March 22, 2019

‘Village headmaster’ dies at 83

‘Village headmaster’ dies at 83

Veteran actor and dramatist, Joseph Abiodun Babatunde Adu, popularly known as Jab Adu, is dead.

A source close to the foremost thespian said he passed on in his Abeokuta, Ogun State home early yesterday morning. He was aged 83.

While the details of his demise still remain sketchy, the source according to PM News, said the man renowned for his role as ‘Bassey Okon’ in the popular Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, drama series titled: ‘The Village Headmaster’, has been contending with minor illness associated with old age.
Trained as a professional banker before settling for acting, the late Jab Adu had an illustrious career on stage, television and film.
An abridged version of the biography of the deceased written by Adegboyega Arulogun stated that Jab Adu started his adult life as a banker with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

While with the apex bank, he squeezed out time to participate as an actor and writer in the popular Village Headmaster, in which he played the role of Bassey Okon, the doctor, dispenser and pharmacist of Oja village. Read more

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