In light of the recent tragic deaths that have struck the Nigerian entertainment industry, acclaimed Nollywood actor Odunlade Adekola has expressed his heartfelt plea to God to intervene and put an end to the spate of untimely deaths that have plagued the industry.
Recently, the Nigerian media space was awash with news of the deaths of some popular movie stars who passed away in the space of a few days.
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.
Nigerians were still mourning Adedigba when news broke that veteran Nollywood actor, Obinna Nwafor, popularly known as Saint Obi has passed away at the age of 57 after a protracted illness.
The Black Saturday gave way but only for a Black Sunday as Nigerians were once again confronted with the news of the demise of another actor. Death was announced of popular Yoruba actor, Murphy Afolabi.
Odunlade Adekola, known for his exceptional acting skills and charismatic personality, took to social media to share his deep concern over the loss of talented individuals within the industry. In a heartfelt post, he expressed his grief and called on God to intervene and bring an end to the sorrow that has befallen the Nollywood community.
He wrote, “Unquestionable you are the LORD. I PRAY GOD WILL CLOSE THE DOOR OF UNTIMELY DEATH IN OUR INDUSTRY AND IN THE HOUSE OF EVERY ONE OF US. IN JESUS NAME.”
The actor’s message resonated with fans, colleagues, and industry insiders who have also been mourning the loss of beloved actors and actresses in recent times.
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