Sisi Quadri:Mourners Throng Iwo As Actor’s Body Arrives For Burial

The quiet town of Iwo in Osun State was enveloped in a somber atmosphere as mourners gathered in the Agbowo area, home of the late Sisi Quadri, to partake in the final burial rites of the beloved actor, Quadri Oyebamiji.
The entertainment industry was plunged into mourning following the news of Oyebamiji’s demise on Friday, March 1, 2024, with the actor’s passing marking a significant loss to the arts and culture sector in Nigeria.

According to naijanews,youths, residents of Iwo, colleagues from the theatre industry, and dignitaries joined the mourners at the deceased’s father’s residence in Agboola, demonstrating the wide-reaching impact of Oyebamiji’s work and the affection in which he was held by many.

The anticipation for the arrival of his body was palpable, with mourners gathering from as early as 8 am.

The emotional weight of the occasion was evident, particularly among the women present, many of whom were moved to tears as the ambulance carrying Oyebamiji’s body arrived around 11 am.

The collective grief of the community underscored the actor’s influence and the void his passing has created in the hearts of those who knew him and admired his work.

In a statement, Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, expressed his condolences, reflecting the sentiment of many across the state and beyond.

Through his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, Governor Adeleke described Oyebamiji’s death as “shocking and devastating,” highlighting the actor’s contributions to the entertainment industry and the cultural landscape of Osun State.

It reads partly, “Tolani Quadri Oyebamiji (aka Sisi Quadri) was a delight to watch in movies. He was a great talent that illuminated homes and impart valuable messages. With his demise, the memory of the wonderful moments he created on the scenes, and more, the comical relief he inspires through his works will reverberate for years.

I mourn his loss knowing well the great talent that is gone. I extend my heartfelt condolences to his immediate family, the people of Iwoland, the movie industry, and everyone touched by this devastating experience.

“It is my sincere prayer that they get the strength to bear the hard moment his passage represents. May Almighty Allah grant his aljanah fidau soul.”

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