Legendary Nigerian Actor Jimi Solanke Dies at 81, See Jimi Solanke Cause of Death and Obituary

Jimi Solanke was a talented Nigerian film actor, folk singer, dramatist, poet and playwright.

Jimi Solanke began his storytelling journey in Los Angeles, California, where he became famous for his captivating stories. CNN honored him as a “Master Storyteller” for his extraordinary skills. He became a prominent figure in Ola Balogun’s films, often getting lead roles.

Additionally, he was involved in the production of the film adaptation of Wole Soyinka’s “Kong’s Harvest”, demonstrating his versatility and talent in the industry.

Jimi Solanke released many songs such as Baba Agba, Storyland, Ojo Oje, Gbogbo L’omo, Owuro L’ojo, Bere Mo ‘Le, Eni Bi Eni, day To Day People, Eje Ka Jo, Children Ding Nigeria, and more.

Jimi Solanke also acted in Sango (1997) and Shadow Parties (2020) films.

Jimi Solanke Cause of Death and Obituary

Recently, the death of Jimi Solanke has created a stir in the internet world.

Jimi Solanke died on 5 February 2024 at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu, Nigeria, at the age of 81.

After hearing the news of Jimi Solanke’s death, celebrities and his loved ones paid tribute on social media.

How old is Jimi Solanke?

Jimi Solanke was born on 4 July 1942 in Lagos State, Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria. Jimi died at the age of 81.

Jimi Solanke did his studies at the University of Ibadan, where he received a diploma certificate in drama. Jimi Solanke’s nationality is Nigerian.

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