Culture Icon And Folklorist Jimi Solanke Dies At 82


Renowned culture icon and folklorist, Jimi Solanke, is dead.

It was gathered that, the artist, popular for: “Tales By Moonlight,” died on Monday.

Solanke, 82, was reported to have been ill and was being transported to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Ogun State when he died.

He was born on July 4, 1942, in Ipara Remo, Ogun State and served as a pioneer member of the Orisun Theatre Group, founded by Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, in 1961.


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