Death is a mysterious tragedy that naturally restrains great dreams and maintains mortality which has so far controlled the human race.
The Nigerian entertainment forum has in decades pushed to emerge as one of the best in the world via the efforts its stars deploy via their passion and talent.
However, death has often struck multiple numbers of these stars leaving so many memories and agony in the hearts of the Nigerian entertainment enthusiasts.
This is because death in recent years has struck considerable numbers of extraordinary artists who the Nigerian entertainment forum are yet to replace to date.
They pushed the image of the Nigerian entertainment forum to an extent that they embossed their status with legendary status but death had a tough B plan.
In this article, we would outline these stars who experienced an astonishing death living the hearts of the Nigerian entertainment enthusiasts in unforgettable agony and memories.
If you muse to know these stars, check out below;
Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun who is popularly known by his stage name Dagrin is a Nigerian songwriter and rapper who proved his capability despite his short life span.
The young talent rapper founded the Yoruba rap genre after listening to so many 2pac songs paving the way for young artists like Olamide, CDQ and Zlatan.
He became famous after deploying enough hit songs like Pon Pon and Kondo to his name. His album C.E.O earned him the Hip hop World Award 2010 for the best rap album. This even infused his status and he emerged as the Nigerian best in 2010.
However, he couldn’t live to enjoy his fame. On 22nd April 2010, Dagrin was involved in an auto crash which ended his dream to become one of the best. Dagrin died shortly after he released his death song “If I Die”
The Nigerian songwriter and singer Sound Sultan also fell victim to sudden death which is yet to fade from the hearts of Nigerians following how he died from the complication of cancer.
The Nigerian actor, comedian, and recording artist were born on 27th November 1976 in Jos where he grew up and acquired his education and ventured into the recording academy.
He did enrol in acquiring guitar abilities and established his genre into singing against bad governance and the world traumas.
However, on 12th May 2021, he died from the awful complications of throat cancer in an undisclosed hospital in the USA. He was also recognised for his passion for the End SARS protest before he died.
Mrs folanke Aremu
Mrs Folanke Aremu is a Nollywood actress who died in the year 2021 following an undisclosed sickness.
She was one of the spotlight of the Nollywood buoyancy following her consistent and unlimited acting qualities. She featured in several Hollywood movies before striking the limelight and maintained her status.
She died shortly after her husband gave up the ghost. Several sources confirmed that she died of no sickness while other sources confirmed that she died from an undisclosed sickness.
Till date, the qualities of the Nigerian actress is yet to be replaced as Nollywood enthusiasts misses her.
David Mela was one of the youngest big hitter in Nollywood before death ended his dream. He was just 25 years old.
The fast rising producer and actor gained the spotlight after featuring in several nollywood movies which thrilled most of his viewers. His status also attracted several fan base.
He was rising to his feet before he slumped to death call tragically. In the middle of 2021, astonishing news broke out alleging that the young man has died from an unknown disease.
It was believed that he has battled with the illness for a long time after he revealed the complication via his social media handle before succumbing to the call of nature.
His death is still registered in the hearts of many via their condolences and sympathy.
Rachel Oniga was among the pinnacle of the buoyancy of Nollywood before her death spanked. She was born in the year 1957 in Ebute Metta, Lagos State where she grew up and acquired her education.
Her early life after school was pretty much complicated following how she struggled for a job. However, she secured a job at Ascoline Nigeria Limited, a Dutch Consultant Company where she worked for a while and quite before venturing into her acting aspiration.
Shortly after her divorce, she struck the limelight and featured on several Yoruba and other movies which gifted her fame. However, death struck her in the year 2021 when she had planned to enjoy her struggles. She died from a heart diseases complication after undergoing several surgeries. She is survived by her grand children and children.
The Nigerian songwriter and rapper MC Loph also involved in an astonishing death when his career seem to have emerged to beauty.
He founded the Igbo Afrobeat Rap genre where she combined several languages including Pidgin and reshaped it to his sounds.
