Nigerian actor Amaechi Muonagor dies days after seeking financial assistance

Amaechi Mounagor battled diabetes for over 10 years – AGN

The recent passing of veteran Nollywood actor Amaechi Muonagor, at the age of 62, has sent shockwaves through the Nigerian entertainment industry.

The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Chairperson, Ene Brown, expressed his condolences and described Muonagor’s death as unfortunate.

According to Brown, Muonagor had been battling diabetes for over a decade and had been managing the condition. However, in the last six months, he had started appealing to the public for assistance with his health issues. Brown emphasized that both Muonagor and fellow actor John Okafor were not at fault for developing diabetes.

Brown also revealed that Muonagor had been suffering from various ailments for a long time, with his health deteriorating in 2024 when he was diagnosed with stroke, diabetes, and kidney failure. Despite the challenges he faced, Muonagor was remembered as energetic, friendly, and acrobatic by those who knew him.

Brown pointed out that the entertainment industry has seen a series of deaths recently, but emphasized that death is a natural part of life. He stated that the AGN is taking steps to ensure that its members prioritize their health by encouraging regular check-ups and providing access to a health insurance scheme.

Amaechi Muonagor, a native of Idemili in Anambra, was born on August 20, 1962. He was a talented actor and producer whose presence on the screen left a lasting impact. Muonagor was nominated for the AMVCA 2017 Best Actor in a Comedy in 2016, showcasing his remarkable talent in the industry.

In 1989, after working with the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) for a few years, Muonagor transitioned into acting and made his debut in the movie “Akunatakasi.”

Throughout his career, he became a memorable figure in Nollywood, leaving behind a legacy that will be cherished by fans and colleagues alike.