Sunset For Yemisi Eleto



London-based Yoruba actress, Yemisi Akande (Eleto) was buried this morning amid tears and wailings.


The remains of the popular actress were interred at Woodvale Cemetery, Forest Hill Road, South East London.

Yemisi Eleto died on Saturday 25 June at Kings College Hospital, Camberwell Road, South East London, after a brief illness.

The funeral rites of the actress kicked off on Wednesday, 6 July, with a candle light procession which took place at Penarth Center, Ilderton Road, London.

A wake keep service was also held on Thursday, 7 July, at COSEC Ministry.

The burial of the late actress was graced by many movie acts, who are based in Nigeria and Europe.

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Born in November 1971, Yemisi Eleto left Nigeria in the 90s for the United States of America.

She later moved to Italy before relocating to London. She set up a movie production and marketing outfit, Yemak Films on Camberwell Road, London.

She acted in several movies, and in 2008, she made her debut as a producer with the release of Eleto, which became an instant hit.

Recently, she completed a13 episode television drama series, titled London Lawa.

The Ogbomosho, Oyo State-born actress is survived by her 78-year old mother and two sons.

—Bayo Adetu

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