Here are 11 Nigerian entertainers who died before they attained the age of 40… May Their Gentle souls continue to Rest Peacefully In The Bosom of the lord… Amen
Promising rapper, Olaitan Olanipekun better known as Dagrin left his family, fans and colleagues devastated when he gave up the ghost on April 22, 2010, 8 days after he was involved in a ghastly car accident in front of Alakara Police Station, off Agege motor road, Mushin, Lagos. Dagrin left behind a blossoming career and heartbroken parents. A biopic titled Ghetto Dreamz has since been produced to celebrate the Ogun state born rapper. Dagrin was barely 23 at the time of his death.
It was indeed a sad period for the Nigerian entertainment industry after the demise of top gospel act, Kefee was announced. Kefee Obareki died of lung failure in a Los Angeles hospital on Thursday, June 12, 2014. She was married to popular OAP, Esosa Don Momoh at the time of her death. Kefee died at the age of 34.
Born Susan Oluwabimpe Harvey, Goldie had a budding career and had established herself as one of the buzzing female musicians in Nigeria before she died. The singer died as a result of complications emerging from a lung failure. She died on February 14, 2013, 8 months before her 30th.
8. MC Loph
His career was on the rise, his song was already becoming a fan favorite across the country but his dream of getting to his peak dwarfed by death. MC Loph died in an auto accident on Benin-Ore expressway on September 14, 2011.
7. Fada U-TurnBorn Olufemi Mayomi, Fada U-Turn is best remembered for his popular reggae inspires songs especially ‘Yetunde’ which rocked the Nigerian music scene in the 90s. He died on Sunday, November 17, 2013 due to a kidney . disease. Fada U-Turn was buried on the same day in Badagry, Lagos. He’s survived by a wife and 3 kids. He died at the age of 36.
6. Sunny TPopular Fuji musician, Sunny T also makes the list of entertainers who died before the age of 40. The veteran music act, who made record as the first Igbo man to sing Fuji (which is predominantly a Yoruba genre) died on July 1, 2012.
5. Bisi Komolafe
It was indeed another dim moment for the Nigerian entertainment industry after the death of budding actress, Bisi Komolafe was confirmed. The pretty actress who was a product of Lagos State University died on December 31, 2012 at the University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan. She died at the age of 27.
4. Zara Gretti
Like the others on the list, popular singer, Zara died in her prime after a battle with multiple scesclerosis. Born Margret Oluwatoyin Ejiro Joseph, Zara died at the age of 28.
Adebimpe Adekola popularly known as Ireti was a popular 90s actress who was the leading female in the Yoruba sector of the Nigerian movie industry. She died on Friday, September 27, 2002. Ireti was in her early 30s.
2. Lukuluku Bantashi
Lukuluku Bantashi who was a very popular comic actor in the early 90s, Lukuluku died in the mid-90s. He was quite famous among movie revelers. One of his classic comical movie was Amin Orun [Birth Mark] where he starred amongst other veterans Peju Ogunmola, Sola Fosudo, Mama Rainbow, Lukuluku, Dento, Baba Suwe, Pa Kasumu, Yetunde Wunmi, Clarion Chukura-Abiola, Baba Agbako and others. He died before the age of 40
1. Muna Obiekwe
The year 2015 was started on sad not for Nigerian entertainment when popular Nollywood actor, Muna Obiekwe lost his battle with Kidney disease. Muna died on Sunday, January 18, 2015. He died at the age of 36.