The octogenarian mother of late actor, Olumide Bakare popularly known as Chief Koko is dead. Madam Rosalind Adedotun Anike Bakare, nee Amos, passed on July 25, 2017, at the age of 88, barely three months after his son died but kept away from the public, E247mag.com reports.
She was born June 1, 1929.
Madam Bakare, a fashion designer, and business woman will be buried on Friday, August 25, 2017 at the St. James Cathedral The Great, Oke Bola, Ibadan and the interment follow immediately at the St. James Cathedral The Great, Ijokodo, Ibadan. Reception for guests will take place at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State.
His late son, Olumide Bakare was born Nov. 26, 1953, Bakare was a veteran actor who was well known for the major roles he played in Nollywood, especially the Yoruba movie industry in Nigeria. He was known as Chief Koko by many of his fans, a name that emanated from the role he played as ‘troublesome landlord’ in the TV Series, ‘Koko Close’.
Until his death at the age of 65, Olumide was an active actor with credits in several blockbuster movies and soaps, notable among Tunde Kelani’s Maami alongside star actress, Funke Akindele and the popular TV sit-com, “Papa Ajasco and Company” by Wale Adenuga.
Madam Bakare’s body is currently deposited at the TOS Mortuary where it will be transported to Ibadan for final burial.
She is survived by three children and grandchildren.