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List of dead Nollywood actors and actresses in 2021 and 2022

The loss of a loved one frequently results in unfathomable anguish and a profound sense of loss. When a celebrity they adore passes away, fans experience the same emotion. These include, among others, actors, musicians, athletes, and politicians. In 2021 and 2022, a number of deceased Nollywood celebrities and actresses went away, leaving their admirers inconsolable and the Nigerian entertainment market severely depleted.

Some of the top actors and actresses on the continent have come from Nigeria’s film and television industries. Unfortunately, a few of these gifted people have passed away for a variety of reasons. That are these famous Nigerian actors who passed away?Information Guide Nigeria

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Dead Nollywood actors and actresses who passed on in 2021 and 2022

What famous actors and actresses died in 2021? Here is a look at the Nigerian actors and actresses who left us recently.

1. Romanus Amuta (Natty)

  • Date of birth: 1942
  • Demise: 9 February 2022
  • Age at death: 79 yearsNYSC Portal

Romanus Amuta, also known as Natty, died in February 2022. He was among the country’s most prolific actors of the 1980s. He passed away in Lagos in February 2022 after a protracted illness.NYSC Portal

2. Lari Williams

  • Date of birth: 1940
  • Demise: 27 February 2022
  • Age at death: 81 years

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Lari Williams passed away in his hometown, Ikom, Cross-River, aged 81. He had a long-time illness that eventually led to his demise on 27 February 2022.

3. Tafa Oloyede

  • Date of birth: 19 November 1952
  • Demise: 1 February 2022NYSC Portal
  • Age at death: 69 years

Tafa Oloyede was one of the top Nollywood actors who died in 2021. He joined Nigeria’s acting industry in 1974 and went on to become a household name in Nollywood. He passed away at the beginning of 2022 after a short illness.

4. Shade Akintaylor, alias Oluweri Magbo Ojo

  • Date of birth: October 1962
  • Demise: 28 February 2022
  • Age at death: 59 years

Oluweri Magbo Ojo, commonly known as Shade Akintaylor, died in the United Kingdom at the age of 59. According to the late actress’s family, she passed away softly and quietly at night. In the 1980s and 1990s, Shade was one of the most well-known Nollywood actresses.

5. Victor Decker

  • Year of birth: 1949
  • Demise: 15 February 2021
  • Age at death: 72 yearsJamb Portal

Before his demise, Victor Decker was among the best-known Nigerian veteran actors. He died in mid-February 2021. His neighbours reportedly found him dead in his apartment, with his body in a sitting position.

6. Rachel Oniga

  • Date of birth: 23 May 1957
  • Demise: 31 July 2021
  • Age at death: 64 years

Rachel Oniga passed away at the age of 64 due to malaria and typhoid-related complications. While there were rumours that she passed away due to COVID-19 complications, her family dismissed the speculations. She was among the top Nigerian actresses who died in 2021.

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7. Jim Lawson Maduike

  • Date of birth: 25 December
  • Demise: 9 January 2021

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Jim Lawson Maduike was a well-known television show host, actor, radio broadcaster, and writer. He became an actor in 2004 and featured in over 150 movies before his demise. He passed on at home after complaining of body aches for a short while.

8. Ngozi Chiemeke

  • Demise: 7th December 2021

The young Nollywood actress was said to have gone to use a point-of-sale shop on Deeper Life Road in the Boji-Boji area of Agbor when some armed men invaded the place and shot her. She succumbed to the wounds sustained during the shooting.

9. Babatunde Omidina, alias Baba Suwe

  • Date of birth: 22 August 1958
  • Demise: 22 November 2021
  • Age at death: 63 yearsJamb Portal

Babatunde Omidina, also known as Baba Suwe, died at the age of 63. In April 2019, he went to America to seek diabetes treatment. Unfortunately, his health declined significantly in the years following the visit, eventually resulting in his demise.

10. Prince Ifeanyi Dike

  • Demise: 27 August 2021

Kidney-related issues caused Prince Ifeanyi Dike to pass away. Years before he passed away, his kidneys were found to be failing, and he even received a transplant. He unfortunately went away while raising more money for medical care after a relapse of kidney failure.

