We use this day to remember great Actress, Rebecca Adebimpe Adekola aka IRETI! 14years down… Keep resting on!
IRETI graced the screen of millions across the nation, especially lovers of Yoruba movies. She dazzled many with her acting skills until her sudden death on Friday, 27th September, 2002.
Following her death, there was a spontaneous outpouring of grief across the Nation. On the 30th September, 2002, her body in a glistening white coffin was on display for her last public appearance at the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, before her burial.
Ireti mentored many actress in her lifetime, grooming them to become stars in their own right, one of whom is Bisi-Ibidapo Obe aka Omo Logba Logba. Ireti was also the role model for Ibironke Ojo aka Ronke Oshodi-Oke.
HOW DID SHE GET THE NAME ‘IRETI’?
In 1993, Jide Kosoko released a movie titled Asiri Nla and in it, she acted the role of Ireti, and that was how the name stuck.
Rebecca Adebimpe Adekola died after a brief illness due to some complications suspected to be from typhoid fever. She gave up the ghost at Unity Hospital, a private medical center in Surulere, Lagos State.
CREDITS AND REFERENCES:
1. Agogo Ayo: The Biography of the late Bimpe Adekola (Ireti)
2. Victola Videos
4. Opeyemi Adekola