by Akan Ido
The details behind the death of upcoming Nollywood actress, Bisi Komolafe is still sketchy with varying reports regarding the cause of her death.
According to reports, the promising actress died in the early hours of Tuesday after a brief illness, while others say Komolafe died at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, after suffering complications from a four-month pregnancy which resulted in a miscarriage.
A popular actress, Foluke Daramola, who has worked with the Komolafe on some projects was said to be in tears yesterday while confirming the death of the ‘Omo Ghetto’ actress.
Bolaji Amusan, popularly known as Mr. Latin described Komolafe as a talented and promising actress.
Amusan said, “People die daily. Only God knows the number of people that have died globally between the last day in 2012 and the New Year. But because of our closeness to some people and for the fact that they are famous, we tend to express great loss when they die. The popularity of dramatists and the love people have for them often make their fans lament whenever any of them dies.”
According to him, even if a dramatist dies five years ago, the death of another one may make some people to say that many of the industry practitioners are dying.
“It is the love they have for actors and actresses that make them think so. Death is inevitable. But it is so sad that while people are rejoicing for the New Year, friends, fans and colleagues of Komolafe are mourning. She was a great and talented actress, very promising,” he noted.
The deceased actress had featured in Igboro Ti Daru, Imisi Esu, Eja Tutu, Bolode O Ku, Irawo Oke, Aye Ore Meji, and Ogbe Inu. She was a member of the Odunfa Caucus, led by renowned actor, Yinka Quadri.
In 2012, the industry lost dramatists such as Akin Ogungbe, Gogo Ombo, Ahmed Oduola (Dento), Enebeli Elebuwa and Pete Eneh.