Popular Nollywood actress and producer, Kabirah Kafidipe has announced the death of her father, Alhaji Jimoh Adebowale, who died early in the morning of Saturday, May 13, at age 93.
The actress took to her Instagram handle to break the news, saying, “Inalillahi waina ilayhi rajiun. With heavy heart and full gratitude to the Almighty Allah, the family of Kafidipe of Lugbekan compound, Ikereku, Abeokuta hereby announce the passing away of their illustrious son, father, grandfather and great father, Alhaji Jimoh Adebowale Akanbi Kafidipe aged 93 years.”
The movie star famously known as Araparegangan in the 1999 Nigerian political drama revealed that her beloved father passed on early Saturday in his house (at Abeokuta) after a brief illness.
“Until his death, he was the Balogun, Ikereku Abeokuta Muslims, Bada of Oke Ona Egba and the Alaga Adeeni of Egbaland e.t.c. He is survived by his wives, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
“Burial by Egbaland Muslim Ummah at his residence, Ikereku Abeokuta by 4:00 pm (Saturday, May 13).
“Announcer: Alhaji Fatai Alani Kafidipe, Baajiki Adeeni of Egbaland and Secretary General, Egbaland Muslim Organizations. Ma Sallam”, she added.