Actor Ugezu Ugezu Speaks on Recent Deaths in Nollywood Industry


In the wake of several notable deaths in the Nigerian movie industry, veteran actor and filmmaker Ugezu Ugezu has spoken out, disputing claims that Nollywood is under siege.

Reacting to the recent passing of actors including Mr Ibu, Amaechi Muonagor, Sisi Quadri, Adejumoke Aderounmu, and Junior Pope, Ugezu took to Instagram to address the issue.

Contrary to popular belief, Ugezu argued that the deaths are not unique to Nollywood, pointing out that individuals in various professions pass away regularly.

He emphasized that what sets apart the entertainment industry is the public nature of these deaths, often leading to widespread attention.

Highlighting the broader issue of healthcare system failures in the country, Ugezu called for a shift away from attributing such deaths solely to spiritual causes.

Instead, he urged a deeper examination of systemic challenges plaguing the health sector.

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Ugezu wrote, “If only you knew how many bankers who kpai every week…if only you knew how many police officers who kpai every month…if only you knew how many pastors/priests who kpai every month…if only we have a clear data on citizens that kpai monthly, we may settle down and understand the systematic destruction of the health sector.

“Entertainers are domiciled publicly and theirs go viral always. Time has come to expunge spiritualism from clear system failure. It is not just a Nollywood disaster like many allude.

“It is a general system disaster.”

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