June is fast becoming a season of death in Nigeria, the last three weeks has seen news of the demise of some prominent Nigerians, or their relatives.
About 4 prominent Nigerians celebs have died in the last three weeks.
More saddening to these deaths is the fact that most of those whose demise have made the news in the last three weeks were all relatively young people, between the ages of 35 and 60.
Below are 4 prominent Nigerians whose death have made the rounds in the last three weeks, we cannot live forever, but sometimes we can only wish that we die at a ripe old age.
This Nollywood actresse was married to veteran actor and former president of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (ANTP) Jide Kosoko.
The veteran actress was alleged to have died in the morning of Monday, June 6 after she had slumped at home and was rushed to the hospital where she was alleged confirmed dead.
According to PorscheClassy Media, a close family source who spoke under the condition of anonymity said: “She was in coma and eventually gave up the ghost, she’s actually been battling diabetics for a while now cause her sugar level keeps fluctuating”
Henrietta Kosoko celebrated her 53rd birthday a week to her death.
Her burial service was held at the Catholic Church, Lagos and interment followed at her hometown in Delta state.
The NFF announced the death of its technical director, Amodu Shuaibu via a series of Tweets on Saturday, June 11.
Sources revealed that the four-time coach of the Super Eagles complained of chest pains on the night of June 10 and died in his sleep. Before then, he drove himself in the afternoon to drop his friend with his car. He was discovered dead about 4am this morning.
The late Amodu has always contributed his quota to the development of football in Nigeria.
Under his stewardship, Nigeria qualified for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa but Amodu was sacked despite the team’s third-place finish at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.
Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, former coach of the Nigerian national football team, the Super Eagles, died in the early hours of Wednesday, June 8, in Benin City, Edo state.
The sudden demise of the former international was confirmed by his relatives and close associates. “He was not ill at all, never showed any signs of illness, but we suspect he never got over the death of his wife,” one of his close friends said.
The Nigeria Football Federation also confirmed the tragic news on its official Twitter handle.
According to Keshi’s family member, Ricky Aburimen, the Super Eagle’s former coach complained of a leg ailment while holidaying at his Aiprport road home in Benin.
He said that Keshi was rushed to Faith Hospital in the Benin Government Reservation Area, where he died at about 3am.
Babatunde Okungbowa aka OJB Jezreel reportedly died in the early hours of Tuesday, June 14, at Isolo General Hospital in Lagos.
The news of his demise is coming just one month to his 50th birthday as a family source claims that his kidney transplant failed completely since last week.
He was kept on daily dialysis before his urgent need for oxygen yesterday. Recall that the producer was down with kidney related disease, and was consequently flown to India for a transplant in 2013.
On October 21, same year, the singer successfully underwent the surgery at the Indian hospital. After the successful surgery, the producer came out to thank all his well-wishers, especially his first wife Mabel Okungbowa, popularly called Mama J, who accompanied him on the trip and donated her kidney to him.
However, in 2015, the veteran Nigerian musician and producer was reported to have suffered a setback in his recovery from the kidney transplant; but he came forward to deny such reports.