Death is indeed a very sad thing as you don’t get to see your love ones who have been snatched by the cold hands of death.

Nollywood industry has suffered some loss, right from the month of January till today, the industry has lost some of their most vibrant actors. And this is so painful because, in one way or the other it affects the development of the industry.

Check out five Nollywood actors that passed on from January till date.


1.Ace actress Toyin Majekodunmi alos 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.

Prince James Uche

2. Veteran 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.

Adesina Adesanya

3. 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, a 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.
He featured in movies such as: “Oromodie,” “Edun Ara,” “Gbogbolomo” etc.

Moji Olaiya

5.Nollywood 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.

Most of the dead movie stars have been of the Yoruba segment of the Nigeria movie industry.

We pray that there will be no more death in the industry.