Coach Steve Onishola, the Technical Director of Kwara Falcons Basketball Club of Ilorin, and brother of later veteran actress, Orisabunmi, has died.
Steve Onishola died barely 24 hours after his younger sister, Folake Aremu, a Nollywood actress popularly called Orisabunmi, died at 60.
The late basketball coach was said to have passed on at 71 on Thursday, Jan 7, in Illorin, following a brief illness.
The State Chairman of the association, Dr. Joseph Adeyemo, confirmed the death in Ilorin on Thursday.
The deceased was the Manager of Falcons on different occasions before he was appointed the club’s technical director.
“We are very sad by this unfortunate incident. In fact, we can’t find the right word to describe this moment.
“Coach Onishola 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 deceased’s family and loved ones.”
Orisabunmi died four months after the death of her ex-husband, Jimoh Aliu, who was popularly known as Aworo.
President of the Theatre Arts And Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) Bolaji Amusan, known as Mr. Latin, confirmed she died on Tuesday night.
Also, another senior TAMPAN member Tunde Ola-Yusuff also stated that “She left without a goodbye” in a post on social media.
She was well known from the 80s for her roles as a priestess, pacifist, or the good witch in movies. She has played some iconic roles like ‘Asabi’ in “Oluwerimagboojo”, and the priestess in “Ayanmo Eda”.