The veteran Yoruba actor Jimoh Aliu gave up the ghost on Thursday at the age of 86 during a brief illness. He died at Ekiti State Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti.
The veteran actor was born in Okemesi-ekiti after which he joined Akin Ogungbe Theatre Group, he started his acting career in 1959.
In 1966, the Veteran practitioner left the theatre group in order to form his own which is called Jimoh Aliu Concert Party, in Ikare Ondo State.
He later joined the Nigerian Army in 1967 but retired in 1975.
Aliu was producing the first of his five-movie project, Olowo Ite before he died and the movies were expected to feature top Nollywood actors in the country .
According to a close associate, “The body of the deceased would be moved to his residence at Adebayo area in Ado-Ekiti before being taken to his hometown, Okemesi Ekiti in Ekiti West Local Government Area of the state, where he would be buried.”
Aliu who was the former President of the Association of Nigeria Theatre Practitioners (ANTP) was a producer who has produced and featured in different Yoruba movies and the most popular of them all are Yanpan Yarin and Fopomoyo.