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Veteran Yoruba actress, Ijewuru, is dead


A veteran Nigerian actress, Funmilayo Ishola Ogunsola popularly known as Ijewuru, has died.

Ijewuru reportedly passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019.

According to reports, she died of heart attack at her residence in Ibadan.

Her death comes 27 years after the death of her husband and colleague, Ishola Ogunsola aka I Show Pepper.

Ijewuru’s death makes it the third in the Yoruba movie sector in 2019.

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Her colleague, Gbenga Akintunde aka Burger, died at the age of 47 on January 4 2019.

Few weeks back, another actor, Adewale Olarenwaju aka ‘Ishow Larry’, passed away after a brief illness on January 21, 2019.

The late actress was the fourth of I Show Pepper’s five legal wives.

Ogunsola’s senior wife, Mojisola Ogunsola, also died in 2009 at age 60.

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The second wife, Iyabode Ogunsola, is now a pastor living in Egbeda, Lagos.

Other wives of the late actor are Yetunde Ogunsola a.k.a. Ayoni and Bolatito Ogunsola a.k.a. Aina.

Ijewuru’s demise was confirmed by her grand-daughter on Facebook.

She wrote:

“I never thought I’d ever use these pictures to say RIP to you ma but who am I to question you, God?. Mother like you is scarce. A very good, prayerful, and friendly mother to all. We (Ogunsola Isho Pepper) are all going to miss you Grandma Ogunsola Funmilayo Iya Ijewuru. May God forgive you of all your shortcomings🙏 😭😢😵😷 and grant you eternal rest🙏. Rest on the Bossom of our Lord Christ till we meet and part no more”.