Nollywood has recorded at least five deaths in the last 30 days.
Nollywood actors who died in January 2021 include:
- Mrs. Folake Aremu (Orisabunmi)
Popular Yoruba actress, Mrs. Folake Aremu popularly called Orisabunmi, died on January 5, 2021.
Her death, which threw the theatre industry into sadness, was confirmed by a family source.
The veteran actress, who hailed from Olla in Kwara State, died at 60 in her residence in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Her death came four months after the demise of her ex-husband, Jimoh Aliu popularly called Aworo under whose tutelage she rose to prominence in the film industry.
· Jim Lawson Maduike
Nollywood veteran actor, Jim Lawson Maduike died on January 9, 2021.
The Imo-born thespian gave up the ghost after complaining of severe body pains.
He joined the film industry in 2004 where he starred in several films.
· David Mela
David Mela was a fast-rising Nollywood actor. He died from an undisclosed ailment on January 11, 2021.
The young actor was said to be passing through a hard time in his life as revealed by a post before his untimely death.
· Dan Nkoloagu
Nollywood veteran actor Dan Nkoloagu died on January 22, 2021.
His son, Dan Nkoloagu Jnr, announced his death on his Facebook page.
He wrote: “IT WAS A BLACK FRIDAY FOR US YESTERDAY as my Dad left us without saying goodbye.”
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Nkoloagu, who died at 83, was popular for playing the role of a native doctor in many Igbo movies.
· Ernest Asuzu
- Veteran Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu died on evening of Tuesday January 26, 2021
- His wife, Jennifer Asuzu, who confirmed the sad incident to The Nation, said he fainted on Tuesday evening and never woke up.