By Emmanuel Adeleke
Veteran Nollywood actress, Sidikat Odunkanmi popularly known as Iyabo Oko, is dead.
Her daughter, Bisi Aisha, disclosed this via her social media accounts on Thursday, saying that the actress died on Wednesday evening.
“May ur soul Rest In Peace mummy,” she wrote.
Actress Foluke Daramola-Salako also confirmed Iyabo Oko’s death on her Instagram page
“And finally we lost her.. rip Iyabo Oko, we did our best but God knows best,” she wrote.
Before her demise, the 61-year-old actress battled with ill-health which caused her to take a long break from the movie scene.
She was born on November 15, 1960 in Iwo Local Government Area of Osun State.
Odukanmi had stage names such as “Iyabo Oko” “Apoti Aje” Sisi Mama.”
In 2022, one of her daughters, Olamide, disclosed that her mother was diagnosed with ischaemic stroke about five years ago but kept her health issues away from the public.
Yoruba Nollywood stars including Foluke Daramola, Iyabo Ojo, Bolaji Amusan, Mercy Aigbe and Biodun Okeowo among others had assisted her financially in the past.