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Entertainment of Wednesday, 14 April 2021


6 young Nigerian celebrities whose death we can't forget

Tosyn Bucknor (L) Dagrin (M) and Goldie (R) all died at the prime of their careers play videoTosyn Bucknor (L) Dagrin (M) and Goldie (R) all died at the prime of their careers

Life, they say begins at 40. These beloved Nigerian celebrities shown below sadly didn’t get to reach that age.

They are living proof that dying young is truly tragic and heartbreaking.

We as Nigerians do appreciate the memories they left behind. They lived their dreams and left a mark and for that they will always hold special places in our hearts.

They will never be forgotten.

This is a list of Nigerian celebrities who died young.

As you read this, please say a prayer for their families. May their souls rest in perfect peace.


Beloved Nollywood actor Muna Obiekwe was a household name in Nigeria until he died on Sunday, January 18, 2015, after a long battle with kidney disease.

He was only 36 years old.

He was married to Gift Obiekwe and the marriage was blessed with two beautiful kids. Muna kept his marriage, personal life away from the public and avoided press and media attention.

It is not easy for widows in Africa especially to survive but to the grace of God, the late actor’s wife has been pushing through with the kids.


Promising rapper, Olaitan Olanipekun better known as Dagrin, from Ogun state, left Nigerians devastated when he died on April 22, 2010, 8 days after he was involved in a ghastly car accident in front of Alakara Police Station, off Agege motor road, Mushin, Lagos.

He was only 25 years old. The accident had happened April 14th, 2010.

Dagrin was a rap star. His sophomore album ‘was the hottest thing on the streets late 2009 and 2010. He was widely regarded as the new rap messiah. His brand of reality rap – a hustler’s dream, ambition and nightmares resonated with millions of young Nigerians who were going through the same struggle. Dagrin was their mouthpiece.

Dagrin left behind a blossoming career and heartbroken parents, fans. A biopic titled Ghetto Dreamz has since been produced to celebrate the Ogun state born rapper.

Dagrin’s ill-fated car, Nissan Maxima was a 2008 model and carried the number plate, DAGRIN 03.

His Twitter ID was @Dagrinfimile, Facebook was Dagrin fimilejo. He had 4,930 friends on Facebook.

The last time he logged on to Twitter was on Thursday April 8, 2010.

He got the nickname Barack O’Grin from the remix song he did with General Pype titled ‘Champion’.


Beloved top gospel singer, Kefee Obareki died of lung failure in a Los Angeles hospital on Thursday, June 12, 2014 after being in a coma for 15 days.

She was married to popular OAP, Esosa Don Momoh at the time of her death after her 3 years marriage to first husband Alec Godwin ended in 2008.

She married radio host Teddy Esosa Don-Momoh on 3 March 2013 in Sapele, Delta state.

Kefee died at the age of 34. She was buried amid tears on Friday July 11, 2014 in her hometown Okpara Inland, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria.


Nigerian singer and Big Brother Africa star Susan Oluwabimpe “Goldie” Filani Harvey had a budding career and had established herself as one of the buzzing female musicians in Nigeria before she suddenly died on 14 February 2013.

She was only 31 years old.

Goldie died after returning home to Nigeria from the 2013 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, USA. She had complained of a headache and was rushed to hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

According to an autopsy conducted by the Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Goldie died of ‘hypertensive heart disease,’ which triggered an “intracerebellar hemorrhage.”

Goldie was buried at the Vaults and Gardens, Ikoyi, Lagos on the 25th of February, 2013.

Goldie was married to Andrew Harvey, an engineer based in Malaysia, in 2005, though this fact was not widely known before she died.


MC Loph’s career was on the rise, his song was already becoming a fan favorite across the country when his dream of getting to his peak was killed by his death.

MC Loph died in an auto accident on Benin-Ore expressway on September 14, 2011. He was only 33 years old.

Nwaozo Obiajulu aka MC Loph died together with his sister Chinwe in the car accident while en route to his home town on September 14 for his traditional wedding.

They were buried at their family compound, Ugwuaro, Anambra State. Loph’s only sister, Chinwe, was buried on Wednesday while the singer’s remains was laid to rest on Friday October 28, 2011.

Mother of the late Osondi Owendi crooner, Mc Loph, Mrs. Obiajulu who was left heartbroken with the death of her two children later died in 2013.


Nigerian media personality Oluwatosin Tosyn Bucknor died November 19, 2018 due to complications from sickle cell.

Tosyn was found dead by her husband, Aurelien Boyer, when he arrived home from work on 19 November 2018.

Tosyn was born with sickle cell anaemia. She was a Nigerian media personality, actress and social media content creator. She died at 37 years old.