Jimoh Aliu

Jimoh Aliu, MFR (11 November 1939 – 17 September 2020), also known as Aworo, was a Nigerian dramatist, sculptor, film writer, playwright and director.[1]

Jimoh Aliu

Born(1939-11-11)11 November 1939
Died17 September 2020(2020-09-17) (aged 80)
Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
Other namesAworo
Occupation
  • Actor
  • dramatist
  • producer
Years active1959–2020

Early lifeEdit

He was born on 11 November 1939 at Okemesi, a city in Ekiti State southwestern Nigeria.

His father, Aliu Fakoya, was an Ifa priest who hailed from Oke-Imesi while his mother hailed from Iloro-Ekiti.[2][3]

CareerEdit

Aliu began acting in 1959 when Akin Ogungbe, a Nigerian veteran dramatist visited his hometown, the same year he joined the Akin Ogungbe theatre group where he gained some experience in drama.[4] In 1966, after he spent seven years with the Ogungbe troupe, he established "Jimoh Aliu Concert Party", a group based in Ikare in Ondo State southwestern Nigeria.[5]

He later joined the Nigerian Army in 1967 but retired in 1975 with the aim of focusing on drama as well as promoting independent artists under the platform of Jimoh Aliu cultural group.[6] He had produced several television drama series such as Iku Jare Eda Yanpan yanrin and Fopomoyo that featured king Sunny Ade.[7][8]

DeathEdit

Aliu died at Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital in Ado-Ekiti on 17 September 2020 after a brief illness. He was 80 years old.[9]

FilmographyEdit

  • Fopomoyo
  • Yanpan yanrin
  • Ajalu
  • Arelu
  • Igbo Eleje
  • Irinkerindo
  • rukerudo

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.naijarules.com/xf/index.php?threads/my-life-at-70-–-jimoh-aliu-veteran-actor-producer-director-scriptwriter.19545/
  2. ^ Administrator. "MY DIVORCE WITH ORISABUNMI WAS DESTINED----Chief Jimoh Aliu a.k.a. Aworo MFR — nigeriafilms.com". nigeriafilms.com. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  3. ^ "From stage to traditional medicine". The Punch — Nigeria's Most Widely Read Newspaper. Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Veteran actor, Ogungbe, dies at 78". The Punch — Nigeria's Most Widely Read Newspaper. Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  5. ^ "For Ogungbe, dramatists besiege Abeokuta". The Punch — Nigeria's Most Widely Read Newspaper. Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Strangers to their mother tongues: Home-bred Nigerians who don't speak their native languages". The Punch — Nigeria's Most Widely Read Newspaper. Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  7. ^ Harrow, Kenneth W. (1999). African Cinema. google.nl. ISBN 9780865436978. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  8. ^ BOLDWIN ANUGWARA. "How I lied to become music star – KSA". Newswatch Times. Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  9. ^ BREAKING: Veteran Yoruba Actor, Jimoh Aliu, Is Dead, To Be Buried On Friday