“Tough-man”, Arakangudu dies in Kaduna, buried in Osogbo
Well-known Nigeran actor, Sikiru Adeshina (better known in the Yoruba film sector as Arakangudu) died in his sleep Tuesday, February 9, 2016, in his new Kaduna residence. He was buried the following day (Wednesday, February 10) inside his family compound in Osogbo, State of Osun.
Amidst tears and long faces, the the gentleman actor with countless acting credits grossed over two decades was interred in a simple Moslem funeral rite.
Some of his colleagues who waxed kindly about him paid their last respects during the brief ceremony. Amongst the mourners, apart family members and relatives, were a leading practitioner in the state, Ayo Oladapo; top actress, Toyin Adegbola (better known as “Asewo To’re Mecca”), Muyideen Oladapo (aka Lalah), etc.
Everyone accepted Arakangudu would be sorely missed especially his firebrand, tough-man presence with which he generously laced most of his characterizations. Even more painful to close friends was the fact that Adesina was just rebounding to prominence after a lean spell which forced his relocation to Kaduna, and was shaping up to produce his new flick. And death stopped him cold in his tracks.
Adesina is suspected to have suffered of cardiac arrest occasioned by asthmatic reaction while asleep. There is no official statement concerning prior ailment or any serious health challenge beyond media speculation.