Tinubu reacts to death of iconic actor, playwright Jimi Solanke


President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has mourned the death of actor and playwright, Jimi Solanke, saying he received the news  with a heavy heart.

Solanke died on Monday at the age of 81.

Tinubu, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, said Baba Solanke was an actor, dramatist, folk singer, poet, and playwright.

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“President Tinubu mourns the literary and cultural virtuoso and describes him as one of the finest of Nigeria’s creative artists and bastion of our cherished mores and cultural heritage.

“The President condoles with the Solanke family and all those who mourn this painful loss while praying for the peaceful repose of the beloved departed,” the statement said.


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