11. Victor Olaotan

  • Date of birth: 17 February 1952
  • Demise: 26 August 2021
  • Age at death: 69 years

Victor Olaotan was a prolific actor best known for his leading role in the soap opera Tinsel. He became disabled for years after being involved in a car accident along the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.

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12. Stanley Okoro

  • Date of birth: 10 October 1992
  • Demise: 11 August 2021
  • Age at death: 28 years

Stanley Okoro was among the fastest-rising Nigerian actors who died in 2021. He was also a digital marketer and content creator and mainly appeared as a comedian in films. After his demise, his family alleged that colleagues poisoned him since he was suspected of having died from food poisoning.

13. Rich Oganiru

  • Date of birth: 23 May 1957
  • Demise: 10 August 2021
  • Age at death: 64 years

Rich Oganiru died following a protracted illness that lasted several months. Sadly, he was denied access to quality healthcare because, according to reports, he was short on money. A video of the bedridden actor appeared online prior to his passing. He was shown in the video pleading for money to pay for his medical care.

14. Sam Obiagu

  • Date of birth: 1971
  • Demise: 23 December 2021
  • Age at death: 50 years

The Orbit, Battle of Kings, Strength of Womanhood, The King’s Decision, Another Life, Blood Brothers, and Royal Headache were among the films Sam Obiagu is most known for. It is known when he passed away, however the reason for his passing was never made known to the public.

15. Olanrewaju Fasasi, alias Sound Sultan

  • Date of birth: 27 November 1976
  • Demise: 11 July 2021
  • Age at death: 44 years

Olanrewaju Fasasi, also known as Sound Sultan, passed away in New Jersey, United States of America. His death came after a spirited battle with a type of cancer known as Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma.

16. Dan Nkoloagu

  • Date of birth: 1937
  • Demise: 22 January 2021
  • Age at death: 84 years

Dan Nkoloagu was a veteran Nigerian actor who passed away due to health complications related to old age. These included arthritis and prostate issues. He was in and out of hospital for about a year prior to his demise.

17. Abiodun AlejaNYSC Portal

  • Date of birth: 16 April
  • Demise: 21 May 2021

Abiodun Aleja was an actor, producer, and film director. He passed away at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), where he had been admitted following a short illness.

18. Bruno Iwuoha

  • Date of birth: 6 October 1952
  • Demise: 10 April 2021
  • Age at death: 68 years

Bruno Iwuoha passed away at the National Hospital Abuja after a long battle with diabetes. He was renowned for his roles spanning over 509 films in his lifetime. One of the late actor’s most recent roles was in the 2020 film Silent Prejudice.

19. Karibi Fubara

  • Date of birth: 30 August
  • Demise: 15 December 2021

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Karibi Fubara died in mid-December 2021 after battling cancer for more than a year. He was diagnosed with the disease in 2020.

20. Sadiq Daba

  • Date of birth: 1951
  • Demise: 3 March 2021NYSC Portal
  • Age at death: 70 years

Sadiq Daba was a renowned Nigerian broadcast journalist and actor. He took his last breath at a Lagos hospital. He had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and later leukaemia and was hospitalized for months before his demise.

21. Ernest Asuzu

  • Date of birth: 26 November 1983NYSC Portal
  • Demise: 27 January 2021
  • Age at death: 37 years

According to the late Ernest’s spouse, the renowned actor slept but never woke up. In 2015, he suffered a stroke that significantly affected his speech and had him bedridden for three years before his death.

22. Folake Aremu (Orisabunmi)

  • Date of birth: 10 October 1960
  • Demise: 5 January 2021
  • Age at death: 60 years

Folake Aremu rose to prominence in the 1980s when she was cast to portray Orisabunmi in the television series, Arelu. Numerous other roles followed this in different productions in the 1990s. She passed away in her home in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Which actor died recently in Nollywood?

Which Nigerian actor died recently? Romanus Amuta, also known as Natty, died in February 2022. He was among the best-known Nigerian actors in the 1980s.

Which Nigerian actress died recently?

Ngozi Chiemeke died on 7 December 2021 after sustaining gunshot wounds.

Several dead Nollywood actors and actresses passed away in 2021 and 2022. These renowned entertainers left a gap in the industry and in their fans’ hearts. A considerable number of actors on this list are veterans who have been in the industry for decades.

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