Leadership (Abuja)

20 February 2013

Nigeria: Legendary Actor Justus Esiri Passes On

These are tough times for the Nigerian Entertainment Industry; legendary actor Justus Esiri has died.

The Member of the Order of the Niger (MON), famous for his role as the Village Headmaster in popular 80's sitcom of the same name, passed on last night.

There are no details yet on the cause of death.

Esiri who has featured in several Nollywood movies, hails from Delta State.

He is the father of Onoriode Esiri, known commonly as, Dr SID, a Nigerian singer-songwriter.

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