See how nollywood mourns loss of 2 actresses within 24 hours(details)

Nollywood mourns loss of 2 actresses within 24 hours

LAGOS — The Nigerian movie industry was thrown into yet another mourning as the industry lost two of its vibrant actresses, Ada Ameh and Oluwasolamipe Onayiga, to the pangs of death within 24 hours.

While Ada Ameh died on Sunday about 11 p.m. in Warri, Delta State, Onayiga died yesterday morning at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.  Despite coming from two very different cultures and acting schools, both ladies left behind a rich trove of film work and millions of mourning fans and colleagues.

Mr Emeka Rollas, National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, confirmed Ada Ameh’s death Wednesday, calling it “an tragic tragedy.” The actress died on Sunday at a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) facility in Warri, Delta State, according to him. In addition, Mr Emma Onyemeziem, Chairman of the Delta State chapter of AGN, confirmed the sad news to Vanguard yesterday, saying the news of Ada Ameh’s death came as a startling shock to them.

“I was horrified to learn of her death. I was not sufficiently briefed on the circumstances surrounding her death. “However, I learned on Sunday night that she died at a hospital in Warri, Delta State,” Onyemeziem added.  According to reports, the actress, who lost her daughter, Aladi Godgift, to death in 2020 following a failed operation in Abuja, fell at 11 p.m. before being transported to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Ameh’s final Instagram post on that dark Sunday said, “Happy new week fans. This vacation for my friend’s elder sister is pure pleasure!!!  “Many thanks to my wonderful sister Phil.” I had a great time!! God bless you, my darling. In the name of Jesus Christ, may your dreams come true.”
She had no idea that she would not survive to see the next day.
Perhaps Ameh’s death has put an end to all the problems that have plagued her life recently.  After her own daughter died, the actress stated that her life had changed.  Ameh talked up about a problem that was jeopardizing her life and mental health last month.

The actress, well known for her part in the famous comedy “The Johnsons,” screamed out in a brief video posted on her Instagram page that the condition is slowly claiming her life, but she believes she will not die and will overcome it.

She also revealed that she was sued over her inability to deliver on a job. The actress said in the viral video: “Everything is going to be fine, I have an issue right now and it’s taking my life. I no go die, we will get over it. “I was given a job, I didn’t do the job because I had mental issues. Will people understand? They are slamming me with a bill, suing me. It’s okay.”

According to Ameh, the company suied her for a staggering amount, which she seemed unable to afford. However, when our reporter contacted her on the telephone, the Benue State-born actress said: “Everything was going to be all right.”

Ireti’s death
Like Ada Ameh, Oluwasolamipe Onayiga, who was best known for her role as Ireti in the iconic TV series, Fuji House of Commotion, also died yesterday morning.  She died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, where she had been taken for an unspecified disease.

Dr. Shaibu Husseini, a film critic, announced her death on his Facebook page: “I have just been informed that the outstanding stage and screen actress and Fellow of Theatre Arts, Auntie Sola Awojobi Onayiga ‘has’ died on.”

“Auntie Sola, widely remembered for her role as Ireti a.k.a Catering Practical in the defunct television sitcom ‘Fuji House of Commotion Delightfully,’ died this morning.” Ma, have a safe journey! “Have a safe journey!”

After completing her secondary school, she worked for the Federal Capital Development Authority, or FCDA. She spent two years at the National Institute of Internal Auditors before leaving to pursue Theatre Arts at the University of Ife, OAU.
She began as an amateur actress. Her first professional role was in Fred Agbeyegbe’s The King Must Dance Naked.

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