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Nollywood Actor, Chike Osuji Passes On At Age 65

The Nollywood industry once again has lost one of its practitioners as they woke up to the shocking news of the death of actor, Chike Osuji. According to a statement released by the special assistant to the president of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) on media and publicity, Ochendo McSmith, Osuji who was an Imo state based actor succumbed to the cold hands of death in Owerri, the Imo state capital. He was aged 65. The statement further revealed that until his death, the deceased’s name was on was on the list of sick actors the recently launched AGN foundation is supposed to take care of. The late Osuji was said to be an active member of AGN. Among the movie Chike Osuji had featured in are Bleeding Tree, The Kingdom on Fire, The Book of Harragon, 40 Days in the Wilderness, The Royal Monster,...

Nigerian Singer Tony Tetula loses his dear mother

CELEBRITY GIST: Veteran Nigerian Singer Tony Tetuila has lost his mother to the cold hands of death. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace!!! The singer took to Instagram to share the sad news, revealing that she passed away on Tuesday, July 31st. He wrote: “Maami,GOD took you to a better place yesterday, heaven gained a beautiful angel……Rest in peace in JESUS Name Amen.you will always be on my mind…there is no one like you maami. Oh my GOD.” Since the singer made the announcement, a host of his celebrity colleagues and fans have been pouring in their condolences on his Instagram post. Azadus wrote: “Wow…….. Tonyyyyyyyyyy wow this is painful but has she not lived a beautiful life adopting every child as hers? Hearts such as hers should never die but we remain mere mor...

Jehovah Witness dies after refusing blood transfusion following an accident in Jos

NAIJA GIST: A Lady on Facebook has shared the sad story of ‘Jehovah Witness Devotee’ who was involved in an accident and could have been saved but for his refusal to undergo blood transfusion, ended up losing his life. Here’s what the lady by the name Jewel Chika Opaleke wrote: “I am heart broken!!! Lost a colleague in the industry to some religious fallacies…. I am angry, I have been restless since I heard how he died…. Bros is big top Oga in one of the Banks, He had an accident Saturday night on his way home, He was rushed to a very good private hospital, everyone can attest they are good. Bros needed blood urgently cos he had lost so much blood. They called his wife and family and they refused to give consent to be transfused cos they are Jehovah witness, they doctors tried ...

Nollywood Actress Alex Okoli is bereaved. Looses her grand father

NOLLYWOOD NEWS: Nollywood actress Paschaline Alex Okoli is currently bereaved as she has just lost her grandfather who was 82 years of age. The actress who is still in shock after receiving the sad news disclosed that the year has been a tough one for her late granddad who struggled to stay alive but eventually lost the fight. According to her: “Yesterday, Thursday (July 19 2018) my grandfather died, he was 82years old. When I heard the news last night, it felt like someone punched me in the stomach. Friends and family have sent well wishes, but I don’t know how to respond. i just want to hide and block out the world for a week. i know that’s not reality. He battled so much to be alive this year. Even though everything inside of me feels like it’s in fire, I get the...

SAD NEWS: Nollywood Actor Ignis Ekwe is dead

CELEBRITY DEATH: Veteran Nollywood Actor Ignis Ekwe has been reported dead yesterday July 2nd 2018. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace! Nollywood Actress Yvonne Jegede shared the sad news on her Instagram page with these words: “Your little girls will miss you soooooooo much. Nollywood looses a gem. We have lost a rare one. My eyes are clouded, I want to scream but I can’t find my voice. #IgnisEkwe (Everyday People, Behind The Clouds, CockCrow At Dawn, Igodo and many more) #2ndJuly2018 #ADateToRemember Rest In Peace.” Before his death he was a Lecturer at the Department of Mass Communication, Federal Polytechnic,Auchi, Edo state. Some of his movies include: Everyday people, Igodo, Behind the clouds, cockcrow and many more. Our condolences to his family. May his gentle so...

