Tragedy hits Nollywood again as Veteran Actor, Yemi Adeyemi “Suara” dies

Veteran actor Yemi Adeyemi, popularly known as Suara, is dead.

He died on Sunday, 24 September, 2023 according to a statement released by his family on Monday, 25 September, 2023.

The statement signed by the deceased’s son Adedotun Adeyemi read: “It is with a heavy heart but with total submission to God that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, Oluyemi Lawrence Adeyemi (Suara) who went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 24, 2023. We are consoled because we know that he has gone to rest. We kindly request that the family be allowed some privacy in this time of grief. More details about the burial will be communicated soon.”


Art and culture administrator Mufu Onifade described Adeyemi’s death as shocking in a Facebook post.

“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.

“A great actor, producer and Ifa priest of note, he had been involved in many television and stage productions – including ‘Yemoja’ written by Prof. Ahmed Yerima and performed in Nigeria and Mexico by the National Troupe of Nigeria.

“May the soul of this great Thespian find solace in the Supreme Being,” Mr Onifade wrote in the Facebook post.

Speaking further in a message sent to QEDNG, Onifade said “I saw his son’s post this evening, then called his wife who confirmed he died last night. She said he had been sick for some time now.”

A graduate of the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Adeyemi was a veteran on stage and screen best known for his role as Suara in the Super Story series Oh Father! Oh Daughter!

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