By Oladapo Sofowora
Almost a year ago, the report of Kehinde Osuolale filters into the movie world. Kehinde and Taiwo Osuolale are popular among the Yoruba movie actors and actresses as well as the audience. They are known as Ibeji Oran, meaning horrible twins.
Recalled that according to report,it was alleged that Kehinde Osuolale died as a result of altercation arising from the construction of their second home between them and a farmer who insisted that they should give him time to harvest his corn on their newly acquired land.
As they were preparing to begin the mansion construction, the farmer approached them and told them that his corn is yet to reach harvesting season and that they should give him sometimes before they begin construction.
A close source to the twins hinted that the said farmer had been using the land for close to 50 years before the twins bought the land located at Apara town along Ilesha/Osogbo way.
One of the construction workers on the site said 21 days before the death of Kenny, the farmer confronted them again and ordered them to stop working on the farm because of his crops which he was yet to harvest.
He ordered the workers to leave the land that he will tell the twins when to start working on the land.
The bricklayer the twins hired reportedly ignored the farmer’s warning but the man spoke in parable that having gotten a land doesn’t mean one will build let alone sleep in the house
“Keeyan ri owo ra ile, ko to keeyan jere ile ohun”.
Kehinde, the boss as he is fondly called was upset by the farmers reaction and ordered the construction
crew to start working immediately on the land without taking into consideration the farmer’s plea. He died 3 weeks after.
His twin brother Taiwo said a day before his death, he told him he was feeling weak and the next morning, he gave up his ghost.
Sadly, Taiwo the twin brother also died few days ago. He died in the same month and exactly a year after. The twins in their early forties have starred in many films. Taiwo was buried in his house at Owode along Ilesa, Osun State. He was survived by a daughter born to him by his former wife, Folake.
RIP Taiwo and Kehinde Osuolale.