Nigerian Celebrities Who Died In 2023

Papa Ajasco, Mohbad, Other Nigerian Celebrities Who Died In 2023

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The diverse Nigerian entertainment industry suffered a great loss in 2023 with the untimely death of several important personalities.

These individuals, who made indelible marks in the world of film, music, and television, have left behind legacies that will forever be remembered and celebrated. In this tribute, we honour the lives of 10 Nigerian celebrities who passed away in 2023.

Peace Anyiam-Osigwe

10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Died In 2023

On January 10, the Nigerian film industry lost a trailblazing filmmaker and the President of the Association of Movie Producers, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe.

She not only founded the Africa Film Academy but also played a pivotal role in elevating African cinema through her impactful contributions.

Sunday Akanbi Akinola

 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Died In 2023

Renowned for his role as “Mogaji” in the 1980s series “Feyikogbon,” Sunday Akanbi Akinola, a veteran actor, bid farewell on January 9, succumbing to kidney failure at the age of 80.

His legacy lives on through his memorable performances that entertained audiences across southwestern Nigeria.

Femi Ogunrombi (Papa Ajasco)

10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Died In 2023

The comedic genius behind the beloved character Papa Ajasco in Wale Adenuga’s series, Femi Ogunrombi, passed away on January 14, 2023.

His humorous portrayal and iconic catchphrase “Ojigbigbigbi” left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans.

Obinna Nwafor (Saint Obi)

10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Died In 2023

The veteran actor and movie producer, known as Saint Obi, left us on May 7, 2023, at the age of 57. His legacy includes not only his acting prowess but also his contributions as a producer, with notable works such as ‘Take Me to Maama’ and memorable performances in movies like ‘Sakobi’ and ‘Goodbye Tomorrow.’

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Adedigba Mukaila (Alafin Oro)

 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Died In 2023

Popularly known as ‘Alafin Oro,’ veteran actor Adedigba Mukaila passed away on May 13, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of remarkable performances and a significant impact on the Nigerian entertainment scene.

Murphy Afolabi

 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Died In 2023

The celebrated Yoruba actor and filmmaker, Murphy Afolabi, departed on May 14, 2023, shortly after celebrating his 49th birthday. Known for his role in ‘Omo Rapala,’ Afolabi’s sudden demise saddened the industry, robbing it of a talent that had enriched the cinematic experience.

Chris Mba

 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Died In 2023

On May 3, 2023, the Nigerian music scene mourned the loss of veteran pop singer Chris Mba, known for his hits in the 1980s. His jerry curl and memorable songs like ‘Funky Situation’ and ‘Baby Don’t Cry’ earned him a special place in the hearts of fans.

Afeez Agoro Oladimeji

 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Died In 2023

Recognized as the tallest man in Nigeria, Nollywood actor Afeez Agoro Oladimeji passed away on June 15 after a prolonged illness. Standing at 7ft 4in, his towering presence and acting skills made him an unforgettable figure in the industry.

Ilerioluwa Aloba (Mohbad)

 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Died In 2023

The untimely death of Nigerian artiste Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, on September 12, 2023, shocked the music industry. His impactful songs like ‘Feel Good’ and ‘Ko Por Ke’ had garnered a massive fan following, and his passing left a void in the hearts of music lovers.

Oluyemi Adeyemi (Suara)

 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Died In 2023

The veteran Nollywood actor, Oluyemi Lawrence Adeyemi, fondly known as Suara, departed on September 24, 2023. His notable role in the 2001 Wale Adenuga hit series, ‘Super Story,’ showcased his acting prowess and contributed to the industry’s growth.

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Somto is an Entertainment Reporter with a passion for uncovering the latest stories in the world of entertainment. As a dedicated journalist, Somto delivers in-depth reporting, exclusive interviews, and breaking news coverage.

She covers a wide range of topics, from celebrity interviews to industry trends and film reviews.

As an Entertainment Reporter for Prime Business Africa, She continues to provide comprehensive and insightful coverage of the entertainment industry, offering readers an insider's perspective on the latest developments and trends. She is a trusted source for breaking news, exclusive interviews, and thought-provoking analyses.

Somto is dedicated to providing valuable information and entertainment to her audience while upholding the highest standards of journalistic integrity.

Follow Somto on social media:

LinkedIn: Somtochukwu Bisina

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