5 Nigerian Celebrities Who Passed Away In The First Quarter of 2024

The first three months of 2024 have not been easy, despite the hardship the country has been hit with multiple death announcements of the deaths of some of our stars and icons. Nigerians will not forget the death of these icons.

Today we say tribute to them. Here are five Nigerian celebrities who died in the first quarter of 2024:

Amaechi Muonagor

Amaechi died on March 24th, 2024 aged 61. The Nollywood actor died after battling kidney disease. A few days before his death, there was a video circulating the internet in which he requested financial assistance from Nigerians to enable him to travel abroad for a kidney transplant.

He joined the Nigerian movie industry Nollywood in 1998 and starred in many movies including Taboo 1 (1989), Aki and PawpawKarishika (1998), and Aki na Ukwa (2002), to mention just a few.

Ethel Aderemi-Ekpe

She’s a well-known veteran actress and media personality known for her role as Segi in the show Basi and Company, a sitcom that ran on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). She passed away on February 7, 2024, after a long battle with cancer in Lagos.

The Wigwes

On the 9th of February, Nigerians were shocked to hear the death of business mogul, managing director and CEO of Access Bank, Hebert Wigwe. He died in a helicopter crash alongside his wife, his first son and three others.

The passing of Hebert Wigwe leaves behind four children.

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Sisi Quadri

Known for his roles in Seniyan Seranko (2004), Ebudola (2020), and Aníkúlápó: Rise of the Spectre (2024), Sisi Quadri has proved himself to be a lovable and relatable character in movies. The Yoruba Nolly actor died on March 1, months after his 44th birthday on December 25, 2023. Sisi Quadri is named Tolani Quadri Oyebamiji.

Announcing his death, Nollywood actress, Abiola Bayo wrote via Instagram, “You will be greatly missed, Sisi Quadri. May your soul rest in perfect peace.”

Everything in the world is according to the will of Allah. From Allah we have come and unto Him we shall return. May God bless, rest your soul, bro,” said Tunde Yusuf.

Mr. Ibu

A day after the death of Sisi Quadri the demise of arguably the most popular Nigerian comedic actor, John Okafor, known as Mr Ibu broke out. He passed away at the age of 62 due to a cardiac arrest. Africa still mourn his death.

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