Nollywood suffered a great deal of loss when it comes to the irreplaceable actors and actresses that were snatched by the cold hands of death in 2021.
Various reasons, including diseases, and accidents have resulted in many deaths in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Viewers who have grown up watching veterans interpret roles perfectly were forced to say goodbye to them this year.
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Here is a list of the Nollywood actors and actresses that died in 2021
Samuel Obiago died today, December 23, 2021. The President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, announced his death on his official Instagram handle. “He suffered from a stroke for some time now, which has been managed, but sadly he died in the early hours of 2am today, ” Rollas said.
Legendary Nollywood actor, Babatunde Omidina, professionally known as Baba Suwe’s death was announced in an Instagram post by his child, Adesola I. Morenikeji Omidina on November 22, 2021.
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The painful exit of veteran Nollywood actress, Rachel Tabuno Oniga was also announced on Friday, July 30. She died at age 64.
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Foluke Aremu, professionally known as Orisabunmi, passed away today on the 6th January 2021 after months of illness. She died at the age of 60 at her residence in Oyo state.
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Actor Ernest Asuzu, known for his roles as Nollywood bad boy, died on the evening of Tuesday, January 26, 2021. His wife announced that he had fainted and was rushed to the hospital where he gave up the ghost.
Doris Chima, who was a foundation member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) and former vice-chairperson of Lagos AGN, also died after a battle with breast cancer on Monday, August 16, 2021.
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Legendary actor and broadcaster, Sadiq Daba died on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, after battling leukemia and prostate cancer.
Veteran Nollywood actor, Chief Bruno Iwuoha died at the age of 68 after a prolonged battle with diabetes.The veteran actor had died on Saturday, April 10 after 3 weeks in a coma at the National Hospital Abuja.
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Fast-rising and vibrant actor, Karibi Fubara’s death was also announced by his sister, Stella Ibiene Fubara, on December 15, 2021. He died of kidney cancer.
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Victor Olaoluwatoyefunmi Olaotan, popular for his role as Fred Ade-Williams in the Africa Magic series, Tinsel also died on August 26, 2021.
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Jim Lawson Maduike who complained of severe body pains died on January 9, 2021
Dan Nkoloagu passed died on January 22, 2021, at age 83. His son, Dan Nkoloagu Jnr, announced his death on his Facebook page.
Movie Producer, actor, and rapper Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan from died Lymphoma complications on July 11, 2021, at the age of 44.