Nigeria has lost six top celebrities in the month of August, 2020. It was truly sad and painful as Nigeria entertainment industry was thrown into deep mourning.
It was learnt that the top movie and music entertainers died in the country at various times in August.
The lastest was the death of the legendary singer, guitarist, musician, composer, instrumentalist and sculptor, Sir Victor Uwaifo, who died on August 28 at 80.
Uwaifo, the Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Benin (UNIBEN) died from a chest infection according to his family.
Another was Prince Ifeanyi Dike. Prince Ifeanyi Dike’s death was announced shortly after the demise of veteran actor Victor Olaotan’s.
Dike was chairman Board of Trustees Actors Guild of Nigeria before his death. He died on August 27.
Victor Olaotan was another top entertainer who fell off from the life race. Veteran actor Victor Olaotan, who was famous for his role as Fred Ade-Williams in Tinsel TV series, died after five years of ill- health. He was 69. He died on August 27.
Nigerians Stanley Okoro, will be greatly missed. He was a fast- rising actor who departed the earth too soon. It was revealed he died of suspected food poisoning.
Veteran actress Rachel Oniga, whose acting career has spanned over three decades, died on August 1, 2021.
The family announced the death of the ‘Owo Blow’ star at about 10 pm. Oniga was survived by three children and grandchildren.
Owerri- born actor Rich Oganiru died a few days after his video lying on a sickbed seeking financial assistance surfaced online.
He has featured in over 300 movies that include Queen of Hasso Rock, to name a few and has been in the industry for over two decades.