Natty Bruce, a stunt actor and filmmaker in Nollywood, has died.
In a social media memorial, Husseini Shaibu, a journalist and former member of the Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee (NOSC), revealed Natty’s death on Monday.
Husseini identified Natty as a “passionate” supporter of the incorporation of martial arts into Nollywood films.
He went on to say that before his death, the actor was working on a full-length martial arts film.
I have just been reliably informed that light has dimmed on foremost Nollywood's 'martial arts' actor Natty Bruce.
The green belter was passionate about integrating Martial Arts in Nollywood movies. He also tried to produce a full length Martial Art movie… Good night Oga Natty. pic.twitter.com/DIb65Y607X
— Husseini Shaibu, Ph.D (@igalaman) November 6, 2023
“I have just been reliably informed that light has dimmed on foremost Nollywood’s ‘martial arts’ actor Natty Bruce,” he wrote.
“The green belter was passionate about integrating martial arts in Nollywood movies. He also tried to produce a full length martial art movie.. goodnight oga Natty.. bye bye sir.”
Details of his passing are still unclear.
Bruce started out in Nollywood as a stunt actor.
He was a stunt coordinator in addition to being an actor.
Natty Bruce Production and Nollyactions Entertainment Ltd. are his production companies.
He also founded the Natty Bruce Action Film Academy, where aspiring actors and filmmakers are trained.
He was the producer of several stunt films, including ‘Guardian Angel,’ ‘President Must Not Die,’ ‘Best Of The Game,’ ’30 Days,’ and ‘Never End’.
He was also a published author, with a book titled ‘How To Write, Produce, Direct, And Act In A Great Film’.