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VETERAN Comedian, late Dejo Tunfulu (PROFILE)

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Adetokunbo was born on 31 May 1972 in Idumota, near Lagos, Ogun State. He attended Ansar-Ud-Deen Primary School in Lagos. He later enrolled at Modern Way Nigeria School of Printing, graduating with a degree in printing. He gained the moniker “Dejo Tunfulu” for playing a comical stammerer in movies.




Dejo Tunfulu was a famous Yoruba actor, whose real name is Kunle Mac-Adetokunbo. He was a well-known comedian, writer, and producer of Yoruba descent.




Throughout his life, the late actor was known for playing the role of a clown in films, bringing laughter and joy to his fans across the country and beyond.

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An actor of vast credit, Tunfulu, as he is simply called by colleagues and fans began his acting career in the late 80’s and has featured in a number of stage and screen productions, including Apere Ijongbon, Omo Oran and Aje ni Iya mi, where he played the role of Dejo. After that, he appeared in several films, including Jide Jendo, Hally The Drummer, and Yemi My Lover.



His movie career was greatly inspired by Fausat Balogun (Madam Saje) and Kayode Olasehinde (Baba Ajirebi), with whom he worked closely.




He joined Akuko Gagara Theatre Group and Kolawole International Theatre Group a few years later. He got his first television appearance in 1987 in the drama series “Apere Ijongbon” by the Kolawole International Theatre Group. He shot into the limelight for his role in the “Omo Oran” movie, featuring the veteran actor Fatai Adetayo (Lalude).

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His death was announced on April 1, 2022, and the film industry was left in sadness and disbelief.



You’ll forever be remembered. You’re a legend who has practically done his best and left the rest.



Rest well my brother Dejo. History will never forget you.


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