This list was compiled in remembrance of our talented Nigerian celebs who died in their prime.
1. Mc Loph (Musician)
Obiajulu Kenneth Nwaozor, Eastern highlife rapper famed for his hit remake single of Osadebede’s song died in a tragic car crash on 14 September 2011 on the notorious Benin – Ore Expressway.
Nwaozor was travelling to his home town in Anambra State from Lagos to perform his traditional marriage rites. He was driving and his fiancé and her sister were his passengers. His fiancé was the only survivor.
MC Loph had begun to gain his recognition as an artiste in the country, especially in Eastern Nigeria.
2. Cassandra Gabriel (Actress)
In 2012, Cassandra Gabriel was taken away by death after a battle with illness believed to be cancer (breast) related.
Cassandra was popular in the TV comedy series, Face2Face where she played the character, Sisi Carol.
Cassandra hails from Okpuje in Igueben local government of Edo State.
3. Chindinma Mbalaso (Koko Mansion Star)
Chidinma Mbalaso of the Koko Mansion fame, the 2009 reality show died in Kaduna in 2011, aged 22.
The University of Abuja undergraduate was the 2nd runner up in the maiden edition of this show. She registered her presence at the show with her stunning and beautiful look.
Chidinma was involved in a motor accident while on her way back to Abuja, from Kaduna where she had gone to pick up her car, the very first she bought with her money.
She was driving back to Abuja when a motorcycle ran unto her path.
In trying to avoid the motorcycle she lost control. She sustained serious injuries from the accident and suffered internal bleeding.
She was in coma for hours, with friends and relations trying to get blood for her she died while the efforts were on.
4. CD John (Comedian and MC)
CD John died on March, 2011 after he suffered a serious injury in an auto crash in Lagos last night. Reliable sources said he was driving a Black Gulf 3 car which ran into a stationary vehicle on Lagos Island.
From the accident scene, he was rushed to St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos Island, where he died. He was on his way back from the â€œIndustry Niteâ€ dedicated to Questionmark Recordsâ€™ act Harrysong who is promoting his new album. He was the MC at the event held at the Tribeca, Adetokunbo Ademola, Victoria Island, when he crashed his car.
5. Charles Warren (Actor)
Charles Warren died in 2014 after he complained of chest pains. He was immediately rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead on arrival by doctors….
Charles Warren came into the movie industry in the late 90’s and played sub roles in movies including ‘State of Emergency’ and ‘Law 58’ before having his first major break in ‘Mark of D Beast’, which featured reggae artiste Majek Fashek in 2001….
6. Da Grin (The Peoples’ Rapper)
Sometime In 2010, Da Grin was rushed to the hospital after been involved in a fatal car crash; he was pronounced dead a week later. It was said that he ran into a stationary trailer and was placed on life support in the hospital but his health and condition relapsed. Da Grin left deep footprints in the Nigerian Music.
7. Goldie (Musician)
Barely few hours after Goldie returned from LA, where she had attended the Grammys in 2013, she slumped. She had complained of headache but nobody took it seriously. She was rushed to her official hospital, Reddington, Victoria Island, Lagos, where doctors pronounced her dead on arrival.
Susan Harvey (Popularly known as Goldie) born October 22, 1982 was a multi-talented Nigerian musician.
8. Kefee (Gospel Singer)
Kefee passed away on June 13, 2014 after being in a coma for weeks in an undisclosed American hospital.
She went into coma, after collapsing in a 14-hour flight while she was on her way to Chicago for an event.
9. Esther Kanu (Model)
24-year-old Esther Kanu died on the morning of Wednesday, January 7th 2015. Sources say she suddenly slumped and was immediately taken to the hospital, where she died..
Mr. Desmond Agboola, CEO of Queen of Aso Nigeria beauty pageant confirmed her death, saying:
“Esther didn’t show any sign of ill health so she cannot be said that she was ill.
“She was even with some friends a day before she died. She just woke up yesterday morning, slumped in her room and died,” he said.Nigerian model, Esther Kanu, once participated in the 2013 edition of Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria beauty pageant where she represented Abia State.
10. Muna Obiekwe (Actor)
Muna Obiekwe, passed away due to alleged kidney related disease. According to sources, the late actor’s predicament, which led to his untimely death was said to have gone on for long, but the actor thought he could manage it. He ignored the pains and continued working without paying much attention.
The late Muna was one of the three busiest actors, who featured in over 50 movies like Dirty Secret, Great Betrayal, BlackBerry Babes, Zara, Men in Love, amongst others.