Veteran Nollywood actor Amaechi Muonagor dies aged 50

Amaechi Muonagor dies

Veteran Nigerian actor, Amaechi Muonagor has reportedly passed away at age 62.

Amaechi, known for his famous comic roles died after a protracted battle with kidney disease, diabetes, and stroke.

The stroke had resulted in the partial paralysis of his left leg, necessitating ongoing dialysis and physiotherapy treatments.

 Amaechi Muonagor
Veteran Nollywood actor, Amaechi Muonagor, dies at 62

Muonagor’s passing occurred shortly after he reached out for financial support on social media, seeking funds for a kidney transplant.

His health struggles, along with the recent passing of fellow actor Mr Ibu, cast a spotlight on the significant healthcare challenges faced by actors in the Nigerian film industry.

Many Nollywood actors, who typically receive payment on a per-film basis, lack comprehensive health insurance coverage.

While the Actors Guild of Nigeria has secured an insurance company to offer coverage for the industry, not all actors have availed themselves of this protection.

Throughout his illustrious career, Muonagor graced the silver screen in numerous films, notably in “Aki and Paw Paw,” where he played the father of two stubborn teenagers, a role that remains etched in the memories of many fans.

Despite facing stiff competition from international movie industries, Nollywood retains its influential status, continuing to captivate audiences in Nigeria and across the African continent.

The tragic news of Muonagor’s death was reported on the evening of Sunday, March 24, 2024.

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