Popular 1980s and 1990s child star, Yomi Adeyemi-Wilson, is dead


She starred as Uze in the popular detective series, Third Eye, which was shown on the Network Service of the NTA from c1989-c1994. She was the daughter of Inspector Best Idafa (Olu Jacobs) and she always provided the brilliant ideas that helped him to solve difficult criminal cases. She was his “Third Eye”.

In real life, Yomi Adeyemi-Wilson was the daughter of Engineer Yomi Adeyemi-Wilson, who was a track star in the 1960s and ’70s. He became an executive with Mobil Nigeria and he was the brains behind the Mobil Athletics Championships. He was also the first chairman of the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (FEPA) and he was the president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria in the 1990s.

Oluyomi Victoria Olaniyi-Toluwalope (née Adeyemi-Wilson) was born in 1980 and attended Home Science Association Nursery and Primary School, Ikoyi, Queens College Lagos and the University of Lagos where she studied law. She passed away on September 12, 2019 after a battle with health challenges.

Yomi Adeyemi-Wilson at Queens College in the 1990s (second from the right).


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