The veteran actor was responsible for translating the country’s National Anthem from English to Yoruba. In 2016, the actor’s condition became so serious that members of his family moved him from his home in Abeokuta to his elder sister’s residence at Aseese, an Ogun community situated off the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Olumide Bakare was a Nollywood veteran. Faleti passed away on the 23rd of July 2017, at the age of 86. Nigerian actress, Jennifer Omole, passed on in Spain on 3rd January 2020, at the age of 33. Christy Uduak Essien-Igbokwe MFR(11 November 1960 – 30 June 2011) was a Nigerian musician and actress. The actor who was popularly known as “Adedibu” or “Killer” in movies reportedly died in Umuahia, Abia State while attending a summit. She was buried the following evening at Villarejo de Salvanes, Madrid. He had dedicated his life to the promotion of Islamic religion, especially in Ido local government area where he lived until his death. These beloved Nigerian celebrities shown below sadly did not get to enjoy the birth of their babies. He died at the age of 66 in a hospital in India on the 5th December 2012. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Gbenga ‘Burger’ Akintunde died on Thursday, January 3, after visiting the … The actor featured in popular movies like Igodo, Rituals, Lost Kingdom, Oracle and Coronation. At that time, he had just come out of coma after a toxic battle with a diabetic wound, and he needed financial support for a surgery, tests and medications to avoid amputation of his leg. The veteran actor suffered a major stroke and was flown overseas for medical treatment. He featured in series like For Better for Worst and Village Headmaster. Kasimu shot into prominence as a talented actor when he featured in the series, Cock Crow at Dawn. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Ajayi made her acting debut in the television series Village Headmaster in the ’70s. Here are six Nollywood stars, who have passed away in 2020, from different tribes and sectors of the movie industry. We remember the stars who have passed away so far in 2020. While he was sick, there were calls for financial support from his colleagues, Bolaji ‘Mr. Some of his works include, known Enikeji (2017), Agbere (2017), Yeye Efun, Wound (2019), Ako Okuta (2018). However, controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo claimed the actor died because he had contact with someone who tested positive for Coronavirus at the AMVCA 7. The actor died at the Military Hospital in Yaba, Lagos on the 21st of April 2011 after battling with a liver disease, I AM WATCHING FROM THE CARIBBEAN, AND SOME OF THESE ACTORS, AND ACTRESSES HAVE BEEN MY FAVOURITES, SO PLEASE LET ME EXTEND CONDOLENCES TO THEIR FAMILIES, FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES, AND THE AFRICAN MOVIE WORLD. Faleti was also known as a Yoruba translator, a broadcaster, TV exponent and pioneer of the first television station in Africa, Western Nigeria Television (WNTV), now known as the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). See Nigerian celebrities that have died in 2020: Photos and Cause Of Their Death. They said I had a partial stroke. Olumide Bakare. Eze is known for movies like Stigma, Widows, Beyond Reason, Baby Guards 2, Changing Faces, and Together as One. CHRISTY ESSIEN IGBOKWE. Emilia Dike. Dallas, who was renowned for his action roles in Nollywood movies, began his acting career in the early 90s. Uncle Festus as he is popularly called featured in over 100 Nollywood movies in his 35 years of service to the Nigerian film industry. A few months before his death, the Abia State Government provided N10 million for his healthcare bill but it wasn’t enough to save his life. Veteran Nollywood actor, Kayode Odumosu, popularly known as Pa Kasumu died on the 1st of March 2020, after a prolonged battle with heart failure. Comic actor Okwy Chukwujekwu popularly known as Main Bossman, died in September 2017. His debut role was in 1968 in a stage play ‘Iyawo Orun’. Aguebor began his acting career when he joined the drama department of the National Television Authority. Pa Kasumu was a household name in the Yoruba movie industry until he went off radar when he was down with Biventricular Heart Failure in 2013. The renowned thespian died in a private hospital in Lantoro, Abeokuta in Ogun State. Bukky Ajayi was a famous veteran Nollywood actress. He died in Anambra State as a result of an actor an asthma attack. Funke Abisogun Alhassan was a popular Nollywood Yoruba actress. Some of the popular movie stars that have passed on in recent time include Justus Esiri, Pete Emeh, Muna Obiekwe and Toun Oni. She returned to Nigeria in 1965, where she worked as a presenter and newscaster for Nigerian Television Authority in 1966. Prince James Uche died on the 8th of March 2017. She was known as Nigeria’s Lady of Songs. Odumosu admitted that his health worsened shortly after returning from India, where he had gone to receive treatment for a heart-related ailment that also affected his eyesight and memory, in 2015. Some movies he featured include ‘Emotional Pains’, ‘A Night to Remember’, ‘Back II Back’, ‘Blind Love’, ‘Sweet Love’ and ‘Hit The Street’. Francis died in March 2007 after a protracted sickness. Gbenga ‘Burger’ Akintunde. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Born Ilesanmi Olukayode Olugbenga Odumosu in Ibadan on March 16, 1953, the 66-year-old veteran began acting as a teenager. Unfortunately, Madubogwo died on the 28th of August, 2017. The actress passed away on the 22nd of April 2017, following a protracted battle with a respiratory disorder. The actor became popular when he starred in the movie, The King and I which was released in 2002. In an interview with The Punch in December 2019, Pa Kasumu said that his sickness was of a spiritual nature. Bukky Ajayi was a famous veteran Nollywood actress. Latin’ Amusan and Yomi Fash Lanso. He passed away on the 25th of June, 2017, after a long battle with stroke. It would be recalled that Prince James Uche was battling a series of ailments which include diabetes, heart and kidney disease. Victor Eze Okwuchukwu was known for playing the role of Alika in the popular TV series, “Fuji House of Commotion. Nollywood actor, Alkali Matt, popularly known as Dareng, died while filming on set on 24 March 2020. 6 Nigerian Actors/Actresses Who Died Recently In 2020. Also, she featured in Checkmate, a popular Nigeria TV series which aired in the late 1980s to the early 1990s. Ajumoko worked as a production manager, actor, writer, and movie director before he died. Popular Nollywood actress, Emilia Dike, reportedly slumped and died in Enugu State on … An actress and a producer, Abisogun owned the production house Funke Abisogun Heritage Links, and was married to filmmaker Taofeek Al Hassan Abisogun. He died at the age of 70 on the 3rd of September, 2017 in Kaduna State after battling a protracted illness. He said, “The doctors are just saying their own. When popular Nollywood actor, Sam Loco Efe died his hotel room in 2011, it was a shock to the movie world as he has always been known to be full of life. Adesanya became popular when he featured in Agbeku abela (2009) and Ologbo Iya Ijebu (2007). The actress died of cardiac arrest on the 17th of May, 2017 at the age of 42. The deceased, who hailed from Ohafia in Abia State was the former public relations officer of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Lagos chapter. She passed away in October 2017 a few days after giving birth to her baby. Before her death, Jennifer was a movie producer and CEO of JennisFilms Production Ltd. She produced “Stolen Vow” alongside Uche Ogbodo, Jibola Dabo, Daniel Lloyd and a host of other Nollywood actors. February 17, 2020. Veteran Yoruba filmmaker and actor, Gbenga Ajumoko died 22nd March 2020, after battling with a chronic ailment. He was later transferred to a private hospital located at Ibadan Garage, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, where he died. Ajayi grew up in Nigeria but had her university education in England. Constative,com "not a made up word", Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s Son Archie 7th In Line For The Throne, Privileged Facts About The Children Of Hollywood.