Tafa Oloyede’s biography: age, death, is he related to Ebun Oloyede, Personal Details? - IgbohoConnect

Tafa Oloyede’s biography: age, death, is he related to Ebun Oloyede?

tafa oloyede biography

The Nigerian movie industry was hit by another tragedy following the death of veteran actor Tafa Oloyede.

Tafa Oloyede died at his home in Arowomole area of Osogbo, Osun state capital, at the age of 69, according to Nollywood actor Ademola Oyedokun, who is also the General Secretary, Theater Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Osun Branch.

While Tafa Oloyede is no longer a well-known face in Yoruba cinema, he was among those who worked hard and made a name for themselves in the industry, appearing alongside veteran actor Baba Wande.


The news of Tafa Oloyede’s death has sparked reactions on and off social media, with his colleagues as well as fans paying their last respect to the veteran.

To know more about Tafa Oloyede, continue reading this article.

Profile Summary

Real name John Adewunmi
Popularly known as Tafa Oloyede
Gender Male
Date of birth 19 November 1952
Age 69 years old
Place of birth Ede, Osun state
Residence Kajola, Arowomole, Osogbo, Osun state
Date of death 1st February 2022
Nationality Nigerian
Marital status Married
Profession Actor

Tafa Oloyede’s biography

His real name is John Adewunmi, and he was born in Ede, Osun state; there is no information about his parents, but they are thought to be Osun natives.

There are no details about his siblings, but Tafa Oloyede was born in Nigeria and will turn 69 in November 2021.


Tafa Oloyede had his primary and secondary school education in Ede, Osun state.


According to the record, Tafa Oloyede began his acting career in 1974 under the tutelage of the late Oyin Adejobi.
Tafa Oloyede had appeared in films such as ‘Jaiyesimi,’ ‘Ayanmo,’ ‘Ekuro Oloja,’ ‘Orogun,’ and ‘Akanji Oniposi’ before his death.

Tafa Oloyede, is he related to Ebun Oloyede?

Tafa Oloyede was not related to his fellow actor Ebun Oloyede, better known as Igwe Olaiya.
Ebun Oloyede is from Ogun state, whereas Tafa Oloyede is from Osun.

Personal Life

Tafa Oloyede was married and blessed with children.


Tafa Oloyede died on Tuesday, the 1st of February 2022 in his home in Kajola, Osogbo area of Osun state.

Net Worth

There are no details on Tafa Oloyede’s net worth.

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