Muna Obiekwe And 13 Other Nollywood Stars Who Passed Away In The Last Decade

The Late Muna Obiekwe

Since condolences have been pouring in after the demise of  36-year-old Nollywood actor, Muna Obiekwe on Sunday, we decided to share this recount of ‘fallen’ Nollywood stars in the past decade.

 

 

15 Nollywood stars you may not know have died (Photos)

These stars, though they are no more, would always be remembered for their role in one way or the other in the development of the Nollywood and their deaths shook Nollywood and the African movie industry as a whole.

Notwithstanding their deaths, they left legacies behind which make we always remember them.

SAM LOCO EFE

The death of Sam Loco Efe a.k.a. Papa Patricia really got the entertainment industry in Nigeria shaken because he was very popular with his comic roles. Loco died of causes suspected to be asthma in a hotel room in Owerri where he was editing a film, in August 2011, at age 66.

JUSTICE ESIRI

 

The Village Headmaster star actor died in February 2013 at age 70. He died of complications from diabetes in a Lagos hospital. He was the father of popular musician, Dr SID.

ENEBELI ENEBUWA

 

Enebeli Elebuwa became popular staring as Andrew in a popular TV programme many years ago. He died in an Indian hospital in December 2012. He died of stroke at age 66.

AMAKA IGWE

 

A very popular Nollywood producer, she died of asthma attack in Enugu, in April 2014. She was the writer and producer of the most popular TV soap ever to be aired in Nigeria, Checkmate. Her sudden demise at age 51 shook Nollywood and the entertainment industry as a whole due to her role in the development of Nollywood and in making stars like Julius Agwu, Bobmanuel Udokwu and many others. She was also the owner of Lagos-based Top 90.9 FM

 

 

JT TOM WEST

JT TOM WEST
Born Joe Tamuno Bibidamaa Tom-West in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, he died in September 2006. Tom-West was involved in a fatal auto-accident, while he was returning from a location after a late night film shooting with two of his colleagues.
His former girlfriend, Tricia Eseigbe wept so hard that she was uncontrollable as at that time. He was popular with such movies as State of Emergency, Above The Law, Labistar etc.

GERALDINE EKEOCHA

 

The popular actress and mother of seven died in September 2011 during a fibroid operation at age 56. She was from Imo State.

PETE ENEH


Pete Eneh died in November 2012 after one of his legs was amputated at age 68.

BISI KOMOLAFE

BISI KOMOLAFE
She was a popular Yoruba actress whose sudden demise shook the Yoruba movie industry. She died at age 27 in January 2013.

 

 

FRANCIS AGU

FRANCIS AGU
Francis became a star via Amaka Igwe’s Checkmate. After which he featured in Living in Bondage, Jezebel produced by his girlfriend then, Emem Isong.
Francis died in March 2007 after a protracted sickness.

DAVID IHESIE

DAVID IHESIE
The actor died in January 2012 at age 73.

 

CHRISTY ESSIEN IGBOKWE

CHRISTY ESSIEN IGBOKWE
Christy Uduak Essien-Igbokwe MFR(11 November 1960 – 30 June 2011) was a Nigerian musician and actress. She was known as Nigeria’s Lady of Songs. She put Nigeria’s name on the world music map with her evergreen “Seun Rere” track. She was the first female president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria(PMAN).

She was also the chairman and managing director of Soul Train entertainment limited.Although she was not from the Yoruba tribe, she sang a lot of her songs in the western Nigerian language and drew heavily on their culture and tradition . Essien’s fluency in Yoruba, English, Igbo and her native Ibibio earned her an appeal which cut across tribal lines.

ASHLEY NWOSU

ASHLEY NWOSU
Born Ashley Chijioke Nwosu, the top actor from Umiahia-Oboro, Abia State died in April 2011  after a brief illness.

Clem Onyeka

Clem Onyeka

Clem Onyeka was recently killed in a crossfire between the Nigerian Police and armed robbers in Asaba Delta State. He was only 37 years old.

May their souls continue to rest in peace!!!

Who do you miss most among the 15 Nollywood stars you may not know have died?

 

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Funville

 

 

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