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‘Village Headmaster’ Femi Robinson dies at 75

Late Femi Robinson
Late Femi Robinson

Veteran actor, Femi Robinson, who pioneered the village headmaster role in the defunct Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) series Village Headmaster, has passed away at age 75.

News of the passing on of the actor was announced Wednesday by his two sons, Seun and Wole Robinson, via the actor’s Facebook page.

“This is to notify you that we lost our father, Femi Robinson this morning – Seun & Wole Robinson (sons),” the message read, even as the cause of death was not revealed in the message.

The death of Robinson means that all the two characters who played the role of the ‘village headmaster’ in the series have all died, as Justus Esiri, the second character who inherited the role after Robinson’s exit from the series died two years ago.

Most of the lead characters as well as other iconic characters in the series have passed on.

Other cast members of the defunct comedy series who have died since the resting of the show in the 80’s include, Mrs. Elsie Olusola (Sisi Clara) and her series producer husband, Amb. Segun Olusola, Chief Albert Olayemi, (Gorimapa), Oba Funso Adeolu, (Oba Alaye-Ode of Ode-Remo, in Ogun State) who played the character of Chief Eleyinmi, Joe Layode (Teacher Garuba) and Oba Wole Amele (Councillor Balogun).

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