Photos Of 18 Nollywood Celebrities That Have Died

Photos Of 18 Nollywood Celebrities That Have Died

18 Nollywood Celebrities That Have Died

In this article I will be sharing with you 18 Nollywood celebrities that have joined their ancestors. These Nollywood celebrities where very active in their creative field and entertained us very well until they joined their ancestors. So to celebrate them we have decided to compile a list of 18 Nollywood celebrities that have died and have joined their ancestor in the underworld.

These celebrities contributed immensely to the success and growth of Nollywood in Nigeria and rest of the world. So not to waste much of your time, we present to you 18 Nollywood celebrities that have joined their ancestors.


1. Francis Agu

Francis Agu is a veteran Nollywood actor known for his role on the long-running Nigerian television series “Checkmate”. He was born on 18th February 1965 in Lagos, Nigeria and died on 20th March 2007 in Lagos, Nigeria at the age of 42 years old. He hails from Enugu-Ngwo, Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Lagos. He has starred in movies like Checkmate, Living in Bondage, Blood Brothers, A Minute to Midnight, Untouchable, Circle of Doom, Blood Money, and many more. Unfortunately, Francis Agu became ill in October 2006 and died on 20th March 2007 in Lagos, Nigeria after suffering from diabetes.

2. Amaka Igwe
Amaka Igwe is a famous Nollywood movie producer, entrepreneur and a filmmaker. She was born on 2nd January 1963 in Port Harcourt, River State in the south southern part of Nigeria and died on 28th April 2014 in Enugu coal city of Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria at the age of 51 years old.
Amaka Igwe died in Enugu on 28th April 2014 at 8:30 pm, after efforts failed to save her from an asthma exacerbation.

Her funeral was attended by Rochas Okorocha, the governor of Imo State, as well as personalities from the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood.


3. Sam Loco Efe

Sam Loco Efe is a Nollywood legendary comic actor who has been described as the best and most decorated comic actor in Nigeria, popularly known for his use of heavy grammatical words in a comic manner. He was born on 25 th December 1945 in Enugu State, Nigeria. Sam Loco Efe is one of the most talented actor in Nollywood who uses grammatical words and vocabulary in his diction and communications while acting in movies.

On 7 th August 2011, Sam Loco Efe died at the age of 65 years old on a movie location, in his hotel room in Owerri the capital city of Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. The cause of his death was suspected asthma.

4. Geraldine Ekeocha

Geraldine Ekeocha is a Nollywood actress and a television personality. She was born on 15 th June 1955 in Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria and died on 4 th September 2011 at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Ituku Ozalla, Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria at the age of 56 years old. She died during a fibroid operation. It was gathered that she died at the age of 56 years old living behind her 7 children comprising of 6 girls and 1 boy. It was also gathered that Geraldine Ekeocha was diagnosed with liver cancer before she kicked the bucket.

5. Clem Onyeka
Clem Onyeka is a fast rising Nollywood actor and a television personality. He was born in Asaba, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria. He was born in 1977 in Asaba, Delta State and died on 14th October 2014 in Asaba, Delta State at the age of 37 years old. Clem Onyeka was killed in crossfire between the Nigerian police and notorious armed robbers in Asaba, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria. He was hit by a stray bullet. It was reported that Clem Onyeka had three kids before his painful death.

6. Dede One Day
Dede One Day is a Nollywood comic actor who has been described as the best and most decorated comic actor in Nigeria. Dede One Day whose real name is Peter Onwuzurike Onyehidelam is one of Nigerian best comic actor known for his hilarious comedy movies, shows, events and audio tape. He was born and raised in Aba, but his from Imo State, Nigeria. On 14 th December 2015, Dede One Day died after he slumped while performing at an event in Aba, Abia State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. It was later discovered that Dede One Day tragic death was caused by complications of hypertension and high blood pressure.

7. Maya Njubuigbo
Martins Njubuigbo popularly known as Elder Maya is a veteran Nollywood actor popularly known for playing chief priest in several Nollywood movies. Unfortunately, he died on Friday, 1st October 2016 after battling with a liver-related ailment. His son confirmed his demise on his official Facebook account. Before his death, he has been battling with Liver disease for many years. After a prolonged battle with liver disease, the Nollywood veteran actor died on Friday, 1st October 2016 which happens to be Nigeria’s Independent day. And the cause of his death was liver disease.

8. Muna Obiekwe
Muna Obiekwe is a Nollywood actor, known for his romantic role in movies. He was born in 1979 in Lagos State, Nigeria and died on 18th January 2015 in Festac Town, Lagos State, Nigeria at the age of 36 years old after been diagnosed of kidney disease.

Muna Obiekwe hails from Enugu State, Nigeria. He has starred in movies like Across the Bridge, Negative Influence, Men in Love, Eyes of the Gods, and many more. He was secretly married to Gift Obiekwe and the marriage was blessed with two beautiful kids. He kept his marriage secret and his private life personal until his untimely and painful death which was caused by Kidney disease.

