Chief Lere Paimo, A Living Legend Turns 82 - DE-REPORTORIAL


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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Chief Lere Paimo, A Living Legend Turns 82

Nigeria’s veteran actors, singer and dancer, Chief Lere Paimo (MFR). The veteran Yoruba actor who has been in the movie circle for over five and a half decades clocked 82, today September 19.

The legendary actor who is popularly known as Eda-Niniola has been receiving encomiums, shower of praises from family, colleagues both junior and contemporaries as he celebrated his new age 
Baba Ẹda as he is well known is a recipient of several awards for his great performances on stage and screen including the award of the national honours of Member of the Federal Republic (MFR), Chief Paimo has been able to cut across both the Yoruba and the English genre of showbiz on a global scale.

Holder of the traditional title of Aare Arobajo of Ogbomoso, Paimo hails from Ogbomoso, Oyo state, in South West, Nigeria. A teacher, actor, singer, radio & television comedian, and seasoned dramatist, Chief Paimo earned the alias Eda Niniola, after a beatific portrayal of one his numerous leading roles. He trained as a teacher in Ghana after his primary education in Ogbomoso and he has been awarded various certificates of participation in theatre workshops at the university of Ibadan in 1976.

Fascinated and inspired by the outstanding performances of stage and screen legends like Duro Ladipo (M.O.N) and Oyin Adejobi, both of blessed memories, Chief Paimo’s first role on stage was as Chief Bisa, a comedian in the play “Obamoro’ while his major break-through role in a film was playing Soun Ogunlola in the epic feature Ogbori-Elemoso. With over 400 films and video credits in his pouch, the dynamic and outstanding actors other movie credits include Aiye, Jaiyesinmi, Ogbori-Elemoso, Ipade Ayo, Omo Orukan and Saworoide just to mention a few. 

Culled from The Guardian

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