News of Yoruba comic actor Dejo Tunfulu's demise has flooded the internet, marking yet another loss for the entertainment industry.
Tunfulu died on Friday after a brief illness. The news of his death was confirmed by his friend and fellow actor, Kunle Afod.
Details of his death remain sketchy as of press time. However, his colleagues and fans have thronged his social media pages to pay tributes.
Below are five things about the life of the late actor:
Dejo Tunufulu was a prominent Nigerian actor and producer born on May 31, 1972, in Idumota, Lagos Island area of Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria.
He was born and brought up in the Idumola area of Lagos Island of Lagos State but hails from Abeokuta, the state capital of Ogun.
He had his primary education at Ansar-Ud-Deen primary school in the Lagos Island area of Lagos State and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate.
He then proceeded to Dolphin High School, Ebute Elefun, Lagos Island, Lagos State for his secondary education.
He later attended the Modern Way Nigeria School of Printing for a certificate in printing to enhance his knowledge and skill.
Tunfulu started his acting career in the earlier part of his life when he first featured in a television programme titled 'Theatre Omode'.
The first movie he acted in was ‘Aje ni Iya mi’, where he played the role of Dejo.
His movie career was greatly inspired by Fausat Balogun (Madam Saje) and Kayode Olasehinde (Baba Ajirebi), with whom he worked closely.
He joined Akuko Gagara Theatre Group and Kolawole International Theatre Group a few years later. He got his first television appearance in 1987 in the drama series 'Apere Ijongbon' by the Kolawole International Theatre Group.
He shot into the limelight for his role in the 'Omo Oran' movie, featuring veteran actor Fatai Adetayo (Lalude). He has featured in several Yoruba movies, including 'Ejide' (2007) and 'Ito Urine' (2008).
Dejo Tunfulu was blessed with beautiful kids and grandkids. His previous marriage produced two grown-up daughters. They are Sammyhat Pamilerin, and Balogun Boje.
Dejo was married to the late Adesola Olakunle. She passed away in December 2012; she was reported to have given up in the early hours of the day during childbirth.
After the death of his first wife, Dejo got married to Deola Idowu Gunwa at a secondary school beside the defunct Concord Newspaper in Ikeja.
Dejo leaves behind children and grandchildren.