Sad tales of seven Nollywood stars who died in 2022

Sad tales of seven Nollywood stars who died in 2022

The year 2022 has not been so good for the Nollywood industry, as it is left to mourn the of young and old actors and . Between January and April, seven actors and actresses have sadly to the great beyond and will never be seen in again.

1. Lari Williams

Lari Williams

Veteran Nollywood actor, Lari Williams died on 28, 2022 at the age of 81 after a protracted illness.

Williams was educated at CMS Grammar School, . He was the first actor to ever on top of Zuma Rock in , 1,200 feet high, where he performed his late friend, Maman Vatsa’s , ‘The bird that sings in the rain.’

Williams was the first president of Actors’ Guild of in today’s Nollywood. He was in the of Headmaster, Nigeria’s first soap opera. He was in the first home video ever made in Nigeria, titled The Witch Doctor.

He had lectured Theatre in three Nigerian universities – University of Lagos, Lagos University, and University of Calabar.

2. Akintalor (Oluweri)

Shade Akin Taylor

On March 1, 2022, the death of popular Yoruba actress, Akintaylor, popularly known as Oluweri Magbojo was announced.

The actress died at the age of 59 in the United Kingdom.

Her members broke the news of her death but did not announce the cause of her death.

was well known for her dramatic style of makeup, especially her curvy brows.

The veteran actress gained prominence in the ‘Oluweri Mabo Ojo’ where she got her .

3. Dejo Tunfulu

Dejo Tunfulu is dead
Dejo Tunfulu is dead

The movie industry was left to mourn on April 1, 2022 when  the death of popular Yoruba actor, Dejo Tunfulu, with the real name, Mac-Adetokunbo, was announced He was aged 49.

He was a Yoruba comic actor, writer, and producer.

The late actor, during his lifetime, was famed for playing the role of a clown in movies, bringing and joy to his fans across the country and beyond.

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