Late Nollywood actor Sisi Quadri buried in Osun

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The remains of Nollywood actor, Tolani Oyebamiji, aka Sisi Quadri, who died on March 1, 2024, has been buried in his hometown in Agbowo area of Iwo, Osun State.

The comic died during a brief illness at the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital in Ogbomoso, Osun State.

Marufudeen Lawal, Chairman, Osun State chapter of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria, said the deceased would be missed by his colleagues in the entertainment industry because of his endowed talents.

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Lawal said the actor’s body was brought from Ogbomoso on Friday before his internment and prayers offered at an open field close to his house.

He said the late Nollywood actor played major roles in the industry that would not make his lovers and followers to easily forget about him.

He said: “His death was shocking to us because we never knew he would pass away now.

“He did not inform us about his sickness.

“We would have assisted him.

“We express our condolences to his family and loved ones and the entire state.”

According to Lawal, plans were on to partner with states governors in order to ensure that their colleagues benefitted from their health insurance schemes.

He, therefore, called on Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State to support TAMPAN members by ensuring they all enrolled in the state’s Health Insurance Scheme, which would be of great benefit to them.

Meanwhile, Governor Adeleke has described the late actor as a “great talent” who brought laughter and heartwarming moments to audiences.

Adeleke in a statement said the actor’s comedic genius and memories he created on screen will continue to resonate for years to come.

He also offered his condolences to the actor’s family, while wishing them strength during “this difficult time”.

He said: “Tolani Quadri Oyebamiji (aka Sisi Quadri) was a delight to watch in movies.

“He was a great talent that illuminates homes and imparts valuable messages.”