Akinyele Larinde

Akinyele Larinde
Akinyele Larinde

Akinleye Larinde; Film actor whose performance as Alagba in Koseegbe, Chief Seriki Saworoide, Vice Principal in Thunderbolt and Akinkunmi in Bashorun Gaa, which was yet to be released at the time of his death, established him as a theatre icon[i].

Larinde Akinleye was born at Ipapo, Itesiwaju Local Government of Oyo State on August 2. 1947. He attended the University of Ibadan where he bagged a doctorate degree in Linguistics. He was married with children. Larinde played a major role in iconic cinematographer Tunde Kelani’s film. He was also a senior lecturer at the Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan. He died on Saturday, March 6, 2004 from injuries sustained in a car accident two days earlier. This came shortly after concluding treatments for acute diabetes[ii].


[i] The News March 22, 2004

[ii] Tell March 22, 2004

Tope Apoola
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