Jimoh Aliu (also known as Aworo) was born in Okemesi, Ekiti West local government area of Ekiti State, on November 11th, 1939. He is an accomplished musician, producer, set designer, director, make-up artist, and singer. Jimoh Aliu was an 80-year-old Nigerian actor before his death.
Profile Summary of Jimoh Aliu
|Born||11 November 1939
|Died||17 September 2020 (aged 80)
Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
Jimoh Aliu’s Early Life
He is well-known for attending elementary school for only six months and being born in mysterious circumstances. Aliu Fakoya, his father, was a Muslim and an Ifa priest from Oke-Imesi, but his mother was from Iloro-Ekiti. Aliu Fakoya brought his son, Jimoh’, to locations like Ijebu-ode, Ifo, Ota, Odogbolu, Sagamu, Ada, Aagba, Iresi, Otan-Aiyegbaju, and Lagos as an itinerant Ifa Priest and Diviner. Jimoh went to the ancient St. Peter Catholic Primary School in Okemesi, where his father taught him the art of divination and how to use plants. Jimoh learned the trades of bricklaying, tailoring, and driving in Lagos.
Jimoh Aliu began his acting career in 1959 at the Ogungbe Theatre, where he remained until 1966. He visited virtually every town in the ancient Western Region, which is now Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo, and Ekiti, with Ogungbe Theatre. He quit Ogungbe Theatre in 1966 and founded the Jimoh Aliu Concert Party. This gang was centered in Ondo State’s Ikare Akoko.
Jimoh Aliu is a well-known classical theatre arts practitioner with a keen interest in community life and cultural legacy, as well as a commentator on Nigerian culture overseas. He serves as a link between the old and modern Nigeria. He is an actor, a screenwriter, a producer/director, a vocalist, a dancer, a makeup artist, and a costume and set designer. When Akin Ogungbe, a Nigerian renowned dramatist, returned to his birthplace in 1959, he began his acting career. His successful TV shows “Arelu” and “Yanpon Yanrin,” which featured characters such as Fadeyi Oloro, Orisabunmi, and Aworo, made him renowned.
He enlisted in the Nigerian Army in 1967. He was fortunate that his higher officers recognized his potential as a dramatist right away. During the civil war, he was sent on a tour of the freed territories, speaking with soldiers in the battle-torn districts. While playing for the Nigerian Army on the front lines, he employed Pidgin English as a way of communication. He played at cities such as Uyo, Eket, Enugu, Onisha, Aba, Port Harcourt, Benin, and other parts of Nigeria’s northern region. For the troops, I acted in a number of roles. Ojuenimala, Arugbo soge, and Fesoyaiye During the Nigeria Army Sports Week in 1975, he performed for the 12 state governments at the Police College Hall in Kaduna.
In 1975, he left the Army to pursue a career as an independent artist, forming the Jimoh Aliu Cultural Group. He has played for Nigerian Television, Sokoto, Minna, Jos, and Akure, in addition to touring various areas of Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Kwara, and the Bendel States. For ATOKA, a Yoruba photoplay magazine, he created four series of plays. Ma boreje, Afopina, Odu-Ifa,/gba-Oro, Orunmila, Orisa Adimula, Igbo Olodumare, Iku jare eda, Agba-arin, Laalu, and Kutupuu are just a few of the radio dramas he produced.
Igbo Olodumare, his television play, is based on a novel by D.O. The appointment of Fagunwa as General Manager of NTV Akure by Yemi Farounbi marked a turning point in his career. The show was a tremendous hit in Ondo State, and it remains the most innovative program produced by any television station in the state to this day. Igbo Olodumare was broadcast on NTA Ilorin, NTA Abeokuta, NTA Akure, and BCOS-TV Ibadan in all Yoruba-speaking states. His other television drama series, Igba Oro, was shown on OSRC-TV Ibadan, NTA Abeokuta, NTA Ikeja, OSRC TV Akure, and NTA Ilorin, and was created by Yemi Farounbi Labs Deroy Centre Limited. Jimoh Aliu is a versatile actor who has appeared in a number of Ogunde’s films as an actor, make-up artist, costume designer, and so on. Agba-Arin revolves around a creative artist who is well-versed in Yoruba culture. Jimoh provides the real creative Nigerian, while AGBA-ARIN brings together a diverse group of the greatest artists.
Jimoh Aliu’s Personal Life
Aliu was formerly married to his colleague and Orisabunmi star, Folake Aremu, for 20 years until they divorced. Queen Bola and Folashade are his current spouses.
Jimoh Aliu Awards
Jimoh Aliu was honored with a National Merit Award of Member of the Federal Republic (MFR) in December 2005 after years on the airways.
Jimoh Aliu Net Worth
There is no information on Jimoh Aliu’s net worth.
Jimoh Aliu Death
Aliu died on September 17, 2020, at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital in Ado-Ekiti, following a brief illness. He was 80 years old at the time.
Jimoh Aliu Movies
- Yanpan yanrin
- Igbo Eleje