Nollywood mourns again as Movie director, Wasiu Onitilo dies

Nigerian movie director Wasiu Adebola Onitilo is dead. His death was announced on Facebook on Sunday, July 3, by media personality Femi Ogundoro. He wrote:

“Baba Was. I am really struggling with this. It’s really painful to hear of your departure like that Really painful. I cannot forget the very first production on Maxima Productions in early 2001/2 -The Bridge. Aside being the Director of photography for the project at the time, you were the only that agreed to convince uncle TJ Tajuddeen Adepetu to sign the contract to use his equipment on the basis that 50% would be paid in cash and the balance whenever we went live on TV. This I am eternally grateful to God and you for.

“You were a good man, very supportive and encouraged everyone to achieve the best possible. I know lately it’s been very difficult for you. I did the little I could whenever you reached out to me but I didn’t know it got worse.

“Rest In Peace “Baba Was” Onitilo Adebola Wasiu Thank you for all you did. I pray God gives strength to Kemi and kids to bear this loss.”

Wasiu Onitilo’s death was also confirmed by the chief executive officer of Best of Nollywood, Seun Oloketuyi. He said:

“It’s a sad occurrence, Onitilo is dead. He died today, Sunday, July 3, 2022. It’s another mourning session for Nollywood. He will be sorely missed.”

The late Onitilo worked on several films and TV soap operas before his death.

Recall, Film and television producer Wale Fanu recently died, at the age of 72. The late filmmaker was also a sickle cell anemia carrier and his death was confirmed by fellow filmmaker Jimi Odumosu in a Facebook post on Sunday, June 12.


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