Five Nollywood actors/actresses who died in January 2021

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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.

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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.

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·         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.

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