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Popular Ibadan-based Comedian, Peteru is Dead


Popular Ibadan-based comedian, MC and on-air personality, Oluwatobi Owomoyela popularly known as Peteru, is dead.

The skit maker who was known for his Yoruba take on Big Brother Naija is said to have passed away in the late hours of Wednesday, December 21 after battling with cancer of the lungs.

In the meantime, his colleagues have taken to social media to mourn his untimely demise.

Mourning the deceased, Nollywood actor, Muyiwa Ademola, shared a video of him on his Instagram page with the caption: “This is a very hard pill to swallow! How could this jolly good fellow just depart this world in this manner? Hmmm… it is well.

“ Please be kind to one another as we don’t even know what we are individually passing through! I learnt Peteru died of cancer. You were battling such burden yet I never saw you without a smile! It is well. It is well. It is well. Journey well great guy. I am out of words tonight”, he added.

Similarly, actress Funmi Awelewa took to her page to mourn Peteru.

With many heart broken smileys, Awelewa wrote: “Peteru. Unquestionable God.”

In the words of Adams Adebayo: “I AM BEREAVED TO READ THE NEWS OF YOUR DEMISE MY BROTHER, YOU ARE ONE OF THE ENTERTAINER THAT IS TRYING HIS BEST TO PUT IBADAN ON GLOBAL MAP.

“YOUR ROLE IN COMEDY AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IS RECOGNIZED BUT IT’S SAD TO READ YOU HAVE WENT TO REST WITH YOUR MAKER.

“I PRAY THAT ALMIGHTY GOD BE WITH YOUR FAMILY AND GRANT THEM FORTITUDE TO BEAR THIS IRREPARABLE LOSS.

“MAY THE GOOD LORD REST YOUR SOUL AND GRANT YOU PEACEFUL REST CHAMP.

“REST ON PETERU COMEDIAN.

“ADIEU !”.

Meanwhile, Peteru, who was well known for his unique delivery in mimicking people, was said to be the only son in a family of seven.

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