Famous Yoruba actress, Sidikat Odunkanwi professionally called Iyabo Oko died on Wednesday, OYO NEWS reports.
The news of her death was announced by her daughter who broke the news via social media.
Sidikat Odunkanwi (15 November 1960 – 28 June 2023), was a Nigerian film actress.
Iyabo Oko, who has been away from the movie scene for years now, has been battling ill health which has now led to her untimely demise.
Though details of her death have not been made public, her daughter, Bisi Aisha, a female soldier confirmed the news of her death.
She wrote, “May ur soul Rest in Peace Mummy”.
Iyabo Oko was born on 15 November 1960 in Iwo, Osun State. In 1973, she started her acting career as a teenager under Eda Onileola Theatre Troupe before she later got popular for her character role in the movie titled Oko; produced by Oga Bello.
In 2015, she was diagnosed of Ischemic stroke which made her take a break from acting.
In 2016, Iyabo oko was honored with the Special Recognition Award at the City People Entertainment Awards for her contribution to the growth of the Yoruba Movie Industry.
Her death is coming weeks after her junior colleague, Murphy Afolabi died in a controversial circumstance.