Veteran Yoruba actress, Iyabo Oko is dead.

Veteran Nollywood actress, Sidikat Odukanwi, better known as Iyabo Oko is dead.

The veteran Yoruba actress died on Wednesday evening, June 29th, 2023.

According to reports, Iyabo Oko, who has been away from the movie scene for years now, has been battling with ill health which has now led to her untimely demise.

Though much details about her death hasn’t been made known, her daughter, Bisi Aisha, confirmed the news of her death.

She wrote, “May ur soul Rest in Peace Mummy”.

Iyabo Oko resurrects hours after being declared dead

Last year, Iyabo Oko was reported dead but the actress resurrected a few hours later.

The veteran actress, who had been bedridden for over five years passed on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, only to return to life about three hours later in the wee hours of Thursday, January 6, 2022.

Iyabo Oko reportedly moved her hand after being confirmed dead.

The daughter of the 61-year-old actress, Olamide, who had initially confirmed the death news, broke the news of her resurrection.

Her death is coming a few weeks after her junior colleague, Murphy Afolabi died.

Murphy Afolabi is dead

In a post by his colleague, Tunde Ola Yusuf on his Instagram page, the Yoruba actor was confirmed dead on Sunday, May 16th.

Praying for his soul to rest in peace, he bade the actor farewell.

“We lost a strong Filmmaker Murphy Afolabi. May God rest your soul bro”.

It was learned that the actor slipped on tiles and hit his head on a hard surface.

His colleague, Seun Oloketuyi disclosed the sad news on his Instagram page.

According to him, Murphy died after sustaining injuries from falling in the bathroom.

Alhaji Baraka drops bombshell on Murphy Afolabi’s death

However, during his funeral, Alhaji Oluwole Cole popularly known as Baraka made an interesting revelation about Murphy Afolabi’s death.

In an interview during his burial, Baraka revealed that the tiles in Murphy Afolabi’s bathroom weren’t the reason why he slipped.

He claimed that actor fell as a result of dizziness and that was what led to his death.

Explaining further, he said that during Fuji singer, Malaika’s birthday party days back, Murphy had complained of weakness while they were running errands.