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Orisabunmi’s Elder Brother Dies Hours After Actress



Steve Onishola, elder brother to Folake Aremu, a Nollywood actress better known as Orisabunmi, has passed away at 71

He died on Thursday, about 24 hours after Orisabunmi breathed her last at 60 following a battle with an undisclosed ailment.

In a statement on its Twitter page, the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBF) said Onishola died after a brief illness.

The deceased was the technical director of Kwara Falcons Basketball Club of Ilorin.

It reads;

We regret to announce the death of Coach Steve Onishola, the technical director of the club. Coach steve, passed away in Ilorin on Thursday afternoon after a short illness, aged 71.

He was the technical director of Kwara Falcons Basketball Club of Ilorin until his demise.

He also manage the club on several occasions before becoming the Technical Director and was part of the Kwara Falcons team that secured promotion to the elite division in 2013.

Joseph Adeyemo, chairman of the Kwara state basketball association, who also confirmed Onishola’s death in a statement, described it as “unfortunate”.

He stated;

We’re very sad by this unfortunate incident; in fact we can’t find the right word to use.

Coach Steve was the symbol of basketball in Kwara. He was one of the most brilliant coaches of the game in Nigeria.

Onishola held different managerial positions with the Falcons before he was eventually named the technical director.

He was a member of the silver-winning team in the 2018 edition of the Kwese Premier League.

Onishola was also among the first set to coach the club, which was founded between the late 1970s and 1980s.

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