Veteran Nollywood actress Iyabo Oko dies at age 61 after battling with stroke



Veteran actress, Sidikat Odukanwi, generally known as Iyabo Oko is dead.

She died on Wednesday evening.

Actress Foluke Daramola-Salako announced her death.

She shared a post through her Instagram page, saying:

“and finally we lost her.. rip Iyabo Oko, we did our best but God knows best”

Also Sidikat’s daughter Bisi Aisha, a female soldier, announced her death.

She said: “May ur soul Rest In Peace mummy”


The 61-year-old veteran actress before passing away, struggled with ill-health which caused her to take a long break from the acting movies.

Sidikat had stage names such as “Iyabo Oko” “Apoti Aje” Sisi Mama”.

Last year, one of her daughters, Olamide, announced that her mother was battling with ischaemic stroke about five years ago but kept her health issues away from the public.

Yoruba Nollywood stars including Foluke Daramola, Iyabo Ojo, Bolaji Amusan, Mercy Aigbe and Biodun Okeowo, others assisted her financially in the past.

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