Tayo Adeleye, the US-based Nigerian actor, has lost Shantal Sakwe Adeleye, his wife.


The actor announced the death of his wife via Instagram on Tuesday.

He shared footage from the funeral ceremony and old photos of them together.

In an accompanying caption, he wrote, “Forever etched in my heart, you were my guiding light, my partner in laughter and tears. Your absence is deeply felt, yet your love continues to illuminate my path. Until we meet again, my beloved wife, rest peacefully in the arms of eternity.  #InLovingMemory #ForeverMissed“.



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Tayo, however, did not disclose the cause of death or the date of her passing.

Fans and colleagues of the actor have flooded the comment section of the post with condolences.

Tayo and Shantal got married in December 2020.


He celebrated his wife’s birthday on August 30, 2023.

The actor described Shantal as his source of joy, adding that he is blessed to call her wife.

“Happy birthday to the woman who fills my heart with joy and love,” he wrote.

“You brighten my darkest days, and I am blessed to call you my wife. May your birthday be filled with sweet moments and cherished memories.God bless your new age.”


Beyond acting, Tayo is also a writer and filmmaker.

He is known for movies such as ‘Boss of All Bosses’, ‘Edaa’ and ‘Àkàsò’.

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