Top Nigerian Celebrities Who Have Died In 2023


The Nigerian entertainment industry is known for its vibrant and talented celebrities who captivate audiences with their immense talent and charm. Unfortunately, this year has witnessed the untimely departure of several beloved Nigerian celebrities, leaving a void that can never be filled. In this article, we pay tribute to these remarkable individuals, celebrating their achievements and the legacies they have left behind.

• Saint Obi:

He was a popular Nollywood actor, film producer and director who died on May 7 at the age of 57. He reportedly suffered from a protracted illness and relocated to Jos for treatment. He was known for his roles in movies like Candle Light, Sakobi, Goodbye Tomorrow, and Heart of Gold.

• Peace Anyiam-Osigwe:

She was a renowned filmmaker, founder of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) and former president of the Association of Movie Producers (AMP). She died on January 9 after a brief illness. She was 52 years old. She was a recipient of the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) award.

• Murphy Afolabi:

He was a Nollywood actor, producer and director who died on May 14 at the age of 49. He reportedly slumped in his bathroom and was buried the next day in his uncompleted house in Ikorodu, Lagos state. He had been sick for a while before his death. He featured in movies like Omo Ghetto, Omo Ekun, Omo Mushin, and Omo Alhaja.

• Chris Mba:

He was a veteran pop musician who died on May 3 at the age of 60. He had been battling with heart-related disease for some time and died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). He was famous for his hit songs like Baby Don’t Cry, Funky Situation, We Need Each Other, and Love Everlasting.

• Chikezie Uwazie:

a beloved Nollywood actor known for his memorable performances, tragically passed away in a faraway land—America. Uwazie’s demise sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry, leaving fans and fellow actors grieving the loss of a talented individual. The specifics surrounding his death have not been revealed, adding to the mystery and sorrow surrounding his untimely departure.

• Chikezie Uwaizoe;

It was with great sadness that actress Obey Etok Chima took to her Facebook page on a somber Sunday to share the heartbreaking news of Chikezie Uwazie’s passing. According to Chima’s heartfelt post, Uwazie succumbed to his battle after undergoing a second brain surgery in the United States. The news of the actor’s passing spread rapidly, prompting an outpouring of condolences and tributes from friends, colleagues, and fans alike. Uwazie’s untimely demise serves as a stark reminder of the fragility of life and the profound impact he had on the Nigerian film industry, leaving behind a void that will be difficult to fill.

• Mukaila Adedigba

Nollywood was thrown into mourning on the morning of Saturday, May 13, 2023, after the announcement of the demise of veteran Yoruba actor, Mukaila Adedigba, aka Sikiru Adeshina.

Famous Nollywood actor and movie director, Kunle Iyiola Afod, who announced his death via his Instagram page, said the legendary thespian died in the early hours of the day.


As we bid farewell to these talented Nigerian celebrities, it is important to celebrate the legacies they have left behind. Their contributions to the entertainment industry have touched the lives of millions, inspiring and entertaining generations to come. While their physical presence may be gone, their memories and achievements will forever be etched in our hearts. Let us remember these extraordinary individuals for their remarkable talent, unwavering passion, and the joy they brought into our lives. May they rest in eternal peace.

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