Nollywood mourns as veteran actor Dejumo Lewis passes on

Players in Nollywood are mourning the loss of veteran Nigerian film and television actor, Dejumo Lewis, whose death was announced early Saturday morning.

The death of the 80-year-old Dejumo Lewis was announced by many practitioners in the industry on their social media platforms on Saturday morning.

Lewis was famous for his role as kabiyesi in ‘The Village Headmaster, Nigeria’s longest-running television soap opera shown on NTA from 1968 to 1988 that starred Justus Esiri and Femi Robinson among others

Actor Saheed Balogun confirmed the actor’s death via his Instagram page, @saidibalogun, on Saturday.

Some actors also took to the comment section of the post to pay their tribute to the deceased.

Balogun, sharing the picture of the late Lewis, said: “Good Night DEJUMO LEWIS, may your soul rest in perfect peace. RIP.”

Funsho Adeolu wrote, “Oh wow! An icon has gone, may his soul rest in peace.”

Also, Mustapha Sholagbade said, “May heaven be pleased with him .”

Veteran Nigerian singer, Daddy Showkey also wrote, “Oh my God.”

Akin Olaiya said, “May his soul rest in perfect peace.”

Kunle Afod said, “May his soul rest in perfect peace.”

Also, Eniola Badmus wrote, “Awwwwwwww.”

Raphael James, an arts curator, wrote,“Good night ‘Kabiyesi’, the ‘Kabiyesi’ we all knew growing up in the 1970’s-80’s, Sir Dejumo Lewis, who played the lead role of ‘Kabiyesi’ in ‘The Village Headmaster’ television series which was Nigeria’s longest-running television soap opera on NTA 1968- 1988. He lives on.” (NAN)

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