What to know about late veteran actor, Olofa Ina

VETERAN Nollywood actor, Adedeji Aderemi, also known as Olofa Ina, has died at the age of 73.



    Another actor, Saidi Balogun, announced this in the late hours of Thursday, January 4, via his Instagram handle.

    “Goodnight legend Chief Deji Akinremi (Olofa Ina) RIP”, he captioned the post.

    Late Aderemi was an actor, director, and scriptwriter best known for his roles in Yoruba movies.  

    Here are what to know about the late actor:

    • He attended St.Peters Anglican Primary School and Baptist Secondary Modern School, Ode-Omu, between 1957 and 1965.
    • He was a carpenter trainer at Olukorede Furniture Industry between 1965 and 1970.
    • Between 1970 and 1977, he worked at the Ministry of Works and Transport, Ibadan, Oyo state, as a Grade II officer.
    • In 1972, he formed a theatre group with his friends, and they named it “Olofa Ina Theatre Group”.
    • He started his major acting career in 1980.  
    • His debut film was Ejo Ngboro by Tunbosun Odunsi. He also featured in other epic Yoruba movies, including Ayanmo by Hubert Ogunde, Ehin Oku by Ade Love, Mosebolatan by Alawada Films, and Agbaarin by Jimoh Ali.

    Join the ICIR WhatsApp channel for in-depth reports on the economy, politics and governance, and investigative reports.

    Support the ICIR

    We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

    Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

    If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation


    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Support the ICIR

    We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

    - Advertisement


    - Advertisement