Nigerian Celebrities That Died Before The 2nd Half Of 2017 – The Nigerian entertainment industry is not only characterized by a great number of achievements but also by a great number of losses. The death of these Nigerian celebrities shook the entertainment industry to its core at the time each of their demise occurred. They are however remembered for the legacies they left behind.
1. Toyin Majekodunmi
Toyin also called Iya Kike, whose husband is also an actor was the first death incident that was recorded this year in the industry. Before she launched into her movie career, she worked with the Lagos State Ministry of Information for many years. . she died on 2nd of January 2017 at age 61.
2. Prince James UcheVeteran actor, Prince James Uche was said to have died after a protracted battle with diabetes and kidney ailment. He had been ill for eight years kidney transplant and eye surgery high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney failure. He gave up the ghost two days after he was sujpposed to travel to India for surgery.
3. Pastor Ajidara
Actor Adesina Adesanya, popularly known as ‘Pastor Ajidara’ battled a kidney failure condition and passed away days after it was revealed that he was sick. Adesanya acted in movies such as: “Agbeku abela” (2009) and “Ologbo Iya Ijebu” (2007).
4. Olumide Bakare
The thespian and a force to reckon with in the industry died after having prolonged battle with a respiratory disorder Bakare, a veteran actor in the Nigerian film industry died April 22, 2017.
5. Moji OlaiyaNollywood star actress, Moji Olaiya is the more recent actor that died on the ….. two months after she gave birth to her daughter in Canada. She suffered from cardiac arrest before she died.
6. Eric Arubayi
West Africa Idol star and top Nigerian gospel artiste, Late Eric Arubayi jnr. died on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital after battling an illness.
8. Nengi FineCountryNengi Finecountry is a journalist attached to African Independent Television, who died on Sunday, May 7.
9. Modupe OyekunleFast rising Nollywood actress, Modupe Oyekunle, died in May after giving birth to her third child, a baby girl which survived.
10. Supo Dosunmn
Popular US show promoter, Supo Dosunmu and CEO of Unique promotions who took Dbanj and Don Jazzy on their first major tour US several years back died on Monday, January 16, 2017 in the United States.