Nigerian Yoruba veteran actor, Alfred Rotimi other wise known as ‘Ilu Venture’, one of the pioneers of the Yoruba movie industry has died.
The talented actor and filmmaker who has featured in dozens of movies was said to have passed away last night after a brief battle with undisclosed illness at his Abeokuta, Ogun State residence.
In a statement confirming his death by the Abeokuta chapter of TAMPAN, “It saddens me to announce the untimely death of our beloved colleague Hon. Alfred Rotimi Popoola aka Ilu Venture. After brief sickness yesterday 27th Feb., 2019.
There will be a short memorial service at St Jude Cathedral, Church, Iberekodo, Abeokuta by 12:00noon on February 28th. In order to give him last respect we planned to join the family at Lantoro Mortuary by 10am tomorrow from where we will move to the church. May his soul rest in peace! Ilu oooo digba ooo se”