Nollywood has been thrown into mourning again as they lose one of their own, Chikezie Uwazie.
Actor Obey Etok announced in an Instagram post the death of his colleague, Chikezie Uwazie, who died in the US.
According to him, the actor died after a second brain surgery in the US.
He revealed that he got the devastating news from the IMSU (Imo State University) alumni platform.
Mourning him, Obey Etok recounted how Chikezie told him he was going to the US for greener pastures, only for him to meet his untimely death.
“I can’t imagine am posting this. Chikezie Uwazie gone. After a 2nd brain surgery. Gini na emezi. Am so shocked to get this news this evening. Just got this from our IMSU alumni platform. I thought you told me you were going to the States for greener pastures. You promised to come back some years back but I didn’t see you. Can’t believe you are gone but God knows best. Rest on Chyko”.
Over the weekend, Nollywood lost three of its own: Murphy Afolabi, Saint Obi, and Alafin Oro.
Murphy Afolabi is dead
It was reported on Sunday that the Yoruba movie industry was mourning the death of their colleague, Murphy Afolabi.
Tunde Ola Yusuf, an actor, announced the sad news on his Instagram page.
Praying for his soul to rest in peace, he bade the actor farewell.
“We lost a strong Filmmaker Murphy Afolabi…
May God rest your soul bro”.
We have learned that the actor slipped and hit his head on a hard surface.
His colleague, Seun Oloketuyi, disclosed the sad news on his Instagram page moments ago.
According to him, Murphy died after sustaining injuries from falling in the bathroom.
He promised to share further details.
Saint Obi is dead
On Saturday, actor, film producer, and director Obinna Nwafor, better known as Saint Obi, was announced dead.
The actor was said to have died on Sunday, May 7th, last week, in the home of one of his siblings in Jos, after a prolonged illness.
According to reports, the disagreement between his siblings is the reason why his death took almost a week to be made official.
Further details surrounding his death have been kept under wraps. The veteran was 57 years old and has three kids, whom he shares with his estranged wife, Linda Amobi.
Alafin Oro is dead
On that same day, it was reported that Yoruba actor Alafin Oro was dead.
His demise was announced in the early hours of Saturday morning by fellow actor Kunle Afod.
In a post on his Instagram page, Kunle Afod expressed his sadness at the loss of a great philosopher and icon with extensive knowledge of Yoruba culture.
“R.I.P Adedigba. We will surely miss you. We drank from your River of knowledge, we know how important you are, the sad news this morning broke my heart @alafinoro1 sun re ooo,” Afod wrote on Instagram.