Singers like Flavour n’abnia looked up to him when he was living his greatest peak. He established his fame and was recognised as one of the biggest name in the Nigerian Afrobeat genre.
Death struck him when he found the love of his life and had the plan to marry her. While on a short trip back to his hometown with the plan to introduce his woman to his mother with his sister, they involved in an auto crash at the neglected Benin-Ore Expressway that claimed his and sisters’s life sparing his lover’s life.
Today, several Igbo Rappers like Phyno and many more has vowed that MC Loph Inspired them.
Kefee Obareki Don Momoh who is known famously as Kefee is a Nigerian gospel singer who established her peak as one of the greatest as of then.
She was born in Delta state into a churchy family where she acquired most of her musical inspiration. During her teens, she was involved in several church activities including singing with the church choirs before striving for her career.
Her music goals spanked after deploying several songs that even went further and beyond the Nigerian space.
However, death didn’t allow her to enjoy her fame. She died shortly after complaining of breathing complications while on a flight trip for her show in Los Angeles.
She was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia and stayed in a coma for 15 days before she succumbed to the call of nature.
Goldie was the face of the Nigerian early feminine Afrobeat genre following the beauty of her talent but death struck her and restrained her from enjoying her fame.
Susan Oluwabimpe established her peak as one of the Nigerian finest after deploying enough hit songs from her musical qualities. She did collaborated with stars like Timaya and other top Nigerian artists before she died.
She also bagged multiple music awards emerging as one of the greatest music stars In Nigeria around 2012 before death struck her. She suffered a complicated headache before being pronounced dead in the hospital.
Babatunde Okungbowa who is known poorly as OJB also scattered the hearts of the Nigerian music enthusiasts after succumbing to call of nature.
He was born in Lagos state where he grew up and acquired his education before venturing into music. He emerged as a music producer, singer and songwriter.
However, OJB have suffered tremendous numbers of complication erupted from his kidney diseases and underwent kidney surgery which went successful sparing his life.
He returned to the music scene and suffered another failure which claimed his life after several days of struggles and battle with its complication. He was the last child of his mother.
He was a Nigerian Gospel maestro who passed away years after establishing his fame as one of the greatest.
He had bagged multiple gospel music awards via his talent which even reshaped his status but death restrained him from enjoying his buoyancy.
He died hours after taking an expired Malaria and Typhoid drug prescribed for his sickness. He was rushed to Delta State University teaching hospital Oghara where he died and left his wife and kids to answer the call of nature.
Today Nigerians still mourn the death of Eric for he was one of the best Nigerian singers topping his game during his time on earth.
No More Loss
The Nigerian singer identified poorly as Olumuyiwa Osinuga also shattered the hearts of the Nigerian musical enthusiasts with his death strike.
He was known popularly for his hit songs counting from ‘Iyawo Asiko’ to ‘Let Them Say’ this often earned so much love for him before he succumbed to a heartbreaking death.
His death was spanked after he was diagnosed with Typhoid fever luring him to several complications which he couldn’t survive.
In the early days of March 2016, he was announced dead after dying from the complications of Typhoid fever at an undisclosed hospital.
Multiple Nigerian still remember his death scandal having impressed them with great music.
Ada Jesus who is recognised as one of the Nigerian fast-rising comedienne experienced the shock of her life after encountering a kidney disease and failure just while she achieved the public attention.
She was known for dissing celebrities, making skits and séx talking. This issued her fame but she was unfortunate when she had a public trauma with the Nigerian prophet Pastor Odumeje who clashed with her and she allegedly had a kidney failure.
She was brought to his congregation for forgiveness. Pastor Odumeje did forgive her after several approach but it was already late.
Her fans battled for her life until she succumbed to the call of nature leaving astonishing memories in the minds of her fans who dreamt for the future.
She left her Abroad based husband and family who looked up to her for their family bond.
