- The Nigerian movie industry has suffered major blows in the last couple of weeks
- The entertainment industry has been drawn into a season of mourning with the death of some stars, Olumide Bakare, Adeshina Adesanya and Moji Olaiya died within a month
Nollywood seems to be at a low moment with the heavy blow fate has dealt it in recent times. The Nigerian movie industry has lost three top actors in a space of one month and this has drawn the attention of the public on the entertainers.
Following the death of Moji Olaiya, an amicable Nollywood actress who died on Thursday, May 18, the other Nollywood stars have been left in another period of mourning.
Although the occurrences are beyond human comprehension, the colleagues left behind had little or no time to get over the death of a member before getting wind of the death of another.
Sadly, three highly entertaining actors have passed on within a space of one month. As startling as this news is, it is nothing but the truth.
NAIJ.com would take you through the profiles of the deceased actors briefly. Check out the Nollywood artistes that have lost their lives in gloomy events:
1. Olumide Bakare
Olumide Bakare would remain a household name for a long time considering his role in Nigerian movies. The veteran actor in the Nigerian movie industry passed on as a result of some health issue.
Bakare was said to have been battling with some heart and lung related ailment for long. He died in the early hours of Saturday, April 22. The actor had solicited for help in 2016 when the ailment robbed him of peace and sound health.
2. Pastor Ajidara
While Nollywood stars and Nigerians were yet to get over the death of Olumide Bakare, Pastor Ajidara also passed on. Adeshina Adesanya was popularly known as Pastor Ajidara because of his role in the award winning movie Abela Pupa.
Like Olumide Bakare, Ajidara also had a health issue that took away a huge part of his resources. He struggled hard with a kidney related disease till he died.
Pastor Ajidara had asked Nigerians for help when he saw that he could not manage the ailment alone again. However, his death came as a rude shock as he died barely twenty hours after soliciting for financial assistance.
The actor and retired court registrar did not wait for help to come before he got snatched by the cold hands of death.
3. Moji Olaiya
Moji Olaiya’s death tore the whole industry apart as most of the Nollywood actors were yet to come to terms with the death of Bakare and Ajidara. She was said to have passed on in Canada barely two months after giving birth to a baby girl.
The pretty Nollywood actress was said to have passed on after having a cardiac arrest. Before her demise, she was a top actress who also made her mark as a producer.
May their souls rest in perfect peace.
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