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Veteran Yoruba actress Grace Oyin-Adejobi, commonly known as Iya Osogbo, who formally retired from performing when she turned 90 last year, has been surprised by her younger colleague, Toyin Tomato, ahead of her 91st birthday on August 23, 2021.
Iya Osogbo is the widow of Oyin Adejobi, a late Yoruba actor who died in 2000.
In an unexpected visit to Iya Osogbo’s residence in Oluyole Ibadan, actress Toyin Tomato serenaded the veteran with birthday music and dance; an act that left the senior overcome with emotion.
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Amazingly, Iya Osogbo was still able to dance and move well even in her old age.
“Look at her dancing step @92!!! God is good” Toyin Tomato gushed
Some of her colleagues in the industry like Kemi Afolabi, Bimpe Akintunde, Omo Alausa, and others have showered encomiums on her for carrying out the good act to honour Iya Osogbo.
Kemi Filani recalls that in an interview last year, Iya Osogbo who featured prominently in productions like Orogun Adedigba, Kuye, Kootu Ashipa and others, appreciated God for his Grace upon her life.
“I got to attain this age because of God’s mercy. In addition, the almighty also gave me the wisdom of preserving my body and being moderate in all I have been doing. Our youths should emulate this too. They should learn to be God fearing too.
“All my admirers including colleagues and family members have agreed to postpone whatever plan they have to celebrate my 90th birthday because we must obey NCDC’s COVID-19 prevention rules,” she said.