TAMPAN organises tribute concert for late Yoruba actor, Tafa Oloyede

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The Theater Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria, Osun Chapter, mentioned it is going to organise a live performance to honour the late John Adewunmi, popularly generally known as Tafa Oloyede.

The live performance, which might contain artistes performances, would happen on Thursday in Osogbo.

The Governor of TAMPAN, Osun Chapter, Moruf Lawal, advised the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday, that theatre artwork practitioners in Osun would converge on the residence of the late actor in Arowomole, Ita-Olokan, Osogbo.

“The artistes will likely be performing to honour the late actor, who was a veteran and effectively revered senior colleague within the Yoruba theatre act trade, each in Osun and Nigeria at giant.

“The artistes will be performing from 12.00 p.m, to 10.00 p.m in Osogbo to honour the veteran actor,” he mentioned

The National Assistant, General Secretary of TAMPAN, Ayo Oladapo, added that other than the tribute live performance, one other artistes’ night time can be organised.

He mentioned, “We concluded right now (Wednesday) that there ought to be a mini artiste night time too in Ede, the hometown of late Tafa Oloyede.

“The Ede North and South TAMPAN members are to organise the artiste night time, ranging from 7.00 p.m. until when it’s handy to cease, on the household home of late Oloyede.

“The one we’re organising at his residence in Osogbo is to let residents of Osogbo know that late Oloyede lived a great life whereas dwelling amongst them.

“It can also be to create consciousness about his artwork and craft, and to have fun his life.

Oladapo, nevertheless, mentioned by Friday, round 7.00 a.m and eight.00 a.m, the physique of late Tafa Oloyede can be retrieved from Osun State University Teaching Hospital Osogbo, the place it was deposited.

He added that it could be conveyed spherical Osogbo earlier than lastly shifting it to Ede, his hometown, for burial.

NAN stories that Oloyede, who had featured in a number of motion pictures, together with Akanji Oniposi, Jaiyesimi, Ayanmo, Orogun and Ekuro Oloja, amongst others, died on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at his residence in Arowomole, Osogbo.

The late veteran actor got here into the limelight within the leisure trade in 1974, below the tutelage of the late theatre icon, Oyin Adejobi.

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