Olumide Bakare Biography

Olumide Bakare is a renowned Nigerian movie actor, television personality, entrepreneur, entertainer, and philanthropist. In this post, I will share with you some of things you probably do not know about one of your favorite movie actors, Olumide Bakare. Like, his biography; early life, career, awards. His death has been rumored a couple of times, I will confirm whether or not he is dead. Stick around.

Olumide Bakare

Olumide Bakare

Early Life

The renowned Nigerian movie actor, Olumide Bakare also known as Chief Koko was born in the early ’50s to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Bakare.

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Born on 26th November 1953, Olumide lived a life worthy of emulation.


Bakare is popularly known for the lead role he played in the rested TV Series “Koko Close.” Koko Close is a popular TV Series that aired on the TV and Film theatres in those days.

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Undoubtedly, his nickname “Chief Koko was gotten from his role in this TV Series.

While he was an active actor, Olumide in many blockbuster movies and soap adverts. Papa Ajasco and Company by Wale Adenuga was inclusive.


Since he first started acting, Olumide has featured in over 100 movies. These are some of his movie;

  • koboko
  • Iboji (2008)
  • Maami (2011)
  • last Flight to Abuja
  • Ise Onise (2009)
  • Aye Olorogun (2007)
  • Kofo Lady
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Is Olumide Bakare Married?

Yes, kindly, Olumide is married and has four grown-up children altogether.

Olulabode, one of his children who’s a pastor in the United States. Oluwamayowa, a businessman in Lagos, Oluwatofunmi and Halimat.

Bakare’s children are all doing well in their respective careers.

Is Olumide Bakare Dead?

Sadly, the superstar died in 2017. Prior to his death on 22nd April 2017, Olumide had been sick since 2013.

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