Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Monday described the death of famous thespian, playwright and academic Professor Ayo Akinwale as painful and an irreplaceable loss to the academia and the Nollywood industry.
Professor Akinwale, a gifted orator, was until his death a senior lecturer in the Department of Performing Arts of the University of Ilorin.
“His Excellency sends his condolences to the family of the late thespian, the Nollywood family, and the entire University of Ilorin over this sad loss. As devastating as this development is, the consolation is that the academician left an indelible mark in the sand of time as an actor, playwright, author, and teacher with great impacts on several generations of students and artistes. His legacies will live on in the minds of the people.
“The Governor prays the Almighty God to repose the soul of Professor Akinwale, and grant comfort to the families he left behind.”