Former PDP Chairman is dead

A Popular Nollywood actress is dead.


NewsOnline reports that a Veteran Nollywood actress, whose death was rumoured last September, Sidikat Odukanwi, popularly known as Iyabo Oko is dead.


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This online news platform understands that Iyabo Oko died Wednesday, January 5, 2022 according to her daughter Bisi Aisha, a female soldier.


NewsOnline Nigeria reports that Bisi announced her mom’s death in several Instagram posts late on Wednesday night. In one she wrote: “My mum is gone.”



In another post, she wrote: “Rest well mummy”. In the third, she expanded her message: “May ur soul Rest In Peace mummy”.


Also actress Foluke Daramola-Salako confirmed Iyabo Oko’s transition.

She wrote on her Instagram page: “and finally we lost her…😭😭😭 rip Iyabo Oko, we did our best but God knows best”.

The 61-year-old actress battled with ill-health before her death.

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Iyabo Oko.
One of her daughters, Olamide, disclosed that her mother was diagnosed with ischaemic stroke about five years ago.

But Iyabo Oko kept her health issues away from the public.

Yoruba Nollywood stars including Foluke Daramola, Iyabo Ojo, Bolaji Amusan, Mercy Aigbe and Biodun Okeowo, others assisted her financially.

Last September, her death was rumoured. But she came out to deny it.


Late Iyabo Oko, NewsOnline Nigeria understands, was born on the 15th of November 1960 in Iwo Local Government Area of Osun State.