He was a Nigerian music producer who worked with top Nigerian stars like Davido, Nateo C, Late Dagrin and Wizkid before he relocated to the United States where he was alleged to have shot dead.
News broke out early this year that the Nigerian music producer was shot dead at the Beverly Hills after engaging in a gun fight with rivals.
However, other sources disclosed that the Nigerian music producer died from a drug overdose having even engaged in several hard drugs trafficking in the US where he migrated.
He was involved and captured in so many crimes before he was pronounced dead in the US. He was buried Abroad amidst the strong protocol of the Covid-19. Today, Nigeria still misses his impact in the Nigerian music firm.
The Nollywood actor identified as Ernest Asuzu also fell a victim of untimely death after a terrible battle with stroke.
He was recognised as one of the best Nigerian actor in the early years of 2011 and up until a heavy stroke struck him and forced him out from the movie scene and peoples TV.
He battled the sickness for several years which bankrupt him luring him to penury again. In the early 2021, Ernest was seen begging for money following how the struck have bankrupt him.
Several good Samaritans donated money for him and he gained his strength partially before slumping and never woke up again.
His wife announced the sad news on the day he passed away leaving several hurts in the hearts of Nigerians.
He was the early star of the Nollywood forum where he deployed most of his acting skills before dying naturally at his old age.
He rose to fame after staring in Cockcrow at Dawn. He won Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as “Inspector Waziri”
However his fame first came when he featured in the 1970s series where he started in Cockcrow at Dawn making him one of the greatest name in Nigeria as of then.
Sadiq experienced a comfortable death but maybe he would have lived more than he did if he was not forced to death by cancer. He suffered a prostrate cancer for years before he left his legacy on earth.
He inspired so many actor after he even attracted the president respect during his era.
The Nigerian actor also left his legacy after suffering a brief sickness. He was known famously for the roles he took professionally via his qualities in Nollywood.
He died on 5th March 2021 after suffering a brief sickness. After several medication, he moved to Imo State his hometown where he battled the sickness for so long before he succumbed to the call of nature.
He couldn’t make it and joined his ancestors leaving his family behind. Thrusting enough sympathy from fans. The impact he left in Nollywood is still enjoyed by many as his death reads agony.
DJ Babus who is poorly known as Babatunde Bello was a Nigerian Jockey Disk artists who died of Covid-19.
He had worked several big names in the Nigerian music firm following how he has attracted the lights of Davido, Emma Nyra and Wizkid.
His talent even issued him fame and established him as one of the best but death restrained his future. He died in his house after several battle with Corona Virus.
To date, Nigerians still remember the great man who succumbed to the call of nature following how the music production he condoned during his career still inspire people today.
Jim Lawson Maduike
He is referred to as one of the father’s of the Nollywood firm following how he pushed the success of the forum via his talent.
He was born in Nigeria where he grew up and acquired his education. He gained interest in acting at hid early age but struck the limelight at his 40s where he starred on several iconic Nigerian movies.
He has starred in over 150 Nigerian movies making him one of the major name in the industry.
At his old age, death couldn’t resist nature and snatched him from his loved ones. Creating several scarce in their hearts. He died shortly after complaining of body pain.
He played the role of the elders, King and uncle in most of his movies during his era on earth.
This as of then was the greatest death that happened in Nollywood for he was one of the face of the firm.
He bagged several awards including the Best Supporting Actor award at the 3rd Africa Movie Academy Awards for his performance in the movie “Sins of the Flesh” embossing him with the image of aristocracy.
He further built his forum in his power before the consequences of the excessive consumption sugary foods and drinks struck him in his early 60s. He battled Diabetes for several years before succumbing to the call of nature via his weakness.
He is known for starring in big movies like World Apart, Magic Cap,Keeping Close, Another Bondage, Faces Of Love, Days Of Hatred, Two Bad Boys, Double Mind, Eagle’s Bride, Forever Yours, Jealous Lovers, My Own Share, My Portfolio, Occultic Battle, The, Prince and The Princess, Sins Of The Flesh. The world of Nollywood misses him.
