Popular actor, Sunday Akanbi Akinola, professionally known as Baba Feyikogbon has passed on. According to reports, the thespian who rose to the limelight in the 1980s and 1990s with his popular weekly sitcom, the Feyikogbon series died at the age of 80.
Reacting to his death, some Oodua (Yoruba) movie actors took to their Instagram to mourn him.
Nollywood actor, Saidi Balogun, who wrote in an Instagram post said: “RIP to Chief Sunday Akinola (Baba Feyikognon).”
Minstrel Ajobiewe Aremu wrote:“Inna Lillahi Wainna Illehi Rajiunna, Mogaji Feyikogban”
Comic actor Adekola Tijana expressed his shock at the news of the veteran’s death saying: “ALLAHU Akbar Innah liLAHI wahinnah illehi rojihun.”
Also, Yomi Fabiyi wrote: “OOPS RIP to him.”
“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.