Kunle Adetokunbo, the Nollywood comedy actor known as Dejo Tunfulu, died on Friday morning, only months before his 50th birthday. He was 49 years old.
Following a brief illness, the actor passed away in an unnamed Lagos hospital. His colleagues, including Bolaji Amusan, the President of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria, were the first to report his death, according to the association.
Following the news of his death on Friday morning, the Nigerian entertainment industry, particularly the Yoruba genre, has been plunged into sadness and mourning has been declared nationwide.
Here are the five most important facts you should know about the comedy actor:
The actor was born on the 31st of May, 1972, in Idumota, a neighborhood in the Lagos Island area of the state of Lagos. He is originally from the Abeokuta suburb of Ikija in the state of Ogun.
Adetokunbo attended the Ansar-Ud-Deen primary school on Lagos Island, where he received his First School Leaving Certificate. He died in the year 2000. In addition, he graduated from the Dolphin High School in Ebute Elefun, Lagos Island, with a School Certificate.
In addition, he attended the Modern Way Nigeria School of Printing, where he received a certificate in the field of print production.
First TV appearance
The deceased got his first television appearance in 1987 in the drama series “Apere Ijongbon” by the Kolawole International Theatre Group.