Some veteran actors had worked tirelessly and voluntarily to make the Nigeria movies industry – Nollywood gain an international recognition just like Hollywood. Sadly, most of them have not lived long to see the industry become an empire as the cold hand of death have snatched them from us while they were blossoming. Unfortunately, we are left with no choice by to mourn their death, deal with denial, anger, reality and acceptance. Here are the dead Nigerian actors and actresses who have departed but are still alive in our screens.
List of Nigerian Actors and Actresses Who Are Rumored to Be Dead
I wonder why death has become something people joke about? Some irrational people have gone to the extent of making false news just to get an audience. Here is the list of Nigerian actors and actresses who are rumored to be dead.
This is a renowned actor who a news and entertainment blog claimed he is dead. According to the news outlet, the handsome Nollywood actor died following a devastating car crash. It was quickly taken up on social media and news then spread like fire that our beloved Ramsey Nouah is dead. However, the truth is that the actor is alive. He refuted the death claim as he posted online a photo of himself alongside AY and 2face Idibia. He has featured in many movies including Power of Love. Ramsey Nouah bears the Africa Movie Academy Award title for being a seasoned actor.
She is one of the sultry faces in the Nigerian movie industry. Her contribution to the industry can never go unmerited, the lady got a talent and she has acted numerous movies as the vulnerable girl among other roles on cast. Grapevine sure spreads swiftly; a blog claimed that our beloved screen diva Genevieve Nnaji is dead. This was indeed not true as it was Genevieve Nene who had actually died of a heart attack and not the latter.
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This Nollywood actress has had enough on her plate. First, it was her forceful marriage at 19 years of age and the domestic abuse following after. However, he acting star still shone bright amidst this darkness. She is one of the most respected actresses in Nigeria and has made an appearance in over 100 movies. She is popularly known as Mama Gee and is now an Evangelist. Her death hoax came as a surprise but it has become clearly evident she is alive.
For all wrong and malicious reasons, someone began unverified report about the death of veteran actor, Pete Edochie. This news were false as his son and an actor too, Yul Edochie rubbished the social media reports. This not the first time for Pete’s news about death has come around.
As the industry has shone gradually so have we lost some of the fine talents in the Nollywood movie industry. This is the list of dead Nigerian actors and actresses, some bright thespians we will long grief over.
A beautiful and ambitious soul we lost in October 2017. According to Tunde Ola Yusuf she died following childbirth complications, a few days after the procedure. We mourn and miss her as she dances with the angels.
Obi was diabetic and courageously fought the fatal disease. He was on and off hospital and at one time after waking up from coma he made a public appeal in support of medical funds. He died while battling this condition in bid to avoid amputation in 2017. May he rest well.
Actor Faleti died on July 23, 2017 at 86 years. He was an actor, journalist with Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State and a Film Editor and librarian at the NTA. He was a man with exceptional wisdom about film and acting. The veteran’s legacy lives on even after his demise.
She was one of the promising talents in Nollywood movies acting scene. Her death came as a big blow since she was not ailing from any disease or condition. She also died while giving birth. The baby girl survived but her mother did not make it through. our hearts goes to her daughter, family and we as friends and fans mourn her.
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