Who is next? Adieu Aishat Abimbola “Omoge Campus”– Wale Adegbuyi
Life can be meaningful and beautiful but most often it is so sad to discover that life is truly not as beautiful and meaningful as we assume.
Man was created to multiply and flourish on earth, but life is like a beautiful flower when it blossoms, it radiates and everyone loves to touch, some loves to pick and some loves to replant for its beauty and fragrance. But alas! As beautiful as it is loved, the earth through, which you were made and the earth thou shall return.
Sometimes, I wonder, we labour, we toil, acquire and keep acquiring. In all, King Solomon described it in one word “Vanity” one now keeps wondering, are we not like fowl to death and we are reared until it feels like feeding on us, it will pick us and do as he wants and no one can query.
That reminds me of the late Music maestro, Ayinde Agabjelola Barrister “bi iku se lagbara to, kosi Ologun to ri ti iku se” (death as powerful as it were; no metaphysically strong man has found an antidote to its sting).
A beautifully talented artiste finally departs her beautiful children, loving husband, lovely extended family, friends, fans and colleagues. Too bad! No one could rescue her from the wrist of death, yes! We all sworn to it, but death of a young person calls for serious sober reflection, because what kills; shouldn’t kill.
“Her dream to become a Hollywood star was dashed on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 and her death was announced on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. She died of cancer of the breast in a Canadian hospital”.
It is time for sober reflection in the entertainment industry to actually look inward and do the needful, let’s organize a health talk and not following politician during campaign and become dumped once they assume office, lets us speak out and fight for what is right with our act, talents and zeal.
Let us do a walk and educate people with our works of art, let us re-orientate the public on danger of neglect of ourselves, let our script reflect a better society, let our life become a model.
“There’s tribalism in the industry. Most Igbo producers are more comfortable working with their Igbo folks. It is even the Yoruba actors that go after Igbos as long as the person can interpret the role”
When we unravel secrets of what ravage our country, we would have succeeded in enlightening ourselves as we are also doing same to the public.
Aishat Abimbola, too painful, you departed this sinful world at the time your talent is mostly needed. I remember “Omoge Campus” location in 2003 at UNILAG, Glorious Day Hotel and Rimax Ojokoro, because I was also a cultist on same set. Though, we didn’t interact, I admire her role and delivery, she has over the time improved on her act and deliveries, her command of Yoruba amazed me when I was privileged to subtitle her edition on “Yoruba Lasa.” I was disappointed because I thought she would not meet up, but alas! She performed more interestingly and excellently than many we call Yoruba major when acting on set.
She is really an epitome of beauty and brain, you will be greatly missed in the sector you chose and the public at large.
Before her death, she had featured in great works such as “So Wrong; So Wright, “This Life”, “The Valley Between”, “Papa Ajasco”, “Awerijaiye” several TV soap opera “Super Story”, “Eje Adegbenro,” and T’omi T’eje, which she produced.
She was born and brought up in Lagos Island, but hailed from Epe. She studied Catering and Hotel Management at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu.
She was quoted in one of her interviews, “There’s tribalism in the industry. Most Igbo producers are more comfortable working with their Igbo folks. It is even the Yoruba actors that go after Igbos as long as the person can interpret the role”. This is a part that has reversed the growth of the industry unknowingly and until it is remedied, it might be challenging to make things better.
She became a mother at a very young age, this must have been the reason she performed excellently as a mother in her jobs because death seized her mother, when she was young. Her dream to become a Hollywood star was dashed on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 and her death was announced on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. She died of cancer of the breast in a Canadian hospital.
May her beautiful soul rest in peace and May God grant the family, friends and fans the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.
Adieu! Aishat Abimbola “Omoge Campus.”