In this article I will be sharing with you 7 Nigerian celebrities who passed away before the age of 40. Life they say begins at 40. These Nigerian celebrities entertained us so much but fail the reach the age of 40 before passing unto after life. They are living proof that dying young is truly tragic and heartbreaking.
However, we as their loving fans do appreciate the memories they left behind. They lived their dreams and left a mark and for that they will always hold special places in our heart. They will never be forgotten. So therefore, after a careful study and research I present to you 7 Nigerian celebrities who passed away before the age of 40.
Dagrin is a Nigerian most promising indigenous rapper. His real name is Olaitan Olanipekun but he is professionally known as Dagrin. He is originally from Ogun State in the south western part of Nigeria. He was one of the most talented rapper in Nigeria from Yoruba descent and rap mostly in Yoruba language. Dagrin left Nigerians devastated when he passed away on 22nd April 2010. He was involved in a fatal car accident in front of Alakara Police Station, off Agege motor road, Mushin, Lagos. Dagrin was one of the rap star in Nigeria making waves in 2009 and 2010 until his call to glory. He was widely regarded as the new rap king in the Nigerian hip hop world. His songs where based on life on ghetto and was the mouth piece of street hustlers. He will indeed be remembered for his contribution in the Nigerian music industry. Unfortunately, Dagrin passed away unto after life before the age of 40.
2. Muna Obiekwe
Muna Obiekwe is a Nollywood most promising actor. The handsome and talented Nollywood actor Muna Obiekwe was a household name in Nigeria until he passed away unto after life on 18th January 2015 after a long battle with kidney disease. He was just 36 years old when he passed away unto after life. Muna Obiekwe was one of the most talented actors in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood. He was married to Gift Obiekwe and the marriage was blessed with two beautiful kids. Muna Obiekwe is so secretive that he kept his marriage and personal life away from the public and avoided press and media attention. He was so secretive that he kept his illness secret until it became worse before he revealed it to anyone. Unfortunately, Muna Obiekwe passed away unto after life before the age of 40.
Kefee is a Nigerian most promising gospel singer. Her real name is Kefee Obareki. She passed away unto after life before she clocked 35. She was one of the most talented gospel artists in Nigeria. Kefee passed away on Thursday 12th June 2014 after being in a comma for almost 15 days. She died of lung failure in Los Angeles hospital in the United States of America. She got married to popular On Air Personality Teddy Esosa Don-Momoh on 3rd March 2013 in Sapele, Delta State, Nigeria. Kefee passed on unto after life at the age of 34 years old. She was buried amid tears on Friday 11th July 2014 in her hometown Okpara Inland, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria. Unfortunately, Kefee passed away unto after life before the age of 40.
4. MC Loph
MC Loph is a Nigerian most promising indigenous rapper. His real name is Nwaozo Obiajulu but he is professionally known as MC Loph. He is originally from Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. MC Loph’s career was on the rise and about to blossom when he met his last day. His song was already becoming a fan favorite across the country when his dream of getting to his peak was destroyed after his transition to afterlife. MC Loph passed away unto after life in an auto car accident on Benin-Ore expressway on 14th September 2011. He was just 33 years old when he kicked the bucket. MC Loph passed away along with her sister named Chinwe in a car accident while traveling home for his traditional wedding. MC Loph last song before his transition unto glory was Osondi Owendi in which he featured Flavour Na’bania. Unfortunately, MC Loph passed away unto after life before the age of 40.
5. Tosyn Bucknor
Tosyn Bucknor is a Nigeria media personality. Her full name is Oluwatosin Bucknor. She was born with sickle cell anaemia. She was a Nigerian media personality, actress and social media content creator. Tosyn Bucknor passed away on 19th November 2018 due to complications from sickle cell. She passed away at the age of 37 years old. Tosyn Bucknor was found dead by her husband Aurelien Boyer, when he arrived home from worked. Unfortunately, Tosyn Bucknor passed away unto after life before the age of 40.
6. Clem Onyeka
Clem Onyeka is a talented Nollywood actor. He was in the process of becoming a top Nollywood actor until he passed away unto after life. He was shot by a stray bullet on 14th October 2014 in crossfire between police and armed robbers in Asaba, Delta State. Due to the incident, all banks operating in Asaba closed down operation during the cross-fire between operatives of Delta State Police force, military men and men of the underworld who attempted to hijack a bullion van containing billions of naira. Clem Onyeka who was just 37 years old at that time he was shot along Summit Express, Asaba, Delta State while police and armed robbers engaged in a fierce gun battle. Unfortunately, Clem Onyeka passed away unto after life before the age of 40.
7. Zara Gretti
Zara Gretti is a fast rising Nigeria singer and song writer. Her real name is Margret Oluwatoyin Ejiro but professionally known as Zara Gretti. The talented singer passed away on 28th March 2014 after a battle with several illness. Unfortunately, she passed away at the age of 28 years old. Zara Gretti passed away at her home in Ogba, Lagos after battling with multiple illness for over a year. Unfortunately, Zara Gretti passed away unto after life before the age of 40.