Wednesday, 20 February 2013

An Exit Of A Movie Icon...Justus Esiri


Today, another sad news break the daylight as Nollywood's Veteran actor, Justus Esiri was announced dead. Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) and famous for his role as the Village Headmaster in popular 80's sitcom, passed on last night. No details on the cause of death has been revealed yet.

Declared one of the strong men of the African film industry, Justus Esiri has indeed earned his fame. He attended Urohobo College and later went to Germany to study engineering where he developed an interest for theater. Thus he began his acting career on stage in Germany. He was the only Nigerian male performing on stage in the years 1968/69. He also worked for voice of Nigeria VON, German Service as a translator. He was performing on stage in Germany when a delegation from Nigeria invited him to perform in Nigeria in a Government sponsored program, when he went to Nigeria, his homeland, he never went back to Europe.

The Nollywood Legend has featured in several Nollywood movies and one of his last performance on set was "The Assassin's Practice" which was released recently. He is the father of Mavin artist, Dr Sid. May his soul rest in peace and may God be with his family to bear the loss...Amen.

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