Monday, January 19, 2015

Dispair ~So Nollywood Super Star "Muna Obiekwe" is dead

The passing of a Nollywood actor Muna Obiekwe came as great shock both for Nigerians and the actor’s colleagues.

It would be recalled that the sad news broke out yesterday. It was however surrounded by controversy as some insisted that the information was fake.

The misunderstanding was connected with the tweet allegedly posted by the actor himself on a Twitter handle, @MunaObiekwe, that he was still hail and hearty. Soon the indications emerged that the mentioned Twitter account was fake.

Obiekwe’s colleagues took to social media to express their sorrow over his death.

Some unconfirmed reports say that his death was connected with his financial state.
“He could not go for his regular dialysis for the past two weeks because he was broke but rejected seeking public assistance due to shame.”

Famous Yoruba movie producer and actress, Dayo Amusa, criticized her colleagues over not helping Muna when he really needed it.

 January 19, she shared his photo having added the following caption full of despair and anger:
I truly hate to be a harbinger of bad news but I want to confirm that MUNA OBIEKWE IS DEAD! And am so angry! Yes not just because we lost another great talent but because in this industry we are not our brothers keeper. Yes,Muna mighty have wanted or lived a private life but people knew he was sick,people knew his health condition and yet what did they do,some tried but if they had cried out to the world MUNA might have gotten help. We are just colleagues NO REAL FRIENDS! Rest In Peace MUNA”

Today we are paying tribute to Muna Obiekwe and recalling some of the episodes of his career which got Nigeria talking.

The actor has featured in dozens of movies including Men in Love, Songs of Sorrows, Wasted Effort, My Best Friend, etc.

In the drama Men in Love dating back to 2010 he played a gay man. The film was harshly criticized as many alleged that it was popularizing the ideas of homosexuality in Nigeria.

In Fumble the actor played a role for which he was wearing a female pant in one of the scenes.
We express condolences to the family members, friends and colleagues of Muna Obiekwe. Rest in peace.