Actors and actresses are people doing the jobs and striving to make lasting impact in their industries and world. Nollywood actors are loved and fans, perhaps would love to see their favourite actors live forever, unfortunately, death doesn’t choose whether you are famous or not. Keep reading to find out the names of Nollywood actresses and Nigerian actors who died recently.
NOLLYWOOD ACTRESSES AND NIGERIAN ACTORS WHO DIED IN 2017
1. MOJI OLAIYA
The movie “No Pain No Gain” was a starting point for a success of the actress. She was a talented actress and a skilled producer. Here are the movies listed in her filmography as the ones which captured audience’ hearts the most: “Ojiji Aye”, “Apaadi”, “Nkan Adun” and “Sade Blade”. She died at the age of 42 because of cardiac arrest.
2. OLUMIDE BAKARE
One may know this actor by such films as: “Edun Era”, “Oromodie” and “Gbogbolomo”. After an exhausting struggle with a respiratory disorder, he saw the better world on April 22, 2017.
3. ADESHINA ADESANYA
He is an outstanding actor, mostly known as “Pastor Ajidara”. His creative heritage comprises more than 100 movies, which brought fame and national love. The mostly favored movie with his participation is “Abela Pupa (Red Candle)”. He died at the age of 62. The reason for this great loss was a kidney failure condition.
4. ALHAJI KASIMU YERO
Governor Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State described him as “the colossus of the creative industry”. This veteran actor died at his residence after a protracted illness.
5. ADEBAYO FALETI
It is a noted actor, journalist, poem writer and dramatist, whose roles in Nollywood stays invaluable. This multi-talented personality left the best memories thanks to “Saworoide”, “Agogo Fewo”, Bashorun Gaa, “Okun Ife Yi” and “Afonja”. He passed on to the great beyond after a morning prayer on July 22, 2017, at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
NIGERIAN ACTORS WHO DIED IN 2018
They gained prosperity, but couldn’t avoid the traps of destiny. Here are 5 great Nigerian actors who died recently:
1. UDUAK AKRAH
She was a talented actress with a catchy smile and tremendous creativity. Among the most famous movies, she took part in are “Bafana Bafana”, “Missing Angel 2”, “Bafana Bafana 2” and “Emotional Crack”. Complications from a fall in the bathroom made this star disappear from the Nollywood movie industry forever.
2. CHIKE OSUJI
Among Nigerian actors who have passed away recently is the actor Chike Osuji. The most popular movies he starred in are: “40 Days in the Wilderness”, “The Governor” and “The book of Harragon”. The reason for his death is diagnosed kidney ailment.
3. EZEORA NELSON OLUCHUKWU
Another rising star, who left unexpectedly in the prime of youth (in his 26), is Nelson Gold (Ezeora Nelson Oluchukwu). He was not only a brilliant actor but also a screenwriter. The actor slipped into a coma and died at the age of 26.
4. OKWY CHUKWUJEKWU
Also known as Main Bossman . The list of his creative works includes: “Ibu’s Burial”, “Ogbo Na Ncha”, “Men of Wisdom” and “Papa Do Something”. He died after having an asthma attack.
5. NORA NKIRUKA UGO
She was a skillful actress with persistent character, who died after a brief illness. She became famous for her roles in the following movies: “Warriors of Satan”, “Hawkers Vs Hawkers”, “Love and Age”, “Diary of a Confused Teenager” and “Husbands of Lagos”.
THE LIST OF NIGERIAN ACTORS WHO DIED RECENTLY ALSO INCLUDES SUCH PROMINENT NAMES:
- Toyin Majekodunmi
- Prince James Uche
- Modupe Oyekunle
- Bukky Ayjai
- Obi Madubogwo
Though these actors are gone, their legacies live on and their contributions are no less important to the development of modern movie industry.