A Yoruba movie actor, Samuel Adesanya, popularly called Pastor Ajidara, has been confirmed dead.
Mr. Ajidara, 62, died of kidney failure at the early hours of Sunday.
The wife of the deceased, Atinuke Adesanya, who confirmed the death to Nigerian Newstrack on phone said the actor died at Mercy Hospital, Onikolobo, Abeokuta, where he was receiving dialysis treatment.
It would be recalled that the family and other actors some days ago had called for financial assistance of N12million from the public, to support Ajidara following his doctor’s recommendation that he would need a kidney transplant to survive.
Ironically, Mr. Adesanya was said to be owed about N4 million by the Ogun State government as a retiree of Ogun State Judiciary. He retired from the service on July 2, 2015 but was yet to get his retirement benefit till he died.
Until his death, Mr. Adesanya was the Governor of Ogun State Chapter of Theatre Art and Movie Producers Association of Nigeria, TAMPAN.