Veteran Nollywood actor, Justus Esiri dies at 70

Justus Esiri

The Nigerian entertainment industry has been hit by another tragedy. One of the most talented actors in our country, Justus Esiri has been reported dead. He was 7o. (See tribute for the late actor by Journalist, Ruonah Godwin Agbroko-Meyer on the left).

Tribute for Justice Esiri by Journalist Ruonah Godwin Agbroko-Meyer
Tribute for Justice Esiri by Journalist Ruonah Godwin Agbroko-Meyer

Mr. Esiri, father of pop star, Dr. Sid, died last night. Details of his death are still sketchy and we will provide updates as we get more information.

Regarded as one of the legendary players in Africa’s film industry, Mr. Esiri rose to prominence  following his role in the popular TV series, Village Headmaster.

According to a short biography published by IMDB website, “Mr Esiri attended Urhobo College and later went to Germany to study engineering where he developed an interest for theater. Thus he began his acting career on stage in Germany.

“He was the only Nigerian male performing on stage in the years 1968/69. He also worked for voice of Nigeria VON, German Service as a translator. He was performing on stage in Germany when a delegation from Nigeria invited him to perform in Nigeria in a Government sponsored program, when he went to Nigeria, his homeland, he never went back to Europe.

“His fame was launched widely for his role in the ever popular African TV series, the village headmaster where he played the “Headmaster”.














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  • renny

    May his soul rest in peace.

  • p town man

    RIP. Ɣõu̶̲̥̅̊ will be missed

  • Sukai

    He was a fine actor… May his soul rest in peace!

  • Iyke

    Life is an endless see-saw, may his soul rest in peace, Amen.

  • RIP… Every one’s death diminishes me… Never send to know for whom the bell tolls…

  • Mic

    May those of us that he left behind be comforted by the Almighty God, instead of acting there will singing in heaven

  • Anthonia okeke

    God what is going on another death in Nigeria movie industry. Mr Esiri is one of my favorite actor and he will be missed ..I really enjoyed all your movies thanks. May your soul rest in peace