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10 Nollywood Actors And Actress Who Died In 2017

Nollywood Actors Who Died In 2017
  10 Nollywood Actors Who Died In 2017
The Nollywood remains a strong conglomeration of talents. The industry witnessed substantial growth and positives in the year 2017. However, some saddening occurrences were witnessed. Part of which were the passing away of some famous actors. No doubt, their legacies in the industry remain.
Some of the talented actors who died in 2017 are:

1. Victor Eze


Victor Eze Okwuchukwu, who played Alika in the popular TV series, “Fuji House of Commotion,” passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017, after a long battle with stroke. The late Eze was an actor, dancer and writer, known for “Stigma” (2013), “Widows,” “Beyond Reason,” “Baby Guards 2” (2005), “Changing Faces,” and “Together as One” (2003).

2. Funke Abisogun


Yoruba Nollywood actress Funke Abisogun Alhassan passed away in October. According to actor Tunde Ola Yusuf, who shared the news on Instagram, the actress passed away a few days after giving birth to her baby. An actress and a producer, Abisogun owned the production house Funke Abisogun Heritage Links, and was married to filmmaker Taofeek Al Hassan Abisogun.

3. Prince James Uche

On March 8, 2017, Prince James Uche, who was popular for his roles in classics such as “Igodo” and “Lost Kingdom” passed away. Before his death, the actor had battled with kidney disease for over two years.

4. Obi Madubogwu

Popular for his role in “Conspiracy,” Obi Madubogwo announced in 2016 that he was in need of public support for his health. He had just come out of coma after a toxic battle with a diabetic wound, and was in need of financial support for a surgery, tests and medications to avoid amputation of his leg. Unfortunately, the actor died on Monday, August 28, 2017, and was laid to rest on November 10, 2017.

5. Moji Olaiya



The daughter of highlife musician Victor Olaiya, Moji Olaiya began her acting career with Wale Adenuga's production Super Story.[2] She starred in several Nollywood movies of Yoruba and English genres.[3] She was known for her roles in films such as No Pains No Gains, in which she played Ireti, Sade Blade (2005), Nkan adun (2008) and Omo iya meta leyi (2009). She also starred in the Agunbaniro. In 2003 she was nominated for the Reel Award Best Supporting Actress of the Year, and she won the Best New Actress Award.[4]
In 2016, Olaiya released a film, Iya Okomi,[5] starring Foluke Daramola and Funsho Adeolu, which was scheduled to premiere in Lagos on July.[6]

Personal life

Olaiya married Bayo Okesola in 2007, then separated.[7][8][9] She converted to Islam in 2014.[10][11]
Olaiya died on May 17, 2017, from cardiac arrest in Canada, where she had her second child exactly two months prior.[12] She was finally laid to rest on June 7, 2017 according to Islamic rites[13]
The actress, who kicked off her acting career with Super Story’s “No Pain No Gain” and went on to become an actress and producer, died of cardiac arrest » on May 17, 2017, at the age of 42. Her death was announced on May 18, 2017, by the founder of Best of Nollywood Awards, Seun Oloketuyi.

6. Olumide Bakare

The veteran actor passed away » in the early hours of Saturday, April 22, 2017, following a prolonged battle with a respiratory disorder. He was announced dead on arrival at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. His demise was confirmed by Nollywood actor, Saidi Balogun. Popular for “Oromodie,” “Edun Ara,” “Gbogbolomo” and more, Bakare’s journey into acting was influenced by a TV set bought for him by his parents in 1959.

7.Adeshina Adesanya

Popularly called ‘Pastor Ajidara’ , the actor passed away days after it was revealed that he was battling a kidney failure condition. His demise came in the middle of calls for financial support led by his colleagues, Bolaji ‘Mr. Latin’ Amusan and Yomi Fash Lanso. Adesanya was popular for his roles in the movies, “Agbeku abela” (2009) and “Ologbo Iya Ijebu” (2007). He passed away on May 7, 2017, at the age of 62.

8.Alhaji Kasimu Yero

The “rooster Crow At Dawn” actor passed away at the age of 70. He died at his house on Sunday, September 3, 2017, in Kaduna State after a protracted illness. His death was confirmed by his son Masur Yero . The veteran was buried after the funeral prayers that took place at the Sultan Bellow Mosque on Sunday, according to Islamic rites.

9. Adebayo Faleti

A renowned journalist, poet and actor, Adebayo Faleti » passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at the age of 86. He was a renowned journalist in his prime having taken up top management positions at the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (because) in the role of a General Manager and also as the Film Editor and Librarian at the National Television Authority (NTA), Ibadan, Oyo State. He was laid to rest on Friday, September 8, 2017.

10. Okwy Chukwujekwu

Actors Who Died In 2017 Comic actor Okwy Chukwujekwu , popularly known as Main Bossman , passed away in September. The “Men of Wisdom” actor passed away in Anambra State, following an asthma attack. His death was confirmed by fellow actor, Odira Nwobu. Chukwujekwu was laid to rest on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

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