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Nigeria Mourns the Loss of Nollywood Legend Amaechi Muonagor

Nigerian news. Nollywood star Amaechi Muonagor dead. Veteran Nollywood actor Amaechi Muonagor has died at 61, leaving behind a legacy of memorable performances and beloved characters. Morris Monye, a Nigerian social commentator and community leader, confirmed Muonagor’s death due to kidney issues, diabetes, and stroke on March 24.

“We are deeply saddened by Amaechi Muonagor’s passing. He was a talented actor whose presence on screen was truly impressive. We watched as he battled health problems, offering whatever support we could to help him seek treatment in India. This sad loss shows the need for better healthcare in our country,” said Monye.

Another Nollywood actor and director, Ugeze J. Ugeze, said Muonagor was discharged from the hospital recently while waiting to raise funds for further treatment abroad.
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“Muonagor was a dedicated actor, always ready to be directed on set. He gave his all. He was someone I directed several times. God knows the best,” said Ugeze.

Muonagor’s health had been declining since he suffered a stroke in 2023, which left his left leg partially paralyzed. Despite undergoing weekly dialysis and physiotherapy, Muonagor’s condition worsened in recent weeks, leading to his death.

His passing comes just days after he made a heartfelt plea for financial help on social media to fund a kidney transplant, highlighting the challenges he faced in his final days.

A prolific actor, Muonagor appeared in numerous Nigerian movies, earning praise for his roles in popular films such as “Aki and Paw Paw,” where he played the father of two mischievous young boys. He is survived by his wife, Hope Chikodi Muonagor, their children.

Muonagor’s death follows another tragic loss in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Just three weeks ago, actor John Okafor, also known as Mr Ibu, passed away at Evercare Hospital in Nigeria on March 4.
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Mr Ibu, known for his comedic talent, gained fame two decades ago for his role in the Nigerian comedy “Mr Ibu,” which earned him widespread acclaim and the enduring nickname “Mr Ibu.” Emeka Rollas, President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, confirmed Okafor’s death, citing a cardiac arrest as the cause.