TOP Nollywood Celebrities Who Have Passed Away In Recent Years


1. Sam Loco

Efe (December 25, 1945 – August 8, 2011)

Sam Loco Efe slumped and died in his hotel room in August 2011, without being sick. The late actor was known for his comical roles in English movies. Loco died of causes suspected to be asthma in a hotel room in Owerri where he was editing a film, in August 2011, at age 66.

2. Enebeli Elebuwa

Enebeli became popular staring as Andrew in a popular TV programme many years ago. He died in an Indian hospital in December 2012. He died of stroke at age 66.

Elebuwa suffered a major stroke and was flown overseas for medical treatment. He died aged 65 in a hospital in India on 4 December 2012 and was laid to rest at Victoria Court Cemetery, Ajah, Lagos

3. Justus Esiri (November 20, 1942February 19, 2013)

Justus Esiri was a renowned Nollywood actor, he was born in Oria-Abraka, Delta State and died at the age of 70 on February 19, 2013 as result of Diabetes.


4. Amaka Igwe

The very popular Nollywood producer died of asthma attack in Enugu, in April 2014.
She was the writer and producer of the most popular TV soap ever to be aired in Nigeria, Checkmate.

Her sudden demise at age 51 shook Nollywood and the entertainment industry as a whole due to her role in the development of Nollywood and in making stars like Julius Agwu, Bobmanuel Udokwu and so many of them.

5.Francis Agu
(Born: February 18, 1965 –  March 20, 2007 ) Francis Okechukwu Agu was born in Lagos on 18 February 1965, he was popularly known for his role in 1990 soap opera ‘Checkmate’ and Living in Bondage in 1992.

Late Francis Agu

Late Francis Agu


6.David Ihesie
(Died: January 19, 2012) The veteran Nollywood actor died at the age of 73 in Enugu state after he had been ill for a long time. David Ihesie was well respected in Nollywood and has featured in many movies before he died.
Late David IhesieLate David Ihesie
7.Muna Obiekwe
Muna Obiekwe was a Nigerian actor. He was one of the most popular actors in Nigeria. On January 18, 2015, Obiekwe died from kidney disease. He was also the first cousin to Nigerian actor Yul Edochie.

Late Muna Obiekwe

8.Enebeli Elebuwa
(Born: February 14, 1947 – December 4, 2012) Enebeli Elebuwa died of stroke in an Indian hospital where he was receiving treatment in 2012. The veteran actor started acting in 1967 and the first soap opera he did was Mirror in the Sun.

Late Enebeli Elebuwa

Late Enebeli Elebuwa

9. Dede One Day
(Died: December 14, 2015)

Dede One Day slumped while performing on stage in Aba and was rushed to the hospital. He later died in the early hours on Monday 14th of December, 2015.

10) Funmi Martins

Funmi was a cross over actress who featured in both Yoruba and English films. She played a romantic role in When The Sun Set released in the 1990s which was Kate Henshaws first film.

Funmi died in May 2002, of cardiac arrest. Her death shook Nollywood then.



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