Veteran Nollywood Actor, Amaechi Muonagor, Dies @ 62


Veteran Nollywood actor, producer, and comedian, Amaechi Muonagor, has died at the age of 62 following a prolonged illness

A social commentator, Morris Monye, announced Muonagor’s passage via his X handle, on Sunday with reports indicating that he was suffering from kidney failure and was on dialysis.

The sudden news of his demise comes just days after a video went viral on social media where he solicited funds to help him have a Kidney transplant and Monye wrote; “Deeply heartbroken by the news of Amaechi Muonagor’s passing.

“He was a talented Nollywood actor whose presence on our screens was truly masterful. We watched with concern as he battled health issues, offering whatever support we could to help him seek treatment in India. This tragic loss highlights the need for better healthcare in our country.”

Born August 20, 1962, in Obosi, a village in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Amaechi attended St. Mary’s Primary School, Obosi, Oraifite Grammar School before proceeding to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) where he studied economics and graduated in 1987.

In 1989, after his youth service, Muonagor started working for the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). A few years later, he left his job for an acting role in his first movie titled “Akunatakasi in Taboo 1”, a Nigerian movie. After joining the Nigerian movie industry Nollywood in 1998, he starred in many movies including Taboo 1 (1989), Aki and Pawpaw, Karishika (1998), Aki na Ukwa (2002), and Igodo (1999).

In 2016, he was nominated for AMVCA 2017 Best Actor in a Comedy while in 2017, he was also nominated for the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards for Best Actor.

In 2016, numerous publications went viral on websites claiming that Amaechi was very ill and suffering from diabetes. Since then, he did not feature in any movie with strong rumours of quitting the movie industry.

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