A Nigerian cinematographer who was credited for some evergreen works including the likes of Osuofia in London, Blood money, Igodo, Goje Africa and several others, Ademola Ariyo, has been reported dead.
The news of his death was shared online by Olanrewaju Malcolm who revealed that the cinematographer died after battling kidney disease.
Olanrewaju Malcolm, Bisola of Big Brother Naija’s baby daddy, who has been giving updates on Ademola’s health status and soliciting support for medical bills announced the demise last night.
In a message shared on his Instagram page, Olanrewaju Malcolm revealed that Ademola was seen around his neighbourhood two weeks ago begging for food and money.
He wrote: “How sad is this, this guy is Ademola Ariyo a one time best camera man in nigeria. This man shot movies like (osofia in london) and Goje africa. A brilliant camera man that fell sick and was left to suffer. This man now goes about in the neighborhood (surulere) begging for money for food he is suffering. Pls let people in the industry stand up and help this man…”
Coming after this, Malcolm last night wrote: “Its so sad to say this at this point, but ppl Ademola Ariyo eventually gave up life today!!!!! For those that supported him, we pray God almighty wil bless u all abundantly. And for those that wanted to help and couldnt, we pray God all mighty bless u as well. May his soul rest in peace!!!!!!!”