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How Nigerian Comedian, Alaran, Died

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blackpearl

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THE death of famous comedian, Mufutau Oladokun, popularly known as Alaran was described by many people as strange. But a close friend of the late artiste, who himself is an actor has said that, though it was surprising that he died at that time, his death was not as mysterious as people thought it was.Speaking with Roll Tape at the late comedian’s office located at Fadeyi, Lagos, recently, the man said Alaran and himself had been friends since infancy.

“ I don’t know whether Alaran’s death at this time is a way of God showing how wonderful He is. I say this because, since we started together as toddlers, Alaran had never fallen seriously sick. This sickness that eventually claimed his life started like a joke. "It was malaria in the beginning, and Alaran was taking agbo and as well going to the hospital where he was given drugs.

“On August 17,we were together in this office – myself, Logudu and he. We were discussing. After a while I left for Ikorodu Road. By the time I returned, I was told that Alaran had been rushed to a nearby hospital. I was so surprised because it was not quite 30 minutes that I left. I quickly went to the hospital. On getting there, the condition I met hm shocked me. Upon inquiry, they said a test had been carried out on him, and the result showed that he had typhoid, and that his blood pressure was too high. They continued taking care of him there. We bought all the prescribed drugs. The doctor then said he would be observed till the next day, that if the B.P. had come down the next day, he would be able to handle him. But by the next day, the B.P. had risen higher than it was the day before. That was how he was referred to General Hospital, Ikeja. We immediately conveyed him to General Hospital, where he was admitted at the emergency ward. Another test was carried out on him, and the results were the same – high B.P. and typhoid. In short, he was in the hospital for two weeks before he got better and was discharged.

“He then went to stay with his blood sister, so that he would have enough rest, before he returned to his house here. In short, it was during the ramadan fasting that he took ill again, which eventually led to his death.”

Meanwhile, Alaran’s virtues were extolled by his colleagues who thronged his burial. One of his neighbours at Fadeyi also spoke:
Mr. Feso Oyewole, Governor, Association of Nigeria Theatre Practitioners (ANTP), Oyo State chapter said nobody could fill the vacuum created by Alaran’s death. “This is because each person is unique in his own way. Therefore, it will be very, very difficult, if not impossible, to fill the vacuum”, he said.

In her own words, the Deputy Governor, Oyo State chapter of the ANTP, Mrs. Toyin Adegbola, said Alaran’s death was a great loss to the association. She said she would particularly miss him because they had been working together for a long time.

Seasoned actor, Deji Aderemi (a.k.a. Olofaana) described Alaran as an actor of repute. According to him, he had known Alaran since the time he was the driver of Ogunde group. “He was very active. Just about two weeks ago, we went to Ondo town (himself and I),on assignment to the Osemawe of Ondo.”

A female neighbour described Alaran as a very amiable person. She said, despite the fact that she is from another part of the country, Alaran related with her like a family member. “It’s very painful for me, I realise that he’s no more.”Like the saying goes, “it is not how far, but how well”. People have testified to the fact that Alaran’s short sojourn on earth was not without a positive impact on people’s lives. This is a solace. May his soul rest in peace.

Now I know who he is...his pic is on here:
http://www.tribune.com.ng/31102006/enter.html
 

Abike

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SO that is HIM!

Oh my God! I saw him in a movie last weekend...Amin Ife and liked his part....

Oh death you are so wrong! :box
 

mealone

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SO that is HIM!

Oh my God! I saw him in a movie last weekend...Amin Ife and liked his part....

Oh death you are so wrong! :box
:roll ...................so u didn't know him all these while?? i think it's a lil too late to box death to death o
 

Simisola

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I couldn't believe it until i read it now. A cousin of mine who came from Lagos two wks ago told me and i thought maybe she got the wrong end of the stick or something. She also told me dat Baba Kekere too is dead. Can someone pls confirml dis. :confused:
Meanwhile, my heart goes out to the family of the dead o.
 
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