The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described the late Kasimu Yero as an iconic actor who, along with other thespians like Samanja, laid the foundation of Kannywood.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday signed by his Special Adviser, Segun Adeyemi, the Minister said Yero’s classic performance in Abubakar Imam’s Magana Jari Ce, Cock Crow At Dawn and other dramas, set him apart as a talented and versatile personality in the world of theatre.
Mohammed described Yero’s demise as a huge loss not just to his family, but to the entire entertainment industry, particularly now that his wise counsel and depth of knowledge are much desired.
He said the deceased’s family and the entertainment industry should take solace in the fact that Yero left a rich legacy of service and excellence.
The minister expressed his condolences to the friends and family of veteran Kannywood Actor, Kasimu Yero, who died on Sunday in Kaduna and prayed that God grant eternal rest to the deceased and also comfort his family.