Yoruba actors not under any spell — Saheed Balogun

Story by Jayne Augoye
Last Updated: Saturday, January 5, 2013

In the wake of the sudden death of Yoruba movie starlet, Bisi Komolafe, who passed away on the New Year’s eve at the University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan, fellow actor, Saheed Balogun, has disclaimed the stories making the rounds that Komolafe’s death was as a result of fetish practices and husband snatching scandals.

Balogun, who is currently putting finishing touches to his latest movie, ‘You or I’, says, “I find it very absurd that anyone would attribute the death or illness of any Yoruba actor to juju. Many people die every day as a result of various ailments but the reason behind the hullabaloo over the death of a star is just because we are popular. It has nothing to do with jazz (evil forces) and no one knows the day he/she will die besides God. It is just sad that she died at a time when she was about to blow in the industry and fans looked forward to more works from her.”

On the complaints that Yoruba movies are filled with fetish scenes and diabolical practices, an angry Balogun retorts, “Yoruba movies are filled with juju scenes because I have never seen a situation where an actor will need to play a witch and then put on a pastor’s robe or dress like a teacher to act like a thief. We act it as it is and do not pretend about anything. We the film-makers are like teachers who help you shape your future and mirror your present.”

Refusing to examine the circumstances behind Komolafe’s death, and when reminded about the fact that his industry (Yoruba movies) lost quite a number of its acts in the last two years, Balogun says, “With all due respect, if you recollect, you will remember that it was the elders that passed on last year. Komolafe, was a young and rising star and one of the few young ones we have lost.”

On steps to be taken to forestall similar occurrences in the New Year, the Kwara State-born actor notes, “Usually, when things like these occur, the elders organise prayer and deliverance sessions for we the practitioners, and we are going to do just that right now.”


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Ahahahaha ikudoro o mu omo gidi lo:.......
1/4/2013 10:25:59 PM
I neva knew dat human beings are nt valuable while stil alive until death take dem away from our sight, dat is jst d way it is when we heard d absurd death of d talented movie star bisi komolafe..... Nd evry body continue developing difrent types of circumstances of her death but god knows more dan we do........my condolences to her family member nd fans all over d world dat we sud jst be praying to god to grant her eternal rest... Bisi we all missed u ooo
Blue Way
1/4/2013 11:24:02 PM
True talk....they should let Bisi rest and leave her out of husband snatching saga.
what are u talking about?
1/5/2013 6:12:52 AM
YES yoruba plays are filled with diabolic and juju scenes bcos that is una real way of life..juju no be anything for yorubas nah..una live, sleep n wake in juju house nah ..so true
Omo Yoruba
1/5/2013 8:01:02 AM
Gbe enu e sohun,oloshi omo ale. Oloriburuku.
Blue Way
1/5/2013 9:45:43 AM
you are insane. omokomo. you are so insensitive and open your gutter you call mouth and say anything that comes to your rickety brain.
omo oloshi and blue sheit
1/5/2013 6:13:40 PM
pls u pple that my comment affected so much shld cry me a bloody river
Death is inevitable!
1/5/2013 3:29:14 AM
Bisi is now a story! Oma she ooooo.but remember unto Allah we shall all be returned.c u hereafter...
Bisi Komolafe
1/5/2013 3:45:07 AM
RIP Bisi.
Leave everything 4 GOD
1/5/2013 3:49:39 AM
True talk saheed but bisi will be missed RIP BISI
Ah ah, husband snatch?
1/5/2013 6:18:25 AM
wats wrng wif our ladies nwadays, if dis story z true then..single ladies has to learn fast
yinka quadri is murderer
1/5/2013 2:38:52 PM
She shot into prominence when she played an innocent girl in a yoruba movie which earned her a nomination at 2009 Bon Awards for âRevelation of the yearâ, and within 2 years she has done close to 100 movies and gone ahead to produce her own movie too but all never last as she gave up the ghost while trying to achieve her dreams.

