Nollywood Icon, Abiodun Aleja Dies

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A cloud of sorrow as come upon the movie industry, has Nigeria actor, filmmaker, and dancer Abiodun Aleja kick the bucket

Breaking: Popular Nollywood Actor Is Dead

Abiodun Aleja is known for ‘October 1’ a 2014 Nigerian dark psychological thriller film, which won three awards at the 2014 Africa International Film Festival, including the awards for “Best Feature 

October 1st - Kunle Afolayan Nollywood Nigerian Movie Review - YouTube

Abiodun Aleja, reportedly dead on Friday, May 21st at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).

The news of the death of the Nollywood icon, was revealed by the chairman of the Lagos Chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners, (NANTAP), Mkainde Adeniran .

One of the associates from his all school took to his Facebook page and mourned him with a piece of tribute….

He wrote;

“Just got the sad news of your death, it is heart-wrenching and devastating. You were a shining star amongst us, a very free spirit man, jovial and caring, if there is the need for a moment of laughter, Abiodun you are the go to person because for you there is never a dull moment.
We all prayed and hoped for your recovery as we were not ready to lose you and your amiable personality to the cold hands of death, we looked forward to you coming back to the school platform to crack us up, as usual, we looked forward to seeing you back on your feet doing what you know how to do best, movie making. You were a complete gentleman, a perfect family man who loved and cherished his wife, who cared for his children. Your family, friends, and loved ones were your priority as you looked out for us all, you checked up on us always to know how we are doing and you prayed for mutual progress for all.
Your death is a personal loss to me as I still can’t get over the news, I am saddened that death came to you at an age when your esteemed talent and services are still very useful to your profession and humanity, death came at a time when your wife and children would need you around them the most as the man of the house, as a father and confidant, death came at a point when in OGS class of 1978-83 we are counting our gains and success as old students.

I am pained and saddened by your monumental loss a few hours ago, I pray that God grants you eternal rest and grant your loving wife, kids, and family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss while He also consoles us in the OGS 1978-83 family.”



Abiodun Aleja - IMDb


Abiodun Aleja - IMDb

Abiodun Aleja - IMDb


@Anythingkaftans:-Face with open mouth I can remember him from October 1st.. RIP

@Aloyebaba:-May his soul rest in perfect peace, he was in Saworoide. Broken heartBroken heartLoudly crying faceLoudly crying face

@meejaysells:-This man Crying faceCrying faceCrying face

@proudijebuboy:-I remember his role in SAWOROIDE

@folakearemu5:-May his soul rest in perfect peace.

@bolsaid:-RIP Broken heartCandleBroken heart

@SulaimanKareem3:-Oh Gosh! “Kangudu” character in Saworoide. Rest in power.

@AdamTheGentle:-The famous “kangudu” in the classic saworoide movie. Rest In Peace


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