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“Jumoke Aderounmu Was Not Sick, She Died In Her Sleep” – Late Jumoke brother says

  • Adeola, the younger brother of Jumoke Aderounmu, the late Nollywood actress, has confirmed that the deceased passed away peacefully and was not ill.
  • Adeola revealed to Punch that Jumoke had planned to relocate to the UK before her death.
  • The deceased expressed her desire to relocate to the UK due to her inability to secure movie roles.

Adeola, the younger brother of late Nollywood actress Jumoke Aderounmu, best known for her role as Esther in the popular sitcom ‘Jenifa’s Diary’, has stated that the deceased died in her sleep and was not sick.

Adeola stated in an interview with Punch that Jumoke planned to relocate to the United Kingdom prior to her death.

According to him, the deceased intended to relocate to the United Kingdom because she wasn’t getting movie roles.

Speaking about why he publicly chastised Nollywood actress and filmmaker Funke Akindele for not helping the deceased in her time of need, Adeola stated that he does not have her phone number, but his sister reached out to her through another actress, Paschaline Alex.

He said, “I did not reach out to her (Funke), because I don’t have her phone number, and I am not close to her. But, my sister had her number, and even sent another actress, Paschaline Alex to her, all to no avail.

“She (Funke) stopped calling her for jobs. Jumoke tried to know why, because she wanted to retrace her steps if she had committed any offence.

“She was an introvert, and usually kept to herself. She was actually not sick. She just died in her sleep.”

He stated that, while Jumoke had been buried, the family planned a tribute event in a church on the 40th day after her death.

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