A sad fact is that with life comes death. It will happen to all of us. The devastation that the death of a friend or loved one causes is profound. However, 2021 is coming to the end. Many people have lost their lives in 2021, including some Nigerian celebrities. If you are still alive, kindly give thanks to your God.
Check out the 30 Nigerian celebrities who lost their lives in 2021, and pray for them
Sam Obiago was a popular Nollywood actor, filmmaker, TV personality, and movie producer who has featured in over 100 Nollywood movies. He suffered from a stroke for some time now, which has been managed, but sadly he died on the 23rd of December 2021.
2. Karibi Fubara
Karibi Fubara was a popular Nollywood Actor and Producer. He died on Wednesday, December 12, 2021. His death comes a few weeks after veteran actor and comedian, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, died in Lagos.
3. Babatunde Omidina
Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, was a popular comic actor in the Yoruba movie industry. He died on the 22nd of November 2021, at the age of 63
4. Fortunate Umunname Peter
Fortunate Umunname Peter, popularly known as Fortunate was an official photographer of a Popular Nigerian singer, David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido. He died on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. He died at the age of 24. May his soul rest in peace.
5. Ola Ibironke
Ola Ibironke, popularly known as Dudu Heritage was a popular music promoter in the Nigerian entertainment industry. He was born in Osun State. Dudu Heritage died on Sunday evening, September 12. He died at the age of 50.
6. Obi Okwudili Casimir
Obi Okwudili Casimir, well-known as Voombastic Uncle P, was a popular Igbo highlife musician. He was the former National President of Factional Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN). He died on Tuesday, 21st of September 2021. However, the cause of his death is unknown.
7. Ahmed Tage
Ahmed Tage was a popular Kannywood cameraman, and actor hailed from Kano State. He died, at the Nasarawa Hospital in Kano State, on Monday, 13th of September 2021, after battling an undisclosed ailment.
8. Rich Oganiru
Rich Oganiru was a popular Nollywood actor, producer, and director. He was born on the 23rd of May 1957, in Imo State. He died on the 10th of August 2021, at the age of 64
9. Stanley Okoro
Stanley Okoro was a fast-rising Nollywood actor, comedian, content creator, MC, and promoter. He was born in 1993, in Anambra State. He died on the 11th of August 2021, in a hotel room, in Maryland area of Enugu State, after completing a movie shoot, at the age of 28.
10. Seun Michael
Seun Michael was a popular Nollywood actor, filmmaker, and production manager who has worked closely with many actors, like Funke Akindele, Olaiya, Segun Ogungbe, and others. He died on the 11th of August 2021.
11. Doris Chima
Doris Chima was a popular Nollywood actress. She was born in 1958, in Abia State. She died on the 15th of August 2021, at the age of 63.
12. Victor Olaotan
Victor Olaotan was a popular Nollywood actor, filmmaker, and content creator. He was born on February 17, 1952, and died on the 26th of August 2021, at the age of 69.
13. Prince Ifeanyi Dike
Prince Ifeanyi Dike was a popular Nollywood actor, filmmaker, and film producer. He was born in Imo State. He died on the 27th of August 2021, after battling a kidney-related ailment for years.
14. Victor Uwaifo
Victor Uwaifo was a popular Nigerian Highlife musician. He was born on the 1st of March 1941, in Benin. He died on the 28th of August 2021, at the age of 80.
15. Rachel Oniga
Rachel Oniga was a popular Nollywood actress, producer, and director. She was born on May 23, 1957, in Lagos State. She was one of the popular actresses who acted in both English and Yoruba films. Rachel Oniga died on the 30th of July 2021, at the age of 64.
16. Bruno Iwuoha
Bruno Iwuoha was a popular Nollywood star. He was born on the 6th of October 1952, and died on the 10th of April 2021, at the age of 68.
