- The Nigerian film industry has experienced yet another loss of one of its movie veterans
- It has been gathered that veteran actor, Jimmy Johnson, popularly known as Okoro in Village Headmaster, has passed on
- The actor reportedly died at the age of 80
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The year 2020 has come with a lot of ups and downs. The entertainment industry in particular has experienced the loss of a number of great talents.
The Nigerian film industry recently suffered a great loss after it was gathered that one of its movie veterans has passed on.
According to reports reaching Legit.ng, veteran actor, Jimmy Johnson has died.
Johnson was popularly known for his role as Okoro in Village Headmaster, a well-known TV series on NTA in the 80s. He is said to have been 80 years old at the time of his death.
Johnson reportedly passed on in the early hours of July 8, 2020, at Garki Hospital in Abuja after a brief illness.
May his soul rest in peace.
In other news, Legit.ng recently reported on the death of legendary guitarist, Berkley Jones Ike.
The sad news was shared on the popular social networking platform, Facebook, by one Charlimo Imoloame. It was revealed that the guitarist passed on in Asaba just a little under a month before his 72nd birthday.
Excerpts from Charlimo Imoloame's post reads: “Legendary guitarist, Berkeley Jones Ike has died in Asaba, a little under a month away from his 72nd birthday. At the end of the Nigerian civil war in 1970, he signed on as lead guitarist in the upstart rock n’ soul band The Funkees. He later joined the rock group Clusters Nigeria’s first afro-rock power trio BLO–Berkley, Laolu (Akins), (Mike) Odumosu. While BLO would reign as one of Nigeria’s most respected and influential rock groups throughout the seventies.
"He worked as a prolific session guitarist, often employed by super-producer Odion Iruoje to inject additional layers of sizzle, sophistication and all-around excitement to records by Ofege, Sonny Okosuns, Kris Okotie, “Blackman” Akeeb Kareem and many others."
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