Family Announces Burial Date for Veteran actor, Jimi Solanke

April 2, 2024

1.7 min readCategories: Entertainment

By Miracle Ogunde

The family of the late legendary folk music artiste, Olujimi Solanke, has released the burial date for the deceased.

In a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday, the family said the late veteran actor will be laid to rest on Friday, April 5, at a private cemetery, while funeral services will take place at the Methodist Church Nigeria, Ipara-Remo, Ogun State.

The family announced that the week-long activities will conclude with the final burial on April 5, 2024, in Ipara-Remo, his hometown in Ogun State.

According to the family of the late Solanke, the burial arrangements will commence with a Choral Concert at Ibudo Asa, Ipara Remo on Monday, April 1, 2024 alongside events like; night of tribute at Freedom Park, Lagos, candlelight precession at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife, Osun State, candlelight precession at Ipara-Remo, Ogun State.

The burial programmes will come to an end on April 7, 2024, with a thanksgiving service.

The burial programme stated that April 1-3 have been designated for various groups, associations and professional bodies to celebrate the deceased, while Christian Wake will be held on April 4 at Methodist Church Nigeria, Ipara-Remo, Ogun State.

According to the family of the late Solanke, the burial arrangements will commence with a Choral Concert at Ibudo Asa, Ipara Remo on Monday, April 1, 2024 alongside events like; night of tribute at Freedom Park, Lagos, candlelight precession at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife, Osun State, candlelight precession at Ipara-Remo, Ogun State.

The burial programmes will come to an end on April 7, 2024, with a thanksgiving service.

The burial programme stated that April 1-3 have been designated for various groups, associations and professional bodies to celebrate the deceased, while Christian Wake will be held on April 4 at Methodist Church Nigeria, Ipara-Remo, Ogun State.

It further stated that there will be cultural and masquerade displays among other programmes on Saturday, April 6,

Solanke, who passed away on Monday, February 5, 2024, at the age of 81, was a multifaceted artist known for his achievements in music, dance, playwriting, acting, visual arts, and poetry

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