Actress Ifemeludike lampoons Nollywood's failure to acknowledge death of veteran actor Benjamin Okolo

Actress Ifemeludike lampoons Nollywood's failure to acknowledge death of veteran actor Benjamin Okolo

- Ifemeludike has called out colleagues in the Nigerian movie industry

- The actress faulted members of Nollywood over failure to acknowledge the death of actor Benjamin Nwani Okolo

- According to the young lady, she learnt the actor died a week ago and he was barely celebrated or remembered

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Nigerian actress Chioma Grace Ifemeludike has called out her colleagues in the movie industry for the disturbing trend of sidelining veteran actors and actresses in the movie industry.

The movie star was moved to speak after finding out about the death of veteran movie star, Benjamin Nwani Okolo, who reportedly passed away on February 21.

Actress Ifemeludike lampoons Nollywood's failure to acknowledge death of veteran actor Benjamin Okolo
Actress Ifemeludike reveals death of veteran actor Benjamin Okolo. Photo: @ifemeludike
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Ifemeludike wondered how some veteran movie stars die, and those in the industry barely acknowledge their death. She noted that a lot of movie stars shared the stage with these veterans yet they tend to forget them when they get sick or pass away.

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In her words:

"How old veterans die without acknowledgement or recognition from Nollywood is really shocking, like these men were part of us, we shared memories with these elders but once they get sick and die they're barely remembered or celebrated especially if they were not very popular... is this not hypocrisy???"

The actress called on colleagues in Nollywood to do better as she prayed for the deceased and his family members.

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Condolence messages also poured in for the actor from fans. Read their comments below:

petite.jennie said:

"May his gentle soul, rest in the bosom of the Lord Amen."

officialemmalabista said:

"The Nollywood industry operates blindly and drives without direction.. we can evidently see it all in these happenings.. RIP Elder."

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anyikwadavid said:

"Rest in peace sir! it doesn't change that you are a legend and you will be remembered."

official_songiyke said:

"Love is far away from the Nollywood industry, self-centred people with the heart of interlocking stone, RIP elder."

preciouschidinmaofficial said:

"Chy so this papa is dead...oh rip Chy my childhood was awesome with them their movies and riddles."

In a related story, previously reported the death of veteran movie star Jim Lawson Maduike's.

According to reports that surfaced in the online community, the Nollywood veteran passed away on January 9, 2020.

Maduike who was also a radio broadcaster and writer joined the movie industry in 2004.


Adeyinka Odutuyo is an entertainment/lifestyle journalist at with over three years of working experience in the media industry.

He has a degree in Linguistics and Communication Studies from Osun State University, Osogbo. When he is not writing about celebrities, you will find him blogging about local Nigerian recipes on Instagram (@playfoodbyyinka)

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