Medical doctor dies after watching Nigeria vs Argentina match in Ebonyi state

NAIJA GIST: : Dr Emeka Ogah, the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA), has confirmed the death of one its consultants, Dr Canice Ebirim on Tuesday during the Super Eagles and Argentina match. Ogah told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that reports reaching him suggested that Ebirim died within the period of the match. The CMD said that he received the news of his death at about 9 p.m. while the match was ongoing. Ogah said that a friend of the deceased informed him that Ebirim started behaving funny within that period: Ebirim’s friend said that the deceased started moving suspiciously and solicited for assistance which made him intervene and took him (Ebirim) to the hospital. Efforts made to revive him at our hospital proved abortive as he ...

SAD NEWS: Popular Nigerian Singer D’banj loses his one-year-old son

BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian singer, entertainer and entrepreneur, D’banj and wife Lineo Didi Kilgrow have lost their one-year-old son, Daniel Oyebanjo III. The child reportedly drowned at a pool in the singer’s residence in Ikoyi, Lagos on Sunday afternoon, the 24th of June 2018. His remains have been moved to a morgue in GRA Ikeja The news was gathered after the singer took to his Instagram page to post a black image this evening with caption: “Trying Times. But my God is Always and Forever Faithful.” Celebrities devastated about the news, took to social media pages to mourn the death of Daniel who only celebrated his first birthday a month ago. Don Jazzy wrote – “Just heard the worst news in a long time.” Dbanjs manager Frank Amudo also wrote – “Tryi...

Bishop of Owerri loses daughter to gas explosion during Service

SHOCKING NEWS: Tragedy struck in Owerri as Tehila Nwaogu, the daughter of the Presiding Bishop of Praise Centre Incorporated in Owerri, Rev Stafford Nwaogu, died following the burns she sustained in a fire incident at their residence. The incident happened on June 3rd but Tehila was buried on June 9th on the day she was to celebrate her 24th birthday. A family source, told Southern City News on Tuesday that the remains of Tehila were buried amid tears on the day already set aside for her birthday celebration. He said the 24-year-old deceased was said to have been burnt beyond recognition following a gas flare from a cooking gas in the kitchen. Southern City News gathered that Tehila had finished conducting the first session of service on that ill- fated day and went back to the house to ha...

Legendary Musician Ras Kimono dies at the age of 60

CELEBRITY DEATH: Legendary musician, Ekeleke Elumelu better known as Ras Kimono is dead. He passed away yesterday morning Sunday June 10th, in Lagos. Metro News reports that he was scheduled to travel to the United States on Saturday night, but complained of not feeling too well. He was rushed to a hospital in Ikeja, Lagos, then later taken to Lagoon Hospital on the Island where he later gave up the ghost. Late Ras Kimoni was one of the veterans from the 90’s who continued to remain relevant on the music scene, mentoring and contributing to the Nigerian entertainment industry. The legend was born on May 9, 1958 in Delta State. He started his career, firstly as a student of Gbenoba Secondary School Agbor and later as a member of the legendary Jastix Reggae Ital, alongside Majek Fashek, Amos...

South African lady stabbed to death by her boyfriend for breaking up with him

SHOCKING GIST: A south African mother of 2 by the name Sheila was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend after she broke up with him. Wonders shall never cease! The sad news was shared by a tweeter user @segmotsot as he wrote: “She broke up with him. She posted she was stalked. No 1 took her serious. Last night, her boyfriend stabbed her to death. She broke up with him but he continued to stalk her. Yesterday, he uploaded her profile pic and killed her.” What a wicked world!

SAD NEWS: Mercy Johnson loses her beloved Mother

BREAKING NEWS: This is a sad moment for Nollywood Actress Mercy Johnson Okojie and family as she just lost her dear mother. May her gentle soul rest in peace!

A Year Remembrance of late Actress Moji Olaiya

CELEBRITY MEMORIAL: It's already more than a year Nollywood Actress Moji Olaiya kicked the bucket. She died of cardiac arrest on May 17th, 2017.

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