2021 so bad for Nollywood: Behold 18 actors, actresses who died

In simply three days, the yr 2021 will likely be historical past. 2021 was a really dangerous yr for the Nollywood business in Nigeria. It is because 18 actors and actresses could not make it. They’ve to vary their everlasting tackle to the massive nation past, they died.

Virtually each month of the yr, there have been crying and wailing as skilled actors and actresses, in addition to upcoming ones, handed on. The yr has left bitter tales within the business.

Under are actors and actresses who handed away earlier than the top of 2021.

1. Orisabunmi


Veteran Yoruba actress, Folake Aremu, popularly generally known as Orisabunmi, was the primary causality established within the movie business after she died on January 5, 2021.

Orisabunmi died on the age of 60, 4 months after ex-husband Jimoh Aliu, higher generally known as Aworo, died.

Orisabunmi, a resident of Olla, Kwara State, died on the age of 60 at her residence in Ibadan, Oyo State. She would have died after a brief sickness.

2. Jim Lawson

Jim Lawson

A well-known Nollywood actor, radio broadcaster and author, Jim Lawson Maduike died on January ninth 2021 after beforehand complaining about physique aches.

The veteran actor slept later and didn’t get up the subsequent morning.

Imo’s state thespian was additionally well-known as a voiceover, filmmaker and tv persona.

He joined the Nollywood movie business in 2004 and has since starred in over 150 movies.

3. David Mela


David Mela was a burgeoning Nollywood actor earlier than loss of life reduce his life on January 11, 2021

In accordance with Idoma Voice, the proficient actor suffered from an unknown situation and had been taking a break from social media for weeks.

4. Dan Nkoloagu

Dan Nkooagu

Dan Nkoloagu turned the third veteran actor to go away the Nigerian movie business after his loss of life on January 23, 2021 was introduced on Fb by his son Dan Nkoloagu junior.

However he died on January 22the son mentioned.

5. Ernest Asuzu

Ernest Asuzu

Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu who had suffered a stroke additionally gave up the ghost on January 26, 2021.

The information of his passing was confirmed by his spouse, Jennifer Asuzu.

Ernest Asuzu started his performing profession within the 1990s and rose to prominence after starring within the 1997 Nollywood basic ‘Rituals’.

He was the toast of Nollywood till his profession took a nosedive after he suffered a stroke in 2015 and it affected his speech. He was additionally bedridden for 3 years.

6. Victor Decker

Victor Decker

Victor Decker was discovered useless in his residence on February 16, 2021. He died on the age of 72.

His neighbor needed to break into his residence door earlier than they discovered his lifeless, decomposed physique in his sitting room.

7. Bruno Iwuoha

Bruno Iwuoha
Bruno Iwuoha

The veteran actor handed away on April 10, after dropping an extended battle with diabetes and blindness. He was 68 years outdated.

He died in Nationwide Hospital Abuja. Bruno, the Abia-born actor, was in a coma for about three weeks earlier than giving up.

Bruno Obinna Iwuoha starred in lots of motion pictures and in addition gained a number of awards in his profession.

He gained the Greatest Supporting Actor award on the third Africa Film Academy Awards for his function within the film “Sins of the Flesh”.

8. Abiodun Aleja

Abiodun Aleja Nollywood veteran passed away
Abiodun Aleja

Abiodun Aleja, dancer, actor and filmmaker died on Could 22 at Lagos State College Educating Hospital (LASUTH).

Aleja contributed to a number of Nollywood movies and collaborated with Kunle Afolayan and Tunde Kelani.

He attended Orile Owu Grammar College and graduated with the category from 1978-1983.

9. Wealthy Oganiru

Nollywood actor, Rich Oganiru
Nollywood actor, Wealthy Oganiru

The actor handed away on August 11 after months of sickness. Earlier than his loss of life, a video of the actor went viral during which he lay on his sickbed, looking for monetary assist from well-meaning Nigerians. The sickness led to his loss of life.

Oganiru has appeared in additional than 300 movies. A few of them embody Queen of Hasso Rock, Wasted Effort, Pay Day, Lacrima, Stoneface in Love, Givers By no means Lack, His Majesty, Yellow Fe Wealthy Odicinma Azu ver, My Future, Battle Of The Wealthy, Political Management.

10. Stanley Okoros

Actor Stanley Okoro is dead
Actor Stanley Okoros

One other Nollywood actor, Stanley Okoro, died on August 12. He reportedly died of a suspected case of meals poisoning.

Okoro, an actor who usually performed comedic roles in motion pictures, had been a fast-rising star.

The actor’s loss of life got here a day when one other Nollywood actor, Wealthy Oganiru, handed away weeks after reviews of his unwell well being surfaced on-line.

11. Prince Ifeanyi Dyke

Prince Ifeanyi Dike is dead
Prince Ifeanyi Dyke

Ifeanyi Dike, a veteran Nollywood actor, died on August 27 after battling a kidney-related ailment years in the past.

Dike handed away after weeks of hospitalization, Emeka Rising, president of the Actors Guild Affiliation (AGN).

12. Rachel Oniga

Rachel Oniga
Rachel Oniga

The favored Nollywood actress handed away on July 31. She would have died of malaria and typhus.

Oniga starred in dozens of Nollywood motion pictures – each English and Yoruba – earlier than her loss of life.

Born Could 23, 1957; the ravishing actress began her profession in 1993. Her first movie was the blockbuster, Onome, whereas her debut movie within the Yoruba-speaking sector of the movie business was Owo Blow.

The 64-year-old actress used to work for a European engineering agency with regional headquarters in Nigeria.

Throughout the interval of her profession, which lasted about 27 years, the a number of award-winning actress starred in such movies as The Marriage ceremony Get together, The Royal Hibiscus Lodge, 30 Days in Atlanta, Sango, Out of Bounds, amongst others.

13. Victor Olaotan

Victor Olaotan

The veteran actor, finest identified for his function within the Nigerian TV sequence ‘Tinsel’, died on August 27. He was 69 years outdated.

Karibi Fubara

The actor, who was recognized with kidney most cancers in 2020, died on December 15.

Earlier than his loss of life, Fubara starred in lots of Nollywood productions, together with Good Cash Girl, Fort and Fort, Quam’s cash, Royal Hibiscus Lodge and others.

18. Sam Obiago

Sam Obiago
Sam Obiago

The favored Nollywood actor handed away on December 23.

The veteran’s loss of life was introduced by the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Ejezie Emeka Rollas.

Obiago is a Nigerian-born Nollywood actor, filmmaker, TV persona and movie producer who has starred in over 100 Nollywood movies.

Obiago had a profession in banking earlier than quitting banking for Nollywood and films. Heo had been working with Ecobank Nigeria Nig. PLC and with Entry Financial institution.

He was the final supervisor and CEO of FINCRAFT Sarl Lt.

Obiago began performing in Nollywood motion pictures in 2013 and has develop into one of many star actors within the Nigerian movie business.

Sam Obiago typically performs the function of Kings, fatherly roles in motion pictures.

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