Earlier today, News broke that Nigerian Yoruba actor and comedian Kunle Adetokunbo, popularly known as Dejo Tunfulu is dead but many found it hard to believe, thinking it is an April fool prank.
The9jafresh recalls that his colleague Kunle Afod broke the news on his Instagram page Friday morning, saying “You still posted this picture recently only for me to hear about your death today. This is so sad,Pressy Tunfulu. Daddy Junior, still cant believe this.”
While some of them sent their condolence messages, others feel it is too expensive to be an April fool’s joke.
The late actor’s son has now confirmed the sad news in a chat with radio OAP, Adeyemi Olabode.
According to the OAP, when he tried the late actor’s phone number to speak to him to debunk the rumours, his phone was picked up by his son who confirmed that he’s truly dead.
“I saw the post about your demise and hurriedly called your line so you can debunk the ‘April fool’ news, but alas! It was picked by your son. You were so kind and down to earth. You are one of the few I do lean on in the entertainment industry. I can’t do without disturbing you with my weekly BC messages on Whatsapp. So we won’t be able to speak again Egbon. So our plans won’t be again? Rest in peace egbon Kunle Mark Tokunbo a.k.a Dejo Tunfulu” Adeyemi Olabode wrote on Facebook
Actress Biodun Okeowo on her part also penned her tribute. Omoborty as she is fondly called said she is not going to post any sponsored ad today on her Instagram page due of the great loss.
She wrote: “My heart is shattered … nothing is making sense at this time. Oh Nooooooooo! I am holding on all posts for today. Mood shattered. RiP Dejo. Brands please bear with me.”
The cause of his death is still unknown as at the time of filing this report.
Kunle Adetokunbo popularly known as “Dejo Tunfulu” is a prominent Yoruba comic actor, writer, and producer.
He was born on 31st of May, 1969 in Idumota, Lagos Island area of Lagos State and hails from Ikija area of Abeokuta in Ogun State. He is known for “Hally The Drummer” (2016) and “Jide Jendo” (2020). The actor was aged 52.