Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Popular actor Arakangudu is dead

The popular well-built Nollywood actor Arakangudu is dead. Arakangudu died between Monday night and Tuesday morning, February 8-9 of cardiac arrest in his Oshogbo home.

The baritone-voiced actor who practiced his trade in the Yoruba genre of Nollywood is known for his portrayal of herbalists and armed robbers. He was also a movie producer and has produced many award-winning movies, among them Iya Oko Bournvita, Agba Osugbo, Aje Olokun, Ogbologbo, Ilu Gangan. He was also a movie director and directed a couple of movies.

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