Four Nigerian Actors Died In 2 Months: “Successive Deaths Are Spiritual” – Colleagues Admit

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Feb 22, 2013 – Four Nigerian Actors Died In Two Months: “Successive Deaths Are Spiritual” – Colleagues Admit

Year 2013 is obviously not the best year for the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood. So far this year, the industry has lost four actors; Bisi Komolafe, Lugard Onoyemu, Collins Ifeanyichukwu and Justus Esiri.

Nigerian Actress Bisi Komolafe’s Death

On 1 January, the industry was hit by the shocking demise of young actress, Bisi Komolafe. The actress, who belonged to the Yoruba sector of Nollywood, died after she had a miscarriage. There were plans to fly her out for proper medical treatment when she passed on.
Lugard Onoyemu, slumped and died at the National Stadium, Surulere on 14 February

Lugard Onoyemu, slumped and died at the National Stadium, Surulere on 14 February

Former Secretary General of AGN, Lugard Onoyemu, slumped and died at the National Stadium, Surulere at about 5:30p.m. on 14 February. He will be buried today.

A day after Lugard’s death, Collins Ifeanyichukwu, an actor and movie producer based in Abuja also died. A registered member of AGN, Ifeanyichukwu died on 15 February at the Maitama General Hospital after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Blessing Collins, and less than a year-old son, Doxa Efechukwu Collins.

Apparently, the industry was yet to recover from the sad news of these thespians when the biggest one happened; legendary actor, Justus Esiri, 70, passed on this week.

These developments have further heightened the fear among Nigerian actors. Most of them have admitted that the successive deaths are spiritual, and perhaps, a call for them to move closer to God.

National President of AGN, Ibinabo Fiberesima, said: “With the incessant deaths in the entertainment industry this year, it is high time we put a stop to it. We must surrender our lives to Almighty God irrespective of our religious beliefs. Let’s come together and embark on prayers and commit our industry and practitioners to God. We need serious prayers. We must reject death in the entertainment industry. Join us irrespective of your status, age, beliefs, profession, etc. Let’s pray.”

The guild’s Secretary General, Abubakar Yakub, while speaking with  Entertainment Cafe, simply said: “I don’t understand what is going on anymore. Why has death focused on our industry?”

Two years ago, following the successive deaths of some iconic figures in the movie industry, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, organised a special prayer session for the entertainers. The event, which was held at the church’s headquarters in Ebute-Metta, Lagos, was aimed at praying against deaths and sickness among Nigerian entertainers.

Some of the actors in attendance were Segun Arinze, Iya Rainbow, Hakeem Rahman, Jide Kosoko, Dele Odule, Femi Ogedengbe, Mike Bamiloye and wife, Pa Kasumu and the now late Justus Esiri to mention a few.

Early this year, the Igbo Filmmakers Forum also gathered members at White House Hall, Ikeja, where they prayed fervently against deaths in the industry. But death has continued to bare its fangs.

[Source: PM News]

14 thoughts on “Four Nigerian Actors Died In 2 Months: “Successive Deaths Are Spiritual” – Colleagues Admit

  1. The whole people in that industry should give their life to God they should seek God face. they should go to God for solution, praying and fasting for God intervention because he has foreseen it but no one believed him. ” when the prophet on God speak the wise listing”

  2. pray harder 4 d scripture says if ur prayer z nt yet answerd it means u av nt pray wel so, ur mind ur heart nd faith unto the Lord he ll answer. May their soul rest in the bosom of thy LORD.

  3. Am not mocking dem but dey nid 2change 4rm dia evil deeds. Dey practice homosexuallism nd other tinx dat ar evil in d sight of God. D anger of God is upon. Let dem seek 4 d face of God. Dats all i av 2say 4 nw

  4. It’s not the matter of fasting and prayer it’s all about time and reason. You people should repent and give ur lives to christ so that when it happens you will make heaven at last. As for the young ones God will put an end to untimely death in their lives in Jesus name amen

  5. The problem is sin and their inability to affect d lives of d poor.Our entertainers are too sinful and greedy. Any rich man that wil nt help the poor must surely hear it cus giving makes d way.

  6. We are not happy concerning the rapid death rate in the industry, but if the industry will wake up to do what they suppose to do, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE BEFORE GOD.i saw it ahead and commented on it. But who will hear and believe our report. pls type (World Missionary Assistance Lagos)and read for yourself. That proverb is true, God helps those that help themselves.
    Do the right thing at the right time, seek the Lord when he will be found……..

  7. THERE IS NOTHING SPIRITUAL ABOUT THE DEATHS. The fact is there are many many nigerian actors and actresses, and when they die it would seem like the rate is high.

    • EXACTLY MY FRIEND I BELIEVE YOU, BECOS THEY ARE FEW AND CENTRALIZED, IT SEEMS ITS TOO MUCH, IF THEY WERE NOT IN THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD, WOULDNT THEY HAVE DIED,? DEATH IS NOT ONLY IN THAT INDUSTRY ALONE, OTHER PEOPLE DIE TOO, EVEN PEOPLE CLOSER TO GOD. DEATH ISNOT A RESPECTER OF PERSONS, BE YOU A BELEIVER, UNBELWIVER, PAGAN,INFIDEL, A MAN AFTER GODS OWN HEART, YOU MUST DIE, ITS INEVITABLE. ALL WE NEED IS JUST TO PRAY FOR ETERNAL LIFE AFTER DEATH, TO SEE THAT HOPE OF GLORY, BY LIVING RIGHT.

  8. What they are actually doing is not entertainment, but they are simply instruments in the hand of the devil being used in the destruction of this generation . They should repent now or worst ones will come upon them. No apology.

  9. just as every one have said let every one be closer to God because this happen in the entertainment that every is aware what about those misreis happening that are not announce in the media. I Know they are public figures and need to be honored but it is high time every induustry come close to God May their gentle souls rest in perfect peace.

  10. mmay there soul rest in peace, death is a respectal of no man be you rightous or sinner rich or poor, all we have to do is to pray for the grace GOD to turn from our evil way so that when death come will make heaven.

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