The death of veteran actress Ashabi Ayantunde aka Iya Ife has thrown the Nollywood industry into yet another round of mourning.
The actress died on Sunday evening in Ile Ife, Osun State, after a brief illness, according to reports. She was only sick for a week before passing away on Sunday, according to reports.
“She fell sick last week and she was taken to Ile-Ife, Osun State before she died yesterday (Sunday) evening. May Her Soul Rest in Peace,” a colleague informed.
Iya Ife was a member of the Theater Arts And Motion Pictures Association of Nigeria, TAMPAN and belonged to the Oshodi-Isolo branch.
Oro Aye, Terror, Atidade Kinihun, Afefe, Onibara Aje, Olori, Old Soja, and Ogbologbo were among the films she appeared in before her death.
Her death comes just 48 hours after that of veteran Nollywood actor Chief Bruno Iwuoha, according to NEWS DIRECT.