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Nigerian celebrities who died in 2019 – Premium Times

Many of this year’s celebrity deaths were quite unexpected, like that of ‘Do Good’ actor’, LinChung Duke Oliver, who died in a car crash on his way to Lagos in April.

As 2019 draws to a close, we remember the Nigerian entertainers we lost.

Popular Lagos-based disc jockey

A popular Lagos-based disc jockey, DJ XGee, committed suicide on January 1 shortly after he wrote a disturbing note on Instagram.

The cryptic post got his followers worried. The circumstances surrounding his death remain unknown just as unconfirmed reports claim he ingested insecticide following marital problems.

The deceased who wedded in 2013 became popular while understudying famous DJ Jimmy Jatt.

Yoruba Actor, Gbenga ‘Burger’ Akintunde

A popular Yoruba movie actor, Gbenga Akintunde aka Burger, died in January after reportedly complaining of malaria.

The death, which was a rude shock, was announced by his colleague, Kunle Afod, on his Instagram handle.

died on January 22.

The 38-year-old actor died after a brief illness.

died of a suspected heart attack on February 4, at her Ibadan residence. She was 58.

She was also the fourth wife of the late veteran Yoruba actor, Ishola Ogunsola, a.k.a. I Show Pepper. Her husband was one of the founding members of the Association of National Theater Arts Practitioners.

Yemi Fawaz

The pioneer of professional modeling in Nigeria died in the United States on February 20. She was diagnosed with enlarged heart, also known as congestive heart failure in 1999.

The 64-year-old was the first Nigerian supermodel. She left Nigeria in 1997 and returned in 2016.

She opened the first modeling school and professional modeling agency in Nigeria and in West Africa. Her modelling career suffered a bit when she became born again in 1991.

Fawaz is survived by her 33-year-old daughter.

Benson Akindeju

The popular ‘Face2fFace’ sitcom producer died of cancer in a London hospital on March, 4 at the age of 59.