Nollywood veteran, Kasimu Yero who is best remembered for his sterling roles in “Cock Crow At Dawn”, as Uncle Gaga, as well as Abubakar Imam’s “Magana Jari Ce” in the 80 has been reported death.
Duker wrote, “Another Nollywood and kannywood veteran and icon kasimu Yaro …..if you remember the 1980’s NTA kaduna award winning drama production “MAGANAN JARI CE” May his soul rest in peace”.
Yaro, who also the stuff he is made off in “who will Tell The President” in 2007 was last reported of suffering an undisclosed illness that draged senator , Shehu Sani from Kaduna State to public back lash for allegedly exposing photos of the ailing actor and stating that the veteran was asking for financial aid, after the Senator and his team visited the actor earlier in the year.
With the actors death, the purpose of that visit as later revealed by both Sen Shehu Sani and Yero, might never see the light of the day.
Reports reveal that after the scandal Sehu and Yaro released statement saying.
“The visit was conducted with two journalist and in the presence of one of Kasimu Yero’s daughters. The discussion was centered on the artistic contribution of Kasimu Yero and at no time did the actor ask for any personal favour or even disclose that he was ill.
However, Mr. Yero asked the Senator to sponsor the reproduction of a new “Magana Jari Ce”.
“After the meeting, the Senator made a post on the visit to Kasimu Yero in appreciation of the role Kasimu Yero in promotion of culture and art. This indicated that the visit was in good faith,” the statement said.
“The Senator wishes to reiterate that the visit was not meant to ridicule the family of Alhaji Kasimu Yaro or belittle their responsibility and catering of him, in this regard, we wish to apologize to the family if the visit had portrayed them in a bad light.
Mr. Yero has stated his side of the story in an audio tape were he said “It is only but fair to welcome anybody who says he is coming to visit me. Sen. Sani approached me and said he was here to greet me. I was happy and when we got talking. I asked him if it there was any way we could reproduce some of our films that portray the typical northern culture.He agreed and asked me to write a proposal and promised to get me sponsorship.
“He subsequently gave me the sum of N100, 000 as a gift and I thanked him. The next day my children told me that the pictures I took with Mr. Sani have gone viral and I looked a shadow of myself. I told them I was not aware of the pictures. I never gave out my account number looking for assistance as displayed on some social media platforms.