10 Nigerian Actors Who Passed Away This Year

The year 2021 is gradually coming to an end, and the entertainment industry has lost so many talented celebrities in the past 10 months.

This article features 10 late Nigerian actors who have died within the last 10 months.


Folake Aremu

Veteran Nigerian actress, Folake Aremu, popularly known as Orisabunmi, was one of those prominent Nigerian celebrities who lost their lives earlier this year. The actress died on 5 January 2021 at the age of 60. Her sudden demise was confirmed by her family members.


Jim Lawson Maduike

The veteran actor also passed away in January this year. He reportedly died on January 9, 2021, after severe body pain.


David Mela

A fast-rising Nigerian actor, David Mela, died on January 11, 2021. The cause of his demise was unknown as he was reported to have died of an undisclosed ailment.


Dan Nkoloagu

The veteran actor who is known for playing the role of a native doctor in most Igbo movies died on January 22, 2021. His son announced the sad news on Facebook. He died at the age of 83.


Ernest Asuzu

Actor Ernest died on January 26, 2021, after he slumped and never woke up again. His wife confirmed the sudden demise of the actor to the Nation.


Victor Decker

He was found dead in his apartment by his neighbour on February 15, 2021. The cause of his demise was, however, unknown as he died at age 72.


Sadiq Daba

Sadiq reportedly passed away on February 3, 2021 after battling leukemia and prostate cancer.


Sound Sultan

Popular Nigerian singer and actor, Lanre, better known as Sound Sultan, died on Sunday, July 11, 2021, after battling with throat cancer. The actor passed away at the age of 44 and his brother Dare Fasasi confirmed the sad news on his Instagram page.


Rachael Oniga

The veteran actress died on July 30, 2021, of a heart-related ailment. She reportedly passed away at the age of 64.


Baba Suwe

Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, died on November 22, 2021. The news about his death was confirmed by the President of the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria, Bolaji Amusan. The late comic actor died at the age of 63 of an undisclosed reason.

May their souls continue to rest in peace, Amen.