Orisabunmi’s Brother Dies 24 Hours After Veteran Actress


Steve Onishola, older brother of late actress Folake Aremu, popularly known as Orisabunmi, has died barely two days after his sister.

Onishola who doubles as the technical director of Kwara Falcons Basketball Club of Ilorin, died on Thursday, January 7, at the age f 71.

The news of his death was confirmed in a statement by the chairman, Kwara State Basketball Association Joseph Adeyemo.

“We’re very sad by this unfortunate incident; in fact we can’t find the right word to use.

“Coach Steve was the symbol of basketball in Kwara. He was one of the most brilliant coaches of the game in Nigeria.

“The entire basketball family extends its deepest condolences to the family and love ones of the late coach,” Adeyemo said.

Orisabunmi’s brother was manager of Falcons on different occasions before he was appointed technical director.

He was part of the Falcons’ team that secured promotion to the elite division in 2013.

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TopNewsNaija earlier reported that Orisabunmi, popularly known for the role of an Ifa priestess with magical powers and some other mysterious manifestations died on Tuesday, after a brief illness at the age of 61.


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