Veteran Nigerian actor Zulu Adigwe is dead

Nollywood veteran actor, Zulu Adigwe, has passed away

One of Nigerian’s old-timer actors, Mr. Zulu Adigwe, has joined the heavens.

Actors Guild Nigeria’s (AGN) National Secretary Abubakar Yakubu confirmed the death of Adigwe in an interview with Premium Times on Wednesday, April 24.

However, the details about his death and burial is yet to be confirmed by the Guild.

Zulu Adigwe, a first-class graduate in Theatre Arts at the University of Ibadan, became a household name in 1987 after playing Mr B for seven years in the sitcom Basi and Company.

He also acted in movies like Isakaba, Unforgettable, Blood Diamond, The Powerful Baby, The Grandmaster, My Promise, City of Kings, Divided Heart, and many more.

In 2019, the actor starred in the blockbuster film Living in Bondage: Breaking Free.

The multifaceted legend was mainly seen as a chief, traditional ruler, father, or elder.

The Nigerian movie industry has lost nearly a dozen actors since the start of the year, including the most recent, which is Junior Pope, who died in a boat mishap en route to a movie set.

Zulu Adigwe (L) and Pete Edochie on the set of Forbidden Land in 2015

Other actors the industry has lost include Adejumoke Aderounmu, Mr. Ibu, Sisi Quadri, Olofa Ina, Amaechi Muonagor, Saratu Gidado, and Ethel Ekpe.

Due to recent deaths in the industry, the AGN president, Emeka Rollas, announced that the famous Nigerian televangelist Jerry Eze will lead a four-day fasting and praying session against deaths in Nollywood.