Nigerian Entertainment Icon, Sir Jimi Solanke, Passes Away at 82



In a somber announcement from Ipara Remo, Ogun State, it has been reported that the revered Nigerian film actor, dramatist, folk singer, poet, and playwright, Sir Jimi Solanke, has peacefully passed away at the age of 82. The news was shared by a Facebook user from Ipara Remo, expressing condolences and bidding farewell to the legendary figure.


The announcement reads:


“Adieu Sir Jimi Solanke CJW Baba Agba


A Legend from my Hometown is gone.


We are going to miss you, Ààre Amuludun of Ipara Remo.


May Òrìsà Òkè accept your return 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻




Sir Jimi Solanke, widely known for his contributions to the Nigerian entertainment industry, has left an indelible mark as a multifaceted artist. His work encompassed acting, dramaturgy, musical performances, poetry, and playwriting, earning him recognition and respect within the artistic community and beyond.


As the news of his passing circulates, tributes pour in from admirers, colleagues, and fans who acknowledge Sir Jimi Solanke’s significant influence on the cultural landscape of Nigeria. Fondly referred to as “Ààre Amuludun of Ipara Remo,” his legacy extends beyond his artistic achievements to his role as a cultural ambassador.


The people of Ipara Remo and the entire nation mourn the loss of a cultural icon, celebrating a life well-lived and contributions that have enriched the artistic tapestry of Nigeria. Funeral arrangements and commemorative events are expected to follow as the nation pays homage to the late Sir Jimi Solanke.





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