The year 2020 has been a trying one for the Nollywood film industry, as the few months since the year commenced have been marred with one death after another.
Just last week, the death of Mrs Chizoba Bosah Sam Boye was announced, only for another week to come and two more gems join those that have crossed to the other side.
On May 21, director Okechukwu Oku took to his Instagram handle to announce the death of Mrs Emilia Dike, who reportedly slumped and died. Oku laments Emilia’s death thus:
Why is death taking the best people???? I’m confused oooo. Just filmed with Mama here on my 2 last projects, excited to release it and this horrible news today. A woman with a heart of gold, Aah noooo. Will miss you Mrs Dike. Nollywood has lost a gem in you. This is messed up.
Some of the Nollywood movies she featured in include: Dust of Yesterday, Ignorant Couples, Where Money Never Sleep 1 and 2 and Kings Guard, among others.
See Oku’s post below:
News also came in on Friday, May 22, that a Nollywood Yoruba director, popularly known as Laditi – Prince Femi Oyewunmi – went to be with his ancestors, after a brief illness, a day earlier.
His younger brother, Prince Adegoke Kehinde Oyewunmi, announced this on his Facebook page to the dismay of the fans of the actor. View the post here.
Laditi, during his life time, was a part of projects such as Koto Orun, Aye Toto, Ija Eleye and others. He died at the age of 51.
We pray that the souls of the departed find rest.