Nigerian Film Industry Records Three Deaths In Three Months

Nigerian Film Industry Records Three Deaths In Three Months

Nigeria’s movie industry has recorded the death of three major actors barely three months into the new year. The three deaths were recorded between January 2020 and March 2020. The deaths stunned fans and Nollywood as they were because of undisclosed sickness yet suspected to be organ failures.

Here are the three Nollywood stars that have died up to this point.

1. Toyosi Arigbabuwo
Month: January 2020

Age: 61

Yoruba actor, Toyosi Arigbabuwo, was the first death recorded in the Nigerian film industry in 2020. Arigbabuwo kicked the bucket on Monday, January 13 in his home in Ibadan, Oyo state after fighting with an undisclosed affliction. As per reports, Arigbabuwo had been sick for over six months before his demise.

He got well known in the Yoruba-speaking films and featured in numerous productions including ‘Ogbori Elemosho’ and ‘Bashorun Gaa.’

2. Frank Dallas
Month: February 2020

Age: 51

Another death was likewise recorded in Nollywood in February 2020. It was the demise of a well known figure in the industry. Frank Dallas, a Nollywood actor and production manager died on Wednesday, February 19.

Dallas’ death came as an impolite stun to few practitioners as he was reported to have kicked the bucket in a hotel in Abia state, where he had gone for a seminar.  Dallas is none of the production team behind Africa Movies Academy Awards, AMAA and one of the repetitive characters in the Actors Guild of Nigeria.

3. Pa Kasumu
Month: March 2020

Age: 66

Nollywood Veteran actor, Olukayode Odumosu, aka Pa Kasumu, died on the 1st of March 2020.  The actor, who had been fighting with undisclosed sickness kicked the bucket on the first day of the third month making him the third Nollywood star to pass away in 2020.

Kasumu gave up the ghost in Abeokuta, where he was nursed by his family member after his health began failing.

The veteran actor became a popular star featuring in Yoruba-speaking movies before extending his expertise to Television series some of which include ‘Super Story’ and ‘House A-part.’ Kasumu first gained recognition when he played the fatherly role in Tade Ogidan’s ‘Owo Blow.’

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