Dejo Tunfulu Biography: 5 things to know about late Yoruba comic actor

Dejo Tunfulu

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, also known as Dejo Tunfulu, a popular Nollywood comic actor, died on Friday morning, just months before his 50th birthday.

What happened to Dejo Tunfulu

After a brief illness, the actor died in an undisclosed Lagos hospital. His colleagues confirmed his death, including Bolaji Amusan, President of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria.

Following the news of his death on Friday morning, the Nigerian entertainment industry, particularly the Yoruba genre, has been in mourning.

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 Dejo Tunfulu


Here are five things you should know about the comedian:

1 Dejo Tunfulu Biography

On the 31st of May, 1972, the actor was born in Idumota, Lagos Island, Lagos State. He is from Abeokuta’s Ikija neighbourhood in Ogun State.


Adetokunbo graduated from Lagos Island’s Ansar-Ud-Deen primary school with a First School Leaving Certificate. He also graduated from the Dolphin High School in Ebute Elefun, Lagos Island, with a School Certificate.

In addition, he received a certificate in printing from the Modern Way Nigeria School of Printing.

3. First appearance on television

In 1987, the deceased made his first television appearance in the Kolawole International Theatre Group’s drama series “Apere Ijongbon.”

4. Nickname

He earned the nickname “Dejo Tunfulu” from his comedic roles in films, where he was frequently cast as a stammerer.

5. Career in acting

In the early 1980s, he joined a school drama club and began honing his craft by appearing in a few stage plays.

To learn the trade, he joined Akuko Gagara Theatre Group and Kolawole International Theatre Group in 1987.

In his early years, however, his proximity to stars like Fausat Balogun (Madam Saje) and Kayode Olasehinde (Baba Ajirebi) aided his acting career.

He rose to prominence after starring alongside veteran actor Fatai Adetayo in the film “Omo Oran” (Lalude).


He died at the 49.



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