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
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
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
8. Frank Dallas
9. Patience Oseni
10. Ogun Majek
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
13. Emilia Dike
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
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
20. Musiliat Arikeusola
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!