Actress Jumoke Aderounmu reportedly passes on

Nigerian Actress Jumoke Aderounmu best known for her role in Funke Akindele’s Jenifa’s Diary TV series as Esther has reportedly passed on

The Nigerian movie industry has again been hit by a sudden tragedy, with the alleged passing of Nollywood actress, Aderounmu Adejumoke.

The actress was said to have died on Saturday, April 6, 2024, but the cause of her death is yet to be made available to the public as of the time of filing this report.

Filmmaker and founder of the Best of Nollywood (BON), Seun Oloketuyi, announced her passing in an Instagram post on Monday, April 8.

Aderounmu Adejumoke was a phenomenal actress, who got more famous due to her recurring role in the Jennifer’s Diary movie franchise.

Apart from Jennifer’s Diary, Adejumoke featured in Toyin Abraham’s Alakada movie, which was a huge success.

This thirty-seven-year-old actress was never confirmed to be married or even had any kids during her lifetime. Most of her personal life was kept private, as people only knew her for her work.

Aderounmu Adejumoke basically was off the grid, when she wasn’t on screen. Her life was pretty low key, with no controversy attached to her name. Adejumoke’s ability to remain relevant in the movie industry without causing any fuss was uncanny, and it served to protect her image.

As we mourn the passing of Jumoke Aderounmu, let us also take comfort in the knowledge that her talent, her warmth, and her infectious smile will continue to shine brightly through the films and memories she leaves behind. Though she may no longer be with us in body, her spirit remains immortalized on screen, forever a part of the rich tapestry of Nigerian cinema.

Jumoke Aderounmu’s untimely passing serves as a sobering reminder of the fragility of life and the unpredictable nature of fate. As we come to terms with this profound loss, let us honor her memory by celebrating her life, her achievements, and the lasting impact she had on all who had the privilege of knowing her. May she rest in peace, knowing that her legacy will continue to inspire generations of storytellers to come.

Her death has dealt a huge blow to the movie industry, especially for Yoruba moviemakers, as she was a staple of their industry.


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