This is the updated list of top 25 Nollywood stars you probably didn’t know were dead. The death of these stars undoubtedly shook Nigeria movie industry (Nollywood). Most of them died because they were unable to raise funds to treat their ailments while for others, their deaths were a shock for the industry as they showed no sign of any sickness. Below is list of nollywood stars who you probably didn’t know were dead.
Peter Onwuzurike Onyehidelam – He was popularly known as Dede One Day. He died in December, 2015 after he slumped while performing at an event in Aba, following complications from high blood pressure.
Obi Madubogwu – In the month of August, Nollywood industry was devastated with the news of the death of veteran actor, Obi Madubogwu who became well known after he played the lead role in Battle of Musanga. Madubogwu died on August 28, 2017 after battling with acute diabetics and foot ulcers.
Aisha Abimbola – Aisha Abimbola was popularly known as Omoge Campus. She passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Omoge Campus following the role she played in a Yoruba movie, Omoge Campus, was said to have died from breast cancer.
Chukwuka Emelionwu – He was involved in a fatal accident along Oraukwu, on his way to his village in Anambra State on January 17, 2018 and died later on. He was a big nollywood film producer and Marketer, popularly known as Kasvid, owner of (Kas-Vid International) who before his death had produced over 20 blockbuster movies.
Okwy Chukwujekwu – On September 4, 2017 popular Nollywood comic actor, Okwy Chukwujekwu, also known as Main Bossman died of a heart attack at the age of 31.
He was said to have suffered the attack in the presence of a friend and fellow actor, Odira Nwobu.
Pete Eneh – He died in November 2012 after one of his legs was amputated at age 68.
Tony Aleg – The actor who was popular in the 90s and early 2000 and also best known for the popular movie ‘Fire Love’ (2002), died in April, 2018 after suffering from an undisclosed ailment.
Geraldine Ekeocha – The popular actress died in September 2011 during a fibroid operation at age 56.
Toyin Majekodunmi – She was the first Nigerian entertainer to pass on in 2017. She was married to a fellow actor, Solomon Majekodunmi aka ‘Baba Kekere’ for 37 years.
Ashley Nwosu – The top actor died in April 2011 after a brief illness.
Clem Onyeka – Clem Onyeka was killed in 2014 in a crossfire between the Nigerian Police and armed robbers in Asaba Delta State. He was only 37 years old.
Prince James Uche – Veteran Nollywood actor, Prince James Uche, who was famous for his role in Nollywood blockbusters including Igodo, Coronation, Lost Kingdom and The Councillor died after a protracted battle with diabetes and kidney disease on March 8, 2017. He passed on just two days to his scheduled trip to India for a kidney transplant and eye surgery.
Nora Nkiruka Ugo – fast rising actress, Nora Nkiruka Ugo who starred in the movie “Husbands of Lagos” passed on in Lagos in January, 2018, after a battle with an disclosed ailment.
Olumide Bakare – Olumide Bakare suffered cardiac arrest earlier in 2017 and was rushed to the emergency unit of University College Hospital Ibadan where he was placed in intensive care. He died on April 22 at aged 65 after a failed battle with a heart and lung disease. The cross over actor who acts in both English and Yoruba films is famous for his role as Chief Koko in the rested TV series, Koko Close.
He also starred alongside Genevieve Nnaji and Hollywood’s Isaiah Washington in Tony Abulu’s 2013 film, Doctor Bello.
David Ihesie – The actor died in January 2012 at age 73.
Modupe Oyekunle – Modupe Oyekunle, popularly called Oyinbo because of her complexion died during child birth on April 5, 2017 but fortunately the baby girl survived. The deceased played the prominent role of Sandra in Segun Ogungbe’s blockbuster movie, Ibi Giga.
Moji Olaiya – Popular Yoruba Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya, kicked the bucket in Canada. She died on May 17, 2017 after she reportedly suffered cardiac arrest.
The sad incident happened barely two months after she welcomed a baby.
Bisi Komolafe –She was a popular Yoruba actress whose sudden demise shook the Yoruba movie industry. She died at age 27 in January 2013.
Sam Loco Efe – The death of Sam Loco really got the entertainment industry in Nigeria shaking because he was very popular with his comic roles. Loco died in a hotel room in Owerri where he was editing a film, in August 2011, at age 66.
Samuel Adesanya – Popularly known as Pastor Ajidara , Samuel Adesanya, 62, died of kidney failure on May 7, 2017. He was a seasoned Yoruba actor and his family were seeking N12 million for a kidney transplant a few days to his death.
He was allegedly owed about N4 million by the Ogun State government as a retiree of Ogun State Judiciary.
David Nwajei – After a brief illness, Nollywood actor, David Nwajei, also known as Davo passed on. He died on November 15th, 2017. He is best known for his Surrealist short film ‘Unreal Exile’ (2014).He was a producer, writer and director who had worked in the film industry for over 15 years.
Funke Abisogun AlHassan – Few days after her husband, Taofiq Alhassan announced the good news of her motherhood on Instagram that she had given birth to a baby boy, on October 22,2017 her friend, Tunde Olayusuf announced that the Nollywood Actress, Funke Abisogun AlHassan had passed on.
JT Tom West – The River state born actor 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. He was popular with such movies as State of Emergency, Above The Law, Labistar
Victor Okechukwu Eze – On June 26, 2017, popular Nollywood actor, script writer and producer, Victor Okechukwu Eze who was popular for his role as Alika in Fuji House of Commotion died after being ill for several years.
The actor and founder of Vickez Productions was said to have relocated from Lagos to his village in the East in 2011 while battling stroke.