Another sad news has rocked the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood. According to reports, a veteran actor, Jide Ogungbade has kicked the bucket.
Nicholas Babajide Ogungbade was a theatre director and broadcaster. He died on Tuesday 9th July in Lagos after battling with an undisclosed illness.
The family announced his demise in a statement signed by Pastor Niyi Gbade and Ayotade Ogungbade.
Below are some facts about the veteran actor, Jide Ogungbade;
He was born August 21, 1952, in Minna, Niger State, the native of Akoko-Ikare in Ondo State.
He worked for over two decades as a drama producer with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria now Radio Nigeria where he wrote, directed and produced hundreds of episodes of drama pieces that won him a lot of awards.
The veteran was best known for his role as “Sango” in the 1998 movie and as the director of the famous Ajo Productions series of plays, which began in 1983 and culminated in the Ajo Festival of Plays in 1986.
He worked as a trainer at the Radio Nigeria Training School, Oshodi, Lagos
He was a multi-talented artiste, who was also a poet, playwright, singer and music composer.
He directed the famous Ajo Productions series of plays, which began in 1983 and culminated in the Ajo Festival of Plays in 1986.
He was the assistant choir master of the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church, District 6 (Ayo Ni o) located on Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, Lagos.
He is survived by children, grandchildren and relatives.
May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.