Popular actor, Chief Sunday Akanbi Akinola, aka Baba Feyikogbon, has died at the age of 80.
The thespian hit the limelight in the 1980s and 1990s with his popular weekly sitcom, the Feyikogbon series, which aired on NTA Channel 7 Lagos for over 13 years.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that the actor, who was born on September 19, 1942, suffered kidney failure for years and sought help from the public in 2019.
Before seeking assistance from the public, he said in a 2014 interview that his popular play only gave him fame without fortune.
Sadly, after battling the ailment for years, he has passed on.
Yoruba movie actors have taken to Instagram to mourn him.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that “Feyikogbon” was a Nigerian television program that first aired on NTA Channel 7, Lagos. It is considered one of the country’s longest-running Yoruba language television series. The show aired on Sundays on a few NTA channels in Southwestern Nigeria in the 1980s.
A revamped Feyikogbon produced by Yinka Ogundaisi began airing on one of DStv’s Africa Magic channels in 2014.
Feyikogbon was a Yoruba series that used a Storytelling format similar to another popular Nigerian TV show, Tales by Moonlight and ends with ethical advice to the audience.
Each episode of Feyikogbon consists of a realistic story and play that draws the attention of the TV audience who will like to know the outcome and moral of the play. The beginning of show usually starts at the home of Ayo Mogaji, the head of Feyikongbon village.
The Mogaji is seated in his compound and begins to tell the villagers stories imbibed with Yoruba proverbs which are intended to teach a lesson on how to ethically navigate through life.
At the end of the show, there is usually a moral message for the audience, then followed by the character of Ayo Mogaji entertaining the audience by dancing to traditional Yoruba beats.