It’s no more news that a good number of movie veterans who graced our screen in the 80’s and 90’s are missing in action. These stars made our childhood journey fun and interesting with their movies and series, today, a good number of them are battling with life threatening […]
It’s no more news that a good number of movie veterans who graced our screen in the 80’s and 90’s are missing in action.
These stars made our childhood journey fun and interesting with their movies and series, today, a good number of them are battling with life threatening ailements, some of others can not feature in movies anymore due to their ages, and are neglected on the industry to fed for themselves.
They have indeed paid their dues as far as the entertainment industry is concerned. Despite all these, some are still living from hands to mouth, and nobody cares.
Lets not forget, that some have been extremely lucky and despite their age, they are still very active in the industry. Still giving us back-to-back.
City People’s BIODUN ALAO brings you 40 veterans, and what some of them are currently working on.
She has been down with multiple strokes since 2006. At a point, her case was brought to the general public when she needed 9 million for treatment. She has been battling with this and this made her scarce from the industry.
Charles Olumo a.k.a. Agbako is one of the oldest veterans in the movie industry, and many will always remember his acting prowess.
For sometimes now, he has been down with a strange ailment that rendered him incapacitated. He even cried out last year October for help, according to him, he is sick and broke.
Olu Jacobs is one of the most respected and highly celebrated veterans in the industry. He is no doubt, one of the best, the industry has been blessed with.
Rumours of his death has been headlines severally and his pretty wife has debunked it and even threatened to take legal actions against those spreading it.
His wife Joke Silver has opened up on his sickness and according to her, he is dealing with issue and it has been going on for a couple of years and it is known as “Damentia” with lewry bodies.
Veterans actress, Sidikat Odukanwi popularly known as Iyabo Oko who woke up after being declared dead. She was diagnosed with Ischaemic stroke, which she has suffered for so many years.
Micheal Duru is a veteran actor cum director who is known for acting tough roles in 2000s, he retired from Nollywood due to ailment.
Eventually founder of Christ Mercy land church Prophet Jeremiah Futeyon gifted him 5 million to take care of his ailment and has since been scarce from the industry.
Also Emeka Ani is among the ailing veteran actors in the industry and the founder of Christ Mercyland Prophet Fufeyin also gifted him 7 million to take care of his health challenges.
Star actor clean Ohameze is among the veteran actors battling with health issues for over two years without help coming from anywhere. He eventually had surgery after Prophet Fufeyin paid his bills and extra money towards recovery, a total of 9.5 million.
Taiwo Ajayi Lycett is a veteran actress and journalist, director, presenter, producer amongst so many others.
She is known to be a feminist and renowned independent woman.
She remains one of the oldest ladies in the movie industry but remain ageless. She is still very active and still featuring in movies and series back-to-back.
Lere Paimon is a highly respected veteran actor, director and producer. He is one of the old guard of the Yoruba movie industry. Though, he doesn’t feature in movies back-to-back as it was few years back but still highly respected and consulted for issues concerning the industry.
Lanre Hassan, popularly known as Iya Awero is one of the pioneers of the Yoruba movie industry.
She started her career with the Ojo Ladipo Theatre Group and still active in the industry.
Peter Fatomilola is a Nigerian dramatist, actor, poet and writer. He is known to play the role of traditional with a fluent recitation of Ifa panegyrics, he often features only on mostly historical or epic movies.
Kola Oyewo is a veteran actor, dramatic and scholar. After his retirement from Obafemi Awolowo University, he later joined the services of Redeemer’s University when he is currently the head of department of dramaturgy and currently performing at Elizade University, Ondo State as a humanistic discipline lecturer.
Alhaji Kareem Adepoju a.k.a. Baba Wande is a veteran actor, writer and producer. Though rarely feature in movies lately.
Peter Edochie is one of the most respected movie veterans from the Eastern part of the country. He still feature in movies and still very active in the industry.
Diewait Ikpechukwu is another highly respected veterans from the Eastern part of the country, who features in movies back-to-back in the industry due to age.
Adenike Adegboye a.k.a Iya Ibeji is one of the veterans that dominated our screen in the 90’s. At a point, she was seriously sick and beg for financial assistance on Instagram. She was able to get help and a Pastor also built a house for her.
Margaret Bandele Olayinka a.k.a. Iya Gbonke is a veteran actress who is predominantly known for her scary facial expression in movies and also acting the role of a witch in movies. She is still very active in the industry and also on social media.
Remy Ohajianya is among the veteran actors who is currently battling ailment. Just last month he cried out, that he is terribly sick and needs assistance of good samaritans. He begged for 10 million to battle severe ailment.
Chief Adedeji Aderemi a.k.a. Chief Olofa Ina is a renowned in the contemporary Yoruba theatre. Having spent decades in the industry, he is still active in the industry.
Yemi Ayebo a.k.a. Yemi My Lover is one of the veterans bless with good and smart look, despite his age, he still active in the industry.
Veteran actress, Barbara Soky and former singer who rose to fame in TV soap “Mirror In The Sun”. She dominated the screen in the 90’s. This beautiful actress is no more active in the industry, as it was few years back, despite all her effort to make a big come back.
Adewale Elesho is a veteran actor cum comedian, who has been active in the industry from the 90’s. This highly talented man, now feature in lots of skit on social media to keep up with his career and fame.
Fausat Balogun a.k.a. Madam Saje has spent over 3 decades in the industry, and not slowing down with her career, very active.
Rafiu Balogun is one of the highly respected veterans in the Yoruba movie industry, and still active till date, he is always seen in the company of Yinka Quadri and he is among the elders that makes decision that concerns Odunfa caucus.
Patience Ozorkwor a.k.a. Mama G is one movie icon, many love dearly in and outside the industry. Though, she is concentrating more on the gospel of Christ, but she still features in movies.
Lizzy Benson is one of the finest female veterans in the industry. Her ageless look is second to none. She is more into Evangelism.
Ever since, she got married to a Pastor, as she is an Evangelist on her own.
Joke Silver is another veteran many love to a fault. Mama J has remain a mother figure to many in the industry, and she is still very active in the industry.
Tony Akposheri is one of the veterans in the industry, who features more on series and feature films. He is still very active in the industry.
Amaech Munagor is among the famous veteran actor, director, and producer from the Eastern part of the country. He features more in movies produced in the Eastern part of the country and still very active.
Chiwetalu Agu is a veteran actor popular for acting wicked roles in movies and still feature in movies.
Nkem Owoh is one of the best comic actors in the movie industry who has been awarded globally for his exceptionally acting skills.
He doesn’t feature in movies as it was few years back, giving space for the young ones to shine.
John Okafor a.k.a. Mr. Ibu is a multi-talented veteran actor cum comedian. He might not be featuring in movies back-to-back anymore, but he is still very active, as he features in lots of skits on social media and musical videos.
Charles Okafor dominated our screen in the 90’s featuring in home videos back-to-back, but he is currently a Pastor, preaching the gospel of Christ. He is an ordained Pastor.
SOURCE: City People