Dan during his era played a big role in playing the part of kingsmen, father and Chief Priest. This reshaped his image and staked him as one of the best in Nollywood.
He began acting after striving to achieve his peak in life which he found later in Nollywood. He starred in several movies where he showed much of his class and announced his name to the world.
However, he was announced dead later by his son after suffering several sickness. Death took him and never replaced him. He was the best.
The young brilliant enchanting professional actress, presenter, philanthropist and entrepreneur was a big loss for the whole Nigerian field including political forum.
The young Nigerian star who is known by her name Rachel Bakam was born in Kaduna where she grew up and acquired her education before striving to earn serving as a salesgirl in the supermarket. At the age of 19, she stopped serving and furthered her education gaining interest in many fields. However, her most interest gained more passion in music and acting.
She ventured into recording academy deploying some many songs and starring in Hausa movies where she played as the key actor in the series ‘Rayuwa’
Before 25 she had often gained and bagged multiple adventures all young people could dream about making her one of the big names in the Nigerian music firm.
However, the young actress died at the age of 38 after suffering a severe sickness for a long time. Her energy is still yet to be replaced.
Sam Loco Efe
The Nigerian actor and director were one of the deaths that happened in the Nigerian entertainment forum which broke many hearts.
He was recognised as one of the Nigerian stars that boosted the image of Nollywood via his qualities. In most of his movies, he acted as the pinnacle of hilarious memories inspiring so many young comedians pushing the firm so far.
He stirred in so many Nigerian movies alongside his colleagues Nkem Owoah and Mr Ibu establishing comedy movies via their qualities.
His speaking abilities also reshaped his acting qualities establishing him as the best via his peak.
Despite his success, Sam struggled with his mother after his father passed out. He acquired his education and began acting in high school. He struggled off his feet and attained greatness.
However, he was found dead in his hotel room in 2011. This spanked after he failed to unlock his door, his close associate forcefully broke into his room and found him dead on his chair. Ventolin inhalers were also found beside him.
The cause of his death is still yet to be identified to date as Nigerian mourn his death.
Dede One Day
Dede One Day was a Nigerian stand-up comedian and comic actor who was born in Umuagwuru Mbieri in Imo State where he grew up and acquired his education.
He rose to fame after he deployed several comedy series he entitled as “Laugh With Me comedy series” and stirring in several Nigerian comic movies.
He found his peak and performed most on stage in Aba his home town where he gained prominence via his peak.
However, he died shortly after he slumped while performing on stage in Aba. The pinnacle of his death resulted in a complication of hypertension.
Dan Foster was an American radio and TV presenter who was based in Nigeria during her time on earth. He was born on 26 September 1958 San Francisco, California, United States where he grew up and his education before moving back to Nigeria where he established his career.
Just like the lives of other Nigerian stars his early life was embedded with struggles which he conquered. His mother died when he was just 10. Her Death boosted his hustling spirit and he strived so hard establishing so many brands which manifested most in Nigeria.
However, in the early days of 2020, he suffered a severe complication of Covid-19 and died weeks after battling the sickness.
He died when the sickness newly broke out in Nigeria. Nigerians still miss his qualities since he gave up the ghost.
PA Kasumu was a Nigerian actor who boosted the Yoruba Nollywood field with his acting qualities. He was born on March 16, 1953 in Lagos where he grew up and acquired his education.
His goal to establish his career to the highest peak also assisted in establishing the Nollywood Yoruba forum for his acting qualities was extraordinary.
He stirred in several Yoruba film Nollywood series before death ended his dream at 67. Speculations gathered that even PA’s firm, he had been battling a sickness which has consumed most of his income. However, on March 1st 2020 he died from an undisclosed sickness leaving Nigerians in pain. He is popular in the Yoruba regions across Nigeria.
Nollywood actress Emilia Dike also shattered the hearts of the Nigerian entertainment forum after dying despite her status importance in Nollywood.