17. Mercy Mmesoma Obi Nnadi
Mercy Mmesoma Obi Nnadi, popularly known as ‘Ada Jesus’ was a popular Nollywood actress and comedian. She was diagnosed with a kidney-related disease that left her paralyzed in 2018. The 23-year-old beautiful actress, Ada Jesus died of Kidney related disease on the 21st of April 2021.
18. Ebenezer Ayeni
Ebenezer Ayeni, popularly called Heben was a popular Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter, and music producer from Ibadan, Oyo State. On June 10th, 2021, Ebenezer Ayeni was reportedly shot dead by unknown gunmen suspected to be armed robbers in his residence in Ibadan, Oyo State. He died at the age of 30.
19. Evelyn Adewunmi
Evelyn Adewunmi popularly known and referred to by her stage name ‘Mc Eveyln’ was a popular fast-rising Mc and event planner. She has worked with various celebrities such as the top Nigerian actresses, Mercy Aigbe, and Iyabo Ojo.
She died on the 12th of October 2021 after being involved in a horrible car crash along Lekki-Epe Expressway in Lagos. She died at the age of 26.
20. Otunba Olatunbosun Abe
Otunba Olatunbosun Abe, well known as ‘Hinpele O International’ was a popular radio presenter in Osun State. He was the CEO of Hinpele O Production and Communication Limited. He died on the 3rd of October 2021. He died at the age of 65.
21. Onomuakpokpo OgheneOchuko
Onomuakpokpo OgheneOchuko popularly known as “Brakin Face” was a popular Nigerian social Media influencer and comedian. He died on the 3rd of October 2021, in his sleep. He died at the age of 23.
22. Sound Sultan
Lanre Fasasi, Popularly known as ‘Sound Sultan’ was a musician, songwriter, and music promoter. Sound Sultan died of cancer, on the 11th of July 2021.
23. Sadiq Abubakar Daba
Sadiq Daba was a veteran Nollywood actor, filmmaker, and broadcaster from Kano State. He died on the 3rd of March 2021, after battling leukemia and prostate cancer for years.
24. Jim Lawson Maduike
Jim Lawson Maduike was a veteran Nollywood actor, filmmaker, and film producer from Imo State. He joined the Nigerian movie industry in 2004 and he was featured in more than 150 Nollywood films. The Veteran actor, Jim Lawson Maduike died on January 9, 2021.
25. David Mela
David Mela was a fast-rising Nollywood actor, fashion designer, and model. He was featured in over 20 Nollywood movies. The talented actor, David Mela died from an undisclosed ailment on January 11, 2021.
26. Dan Nkoloagu
Dan Nkoloagu was a veteran actor, filmmaker, and movies producer from Enugu State. He was born in 1937. The popular actor, Dan Nkoloagu died on the 22nd of January 2021, at the age of 84.
27. Abiodun Aleja
Abiodun Aleja was a popular Yoruba actor, filmmaker, and film producer. He worked with veteran actors, Kunle Afolayan and Tunde Kelani. He died on the 21st of May 2021, at Lagos State Teaching Hospital.
28. Ify Onwuemene
Ify Onwuemene was a Nollywood actress, filmmaker, and TV personality from Delta State. She gained popularity after she was featured in the soap opera movie, titled, ‘Everyday People’. She featured in over 100 movies for over a decade. she died of endometrial cancer on the 25th of May 2021.
29. Folake Aremu
Folake Aremu, popularly known as ‘Orisabunmi’ was a veteran Yoruba actress, filmmaker, and film director. She was born on the 10th of October 1960 in Kwara State. She died on the 5th of January 2021 in her residence in Ibadan. She died at the age of 60.
30. Rachel Bakam
Rachel Bakam was a Nollywood actress, scriptwriter, television presenter. She was born on the 11th of September 1982 in Kaduna, Nigeria. She reportedly died on the 13th of April 2021, at the hospital in Abuja after suffering an undisclosed illness. She died at the age of 38.
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