According to reports, he had been battling lung cancer for over one year before his demise.
Seyi Edun, the actress, announces his death in a terse post via her Instagram page.
“Rip Boss can’t believe this! Haa Gbatami,” she wrote in the post.
It is understood that Gbatami died in the early hours of Thursday.
He started pulling the weight of fame in the Yoruba movie industry shortly after graduation in 2004.
Until his demise, the filmmaker produced and featured in several movies including ‘Emi nire Kan’, ‘Wonyosi’, and ‘Salaye’.
Several of his fans and colleagues in the movie industry have taken to social media platforms to pay their last respect to him.
Meanwhile, Nigerian singer, Ikechukwu Onunaku, known professionally as Ikechukwu, has given a hint about his well-being to his colleagues.
Taking to his official Instagram page on Thursday, he made it known that he isn’t in a good place.
He wrote, ” I’m NOT ALRIGHT.
“@donjazzy @johnnydrille @premiercoolng
“Shey u wan know.