Nigerian Actor And Filmmaker Abiodun Aleja is Late

Nigerian Actor And Filmmaker Abiodun Aleja is late. He passed on on Friday the 21st of May 2021 after a serious fall at home.

The “October 1st ” actor died on Friday according to his wife who revealed the news to chairman of the Lagos chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANATAP) Makinde Adeniran, multiple media outlets reported.

Aleja was reportedly admitted at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) after accidentally falling  at home.

The actor and film maker went into a coma after the fall but was revived some days later at the hospital, however, he gave up the ghost on Friday.

Following the sad news of his death, Nigerians have taken to social media to pay tributes to Aleja:

Filmmaker Imoh Umoren wrote:

“RIP Mr. Abiodun Aleja. You gave me the cameras to shoot my first pilot and all through my career treated me as a son and an equal even I was never on your level. You used to tease me when my team lost and told me repeatedly how proud you were of me. My heart is ripped apart.”

Kate Henshaw also left a reply to Imoh Umorens condolence tweet:

“Oh no….. Biodun is dead….”

Ímàn AdéyẹmÍ shared his condolence message as well:

“This man carefully pointed out my errors, advised me and directed me to the right sources when I was learning how to write a script. We interacted like friends. His humility shocked me. RIP Mr. Abiodun Aleja. I’m grateful.”

A lot of other tweets have been trending on social media as Nigerians share their condolence messages online.

Abiodun Aleja was an actor and production manager, popularly known for the movies: “October 1 (2014), We Don’t Live Here Anymore (2018) and Sade (2019).”

As a Nigerian actor and Nollywood director he worked on many projects with colleagues Tunde Kelani and Kunle Afolayan.

More than anything we pray that the soul of Mr Aleja rests in peace, we also pray for strength for the family to bear the loss.

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