Here are five prominent Nigerians who died in May:
1. Chris Mba
Veteran pop musician, Chris Mba, died on May 3, 2023. CONTINUE READING>>>>
His death was confirmed by the General Manager of Premier Music, Michael Odiong, who said the musician has been down for a while with heart-related disease.
He said he died on Wednesday around 6pm at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
Chris Mba was popular in the 80s with hit songs like: ‘Baby don’t cry’; ‘Funky situation’; ‘We need each other’; ‘Love everlasting’ among many others.
2. Mike Onyemachara
Former Super Eagles defender, Mike Onyemachara died on Thursday, May 4, 2023.
He was said to have died mysteriously at his apartment in the Ajegunle area of Lagos. Continue Reading>>>>
Onyemachara was also a member of the Nigeria U20-team at the 1989 Fifa U20 World Cup in Saudi Arabia where they won a silver medal.
He was reportedly healthy when his wife left for work and kids left for school only for them to return and see that the food served him on the table was not touched and he was dead.
3. Saint Obi
Actor Saint Obi reportedly died on May 7 at 57.
The Nation reports the actor breathed his last on Monday after battling an unstated protracted ailment.
Before his demise, Saint Obi reportedly relocated to Jos, the Plateau State capital to stay with his siblings for the treatment of the ailment that kept him in and out of the hospital for over two years.
Saint Obi came into the acting scene in 1996 after featuring in a commercial for Peugeot on NTA.
The Southwest Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Soji Adagunodo, died on May 9, 2023.
The Nation gathered that Adagunodo died in a hospital in the United States of America.
Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke expressed shock about the news of Adagunodo’s death, describing it as “a sore loss not only to the party, but also Osun State.”
Nollywood actor, producer, and director Murphy Afolabi died on Sunday, May 14, 2023.
He was 49.
Tunde Ola Yusuf announced his death on his Instagram page.
Yusuf prayed for the late Afolabi’s soul farewell.
“We lost a strong Filmmaker Murphy Afolabi….May God rest your soul bro.”
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