By Temi Joshua
A difficult year of 2020 saw the deaths of Nigerian notable icons, Actress Chizobo Boye, Emilia Dike, Ibidunni Ighodalo, Dan Foster as well as the devastating loss of Nollywood icons and stars to COVID-19.
As the pandemic rages on, we are honoring the Nigerian celebrities we have lost thus far in 2021.
1. Veteran actress Orisabunmi
Nigerian Yoruba actress, Orisabunmi whose real name is Folake Aremu died after a brief illness at age 60.
The veteran actress died on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 in Ibadan, Oyo state.
2. Mrs Janet Ademola
Mrs Janet Ademola, the sister of veteran actress, Orisabunmi died on Jan 8, 2021.
She also died after a brief illness.
3. Steve Onisola
Steve Onisola, Orisabunmi’s immediate elder brother died on Thursday, barely a day after the death of Orisabunmi.
He also died after a brief illness.
4. Bolu Akin – Olugbade
Nigerian billionaire, Bolu Akin Olugbade died at age 64.
He died on Wednesday, June 13, 2021 of COVID-19 complications.
5. Sotonye Green
Nigerian Nollywood actress, Sotonye Green died on Thursday, January 14th, 2021.
She died of COVID-19 complications.
6. Ernest Asuzu
Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu has passed on. He died on Thursday January 27th, 2021.
Before his death, Ernest had battled with his health for years after he suffered a stroke. His health challenge stopped his acting career for some years as he could not walk.
Unfortunately, Ernest fainted on Tuesday evening and never woke up.
May their souls rest in perfect peace.