Thursday, April 18, 2024

Nollywood Actor Amaechi Muonagor passes on at 62

Nigerian actor Amaechi Muonagor is dead, the veteran actor died on Sunday at the age of 62.

His colleague, Kingsley Orji, broke the news via social media on Sunday evening.

Kingsley drew the public’s attention to Amaechi’s plight earlier in the month when he shared a video of the late actor on his social media handle, saying the illness affected his speech.

At the same time, Tony ‘Oneweek’ Muonagor, a singer and cousin of the late actor, posted a burning candle on his social media page, symbolizing mourning for someone’s death.

In November 2023, Amaechi Muonagor suffered a stroke, before he was diagnosed with kidney disease, diabetes, and stroke in December 2023.

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On the 19th of March 2024, that the late actor sought financial assistance from Nigerians and philanthropists for a kidney transplant in India but passed on before the assistance could be made. After the Actors Guild of Nigeria sought financial support for the actor.

AGN’s National President, Emeka Rollas, on his social media page, noted that AGN approved some money to be sent to him from the guild’s trust fund.

Amaechi Muonagor started off his career as a journalist with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in 1989 before debuting in Nollywood in the early 90s classic, Taboo (part 1).

He hails from Obosi in Anambra State and is famous for his roles in movies like Taboo (1), Aki and Pawpaw, Karishika, Aki na Ukwa, Igodo, and others.

He was nominated for the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards for Best Actor.

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