December 4, 2022

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The nation’s film industry has just been thrown into a somber and reflective mood yet again as Nollywood last week lost two of its leading lights in mysterious circumstances.

First, it was veteran actor Olumide Bakare, popularly known as “Chief Fuji” in the now rested tv serial “Fuji House of Commotion” that lost the battle to stay alive in the early hours of Saturday the 22nd April 2017 after a protracted illness.

According to Global News sources, Olumide Bakare had a successful surgery and after the surgery, he talked to people and told them he was fine. But two hours after the surgery, he passed on.
Earlier in the year, the veteran actor was rushed to University College Hospital, UCH in Ibadan, Oyo State after suffering from cardiac arrest. He reached out to well meaning Nigerians for financial help to help him deal with this ailment.
And barely a week after the demise of Olumide Bakare, another popular Nollywood actor, Samuel Adesanya, popularly called “Pastor Ajidara” also gave up the ghost. Mr. Adesanya, 62, died of kidney failure in the early hours of Sunday.

Global News gathered that the veteran actor breathed his last at Mercy Hospital, Onikolobo, Abeokuta, where he was receiving dialysis treatment. Mr. Adesanya’s family had two days before his untimely death called for financial support of N12million from the public, following his doctor’s recommendation that he would need a kidney transplant to survive. Ironically, Mr. Adesanya was owed about N4 million by the Ogun State government as a retiree of Ogun State Judiciary.
Global News learnt Adesanya retired from the service on July 2, 2015‎ but was yet to get his retirement benefit till he died. Until his death, Mr. Adesanya was the President of Ogun State Chapter of Theatre Art and Movie Producers Association of Nigeria, TAMPAN.
The tension and palpable fear within the industry was further heightened earlier this week by the rumoured death of Mr. Bolaji Amusan popularly known as Mr Latin. However, Amusan has since debunked the rumours making the rounds via his Facebook page and Twitter handle. Amusan further said the people carrying rumours
of his death are mischief makers adding that he’s hale and hearty.

Many actors and other practitioners in Nigeria’s film industry are now very apprehensive because of the sad development noting that deaths just sent a very intimidating signals to everyone in the industry.

While the industry is still in mourning mood, tragedy struck again last week with the the death of another Bollywood thespian Moji Olaiya who died last week just two months after she delivered a child in far away Canada.

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