Despite her ageing status, she was known publicly for her acting qualities after he have featured in several nollywood movies where she played the role of a mother, maid, Cook, house wife, and a wicked inlaw.
After what seemed to be a decade of glory, death established it effect and struck him in Enugu where she gave up the ghost. She died few minute after she slumped.
Nigeria and the whole Nollywood forum misses her quality in the field to date.
Frank Dallas also was a Nigerian actor and a Nollywood production manager who pushed for the buoyancy of the firm via his qualities. He however didn’t leave to enjoy his fame.
His death to date is still labelled as one of the most painful death that happened in the Nigerian entertainment forum following how he left a large space for people who could only dream to attain his acting qualities.
He featured in several Nigerian movies alongside Jim Iyke where he played the role of a serial killer in most of his movies.
However, death came at his greatest peak and took him while he was attending a summit. Reports alleged that he died from a cardiac arrest.
His impact in Nollywood is still enjoyed by the Nigerian entertainment enthusiasts.
Nollywood also lost a big name in the ending hours of 2020 after Chico Ejiro was announced dead on 25th December 2020.
He was one of the biggest name in the Nigerian entertainment following how he established his own firm in the shadow of Nollywood.
He was born in Delta state Nigeria where she grew up and acquired his degrees in Agriculture. However, he genuinely found his peak in movie production with inspiration that states: “Nigerians would not buy blank video cassettes”.
This kept him focused and consistent and he bagged over 80 movie production in a 5-year tally. This even provided income and he established his own movie producing firm based in Lagos.
He died from an undisclosed sickness on Christmas day leaving his firm and Family behind. Nigeria still remembers his impact in the entertainment forum. Chico also gained international recognition following the impact he played in the Nigerian entertainment forum.
Biglo was a Nigerian fast rising rapper who died from the complications of a kidney ailment. The young lad passed on in 2020.
The pinnacle of his death resulted from the complications of Covid-19 after years of battling kidney failures.
He was said to have been diagnosed kidney problem in 2018 which drained all his money following how he had undergone almost three surgeries in a week as of January.
He made it public in the early days of 2019 which attracted several sympathies. His brother opened a ‘Go fund me’ account to raise income for his Kidney. People donated money but he couldn’t make it. He died after contracting Covid-19 away from Nigeria.
His death still leaves in the heart of many for he was a promising artist who rapped extraordinarily.
Stanley Okuru was a Nollywood actor who pushed the image of the Nollywood forum via his hilarious qualities when he was alive.
He was also an Instagram comedian who found thriller in making short skits that thrills his fans. He also played big roles on marketing before succumbing to death.
His death spanked after a movie role. He died from a suspected food poisoning in a hotel alleged to be a food restaurant where he lodged to have his dinner after a movie set.
Nollywood actresses and actors announced his death after he was confirmed dead via the complication of food poisoning. He was one of the fast rising maestro who was capable to replace the likes of Nkem Owoh and Mr Ibu but death restrained his future.
Speculations also trailed that his close associate poisoned his food which he consumed and died. To date, the identity of his killer is still yet to be identified as Nigerians mourn his death. He will forever be missed by the Nigerian entertainment forum.
Victor Uwaifo was a Nigerian sensational singer, songwriter sculptor, and musical instrument inventor behind the popular song Joromi.
He strived so hard as a teen and established himself as a lecturer who served in the universities.
His musical qualities spanked from his tender age following how he began playing guitar at the age of 12. Growing with purpose he obtained his secondary school education at Western Boys’ High School Benin and St Gregory’s College, Lagos, from 1957 to 1961.
His music passion also didn’t restrain him from acquiring several educational goal that even transformed him to a lecturer. He studied graphics at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos State and graduated in 1961–63 when he was just 22 years old.
Life kept favouring him via his passion until he chose music as his best field in life. He deployed enormous energy and qualities to his music career and dished out a song that changed his life. This song is entitled “Joromi”
As of 1965, he released the single Joromi after he had founded his band group that erupted to be the best in Nigeria then. The single became a hit announcing his qualities around Africa.
