Daddy (2018) and Tales of Eve: Thanks for Coming (2015).
Obileye played the father’s role to Nollywood actress, Funlola Aofiyebi in Palace opera.
Palace, one of the major Nigerian soap operas that dominated the airwaves in the 90s depicted the life of affluence of rich families and the many challenges they faced in keeping up with their status, managing their affairs, and making sure they stay on top.
Palace was aired on Africa Independent Television and directed by Tunji Bamishigbin and his co-producer, veteran TV director cum producer, Ralph Nwadike.
Biograhy of Yomi Obileye
Yomi Obileye Studied Dramatic at University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria -Class of 1968
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