Famous Nigerian Nollywood Actors Who Died

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Here is a list of famous Nollywood Actors who died

  1.  Sam Loco Efe 
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Sam Loco Efe was a director, producer, and actor from Nigeria. He was 66 years old on August 7, 2011, and he passed away on December 7, 1945. During the early hours of a Sunday in 2011, the celebrity’s body was found in a hotel room. Tom and Jerry, Owo Blow, I’ll Take My Chances, Final World Cup, Osuofia in London, and I Want to Harvest You are only a few of the movies directed by Sam Loco.

  1.  Festus Aguebor 
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Festus Aguebor was not only notable for his distinctive white beards. He is one of the well-known deceased actors who are still remembered in Nollywood today. The seasoned actor was, nevertheless, renowned for both his talent and diligence. 

Filmmakers with whom he worked on a variety of projects described him as a talented artist who gave it everything. Society Lady, A Kiss From Rose 2, Family Contract, and My Sweet Heart are just a few of the films that Festus is renowned for. In February 2016, he sadly died away.

  1. Muna Obiekwe 
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Muna Obiekwe was a well-known performer from Nigeria. He was born in 1979, and kidney illness claimed his life on January 18, 2015. Fans and family were shocked by his passing. He was well-known for playing the romantic lead or the good lad in Nigerian movies. Men in Love, Eyes of the Gods, and The Princess of My Life are some of his best-known movies.

  1. Elder Maya Martins Njubuigbo
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Actress Maya Martins Njubuigbo was highly recognized in Nigeria. He battled liver disease for a long time before passing away in October 2016. Njubuigbo’s acting credits include De Prof 2, Indemnity, and Battle of Indemnity.

  1. Ashley Chijioke Nwosu 
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Actor Ashley Chijioke was well recognized in Nigeria. He was born on November 27, 1957, in Abia State, and passed away on December 21, 2011, as a result of liver problems. He appeared in a number of movies, including A Better Place, Baby Guards, Stone Love, Passion of Minds, and Blind Love.

  1. Obinna Nwafor (Saint Obi)
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Obinna Nwafor, better known by his stage name Saint Obi, was a veteran actor and film producer who passed away at the age of 57 following a protracted illness. In May 2023, he passed away. Although the family elected not to make the actor’s passing public for reasons that have not yet been determined, it was revealed that he had passed away early in the week after battling an unspecified ailment for several months without receiving effective treatment.

  1. Amaka Igwe 

Nollywood actress, director, and broadcasting executive Amaka Igwe. She was born on 2 January 1963 and passed away at the age of 51 from an asthma attack in Enugu, Nigeria, on April 28, 2014. The celebrity was acknowledged as a second-generation Nigerian filmmaker who contributed to the development of the video film age. Rattle Snake, Violated, Solitaire, Infinity Hospital, and Checkmate are just a few of Amaka’s acting credits.

  1. Peace Anyiam – Osigwe 
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On January 9th, 2023, at the age of 53, she passed away in the St. Nicholas Hospital in Lagos from a heart attack that caused a 2-day coma. The founder of AMAA Peace Anyiam-Osigwe and a native of Imo state, Ms. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe is a Nigerian director and entertainment executive. The African Movie Academy Awards, which she founded in Yenagoa, Bayela state on May 30, 2005, are now recognized all over the world. She was also known by her monicker “queen of nollywood films” and held this title in addition to other titles.She was well-known for showing Nollywood movies at international film festivals and was awarded membership in the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her work in the entertainment sector.

  1. Obi Madubogwu 

Famous and gifted Nollywood director Obi Madubogwu. Before his away on August 28, 2017, due to diabetes and foot ulcers, he had a fruitful career. Tokunboh, The Grave Dust, Sacrifice for Love, Passion of My Blood, and Karashika are among the films in which he appeared as an actor.

  1. Olumide Bakare 
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Actor Olumide Bakare was well-known in Nigeria. He was born on November 26, 1953, and passed away from heart and lung disease on April 22, 2017. In the movie Koko Close, Bakare made his acting debut as Chief Koko. Maami, Ise Onise, Ofin Kokonla, Last Flight to Abuja, and Kofo the First Lady are just a few of the roles he’s played.

