Nigerians have continued to react to the death of a popular Nigerian actor, Olumide Bakare.
The actor died Saturday morning following his battle with heart related illness.
‘Chief Koko’ as he was also known for his role in TV series, Koko Close, died on his way to the hospital on Saturday.
His personal assistant was with him when he passed on, on their way to the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, Nigeria.
Bakare was discharged from the hospital last year after he was diagnosed with a respiratory disorder infection.
He continued to receive treatment indoors when he reportedly could not afford expensive hospital bills.
The 65-year-old actor, who also featured in Funke Akindele’s 2011 drama, Maami, is more popular for his roles in Koko Close and the Papa Ajasco TV series.
However, since news of his passing came up, Nigerians have been reacting to the sad development.
Here are what Nigerians are saying:
- @Omobawealthjii tweeted: Damn it mehn we losing great people Olumide Bakare was great actor mehn
- Mr Abiodun @HarbayBerry said: Sad to hear about Olumide Bakare’s passing after battling lung and heart related illnesses, he was a good actor. RIP Prof
The Alex Usifo of Yoruba movies
– HRH?FLYNN @Theseuntexas said: RIP OLUMIDE BAKARE…he was the Alex Usifo of YORUBA MOVIES???
- Alàgbà Nicholas @NicholasLogun
Are you serious? Olumide Bakare. That man was just awesome. Man, I’m pained.
Thankful to have witnessed his craft
- Ndidiamaka Olisakwe @Amaka4life tweeted: Wow! Olumide Bakare A.K.A Chief Oluwalambe lord of Koko Close, thanks for gracing our screen with your presence may your gentle soul RIP??.
- Kolly Yo @KBanky1: The day Dagrin is being remembered, Olumide Bakare died.
Try and know God.
Let your God know you.
You will never know your last moment.
- AMOS PENTICOST ADEH @KingPenticost_A
RIP Mr. OLumide Bakare. RIP Dagrin Akorgun Omo Ogun. Jah Guide ur Path to the Righteous Place in Heaven. Amen
- Aare Adigun Djubril™ @bobo_j007
Rest In Peace, Olumide Bakare. And every other soul that has passed on recently… Rest on,DaGrin. 7 years since his death.
- Àṣàkẹ́ @Omodayo2 tweeted: Olumide Bakare! I honestly thought he got better. RIP.
- OHIS EBOREIME @lordbaruda1987: Cruel world. The great OLUMIDE BAKARE has passed. Life is an empty drum. Rest well, you Legend.