The Executive Governor of Ekiti State, Dr John Kayode Fayemi, CON has expressed shock at the demise of the icon of theatre practice Chief Jimoh Aliu
Fayemi while commiserating with members of Jimoh Aliu family over this loss, prayed that Allah accepts the soul of the departed into Aljannah fridaos.
Prof. Rasaki Ojo Bakare Hon. Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism Ekiti State who conveyed Fayemi’s condolence message in a press statement said the remains of late Chief Jimoh Aliu will be laid to rest at Okemesi Ekiti, 4pm on Friday, 18th September, 2020.
The icon of theatre practice died at Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital at about 2pm, on Thursday, 17th September 2020 following a brief illness.
Born 86 years ago in Okemesi Ekiti, Aworo, as he is fondly called, had a stint in the Army before joining the defunct Akin Ogungbe Travelling Theatre Group from where he later formed his Jimoh Aliu Cultural Group of Nigeria.
An astute Actor, a celebrated Playwright and quintessential Director, Jimoh Aliu’s works dominated the Nigerian theatre space for three decades before the late icon migrated into movie making in the mid 80s. He just completed the shooting of his latest movie 7 days before he passed on.