Nigerian Actors and Actresses that Die in 2020

Nigerian movies industry had it share of the year that just ended, 2020, with the demise of many of its celebrated individuals.

The deaths of notable actors and actresses in the year 2020, was a big shock to the industry.

In view of that, we check the record to see those actors and actresses that really lost their lives in Nollywood in the year 2020:

1. Chico Ejiro

Ejiro died on the 25th December, 2020 after a battle with high blood pressure and heart complications. He was popular Nigerian filmmaker and Director with many movies to his credit.

2. Jimoh Aliu

Jimoh Aliu popularly known as “Aworo”died on the 17th September, 2020 at Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital in Ado-Ekiti after a brief illness. He was a Nigerian dramatist, sculptor, film writer, playwright and director with many Yoruba movies to his name.

3. Rasheed Abiodun Abu

The actor slumped and later died on his way to the hospital on Wednesday, 15th April, 2020. The actor was reported to have died of an unknown illness.

4. Chizoba Sam-Boye

Chizoba Sam-Boye died on the Sunday, 10th May, 2020 after a brief illness. The actress and filmmaker is the wife of veteran filmmaker, Sam Boye, and she was a regular face on television series, ‘Tinsel.’ A popular Igbo contents producer and a star feature on DSTV’s Igbo Channel.

5. Toyosi Arigbabuwo

Arigbabuwo died on Monday, 13th January, 2020 at his residence located at Ile-Alli area, along the Apete-Arola Road in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital after six months of battling with an undisclosed sickness. He was very popular among the Yoruba movies cycle.

6. Jennifer Omole

Jennifer Omole’s death was confirmed by her friend, Uche Ogbodo, that she died on the Friday, 3rd January, 2020 and was buried at Villarejo de Salvanes, Madrid, Spain. She was an actress and movie producer.

7. Femi Oyewumi

Femi Oyewumi alias Laditi died on Friday, 22nd May, 2020 after suffering from chronic back pain for some months. He was very famous for his roles in Yoruba movies.

8. Frank Dallas

Frank Dallas died on Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 in a hotel in Abia State where he was attending a summit.

9. Patience Oseni

Patience died on Monday, 17th February, 2020 in Calabar, Cross River State. She became popular for her role in the Nigerian Television series super story and took part in many other movies.

10. Ogun Majek

Gbolagade Akinpelu popularly called Ogun Majek died on Thursday, 25th June, 2020 at his residence in Imalefalafia, Oke-Ado, Ibadan, Oyo state after battling an unknown illness.

11. Yekini Omobolanle

Alhaji Yekini Omobolanle alias Babalegba died on Monday, 7th September, 2020 at his residence at Abeokuta, Ogun state after a battle with an undisclosed ailment. He would be remembered for his comic roles with Late Baba Sala.

12. Kayode Odumosu

Kayode Odumosu aka Pa Kasunmu died on Sunday, 1st March, 2020 after a long battle with sickness. He was a household name in the Yoruba movie industry as featured in many Yoruba movies since 1968.

13. Emilia Dike

Emilia Dike died on Wednesday, 20th May, 2020 in Enugu State after she was reported to have slumped. A woman with a heart of gold as described by Okechukwu Oku.

14. Yomi Obileye

Yomi Obileye died in the early hours of Friday, 24th April, 2020 after a battle with an undisclosed ailment. He would be remembered for his roles in “Hostage” and “Palace” among other movies and soap operas he featured in.

15. Jimmy Johnson

Johnson died in the early hours of Wednesday, 8th July, 2020. He was popular for his role as “Okoro” in the popular 80s TV soap “The Village Headmaster”. It was reported that he died at Garki Hospital, Abuja, after a brief illness. He was a Nigerian actor, writer and broadcaster.

16. Gbenga AjumokoAjumoko died on Sunday, 22nd March, 2020 after battle with a chronic ailment. It was reported that he was diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension and had been hospitalized for six months at Sagamu, Ogun State. He was an actor, production manager, writer and movie director.

17. Alkali “Matt” Mathew

Alkali Matt also known as Dareng died on Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 while on set for an Epic movie in a village near Keffi. He was popular for his role in Africa Magic series “Halita”.

18. Ukwak Asuquo

Asuquo’s death was announced on the 5th April, 2020 by Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) National PRO, Monalisa Coker. Ukwak Asuquo weas popularly for his role as “Boniface” in the soap “The Village Headmaster “.

19. Ayo Akinwale

Ayo Akinwale died on Sunday, 13th September, 2020. He was a Yoruba veteran actor as well as a lecturer at the Department of the Performing Arts at the University of Ilorin.

20. Musiliat Arikeusola

Musiliat Arikeusola alias Osuntohun died on Friday, 31st July, 2020 at her residence at Ijetu area of Osogbo, Osun state after a battle with an undisclosed ailment.

21. Shafkat Bose Adewoyin

Adewoyin aka Madam Tinubu died on Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020. She became popular with her role as Madam Tinubu in ‘EFUNROYE TINUBU” movie and she took part in Funke Akindele’s ‘ỌMỌ GHETTO’ as Mama Oni Mama.


May the Lord accept their departed souls!







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