The Nollywood industry is a large industry with a lot of upcoming talents and these upcoming stars are gradually shaping the future of the Nollywood industry. Currently, many award winning Nollywood actors, actresses and producers make their money through films.
The industry has enjoyed some growth from the increase in online content consumption, and not only in Nigeria but around the world. With good quality acting and the drive for money from online, the industry is booming. From production to distribution and social media promotion, many Nigerians are already making money out of the industry.
One of the hardest jobs in Nollywood is that of an actor. It takes a lot of discipline to act in a movie. Everyone has the chance of success in the film industry if they make a good move.
This year alone, the industry has mourned the death of over 10 personalities who have made waves in the industry. From A-list actors like Jim Lawson Maduike to emerging stars like Stanley Okoro. Here are two young and upcoming Nollywood stars that we lost in 2021.
1. Stanley Okoro
Stanley Okoro was an upcoming Nollywood actor known for his comedic roles in most movies He starred in. He lost his life on 11th August, 2021. The cause of his death was suspected to be food poisoning. His burial happened on 26th August, 2021 and popular Nollywood stars like Destiny Etiko were in attendance.
2. Ada Jesus
She died in an Abuja hospital on April 21. She suffered a cardiac arrest on Tuesday night, April 20, and was rushed to the ICU where the doctors monitored her. Sadly, she lost the battle to the kidney ailment she had been battling with on Wednesday, April 21.