Yoruba movie industry has recorded its first death of 2017 as one of its own, Toyin Majekodunmi, died today.
The veteran actress, popularly known as Iya Kike in Yoruba movie circles, died early morning today,Monday.
Married to a fellow actor, Solomon Abiodun Majekodunmi aka ‘Baba Kekere’, the news of her death was shared by actress and movie producer, Bimbo Success.
According to report reaching Kapital FM,she died of Heart Attack,caused by Diabetes complication.
KFM gathered that the late Toyin had been battling with Diabetes for the past six month.
In an interview her husband granted nigeriafilms.com in 2015,he complained of Toyin’s gaining so much weight.
“One thing I have observed about her now is that she’s so corpulent, unlike when she started out. I wonder if you like her looks now,but she caused it. You see, when you sit down at home doing nothing and all you do is to instruct people to do everything for you, then, you are likely going to turn out the way she is. That was the beginning of her problem.”
Frankly, Yinka Quadri and Jide Kosoko have complained bitterly about it, but she wouldn’t listen. That is one of the things that contributed to her big size now, I don’t like it”Mr Majekodunmi .
The late Mrs. Majekodunmi featured in numerous Yoruba movies and often starred alongside her husband.
Prior to launching her movie career, she worked with the Lagos State Ministry of Information for many years.
Her husband also worked in International Banking Division Department at First Bank Plc .
She attended Okemagba High School, Epe, Lagos,she met her husband in 1979, ,they started out as friends, then colleagues and lovers the courtship lasted for two years,and got married in 1981, so our courtship lasted two years.
They are blessed with three children,two daughters and one
May her soul rest in perfect peace