Itâs no news that one of Nollywood finest, Bisi Komolafe is no more but news flirting around has it that she died of complication after an abortion. It was gathered that the actress and movie producer, Bisi Komolafe, whose profile was on the rise before death snatched her away was a mistress to one of the old hand in the industry, Yinka Quadri who close sources allege to be the man who put Bisi in a family way.

Although her colleagues and friends who are aware of this have been trying very hard to conceal it, but according to an impeccable source, Bisiâs fiancée, Tunde Fatai Ijaduola was planning a white wedding with the actress, when she realized she was pregnant for another man. In trying to cover up the shame and save herself the pain of losing her man, Bisi allegedly opted for an abortion, which finally took her life.
Recall that while she was alive, actress Bisi komolafe was romantically linked with Yinka Quadri, a top actor, who is also seated at the front seat of the Odunfa Caucus.
As things stands, accusing fingers are already pointing at Yinka Quadri as the owner of the pregnancy, which Bisi tried to abort before she lost her life, a rumour which top members of Odunfa Caucus are still keeping sealed lips about.
While buttressing on the allegation, our source stated, ârecall that it was Yinka Quadri saw her last on Sunday and was so very worried, that he had to reach out to Elders of the Association of National Theatre Practitioners (ANTP) on the need to help the actress whose health as at then, he said was fast deterioratingâ.

As at the press time effort to speak with Yinka Quadri on the phone to comment on this proofed abortive as his phone wasnât responding.
Bisi was a part of the Yinka Quadri led Odunfa Caucus of the Yoruba Movie sector, as well as an A-list actress. She was a Multi-award nominee of BON Awards in 2009 and 2011 Editions
Lolo I don't think u are 9ja
1/5/2013 8:58:55 PM
Lolo or wat do u called ur self wat is ur problem with yoruba ppl why are u always condemning yoruba eeyah may be yoruba man don break ur heart before omo ale jatijati I knw u no come frm good background that is why anytime u said bad thin about Yoruba ppl this year na thunder go strike u down omo ale no be ashi u be for Austria or where u said u dey may be cold 2 much for u better go back to ur village, bush girl person wey buy ticket for u go oyinbo country he no go better for dat person u for dey 9ja sell recharge card yoruba man dat dumped u otiwo akose jaye pe olosi omo lo maya pe tule tule ni e.bye for now
1/6/2013 2:16:40 PM
wetin u dey talk sef..did not understand one thing u wrote
no need
no need
1/6/2013 3:49:32 AM
Juju scenes are reason y I dislike yoruba films
About komolafe deaths
1/10/2013 3:04:42 AM
Only God can judge, nobody should judge , God nos more dan us , we should be praying for our beloved sister dat he should see favours frm God ,and mercy.
R i p to bisi komolafe
Adeniyi opeyemi
1/12/2013 2:34:00 AM
Oluwa bawo ni oro awon eniyan yii seri bayi bisi komolafe irawo tuntun ni ilu ibadan o ma se o nigbati opin aye bade orisirisi lao mari oun tio sele ri aberesi ni sele,oluwa jowo muerupe buburu kuro loju eni rere, bisi we love you but god love you most
1/14/2013 12:05:44 AM
it all. The time is now and the revolution is being teelivsed. This struggle is not only about fuel subsidy, it's about so many worms that has been eating up my country lean; Bad leadership, bad policies, corruptions, inadequate basic infrastructures and so on. How can a sensible leader uses 1billion naira to eat annually when their are millions of Nigerians who can not afford to eat 3square meals? It's insanity! Are his meals made in heaven?. We cannot take it anymore! we sick and tired of been called f**ls. Boko harams killings they say nothing to it, their response is silence. It's not the removal of the subsidy that wont make our economy collapse, it is their reckless, lavish spending of the wealth that belongs to over 150million Nigerians that will! Ko si obo ni idanre mo Mr Goodluck Jonathan, Igboro lobo wa!
1/15/2013 3:25:54 AM
She s just too young to die,sun re o abeni ade
2/7/2013 4:45:49 AM
i was shock when i heard bisi is dead bcos am not expecting it so soon.pls watch wat u say about her,she is a good girl to d core in her living days,E JE KO SIMI.

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