Remi Surutu mom dies at 101

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Mother of Remilekun Oshodi, veteran Nollywood actress popularly called Remi Surutu, is dead

The actress announced the demise of her mother via her Instagram page on Tuesday to mourn her mother where she wrote: “Maami is gone at 101. Words failed me”

In 2020, her second daughter, Ajike got wedded.

The actress had in 2016 disclosed how she lost one of her daughters, Ayomikun, to sickle cell disease.

She had described how much she will miss her:

“I’ll miss you for the rest of my life. It has never been the samesince you left. I try to put up strength for me and your sister but it’shard to believe you’re gone,” Surutu had said in a tribute.

“I keep looking at your picture every day thinking and wonderinghow you left without a goodbye. I love you so much AyomikunOladayo and your sister loves you so much too.”

Remi, a native of Ondo state, had initially been into the music business before she kick-started her acting career in 1985.

She featured in ‘Village Headmaster’, the 1900s classic drama series, but gained prominence for her lead role in ‘Surutu’, the hit Yoruba movie.

Her role in the movie further increased her popularity among fans and birthed the nickname ‘Remi Surutu’. She has since then featured in hundred of Nollywood movies.

Damilola Olufemi