Dento dies, buried amid praises, tears

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blackpearl

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Veteran Yoruba actor, Ahmed Oduola, popularly called Dento breathed his last on Monday after a prolonged battle with illness.

His remains were on Tuesday committed to mother earth in Owode Academy area of Ibadan, Oyo State.

The Governor of the state chapter of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners, Mr. Ayo Olabiyi, confirmed that the 58-year-old Dento died on Monday.

Olabiyi said, “ Being a muslim, we buried him on Tuesday according to Islamic rites. We have lost a gem. It is clear that the vacuum his death created would be difficult to fill. In the ANTP Ibadan and national level, we will sorely miss him.”

It was learnt that members of the state ANTP at the burial eulogised his acting style, even as emotion ran high due to how death painfully eclipsed his career.

A popular comedian, Mr. Bolaji Amusan, otherwise called Mr. Latin, described the decased as a senior colleague. He said his death showed that an individual would be left alone to carry his cross whenever problems arose.

“Death is inevitable. His death has shown that nobody will be willing to assist you when you are in problem. You will be on your own,’’ he said.

An independent journalist, who played a key role in creating awareness for the late dramatist’s situation, Mr. David Ajiboye, expressed sadness over his demise.

He said though death was a necessary end, his state before his demise was worrisome.

Also, Executive Producer of Bon Awards, Mr. Seun Oloketuyi, said he was saddened by the demise of the talented actor.

“I am sad that a man with so much talent spent his last days in so much pain; sad that despite the success of Nollywood, there is no good insurance scheme,” Oloketuyi said.

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mealone

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May his soul rest in peace.He was such a natural comedian, He made me laugh so much . I remember him as the crazy gateman in "amin Orun"
 

moviewizard

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May his soul rest in peace.He was such a natural comedian, He made me laugh so much . I remember him as the crazy gateman in "amin Orun"


Yes, his performance in Amin Orun was great. And that movie is a timeless classic. May his soul rest in peace.
 
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