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Adejumoke Aderounmu, Popularly Known as Esther in “Jennifer’s Diary” Series, Dies at Age 40

By Zubeidat Ibrahim and Maryam Osasanni

Popular Nollywood actress Adejumoke Oreoluwa Aderounmu, known for her role as “Esther” in Funke Akindele’s TV series “Jennifer’s Diary,” has passed away.

Adejumoke Oreoluwa Aderounmu was born on March 26, 1984, and died in the early hours of Saturday, April 6, 2024, at the age of 40.

Her death was confirmed by her younger brother, Adeola Aderounmu, in an Instagram post captioned “You’re in a better place, my sister,” accompanied by an obituary picture of Adejumoke. He further accused the producer of “Jennifer’s Diary” of neglecting his sister while she was alive and in need of help.

Adeola disclosed that his sister died in her sleep and was not ill at the time of her death. During an interview with Punch, he mentioned that Adejumoke had plans to relocate to the United Kingdom before her demise.

A funeral service has already been held for Adejumoke Aderounmu at Owu Baptist Church, located in the Totoro area of Abeokuta, Ogun State. Adeola added that the family would organize a tribute event in a church on the 40th day following her passing.

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