Nigerian Movie Stars Pay Tribute To Late Nollywood Actor Justus Esiri

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Feb 23, 2013 – Nigerian Movie Stars Pay Tribute To Late Nollywood Actor Justus Esiri

Top Nigerian movies stars have paid their tribute to late Nollywood actor Justus Esiri who died on Monday night at the age of 71.

Below are some tribute rendered by top Nigerian movie stars.

Segun Arize – He was a figure to me. It is so bad. Uncle Justus Esiri was a figure and a great motivator to us. He left a legacy that need to be sustained. Justus Esiri contributed his quota to the growth of the industry. It is a very bad news, we will miss him.

Joke Silva – Justus Esiri mentored me

What do you want me to say about the death of uncle Justus Esiri? I am really confused and devastated. I started career with him. It is so depressing. He lived a fulfilled life, he loved his job and he was also a gentleman. We thank God that he achieved what he supposed to have achieved in life. At least, he has a son who is a superstar. I acted with him in the early 80’s though I cannot remember the title of the movie now. It is all about how well he has lived.

Foluke Daramola – Our veterans are not catered for

I am feeling very sad about what is happening to us. I have been on set with Justus Esiri in movies like “Everyday People” where he was my father. I am not happy the way our veteran actors are dying. It is a great lost to the movie industry. I strongly believe that our veteran actors are not catered for properly. I want to create an avenue, in collaboration with some of my colleagues where we can run a programme that will be beneficial to our surviving veteran actors.  (Tributes culled from Vanguard)

May his soul rest in perfect peace

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26 thoughts on “Nigerian Movie Stars Pay Tribute To Late Nollywood Actor Justus Esiri

  1. Jsutus Esiri,your name cannot be forgotten so soon in the movie industry especially as you featured in so many Nigerian movies. Rest in peace man!

  2. we regreat the lost, but death is a price which everone must pay,so let the living put there house in other.

  3. u are really a great man. Ur effort can never be forgotten. Dou u are died u still leave a great memory in our life. I miss u. Rest in peace……

  4. u played the best roles in all nigerian movies.uncle justus esiri was the best.especially the “vanity”.may the Mighty Lord rest ur soul in eternal peace.

  5. justus was one of d go-getters in any movie he featured. He was a great contributor in d nollywood industry; bt death being a meal evryone must eat one day, he had jst had his at an age nt too bad. May his legacy remains.

  6. A great lost to Nigeria Nolly wood. Justice may your soul rest in peace, Though we miss you, yet your memory will not depart from us your fan. we love you thank you and sleep well.

  7. It is a great loss! Mzee Justus has left a legacy for us to follow. He was a father. I remember his movie, “Wasted Years” and the part he acted in the Price. He acted real life movies, reminding us that all earthly treasures are vanity. To me he was the best aged/senior citizen male actor.If he died a believer in the Lord, we will meet him never to part on the feet of the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. John 11:25. Rev. Norman M. Vincent-Mbarara-Uganda.

  8. He has done his part of educating the continent, may the Lord help us to do our part too.

  9. Am a kenyan citizen,Mr. Justus Esiri,we loved calling him Ato,from a movie he acted,Wasted Years,we loved him and l was shocked when l had of his demise,its a blow to the industry,his family and fans,l pray God to give us strength and peace during this time. God bless us all and am glad that one of his son’s has joined the industry.

  10. in uganda, we so Esiri as a strict disciplinarian especially in movies where he acted as a father. my deep felt condolences to you nigerians not only for justus but tfor all the fallen stars,like Sam loco, ene, elebowa, chinua achebe..we mourn with you.

  11. The cruel hand of death has robbed the industry a man we all enjoyed on the screen. I loved his roles particularly those depicting him as tycoon/politician/boss….you know…. people at that level. I will miss him.

  12. i have been watching his films for a long time and to me is the best actor i have ever watched in my life . i will miss him . where can i get his old movie called wasted years ? which website can i get it , please help me. thanks Bwengye wency Kampala uganda .

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