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.

Name

Age

Date Of Death

Cause

Toun Oni

68

July 7, 2010 Illness
Sam Loco Efe

66

August 6, 2011 Excessive Stress
Geraldine Ekeocha

56

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

52

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

49

March 20, 2011 Car Accident
Ashley Nwosu

58

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

39

June 25, 2011 Illness
Christy Essien

50

June 30, 2011 Brief illness
Donald Okoli

Late 30s

Sept. 23, 2011 Died in sleep

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