9. Justus Esiri

Justus Esiri is a veteran Nollywood actor. He is considered to be one of the pillars of Nollywood. He was born on 20 th November 1942 in Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria and died on 19 th February 2013 in a hospital in Lagos State, Nigeria from complications of diabetes at the age of 70 years old. He has a Master’s and Doctorate Degree in Performing Arts. Justus Esiri is also the father of Nigeria music star Dr Sid. Sadly, Justus Esiri died on 19 th February 2013 in a hospital in Lagos from complications of diabetes at the age of 70 years old. A tribute night, organized by the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) was held at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria on 8 th April 2013 to honour him.


10. Ashley Nwosu

Ashley Chijioke Nwosu is a fallen hero and a legendary Nollywood actor, television personality, entrepreneur and a philanthropist. He was born on 21 st November 1954 in Umuahia-Oboro, Abia State in the south eastern part of Nigeria and died on 21 st April 2011 at the Military Hospital, Yaba, Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria at the age of 56 years old. He died leaving behind his lovely wife and five lovely children. The cause of his death was due to liver disease he has been battling for months.

11. Bukky Ajayi
Zainab Bukky Ajayi is a fallen hero and a legendary Nollywood actress, television personality and a philanthropist. She was born on 2 nd February 1934 in Surulere, Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria and died on 6 th July 2016 at her residence in Surulere, Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria at the age of 82 years old. She died a peaceful death out of old age. She died on 6 th July 2016 at her residence in Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria at the age of 82 years old. It was gather that she died a peaceful death caused by old age.

12. Pete Eneh
Pete Eneh is a famous Nollywood legendary actor, producer, filmmaker, entrepreneur and a philanthropist. He was born in 1944 in Port Harcourt, River State in the south southern part of Nigeria and died on 15th November 2012 in Enugu State, Nigeria at the age of 68 years old. He died of leg amputation due to an infection on the leg in Enugu State, Nigeria at the age of 68 years old. He was one of the highly respected Nollywood actors till his death.

13. Peter Brunor
Peter Brunor is a veteran Nollywood actor and a television personality. He was born in Ogwashi Uku, Delta State, Nigeria. Peter Bunor was reported to have died in Asaba, Delta State. The death of the Ogwashi Uku, Delta State-born actor in the early hours of Friday, 1st May 2015 in Asaba, Delta State was announced by his son, Peter Bunor Jr, through a post on his official Facebook page. It was reported that the cause of his death was due to a deadly stroke.

14. J.T Tom West
J.T Tom West is a Nollywood actor who died mysteriously in a car accident on 28 th September 2006 in Lagos, Nigeria on his way back home from a movie location. His dead was mysterious and tragic. He was born in 1954 and died in 2006. He was 52 years old when he died. He was popularly known as the Nollywood Bad Boy because of the rugged and criminal roles he played in movies. He has starred in movies like Force Alarm, The Captor, State of Emergency, The President Must Not Die, Above the Law, amongst others.

15. Enebeli Elebewu

Enebeli Elebuwa is a famous Nollywood actor, producer and a television personality. He was popularly known for playing the role of a king and title chief in several Nollywood movies. He was born on 14th February 1947 in Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria and died on 4th December 2012 in New Delhi, India at the age of 65 years old. He suffered a major stroke and was flown overseas for medical treatment. He died at the age of 65 years old in a hospital in New Delhi, India on 5th December 2012 and was laid to rest at Victoria Court Cemetery in Ajah, Lagos State, Nigeria.

16. Prince James Uche

Prince James Uche is veteran Nollywood actor and a television personality. He joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) in early 1999 and acted in his first movie Igodo, a 1999 Nollywood blockbuster movie which brought him to limelight. Prince James Uche was earlier suffering from Diabetes, Blindness, High Blood Pressure and Kidney disease for over 8 years which kept him off the screen. Unfortunately, he died on 8th March 2017 at a private hospital in Festac Town, Lagos where he had been for two years after a long battle with a kidney related disease.

17. Obi Madubogwo
Obi Madubogwo is a veteran Nollywood actor and a filmmaker. He joined the Nigerian movie industry in early 1999 and popularly known for his role as King of Musanga in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Battle of Musanga”. According to multiple reports, the veteran actor had battled with acute diabetic foot ulcers, before finally giving up the ghost on Monday, 28th August 2017. He was married to Madubogwu Obianuju Ngozi and the couples were blessed with beautiful kids. Unfortunately, Obi Madubogwu battled with diabetes until he lost his life on 28th August 2017.

18. Okwy Chukwujekwu
Okwy Chukwujekwu popularly known as Main Boss is a fast rising Nollywood comic actor. He is very funny and talented. He hails from Nnewi in Anambra State, Nigeria. On Tuesday, 5th September 2017, it was reported that the 27-year-old Nollywood comic actor has kicked the bucket. However, before his death, his family members were unable to reveal the cause of his death, but reports from credible sources revealed that he died of Asthma Attack. His death was reported by his best friend Odira Nwobu who shared the news via his official Facebook account.

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