Oluyemi Lawrence Adeyemi, a well-known Nigerian actor also popularly recognized as “Suara,” has sadly passed away. He gained popularity for his role in Wale Adenuga’s series, Super Story, where he played Suara, acting alongside the veteran actress Sola Sobowale, who was cast as Toyin Tomato in the series.
Nonetheless, Yemi Adeyemi’s demise was validated by his colleague, Husseini Shaibu. He said, “I have been reliably informed that veteran actor Chief Yemi Adeyemi aka Suara has transited.
Known fondly as BabaSuara by his younger colleagues, he reportedly passed away this Sunday. Husseini, a colleague, expressed that his departure is a great loss, and he will be profoundly missed, wishing him a peaceful journey forward.
The statement, endorsed by Adedotun Adeyemi, the son of the deceased, read, “It is with a heavy heart but with total submission to God that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, Oluyemi Lawrence Adeyemi (Suara) who went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 24, 2023.”
The statement further states, “We are consoled because we know that he has gone to rest. We kindly request that the family be allowed some privacy in this time of grief. More details about the burial will be communicated soon.”
Aderoju Adeyemi, one of the deceased actor’s children, also shared the heartbreaking news of her father’s passing with fans on social media. Through her official Instagram page, she disclosed that Suara passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2023.
She said “It is with heavy hearts and profound submission to God that we announce the departure of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, Oluyemi Lawrence Adeyemi (Suara), who peacefully passed away on Sunday, September 24th, 2023. We take solace in the knowledge that he now rests in peace. During this grieving period, we kindly ask for privacy. Further details about the funeral arrangements will be shared soon.”
The role of Suara in the Super Story series
In this renowned series, he depicted a character involved in polygamy, being married to Buky Wright and having Sola Sobowale portray his second wife. “Oh, Father! Oh Daughter!” narrates the tale of Suara, a man in dire need of employment. In his desperation, he persuades his wife, Abike, to engage in an intimate encounter with a prosperous business proprietor to secure him a position.
Subsequently, Suara attains employment, and gradually, their circumstances begin to improve. One day, he encounters and starts to woo a cunning woman named Toyin Tomato, and this marks a pivotal shift in the narrative.
Other Characters in the series
‘Oh Father! Oh Daughter! features Yemi Adeyemi, Shola Shobowale, Bukky Wright, Jide Kosoko, Keji Yusuf, Bimbo Oshin, Larry Koldsweat, Antar Laniyan, Ngozi Nwosu, Lere Paimo, Bolaji Amusan, Kola Olaiya, Salome Eketunde.
How family insecurities trailed his role in the series
Veteran actor Yemi Adeyemi, known as Suara from his role in the Super Story series, “Oh Father! Oh Daughter!”, revealed that his marriage once nearly ended due to his on-screen relationship with co-star Sola Sobowale. Suara’s real-life wife, residing in Ibadan, harbored suspicions of an illicit relationship between the actor and Sobowale, stemming from their intimate on-screen interactions.
These suspicions persisted until Sobowale, who portrayed Toyin Tomato in the series, visited their home and interacted with Suara’s wife, repeatedly referring to him as ‘Brother mi’. This interaction and Sobowale’s demeanor eventually alleviated his wife’s concerns, convincing her that their relationship was strictly professional, related only to their roles in the series. Suara’s wife later apologized for her misconceptions.
What you should know about Super Story
Super Story is an anthology television drama series from Nigeria, conceived by Wale Adenuga, who also published the magazine that inspired the program. Originally, the series was broadcast at 8 p.m. on Thursdays on NTA, however, it is now featured on both NTA and Wap TV at the same time slot and is also available on various other terrestrial and cable networks at different times.
The series started in 2001 and was honored as the best television series at the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards in 2016.
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