President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday condoled with the theatre and entertainment industry, the Aliu family, and Ekiti State government on the loss of popular dramatist, Chief Jimoh Aliu, aged 80.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled “President Buhari mourns popular dramatist, Jimoh Aliu,” Buhari said the deceased would be missed by all lovers of good drama.
“President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with the theatre and entertainment industry, the Aliu family, and Ekiti State government on the loss of popular dramatist, Chief Jimoh Aliu, aged 80.
“The President salutes the dedication of the deceased to his art, which saw him forming the Jimoh Aliu Concert Party In 1966, remaining committed to drama and entertainment for over 50 years.
“President Buhari says the man popularly called Aworo, will be missed by all lovers of good drama, and commends his skills as a well-rounded artist, having been a sculptor, film writer, playwright, actor, and director, rolled into one,” the statement read.
He prayed that the soul of the renowned thespian would `Rest in Peace’, and that God would comfort all those who mourned him.
Veteran actor, Chief Jimoh Aliu, popularly known as Aworo, died on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at the age of 81. A legend by every standard, he was born in Okemesi, Ekiti State in 1939,
Aworo, died in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital after an undisclosed illness. A Muslim, Aworo was also a traditionalist who also learnt ‘Ifa’ divination from his father.