Veteran actor Dejumo Lewis, known for his captivating performances in movies, passed away at the age of 80.
The news was confirmed by fellow actor Saidi Balogun in an emotional post on Instagram on Saturday, December 23, 2023.
Dejumo Lewis, a stalwart in the Nigerian entertainment Industry, etched his name in the annals of Nollywood with memorable roles in critically acclaimed films such as “A Place in the Stars” (2014), “Crossroads” (2020), and “Power of 1” (2018).
His versatile acting skills and charismatic on-screen presence endeared him to many audiences.
While the specific details surrounding the circumstances of Dejumo Lewis’s death remain undisclosed, Saidi Balogun’s tribute has become a catalyst for an outpouring of condolences and cherished memories from both dedicated fans and fellow colleagues in the entertainment industry.
Colleagues and admirers took to social media to express their grief, recalling Lewis’s contributions to the growth and success of Nollywood.
Saidi Balogun, in his Instagram post, conveyed the heavy hearts of the industry as he bid farewell to a compatriot and friend.
The late actor is survived by children and grandchildren, who, along with the rest of his family, are undoubtedly mourning the loss of a patriarch.
In other news, The Nigerian movie industry mourns the loss of veteran Nollywood actor, Yemi Adeyemi, widely recognized as Suara.
The sad news of his demise was officially confirmed by his family on Monday, September 25th, 2023.
Although the family’s statement announced Suara’s death, they did not provide details about the specific cause of his death, leaving fans and colleagues in the industry saddened by his sudden departure.