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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