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The brother of the late Nollywood star Orisabunmi dies 24 hours after her

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Coach Steve Onishola, the technical director of the Kwara Falcons Basketball Club of Ilorin, and brother of the later veteran actress, Orisabunmi, have passed away.

The brother of the late Nollywood star Orisabunmi dies 24 hours after her

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Steve Onishola died barely 24 hours after his younger sister, Folake Aremu, an actress from Nollywood, popularly known as Orisabunmi, died at 60.

The late basketball coach was reportedly transferred to Illorin on Thursday, Jan. 7, at 71 after a brief illness.

The state chairman of the association, dr. Joseph Adeyemo, confirmed the death Thursday in Ilorin.

The deceased was the manager of the Falcons on various occasions before he was appointed technical director of the club.

Adeyemo said:

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‘We are very sad about this unfortunate incident. In fact, we can not find the right word to describe this moment.

“Coach Onishola was the symbol of basketball in Kwara, he was one of the most brilliant coaches of the match in Nigeria.

“The entire basketball family expresses their deepest condolences to the deceased’s family and loved ones.”

Orisabunmi died four months after the death of her ex-husband, Jimoh Aliu, popularly known as Aworo.

President of the Theater Arts and Film Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) Bolaji Amusan, known as Mr. Latin, confirmed she passed away Tuesday night.

Another senior TAMPAN member, Tunde Ola-Yusuff, also said that ‘she leaves without saying goodbye’ in a message on social media.

She has been known since the 80s for her roles as a priestess, pacifist or the good witch in movies. She played some iconic roles such as ‘Asabi’ in ‘Oluwerimagboojo’, and the priestess in ‘Ayanmo Eda’.

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