These demised stars will forever be remembered for their role in one way or the other in the development of the Nigerian movie industry- Nollywood. They are however remembered for the legacies they left behind. Read and see those on the shocking list below…
It’s not an understatement to assert that their death shook Nollywood to core at the time each of their demise occurred.
SAM LOCO EFE
The death of Sam Loco really got the entertainment industry in Nigeria shaking because he was very popular with his comic roles. Loco died in a hotel room in Owerri where he was editing a film, in August 2011, at age 66.
The Village Headmaster star actor died in February 2013 at age 70. He died of complications from diabetes in a Lagos hospital.
Enebeli became popular staring as Andrew in a popular TV programme many years ago. He died in an Indian hospital in December 2012. He died of stroke at age 66.
The very popular Nollywood producer died of asthma attack in Enugu, in April 2014. She was the writer and producer of the most popular TV soap ever to be aired in Nigeria, Checkmate.
Her sudden demise at age 51 shook Nollywood and the entertainment industry as a whole due to her role in the development of Nollywood and in making stars like Julius Agwu, Bobmanuel Udokwu and so many of them.
JENIFER OKERE OSSAI
She was a big star in the 1990s. She had featured in Ikuku, Living in Bondage, True Confession, etc. She died between 1999 and 2000 and her death was the first to shake Nollywood.
JT TOM WEST
The River state born actor died in September 2006. Tom-West was involved in a fatal auto-accident, while he was returning from a location after a late night film shooting with two of his colleagues.
His former girlfriend, Tricia Eseigbe wept so hard that she was uncontrollable as at that time. He was popular with such movies as State of Emergency, Above The Law, Labistar etc.
The popular actress died in September 2011 during a fibroid operation at age 56.