Popular Nigerian actor, Dejumo Lewis, passes away

Dejumo Lewis, a veteran Nigerian film and television actor, died at the age of 80.

On Saturday, actor Saheed Balogun confirmed the actor’s death on his Instagram profile, @saidibalogun.

“Good Night DEJUMO LEWIS, may your soul rest in perfect peace,” Balogun tweeted, sharing a photo of the late Lewis. RIP.”

Dejumo Lewis is a Nigerian film and television actor best known for his role as Kabiyesi in ‘The Village Headmaster,’ Nigeria’s longest-running television soap opera that aired on NTA from 1968 to 1988 and starred Justus Esiri and Femi Robinson among others.

Many actors and actresses paid respect to the dead in the post’s comments section.

Funsho Adeolu wrote, “Oh wow! An icon has gone, may his soul rest in peace.”

Also, Mustapha Sholagbade said, “May heaven be pleased with him .”

Veteran Nigerian singer, Daddy Showkey also wrote, “Oh my God.”

Akin Olaiya said, “May his soul rest in perfect peace.”

Kunle Afod said, “May his soul rest in perfect peace.”

Also, Eniola Badmus wrote, “Awwwwwwww.”

Raphael James, an arts curator, wrote,“Good night ‘Kabiyesi’, the ‘Kabiyesi’ we all knew growing up in the 1970’s-80’s.

”Sir Dejumo Lewis who played the lead role of ‘Kabiyesi’ in ‘The Village Headmaster’, television series which was Nigeria’s longest-running television soap opera on NTA 1968- 1988. He lives on.”

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