Sunday, April 23, 2017

Five things you didn’t know about the late Olumide Bakare

Saturday was a sad day for Nollywood. It was the day one of its shining stars , Olumide Bakare succumbed to death after battling for his life for several years .

While Olumide Bakare was very popular when he was alive, a few things were not known about him .
Here are five things you probably didn't know about the late actor.

1 . He was born on November 26 , 1953

2 . He believed strongly that his relationship with God did not have anything to do with his habits . That God only care about the heart .
He once told Encomium Magazine in an interview : “God doesn ’t care about habit but your heart . How clean is your heart to God and people around you? How do you sail across the ocean of your life and all that ? All these are what God cares about . It is not about whether you smoke or drink . Even those who don ’ t smoke and drink , worse things happen to them. I am a very straight forward person I have been in all these habits for about 45 years and I want to tell you, no shaking . ”

3 . After indulging himself for 30 years since 1968, The father of three children from two women stopped smoking Indian Hemp in 1998 .

4 . He began his full time acting career from Nigerian Television Authority (NTA ) as Chief Koko, in the popular sitcom , Koko Close.

5 . He died from a disease diagnosed as Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm and Pulmonary Embolism.

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