Popular Nollywood actor, Olumide Bakare, has passed on after undergoing a procedure last night at the University Teaching Hospital, UCH, Ibadan for an undisclosed ailment.
We learnt that he did not survive the procedure and died after his ‘situation’ got worse.
The actor had been managing a heart condition since 2013 and he ‘treated’ it but years later the symptoms resurfaced. And on January 24, 2017, he was rushed to the emergency unit of the University College Hospital, Ibadan where he was admitted.
Confirming the incident, former president of the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners, NANTAP, Mufu Onifade said that he passed on early this morning.
“He had a successful surgery and after the surgery, he talked to people and told them he was fine. But two hours later, he passed on. It is very painful because I had actually been wishing him a quick recovery.
“Olumide Bakare is someone who was a hundred percent committed to the theatre profession. He started on stage and then from there, went on TV, did radio and then film which was where he settled. Of course he became much more popular for his stint of TV in Oluwa Langbe Lodge. That was what brought him to limelight. You can’t fault him as a professional. He is someone who was very discipline. I see him as the last of the second generation of actors in Nigeria,” Onifade said.