The artistes will be performing to honour the late actor, who was a veteran and well respected senior colleague in the Yoruba theatre act industry, both in Osun and Nigeria at large.
The Theater Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Osun Chapter, says it will organise an Artiste Day/Night to honour the late John Adewunmi , popularly known as Tafa Oloyede.
The Artiste Day/Night will take place on Thursday in Osogbo.
Alhaji Moruf Lawal, the Governor of TAMPAN, Osun Chapter, said on Wednesday, that theatre art practitioners in Osun would converge at the residence of the late actor in Arowomole, Ita-Olokan, Osogbo.
"The artistes will be performing to honour the late actor, who was a veteran and well respected senior colleague in the Yoruba theatre act industry, both in Osun and Nigeria at large.
"The artistes will be performing from 12.00 p.m, to 10.00 p.m in Osogbo to honour the veteran actor," he said
Mr Ayo Oladapo, the National Assistant General Secretary of TAMPAN, added that aside from the Artiste Day/Night that the association would hold in Osogbo, TAMPAN in Ede would also hold a mini Artiste Night at Oloyede's family house.
"We concluded today (Wednesday) that there should be a mini artiste night too in Ede, the hometown of late Tafa Oloyede.
"The Ede North and South TAMPAN members are to organise the artiste night, starting from 7.00 p.m. till when it is convenient to stop, at the family house of late Oloyede.
"The one we are organising at his residence in Osogbo is to let residents of Osogbo know that late Oloyede lived a good life while living among them.
"It is also to create awareness about his art and craft, and to celebrate his life," he said
Oladapo, however, said by Friday, around 7.00 a.m and 8.00 a.m, the body of late Tafa Oloyede would be retrieved from Osun State University Teaching Hospital Osogbo, where it was deposited.
He added that it would be conveyed round Osogbo before finally moving it to Ede, his hometown, for burial.
Supreme reports that Oloyede, who had featured in several movies, including Akanji Oniposi, Jaiyesimi, Ayanmo, Orogun and Ekuro Oloja, among others, died on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022 at his residence in Arowomole, Osogbo.
The late veteran actor came into the limelight in the entertainment industry in 1974, under the tutelage of the late theatre icon, Oyin Adejobi.