Nigerian cinematographer, Ademola Ariyo has passed away after battling kidney disease.
Late Ariyo was battling with stage 5 kidney failure and needed N12 million for a transplant but the money wasn’t realized.
Ariyo, shot popular Nollywood movies like Osuofia in London, Blood money, Igodo, Goje Africa among others.
Olanrewaju Malcolm, the father of Big Brother Naija Bisola’s daughter, who has been soliciting for fund on social media, disclosed the sad news yesterday night.
“Its so sad to say this at this point, but ppl Ademola Ariyo eventually gave up life today!!!!! For those that supported him, we pray God almighty wil bless u all abundantly. And for those that wanted to help and couldnt, we pray God all mighty bless u as well. May his soul rest in peace!!!!!!!” he wrote.
In an earlier Instagram post, Malcolm narrated how Ariyo used to beg for food and money in his neigbourhood, Surulere.
“How sad is this, this guy is Ademola Ariyo a one time best camera man in nigeria. This man shot movies like (osofia in london) and Goje africa. A brilliant camera man that fell sick and was left to suffer. This man now goes about in the neighborhood (surulere) begging for money for food he is suffering. Pls let people in the industry stand up and help this man…”