…To be buried in Canada
Barely a day to the one year remembrance of the death of Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya, another tragedy befell Nigerian film industry on Wednesday when the industry lost one of its very own, Aishat Yetunde Abimbola Musa, a.k.a Omoge Campus, who reportedly died in far away Canada, bringing back the sad tales of Moji Olaiya who died in the same city.
But contrary to news currently circulating in social media and some online and prints media platforms, The Daily Times can authoritatively confirm that Aishat has been living with the illness of breast cancer for years.
In fact, she was said to have had a successful operation of the breast two years ago in United States of America. The Daily Times exclusively gathered that she only went to Canada early this year to have a dress of the operation and contrary to speculations she never went for any operation.
Speaking on basis of anonymity to The Daily Times, one of her close friends, said: “It was dressing she went for and not the operation as been speculated in some quarters and that was done in Canada, it was after the dressing that she had complications. Aishat is not the type that likes to expose herself to media.
Even you (referring to one of our correspondents), there are things you don’t know about Aishat. She will only tell you what she wants you to know.”
Speaking further, she said for years now she has been shuttling between Canada, USA and Nigeria. In fact, her last movie was premiered in Maryland, USA.
In an exclusive interview she had with The Daily Times (the last she granted any media house, and which is reproduced in this edition), Aishat made mention of her styles and boldness’ which many people applauded her for.
Though born in Lagos Island, a fact that made her to lay claim of been a Lagosian since Lagos is her birthplace, but The Daily Times in an exclusive special report on non-Yoruba actresses acting in Yoruba sector, revealed the real origin of Aishat Abimbola to be from the southern part of Kaduna in Kaduna, the northern part of Nigeria but her dexterity in Yoruba language made her a an icon and a good actress until death took her away on Wednesday.
Aishat, who studied Catering and Hotel Management at Lagos State Polytechnic, was first introduced into the industry in 2003 by Antar Laniyan.
“I went to Antar and told him I want to act. He was surprised with my boldness and from there a contact was established between me and him,” Aishat explained in an interview on how she joined the industry.
On a commercial side, Aishat has been the lead actress as an ambassador for Fresh Forest Nigeria Limited, a company owned by Mr. Ibidire Adetunji Lams, for close to 10 years.
Until her death, Aishat was an active Vice President of The Golden Movie Ambassador of Nigeria (TGMAN), led by veteran actor, Amb. Saheed Balogun, where she discharged her duties to maximum potential.
However, the deceased family has given the utmost right to The Golden Movie Ambassador of Nigeria (TGMAN) to handle all the activities related to giving her a befitting activities. The Daily Times can confirm authoritatively that the late actress will be buried tomorrow in Canada.
Speaking with The Daily Times team, Saheed Balogun further affirmed that come Thursday, May 24, 2018, at a venue that will be disclosed much later, the artistes night/candle light procession wil be held while Friday, May 25, 2018, the Fidau prayer will hold.
Meanwhile, her professional colleagues in movie industry have been reacting to her death.