Olumide Bakare didn’t reap the fruits of his labour –Dele Odule
The Nigerian entertainment industry was again thrown into mourning when talented and popular actor , Olumide Bakare , passed on in the early hours of Saturday.
According to reports , the 65 – year- old thespian died on his way to the University College Hospital in Ibadan , Oyo State , after his health suddenly took a turn for the worse . It will be recalled that the veteran actor had been ill for some time with lung and heart disease .
Reacting to his death, actor and President of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Producers Association of Nigeria , Dele Odule , lamented that Bakare died without reaping the fruits of his labour .
He said , “ It is very saddening . I know that death is inevitable and everybody would go someday. The most unfortunate thing about his death is that he did not reap the fruits of his labour . He never enjoyed the dividends of stardom . What is the essence of being very popular without having money to take care of himself ? He spent his life entertaining people and making them happy and I ’ m sad that his life ended that way .
“ He was a member of tampan and we would try to work out some things to immortalise him so that people wouldn ’ t forget him easily because he made a lot of contributions to the industry . ”
In a similar vein , ace role – interpreter , Kareem Adepoju , aka Baba Wande , expressed shock at Bakare ’ s death .
“ I was very saddened when I heard the news of his death because he was a young man . I heard that he was sick and had recovered so I was shocked to learn that he was dead .
“ He was a very good person and we worked together several times during his lifetime . He was a very jovial and humorous person who was committed to his job . We still worked together recently and he doesn ’ t like bothering people whenever he was on location, ” he said .
Source: The Punch