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Pulse List 3 Nollywood's notable deaths in less than a month

The last 30 days has claimed some of the Nigerian film industry's finest. A look at movie stars we have lost in a month.

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Moji Olaiya


It has been quite a dark month for celebrity deaths; particularly, the Yoruba division of the Nigerian film industry.

While these famous actors have passed away, their legacies live on through their movies and performances.

 A look at movie stars we have lost in a month;

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Moji Olaiya


1. Moji Olaiya

The actress, who kicked off her acting career with Super Story's "No Pain No Gain" and went on to become an actress and producer, died of cardiac arrest on May 17, 2017, at the age of 42.

Her death was announced on May 18, 2017, by the founder of Best of Nollywood Awards, Seun Oloketuyi.

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Olumide Bakare



2. Olumide Bakare

The veteran actor passed away in the early hours of Saturday, April 22, 2017, following a prolonged battle with a respiratory disorder.

He was announced dead on arrival at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. His demise was confirmed by Nollywood actor, Saidi Balogun.

Popular for "Oromodie," "Edun Ara," "Gbogbolomo" and more, Bakare's journey into acting was influenced by a TV set bought for him by his parents in 1959.

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Pastor Ajidara.

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3. Adeshina Adesanya

Popularly called 'Pastor Ajidara', the actor passed away days after it was revealed that he was battling a kidney failure condition.

His demise came in the middle of calls for financial support led by his colleagues, Bolaji 'Mr. Latin' Amusan and Yomi Fash Lanso.

Adesanya was popular for his roles in the movies, "Agbeku abela" (2009) and "Ologbo Iya Ijebu" (2007).

He passed away on May 7, 2017, at the age of 62.

May their souls rest in peace.

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