Nollywood actor, Adedeji Aderemi, popularly known as ‘Baba Olofa Ina’ was buried at his residence in Wakajaye area of Edeland in Osun State on Friday.
The burial began at 4:15 p.m. after the arrival of some prominent personalities such as politicians and traditional rulers including Islamic clerics with community sympathisers.
The late Nollywood actor’s residence was filled with entertainers in the Nollywood industry across the country and abroad to grace the burial.
Present at the burial ceremony were representatives of Timi of Ede land, Oba Munurudeen Lawal and President of Theater and Motion pictures practitioners association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Mr Bolaji Amusan also known as Mr Latin.
In his tributes, Amusan, represented by TAMPAN’s Director of Finance, Mr Ayo Oladapo, said the deceased would be missed by all TAMPAN members and his supporters, including family members.
The TAMPAN president said the late Aderemi played significant role in the entertainment industry with many upcoming artistes looking up to him as a role model.
Amusan urged TAMPAN members and those who knew the deceased to always reflect on their last days by living a life worthy of emulation with the fear of God.
He described late Aderemi as one of the pioneers of TAMPAN in the country, saying he was a good man during his life time but God loves him most.
He prayed to God to grant the soul of the departed eternal rest and also his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Also speaking, Mr Amitolu Shittu, former Osun Amotekun Field Commander and a human rights activist, described the deceased as someone who was humble and loved by everyone in Ede town and entertainment industry.
Shittu said late Aderemi was one of the personalities that placed Ede town on the global map because of his exceptional character and reputation.
Prof. Siyan Oyewesan, a friend to the deceased, said the state and the entire Yorubaland lost an icon who had impacted a lot to many.
Oyewesan said the name ‘Olofa Ina’ was taken by the deceased from the founding fathers of Edeland and that made him to make Ede town popular.
According to him, humans are mortal with a time to die. Once a man crosses the age of 60, the rest will be to God’s Grace and Mercy.
“The Bible made it clear that we have three scores and 10 years to live on earth and once we cross, the rest is Grace.
Adedeji Aderemi, popularly known as ‘Baba Olofa Ina’ died at the age of 73 years after a prolonged illness.