Buhari mourns popular dramatist, Jimoh Aliu

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By Oluwakemi Ishola 

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a condolence message to the theatre and entertainment industry, the Aliu family, and Ekiti State government on the death of a popular Nigerian dramatist, Chief Jimoh Aliu, aged 80.

The President in a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, salutes the dedication of the deceased to his art, which saw him forming the Jimoh Aliu Concert Party In 1966, remaining committed to drama and entertainment for over 50 years.

President Buhari says the man popularly called Aworo, will be missed by all lovers of good drama, and commends his skills as a well-rounded artist, having been a sculptor, film writer, playwright, actor and director, rolled into one.

He prayed that the soul of the renowned Veteran dramatist would rest in peace and that God will comfort all those who mourn him.

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