The regrettable hand of death has claimed the lives of three Nollywood actors from the Yoruba section of the industry within a space of a month.
Nollywood star actress, Moji Olaiya died early hours of yesterday at her base in Canada.
Following the sad news of the actress’ death, Dailypost recalls how three notable Nollywood actors/actresses have died within the last 30 days.
This has forced Nigerians to take a look at the popular acts lost within the space of one month. Most of the dead movie stars have been of the Yoruba segment of the Nigeria movie industry.
1. Adeshina Adesanya
Adeshina Adesanya, otherwise called ‘Pastor Ajidara’ battled a kidney failure condition and passed away days after it was revealed that he was sick.
Before he died, there were calls for financial support for him led by his colleagues, Bolaji ‘Mr. Latin’ Amusan and Yomi Fash Lanso. The former broke the news of his death.
Adesanya acted in movies such as: “Agbeku abela” (2009) and “Ologbo Iya Ijebu” (2007).
2. Olumide Bakare
Bakare, a veteran actor in the Nigerian film industry died April 22, 2017. He reportedly died of a prolonged battle with a respiratory disorder.
The actor was confirmed dead by doctors at the University College Hospital, Ibadan on arrival. Saidi Balogun, another Nollywood actor, announced his passing away.
He featured in movies such as: “Oromodie,” “Edun Ara,” “Gbogbolomo” etc.
3. Moji Olaiya
The popular Yoruba actress died early hours of yesterday at her base in Canada following reported complication after her childbirth.
The news of her demise made was public by the founder of Best of Nollywood Awards, Seun Oloketuyi. Olaiya, who started her acting career with popular Nigerian television show, ‘Super Story’ went on to become an actress and producer.
She died of cardiac arrest at the age of 42.