Film Producer, Mrs Abiodun Ibitola, Dies

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The Managing Director of Remdel Optimum Communications and Director of Remdel TV, Mrs. Abiodun Ibitola, has passed on.

She was said to have died while receiving treatment for an illness at a hospital in Ile-Ife, Osun State.

Her husband and Remdel Chairman, Mr. Remi Ibitola, confirmed the death in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Sunday.Together with the husband, the deceased was the producer of several Yoruba movies that include Afonja, Owo Eje, Ofin Ga and Ojo Ola.Ibitola was a graduate of Theatre Arts from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, where she majored in directing.She worked at various radio and television houses, including the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria.

She was a winner of Best Indigenous Film Producer of the ZAFA Award, London, 2009; Nollywood Outstanding Personality Award, 2007; and Award of Excellence in Creativity by Yoruba Studies Association Also, Ibitola was the founder and a trustee of The Independent Film and Video Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria, Chairperson Coalition of Associations of Film and Video Distributors in Nigeria and Festival Director, Festival of Indigenous African Language Films.

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