Breaking News From Nollywood: Popular Nigerian Actor Muna Obiekwe is dead
Popular Nigerian actor Muna Obiekwe has died. Nollywood and fans of the controversial actor are seriously mourning his sudden death. According to reports, Obiekwe passed away today, January 8, about 4:15 p.m. in a hospital in Festac town after struggling with kidney disease.
Unconfirmed sources said Muna who was in some financial difficulties was asked by his friends to go public - about his health condition in order - to raise some funds for his treatment, but he refused. Instead, he planned to a stage play. Sadly he died earlier than he had thought -before he could even work on the project.
Though, there has been confusion about the authenticity news of his death, after some twitter handle @MunaObiekwe allegedly denied his death.
“WTF! How can someone joke with an issue of death, pls o everyone I’m alive and well by His grace..Don’t know where they got it from,” he wrote.
People should mind what they post as stories, sound the alarm and tell others that I, Muna Obiekwe is alive and well.”
The actor's family members and fellow Nollywood colleagues have taken to their twitter accounts to confirm the news of Muna's death.
Death is not something to toy with…His first cousin Called me and told me n I confirmed from those who … http://t.co/gqqkZgMbaV
— Mike Ezuruonye (@realmikeezu) January 18, 2015
Actress Yvonne Jegede wrote, "Some times i wish we don't take some things for granted. Been calling and his phone is switched off. I wish i could have a short chat with you now. I wish i could just see you one more time. My friend, my colleague, my boss, my senior, my GUYYYYYY... Tears won't stop, my heart beating faster, Bless the day i met you, bless your soul, bless your family you left behind. #nollywoodactor #nollywoodhulk #nollywoodlover #nollywoodworker #sabiguyREST IN PEACE MUNA OBIEKWE #WeLoveMunaObiekwe"
Oh Muna! That voice is still in my head. I loved his voice. May his soul rest in peace. Very sad.