  1. Favour Agiounim Daniels 
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On February 5, 2023, at the age of 26, the young comedienne and actress known as “Omoge,” “Oma,” and “Amama” who had become well-known through her social media skits perished in a boating accident.

  1. Frank Dallas 
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Actor and producer Frank Dallas was well-known in Nigeria. He experienced a heart arrest in February 2020 and passed away. Emotional Pains, A Night to Remember, Back II Back, Blind Love, Sweet Love, and Hit the Street are a few of the notable movies he has acted in. Visit this page for additional information: yen.com.gh/60441-20-actors-and-actresses-who-died.html

  1. Peter Bunor 
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Peter Bunor was a well-known actor and producer from Nigeria. He suffered a stroke five years prior, and complications from that stroke caused him to pass away in 2015 at the age of 60. Peter is renowned for his partnerships with other Nollywood celebrities. He has collaborated with Nkem Owoh and Pete Edochie, among others. To Rise Again, Agony of a Mother, Deadly Kiss 2, and Polygamy 2 are a few of his movies.

  1. Jim Lawson Maduike 
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Jim Lawson, regrettably, was one of the 2021 casualties. On January 9, 2021, the renowned actor passed away from complaints of physical discomfort. Since his debut in 2004, Lawson has appeared in more than 150 movies, including Royal Madness, Runaway Prince, Chest to Chest, Criminal Condition, and Family Must Wait.

  1. Bruno Iwuoha 
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Another name on the list of deceased Nollywood actors and actresses in 2021 is Bruno Obinna Iwuoha. The actor, who had a protracted struggle with diabetes, died in April 2021 at the age of 68. The actor has played the lead in a number of movies, including My Portfolio, Another Bondage, Magic Cap, and Worlds Apart.

  1. Samuel Obiago 
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Nollywood actor Sam Obiago passed away in December 2021. The actor had a reputation for portraying a variety of roles in movies and television shows. The actor passed away on December 24, 2021, in the early hours from complications following a stroke. Gifted, Tears of a King, Woman of Fire, Ghana Island, Royal Turning Point, Royal Appointment, Bargain, and Combined Forces are only a few of Sam Obiang’s movies.

  1. Enebeli Elebuwa 
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Actor Enebeli Elebuwa was from Nigeria. He was born in 1946 in Delta State’s northern region and passed away on December 5, 2012, at the age of 66, in an Indian hospital. In Nollywood movies from the 1990s and 2000s, Elebuwa was one of the well-known faces. The actor had a sizable repertoire, with almost 150 films in all. Abuja Connection, Mirror in the Sun, Abuja Top Ladies, and Against My Blood are a few of the well-liked movies.

  1. Pete Eneh
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A well-known Nigerian actor named Pete Eneh helped launch the video era of Nollywood. The actor has been in numerous Nollywood films and has amassed over 50 acting credits. 

Pete collaborated with well-known actors including Chinwe Owoh, Patience Ozokwor, and Pete Edochie. Issakaba, Perfect Temptation 2, Heavy Rain, and Royal Palace are a few of his movie roles. He was most recognized for his positions as an elder, a chief with a title, and a traditional leader. His death was brought on by pain after having his leg amputated because of an infection. At the age of 68, he passed away on November 15, 2012.

  1. Jennifer Omole 
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Among the Nollywood stars who passed away in 2020 was Jennifer Omole. The 33-year-old actress was a resident of Spain where she made multiple film appearances. In Madrid’s Villarejo de Salvanes, she was buried. Several movies, including Stolen Vow, Adamu, and Eva, feature Jennifer.

  1. Dan Nkoloagu
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Dan Nkoloagu has a long career in Nollywood. He is well-known in the neighborhood for his work as a herbalist and village elder. However, the veteran had a number of health concerns, according to his son Dan Nkoloagu Jr. At 84, he passed away from illness on January 22, 2021. 40 Days and 40 Nights, Okada Man, Warriors Heart, and Moments of Tears are among Nkoloagu’s filmography credits.

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