Kunle Afolayan remembers Toun Oni eight years after death
By Temitope Ojo
Nollywood actor and director, Kunle Afolayan, has remembered veteran Yoruba actress, Toun Oni, eight years after she passed away.
In a post to Instagram, the 43-year-old revealed that she featured as his mother in his first film titled Irapada.
“Remembering Aunty Toun Oni. She featured as my mother in my first film ‘Irapada’ Redemption in 2006. Her support towards the completion of the film was enormous. Orun ‘re mama,” he wrote.
Many of his followers also joined in remembering someone they described as a trailblazer in the movie industry.
One follower wrote: “These are the set of people who today still make me watching Yoruba movie… Not clowns we have on set today featured base on influences and not talents. Get the strap!”
Mama T, as she was fondly called by friends and colleagues, reportedly died on her way to St. Paul Hospital, Ebute-Metta, in the early hours of July 7, 2010, after she complained about not feeling too well the night before. She passed on before she got to the hospital.
She was popularly known as Mama Moji in Fuji House of Commotion – a weekly comedy programme on the television.