BREAKING: Veteran Nollywood actor Olofa Ina is dead

BREAKING: Veteran Nollywood actor Olofa Ina is dead

Chief Deji Aderemi, a veteran Nollywood actor popularly known as Olofa Ina, has sadly passed away.

It was announced by his colleague, Saidi Balogun, via an Instagram post on Thursday. However, no details about his death were provided.

Olofa Ina was born on May 15, 1950, to Chief Abdulsalam Aderemi and Madam Aisha Aderemi of Jagun-Olukosi compound in Ede, Osun State.

He began his education at St Peters Anglican Primary School in 1957 and completed his primary education in 1962.

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In 1963, he enrolled in Baptist Secondary Modern School, Ode-Omu, and graduated in 1965.

Following that, he received carpentry training at Olukorede Furniture Industry and completed it in 1970.


From 1970 to 1977, Chief Adedeji Aderemi worked as a Grade II officer at the Ministry of Works and Transport in Ibadan.

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He then became a Maintenance Officer at Daladson Hotel in Ibadan until 1980 when he left that job to pursue acting.


Olofa Ina started his major acting career in 1980, as mentioned earlier. However, he had formed his acting group several years year earlier.

Other talents in that group included Late Oyetunji, Gbolagade Akinpelu, Dasofunjo, and Erinfolami. He was trained to become a good actor by the Late Oyetunji. Olofa Ina Theatre Group made waves in its days.

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The group was the pioneer of depicting the lives and times of epic Yoruba histories, especially histories related to ancient Yoruba warlords between the 18th and 19th centuries.



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