The Nigerian Film industry has lost another of its own, Ernest Asuzu.
Asuzu died on Tuesday evening at the age of 37.
The news of his death was confirmed by the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, on Wednesday morning.
Asuzu began his acting career in the ’90s and rose to prominence after he starred in the 1997 Nollywood classic, ‘Rituals’. He featured in so many movies produced by Chico Ejiro and in some Yoruba movies such as OGIDAN.
He was the toast of Nollywood until his career nosedived after he came down with a stroke in 2015 which affected his speech. He was also bedridden for three years.
In his last interview published by this newspaper in December 2020, Asuzu said his problem was spiritual. He was also planning a return to Nollywood and music after an eight-year hiatus.
He launched a music album, a 7-track album titled, ‘The Truth’ in December 2020.
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