Jumoke Aderounmu wasn’t sick, she died in her sleep – Brother

Adeola, brother of the late actress Jumoke Aderonunmu, has said that his sister died in her sleep and was not sick as speculated.

Jumoke who is famous for her role as Esther in Funke Akindele’s Jenifa’s Dairy series died on April 6.

Speaking in an interview with Saturday Beats, said that the deceased was planning on relocating to the United Kingdom before her demise.

Adeola noted that Jumoke wanted to relocate to the UK because she was not getting movie roles.

When asked why he did not reach out privately to Funke Akindele, instead of bashing her online for allegedly not helping the deceased in her time of need, he stated that he did not have her number.

He said, “I did not reach out to her (Funke), because I don’t have her phone number, and I am not close to her. But, my sister had her number, and even sent another actress, Paschaline Alex to her, all to no avail.

“She (Funke) stopped calling her for jobs. Jumoke tried to know why because she wanted to retrace her steps if she had committed any offence,”

He reiterated that only two of her colleagues, Rita Dominic and Tayo Sobola helped Jumoke in her time of need.

Describing his sister as an introvert, Adeola said, “She was an introvert, and usually kept to herself. She was actually not sick. She just died in her sleep.

He added that though Jumoke had been buried, the family would organise a tribute event in a church on the 40th day after her death.