Nollywood Icon Yemi Adeyemi, AKA Suara, Passes Away
The renowned Nollywood veteran actor, Yemi Adeyemi, affectionately known as Suara, has tragically passed away. The news of his demise was shared in an official statement issued by his family on Monday, revealing that he breathed his last on Sunday.
In the heartfelt statement, Adedotun Adeyemi, the son of the departed actor, conveyed the sad news: “With heavy hearts but in complete surrender to the will of God, we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, Oluyemi Lawrence Adeyemi (Suara), who departed this life on Sunday, September 24, 2023.
While we are deeply grieved by his loss, we find solace in the belief that he is now at rest. During this period of mourning, we kindly request privacy. Further details regarding the funeral arrangements will be shared in due course.”
A Profound Loss: Remembering Yemi Adeyemi (Suara)
Mufu Onifade, an art and culture administrator, expressed profound shock and sorrow over Yemi Adeyemi’s sudden demise in a heartfelt Facebook post. The news of the actor’s passing was deeply distressing to many in the entertainment industry and beyond.
In his poignant Facebook message, Onifade lamented, “This is shocking and sad! Very painful; and I’m just distraught right now. The shocking news just hit me that Uncle Yemi Adeyemi (popularly called Baba Suara) passed on last night.”
Acknowledging Yemi Adeyemi’s significant contributions, Onifade highlighted his remarkable career as an actor, producer, and noted Ifa priest.
He underscored Adeyemi’s involvement in numerous television and stage productions, notably the acclaimed play ‘Yemoja,’ written by Prof. Ahmed Yerima and performed both in Nigeria and Mexico by the National Troupe of Nigeria.
In closing, Onifade offered his heartfelt wishes: “May the soul of this great Thespian find solace in the Supreme Being.” The passing of Yemi Adeyemi marks a significant loss to the world of Nigerian cinema and culture.