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Nigeria’s Entertainment Industry Morns: Daso, Kannywood actress dies in her sleep, Actor, Junior Pope, passes at 39


Popular Kannywood actress, Saratu Gidado, better known as Daso, has passed on.Her death was confirmed by a local radio station in Kano State, which reported that the veteran thespian died in her sleep

Meanwhile, Nollywood actor, Junior Pope Odonwodo, has died at the age of 39.

Recounting how Daso died, her family members said she failed to wake up on Tuesday morning after the midnight meal before the commencement of the day’s Ramadan fast, ‘Sahur:

The talented actress joined the Hausa film industry over 18 years ago following an illustrious career as a school teacher.

Her remarkable performances and versatile roles in Kannywood later endeared her to audiences across the Northern region.

However, her sudden demise has left many fans and colleagues mourning the loss of a beloved talent.

In the meantime, as preparations are underway for her funeral, tributes have continued to pour in from all corners of the entertainment world.

Daso’s death comes a day after Nigerian filmmaker, Seun Oloketuyi announced the death of another Nollywood actress, Adejumoke Aderounmu on his verified Instagram page.

Aderounmu, who became a household name in the movie industry after playing the role of ‘Esther’ in popular TV series ‘Jennifer’s Dairy died on April 6 at the age of 37.

In a related development, Junior Pope Odonwodo, who died at 39 was said to have drowned in Anam River in Anambra State on his way to a movie location.

Reports say three other actors were also involved in the accident. Their identities have not been confirmed.

Earlier in the day, Pope shared a video of himself on Instagram on a boat on his way to the movie location.“See me lamenting….The risk we take to entertain you; crossing river 9ja yesterday with no life jacket…. Na wahooooo Who does that ??” the actor captioned the post.The actor’s colleagues and fans have begun dropping touching messages in the comment section of the post.

Some entertainers who reacted in the comment section as of press time include Yvonne Jegede, Ruby Ojiakor, May Yul-Edochie, the estranged wife of actor Yul Edochie; Tana Egbo-Adelana, Calista Okoronkwo, and Chizoba Nwokoye.Yvonne wrote, “I can’t believe it. I don’t want to believe it. I refuse to believe it. Who will ask me ‘Who does that’ when next they see me?”Pope was married to Jennifer Awele. They have three children together

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