Jimoh Aliu: Biography, Age, Movies, Family & Career

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Jimoh Aliu: Biography, Age, Movies, Family & Career

Jimoh Aliu

Jimoh Aliu, MFR (born November 11, 1939) is a Nigerian dramatist, sculptor, film writer, playwright and director.

Early life

He was born on November 1939 at Oke-Imesi, a city in Ekiti State southwestern Nigeria.

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His father, Aliu Fakoya is an Ifa priest who hails from Oke-Imesi but is mother hails from Iloro-Ekiti.

Career

He began acting in 1959 when Akin Ogungbe, a Nigerian veteran dramatist visited his hometown, the same year he joined the Akin Ogungbe theatre group where he gained some experience in drama. In 1966, after he spent seven years with the Ogungbe troupe, he established “Jimoh Aliu Concert Party”, a group based in Ikare in Ondo State southwestern Nigeria.

He later joined the Nigerian Army in 1967 but retired in 1975 with the aim of focusing on drama as well as promoting independent artist under the platform of Jimoh Aliu cultural group. He had produced several television drama series such as Iku Jare Eda Yanpan yanrin and Fopomoyo that featured king Sunny Ade.

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Filmography

  • Fopomoyo
  • Yanpan yanrin
  • Ajalu
  • Arelu
  • Igbo Eleje
  • Irinkirindo
  • rukerudo

Awards

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  • Member of the Federal Republic of Niger
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