Nollywood honours departed ones

Posted on June 05 2012 , at 10:20 am
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By Hilda Oghuma

The late Ashley Nwosu

On Saturday, June 2, 2012, Nollywood stood still in remembrance of their departed colleagues at the just concluded Nollywood Movie Awards.

A minute’s silence was observed by the attendees of the event in honour of the lost souls, who had contributed immensely to the growth of the industry through their work.

Pictures of the late thespians were scrolled at the Award ceremony, held at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

They included Geraldine Ekeocha, Ashley Nwosu, Sam Loco Efe, Toun Oni, Hajiya Amina Garba, Ishola Durojaiye, Yetunde Akande, Christy Essien Igbokwe and Donald Okoli, who all passed away between July 2010 to September 2011.



Date Of Death


Toun Oni


July 7, 2010 Illness
Sam Loco Efe


August 6, 2011 Excessive Stress
Geraldine Ekeocha


Sept. 5, 2011 Fibroid Operation
Hajiya Amma Garba a.k.a Mama Dumba


Nov. 29,2010 Illness
Ishola Durojaiye a.k.a Alasari


March 20, 2011 Car Accident
Ashley Nwosu


April 21, 2011 Liver ailment
Yemisi Akande a.k.a Yemisi Eleto


June 25, 2011 Illness
Christy Essien


June 30, 2011 Brief illness
Donald Okoli

Late 30s

Sept. 23, 2011 Died in sleep

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