Many talented Nigerian celebrities have died this year, and the recent one that hit the entertainment industry was that of Sir Victor Uwaifo who passed away two days ago.
In this article, we bring you 5 Nigerian celebrities who died this month and the cause of their deaths.
The entertainment industry lost at least six major players in August. They include:
1. Sir Victor Uwaifo
Sir Victor Uwaifo is a legendary singer and guitarist, whose hit songs like ‘Joromi,’ ‘Mami Water,’ and ‘Guitar Boy’ made him famous.
In March, the ‘Joromi’ crooner and legendary “Guitar boy” turned 80 years old, but sadly passed away two days ago after battling pneumonia.
2. Stanley Okoro
Stanley Okoro, a prominent Nollywood actor known for his comic roles in films, also died this month.
According to Daily Post, he died of suspected food poisoning.
3. Prince Ifeanyi Dike
Prince Ifeanyi Dike’s death was announced shortly after the demise of veteran actor Victor Olaotan.
Dike was chairman Board of Trustees Actors Guild of Nigeria before his death. He died on August 27.
Veteran Nollywood actor, Prince Ifeanyi Dike also passed away in the month of August. His death came few hours after Tinsel’s Victor Olaotan was reported dead.
According to Premium Times, Dike was said to have died of kidney-related illness.
4. Rich Oganiru
Rich Oganiru, a Nollywood actor, died in August, just weeks after he was reported to be suffering from an illness.
Rich Oganiru once posted a video showing him lying on his hospital bed begging the public for money before his death.
Owerri- born actor Rich Oganiru died a few days after his video lying on a sickbed seeking financial assistance surfaced online.
He has featured in over 300 movies that include Queen of Hasso Rock, to name a few, and has been in the industry for over two decades.
5. Victor Olaotan
Victor Olaotan, a veteran actor, died at the age of 69. Olaotan, who rose to fame as Fred Ade-Williams in MNet’s hit series — Tinsel, died after a six-year battle with illness.
Olaotan was injured in an automobile accident in 2016, which rendered him bedridden.
Veteran actor Victor Olaotan, who was famous for his role as Fred Ade-Williams in the Tinsel TV series, died after five years of ill- health. He was 69. He died on August 27.
6. Rachel Oniga
Popular actress, Rachel Oniga, whose acting career has crossed over three decades, died on August 1, 2021.
The family announced the death of the ‘Owo Blow’ star at about 10 pm. Rachel Oniga was survived by three children and grandchildren.