Veteran actor, Dejumo Lewis of ‘Village Headmaster’ series, dies at 80

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Veteran actor, Dejumo Lewis, has died aged 80.

Actor, Saidi Balogun, confirmed his passing in a post shared on his Instagram account on Saturday.

Sharing the photo of the late veteran, Saidi wrote, “Good night DEJUMO LEWIS, may your soul rest in perfect peace. RIP.”

While the specific details surrounding Lewis’ passing remain undisclosed, Balogun’s tribute has ignited an outpouring of condolences from fans and other actors and actresses.

Lewis is a Nigerian film and television actor, famous for the Kabiyesi role in The Village Headmaster, Nigeria’s longest-running television soap opera shown on NTA from 1968 to 1988 that also starred Justus Esiri and Femi Robinson and many others.

Lewis is also known for his memorable performances in acclaimed films such as “A Place in the Stars” (2014), “Crossroads” (2020), and “Power of 1” (2018),