He became the face of the Nigerian music artists following how he became the first Nigerian artist to have won the first golden record in Nigeria, West Africa and Africa presented by Philips, West Africa for his song “Joromi” in 1996.
He went further and bagged a whopping numbers of 12 major music awards. This allowed him to perform in great countries like the United States, Russia, Japan, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Romania, Germany, France, Hungary, Rome, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin Republic, Spain, and Canada.
His death however spanked after he battled a brief sickness. He died shortly after he couldn’t resist the call of nature. To date, no music star have replace his place in the Nigerian music firm for he was a class.
David Ajiboy also left scars on the hearts of Nigerian entertainment lovers following his sad death.
The ambassador of the Popular Fresh FM died as a result of the Covid-19 complication in the year 2020. He was announced dead after he couldn’t resist the call of nature.
He left a great space in the Nigerian entertainment forum following the impact he played during his time on earth.
David has portrayed a couple of services that have thrilled enormous numbers of Nigerian Radio listeners. He is forever remembered for the impact he has played in the Nigerian entertainment forum.
The Governor of oyo state, Seyi Makinde also expressed his sympathy describing the importance of David in the Nigerian entertainment forum.
Yusuf during his time on earth was the greatest Nigerian contemporary artist following how he invented several artworks that represent Nigerians globally.
He was president of the Society of Nigerian Artists which even staked his death as a great loss to Nigerians.
He was born in Lagos state where he grew up and acquired his education. He attended the Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology in Zaria, where he received a diploma in Fine Arts and a post-graduate diploma in education. He later moved to Zaria where he studied at the academic halls of Cambridge University and later travelled to Germany and the United States of America to further his dream.
His peak rose after he emerged as the most educated painter in Nigeria in the early 1960s and 1970s when he gained intentional recognition. His early paintings recited to the Nigerian culture and the side of the country that earned him a place at the top.
However, as Nigerians celebrated his success, death had the other plans and took him in his early 80s. He died of Covid-19 complication afters several days of battle with it. To date, Nigerians still miss the impact of the icon.
Victor Abimbola Olaiya OON who is known popularly as Dr Victor Olaiya is also another name in the Nigerian music firm that Nigerians wish death shouldn’t have taken.
He was born on 31 December 1930 in Ekiti where he grew up and acquired his education. His polygamous family nature didn’t stop him from achieving a big peak. After his education, he moved to Lagos and joined a music group that changed his life.
He mastered trumpets and the instrument that helped him found his rhythm and genre. This genre was tagged highlife. Victor left the band group and created his own after he have trended in Nigeria as of the 1950s and 1970s. Via his qualities, this group became successful and he gained buoyancy.
During the Nigerian Civil War of 1967–70, Olaiya was given the rank of lieutenant colonel (honorary) in the Nigerian army, and his band played for the troops at various locations. He further infused his buoyancy and was involved in a business tally that involved importing and distributing musical instruments and accessories in West Africa.
At last, after he haven collaborated with 2Baba, death took him at the age of 89. Nigerians still miss him to date.
Nigerian comedian and actor also left big flaws in the Heart of Nigerian entertainment enthusiasts following his departure.
He was known for his extraordinary talent that ranges from skit making to extraordinary display in his Nollywood roles.
He featured in several nollywood movies and deployed outstanding qualities which even reshaped his status and establish him as a public image.
He mostly earned his money from stand up comedy where he featured served at popular concerts like AY shows and many more.
However, in March 2021 death struck him. He died in an undisclosed hospital located in Lagos after suffering a brief sickness. This left a big scarce in the hearts of his family and fans.
Having scrolled town with a heavy sympathy, you are encouraged to make an impact and replace the space left by these stars death had the other plans for. Nigerian entertainment forums have lost big names to the call of nature. It’s left for you to fill the space by establishing your peak. Strive in your grind make the lost heroes proud.
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