Veteran Yoruba actress, Toyin Majekodunmi, is dead

Toyin Majekodunmi
Toyin Majekodunmi

The Yoruba movie industry has recorded its first death of 2017 as one of its own, Toyin Majekodunmi, died on Monday.

The veteran actress, popularly known as Iya Kike in Yoruba movie circles, died on Monday.

The cause of her death is not yet officially announced.

Married to a fellow actor, Solomon Majekodunmi aka ‘Baba Kekere’, the news of her death was shared by actress and movie producer, Bimbo Success.

Repeated calls to her husband were not answered, but a top Yoruba actress cum producer, Bose Alao, who is close to the couple, told PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone chat that her death was health-related.

The late Mrs. Majekodunmi featured in numerous Yoruba movies and often starred alongside her husband.

Prior to launching her movie career, she worked with the Lagos State Ministry of Information for many years.

Her husband also worked in the international banking division at First Bank Plc.

A delight on stage and in movies, the late actress was married for 37 years and was blessed with three children – two daughters and a son.

Her colleagues and fans alike have taken to social media to eulogise the late movie star.


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  • Question for PT

    Is this death different from the deaths of scores of people in Southern Kaduna who were killed by Fulani herdsmen terrorists on Xmas day? Are details of lives and circumstances of death of the victims in Southern Kaduna not important to be reported?

    • Wale

      when you start your own news organization, you can have the liberty to report what whatever pleases you.

  • total

    Very sad indeed. But, if we look into the past dead actresses in Yoruba movies, they are all on the heavy side as in big. Fat and big is very dangerous situation. Chances of high cholesterol and high blood pressure and diabetes , all these all deadly combinations.May the soul of dead Rest In Peace. Exercise and watch what goes into your mouth.

    • latot

      what is wrong with you? dont u know that there are men who like big big things? learn to hav respect for d dead

  • Olatubosun

    May her soul rest in peace

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Ah! why the continue sudden death among Nigerian-Yoruba actors/actresses especially who have invested much of their energies to developed the acting profession like late Mrs Toyin Majekodunmi. Mrs Toyin Majekodunmi and her husband,baba-kekere, are active senior actor/actress that have contributed immensely, to the development and advancement of Yoruba movies industry.May her gentle soul rest in eternal peace,amen. I pray that may Jehovah God Almighty give her husband and children the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss,amen.Very sad!