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Wednesday, August 3

Emergency Report: 18 Nigerian celebs died, six months into 2016

On this blog we remembered 18 Nigerian entertainers that have passed on this year.




Henrietta-Kosoko-Stephen-Keshi, OJB, Genevieve Nene
They came, they performed, and exited!
The last six months of 2016 witnessed the passing away of many Nigerian celebrities.
They came, they performed, and exited!
HitGist.com.ng remembers 18 Nigerian entertainers that have passed on this year.
1.
Music producer/singer, OJB Jezreel




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OJB Jezreel died on Tuesday, June 14, a week after his kidney transplant had failed completely. He was down with kidney related disease, and consequently was flown to India for a transplant in 2013.

2.
Actress, Henrietta Kosoko




Henrietta passed away on Monday June 6, a year after the actress survived a near-fatal accident along Sagamu-Abeokuta road.
Henrietta passed away on Monday June 6, about a year after the actress survived a near-fatal accident along Sagamu-Abeokuta road.

3.
Former Super Eagles captain and coach, Stephen Keshi




Stephen Keshi dies at 54
Keshi, who reportedly died from cardiac arrest this morning was the captain of the squad which emerged as champion at 1994 Africa Cup of Nations tournament held in Tunisia.

4.
Actor, Sikiru Adeshina aka Arakangudu




Arakangudu
Arakangudu playing the role of a king in popular Yoruba movie ‘Osa Eleye’, which starred Lere Paimo, Fadeyi Oloro, Dagunro and Peter Fatomilola.
5.
Actor, Fatai Onibuade




Fatai Onibuade
Ajiboye Fatai Onibuade more popularly known as ‘Legend’ died on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Photo: IG
6.
Actor, Mike Odiachi




Mike Odiachi
Mike passed on after a brief illness at a general hospital in Ikorodu, Lagos on February 15.
7.
Actress, Genevieve Nene




Genevieve Nene
The rising actress died on Sunday May 1, 2016 just as she was recuperating from typhoid fever.
8.
Actor, Fred Eketa




Fred Ekata1
Fred who was also a member of Actor’s Guild of Nigeria until his death last month reportedly died of kidney disease. Photo: Filed
9.
Musician, Sani Aliyu Dandawo




Nothern musician Sani Aliyu Dandawo and his band.
Northern musician Sani Aliyu Dandawo and his band.
10.
Actress, Aisha Dankano




Aisha Dankano
The Kannywood star died after a brief illness in Kano on Tuesday, February 23.
11.
Kid actor, Olamide David




Olamide David
Olamide reportedly died at the General Hospital, Ikeja where he was rushed to after complaining of stomach pains in January, aged 14.
12.
Former Super Eagles manager, Shuaibu Amodu




amodu shuaibu
Amodu reportedly complained of chest pains earlier and subsequently died in his sleep. He first managed the Nigerian national team from April 2001 to February 2002, while also taking the reins in April 2008 and October 2014. He was always on hand to steer the affairs of the national team when in need.

13.
Singer, Nomoreloss


14.
Fuji musician, Olumide Awise aka Baba Ogbon




Olumide Awise
The Agege-based fuji artist reportedly died in his home in Agbado, Lagos in the early hours of Wednesday, May 18, 2016.
15.
Actor, Jab Adu

 

16.
Actor, Festus Aguebor




Festus Aguebor
Aguebor’s death was announced by filmmaker Fidelis Duker via his Facebook account in February.
17.
Yoruba actor, Abdul-Lateef Titilope Ashimiyu aka Alfa Lateef




Yoruba actor, Abdul-Lateef Titilope Ashimiyu aka Alfa Lateef
The Yoruba actor reportedly died on June 19 after a brief illness.
18.
Author of plays and novels, Elechi Amadi




Elechi-Amadi
According to his relative, Elechi passed on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at the Good Heart Hospital in Port Harcourt at the age of 82. Amadi, among the first generation of African writers and novelists, is best known for authoring the popular novel, ‘The Concubine‘.

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