It all started well this year, Which has quite been eventful for Nigerians. The year is Gradually coming to an end and sadly, Many popular Nigerians couldn’t make it to 2017
Ranging from politicians to entertainers, Actors, prominent Nigerians, etc. their death came to us as a shock. and we will forever miss them
Popular Nigerians Who Died In 2016
1) Stephen Keshi
Stephen Okechukwu Keshi (23 January 1962 – 7 June 2016) was a Nigerian football defender and manager. He led Nigeria to win the 2013 “Africa Cup of Nations“. Keshi had a heart attack and died en route to hospital on 7 June 2016 in Benin City, aged 54.
2) OJB Jezreel
Babatunde Okungbowa, popularly known by his stage name OJB Jezreel or OJB, was a Nigerian singer-songwriter and record producer. He single handedly produced ‘Face 2 Face‘, 2face album that contained tracks like African Queen that took 2face to another level. He died at Isolo, Lagos on June 14, 2016 of kidney disease. (aged 49).
3) Genevive Nene
Genevive Nene hails from Ebonyi State, Before her death she was a Nollywood actress and screen vixen. The late actress has featured in alot of movies ,”Secret Mansion” and “Dorobucci Love” being examples. She died on May 3, 2016 in Lagos. It was gathered that the actress had not been enjoying good state of health for sometime but had continued working on movie sets till few days back.
4) Shuaibu Amodu
Shuaibu Amodu (April 1958 – 10 June 2016) was a Nigerian football coach. Before his death He was re-appointed Nigeria manager in October 2014, replacing Stephen Keshi. It was his fifth spell in charge of the country. Keshi returned to the role two weeks later but was fired in July 2015 and Amodu took over the Eagles again temporarily. He was replaced by Sunday Oliseh on a permanent basis later that month. Amodu died on 10 June 2016, three days after the death of Stephen Keshi.
5) No More Loss
Olumuyiwa Osinuga popularly known as Nomoreloss, Multi-talented singer and comedian. Nomoreloss was married to popular Rhythm FM OAP Phoenix (Adeola Osinuga) in 2008 and welcomed their daughter in January 2011. He served as a judge on MTN-sponsored West African Project Fame for two seasons between 2010 and 2012. he was diagnosed of Typhoid Fever and was hospitalized for a while but was soon discharged. He died Tuesday, March 21, 2016 after he was reportedly rushed to a hospital following a relapse.
6) Festus Aguebor
Festus Aguebor, is a Veteran Nollywood actor…Starring in thrilling movies like Family Contract starring Desmond Elliot, Chioma Akpotha, Steph-Nora Okere, Afolabi Bolasodun Makinde, Grace Evaly, amongst others.
He passed away in February, 2016 on the 23rd.
7) Bukkyi Ajayi
Bukky Ajayi was born and bred in Nigeria but completed her higher education in England, She was a Nigerian Actress, presenter and newscaster for NTA.
she made her film debut in the television series Village Headmaster during the ’70s before she went on to feature in Checkmate, a Nigeria television series that aired during the late 1980s to the early 1990s.
She passed on at the age of 82, Reports say that she has been battling with a heart related condition before she passed on at her Surulere residence.
8) Henrietta Kosoko
Henrietta Kosoko, Is a Top Nollywood actress, she was married to veteran actor and former president of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (ANTP) Jide Kosoko.
Born on May 30, 1964, Henrietta hails from Delta state.She Died on Monday, June 6, 2016 following a battle with diabetes, left behind four children.
9) James Ocholi
James Enojo Ocholi, SAN (26 November 1960 – 6 March 2016) was a Nigerian politician, Before His Death He was the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity from November 2015 to March 2016. A lawyer by profession, he was granted the title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2007. Ocholi, along with his wife and son died as the result of a car accident on 6 March 2016 (aged 55) on
Kaduna–Abuja highway, Nigeria.