Jimmy Johnson, ‘The Village Headmaster’ actor, to be buried on Saturday

Jimmy Johnson, ‘The Village Headmaster’ actor, to be buried on Saturday
August 28
17:41 2020

The burial of Jimmy Johnson, a veteran Nigerian actor, will take place on Saturday.


In a statement on behalf of the family, Rotimi Sankore, son of the deceased, said the event will take place in line with COVID-19 protocols.

The actor died on July 8 after suffering complications from surgery in an Abuja hospital.

He was 80 years old.


“The family of Jimmy Johnson, retired senior civil servant, veteran actor, artiste and broadcaster wishes to announce that he will be buried at Gudu cemetery, Abuja, on Saturday, August 29, 2020, in line with COVID-19 protocols,” the statement read.

Jimmy Johnson, who began his career in the arts in Ibadan in the early 60’s, entered into the public service after the civil war which lasted between 1967 and 1970, and worked as information and culture officer.

Aside from his day job as a government official, in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s he worked with media outfits such as Radio Nigeria, Nigerian Television Authority, as well other creative artistes towards the promotion of the arts within and outside Nigeria.


He played many significant roles on and off the screen, but he was more popular for his character as ‘Okoro’ in the NTA drama series, “The Village Headmaster”.


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