The Nigerian film industry has been thrown into a gloomy mood with the death of an iconic actress, Sola Onayiga.
Before her demise, the veteran thespian was known for her role as Ireti aka Cooking Practicals in the defunct television sitcom, Checkmate.
Also, the gap-tooth actress was famed as a lead actress in Fuji House of Commotion, a Nigerian sitcom produced and directed by Amaka Igwe. The show was a spin-off of 90s soap opera, Checkmate.
Confirming her death, Husseini Shaibu, Ph.D, a movie critic, Broadcast/Film and PRAD specialist via his Twitter handle wrote, ” Just learnt that the accomplished Stage and Screen Actress and Fellow of Theatre Arts Auntie Sola Awojobi Onayiga passed on today. Auntie Sola is best known for living delightfully the role of Ireti aka Cooking practicals in the defunct TV sitcom ‘CHECKMATE’! Journey well Ma!”. (source: Daily Trust). NNL.