Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State has extended his condolences on the demise of veteran actor and producer, Dejumo Lewis, who passed away at the age of 80.
Lewis, a renowned film and television actor, known for his iconic role as Kabiyesi in “The Village Headmaster,” Nigeria’s longest-running television series broadcasted on NTA from 1968 to 1988, passed away on Saturday.
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Yinka Oyebode, Governor Oyebanji described the late actor, Dejumo Lewis, as a prominent figure in television production during the seventies and eighties. Lewis gained widespread acclaim for his significant role in the Village Headmaster series, earning a cherished place in the hearts of viewers nationwide.
The governor described Lewis, who hailed from Erijiyan Ekiti as a bundle of talent, adding that the late actor, together with the rest of the cast redefined television drama and became household names in the process.
“Another iroko in the entertainment world has fallen. Dejumo Lewis was not just an actor, he was a man of distinction and thoroughbred professional who deployed his skills in the development of the nation’s entertainment sector.
“The Government and good people of Ekiti State, the Land of Honour, mourn the departed soul. But we are consoled by the fact he lived an impactful life and left his footprints on the and of time.
“Our prayer is that God would grant him eternal rest, and console his family”, the Governor added.