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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

VETERAN NOLLYWOOD ACTOR JUSTUS ESIRI DIES


The legendary actor, who had acted in many blockbusters, passed away yesterday Tuesday night. Unconfirmed report stated he died of Low Blood Pressure. He was aged 70. He is the father of Nigerian fast-rising musician, Dr. Sid.
Born on 20 November 1942 in Oria-Abraka, Deltta State! Esiri attended Urhobo College Effurun in the then Bendel State.Warri. He was at the Maximillan University, Munich, German, 1964, Prof. Weners Institute of Engineering, West Berlin, 1967 and the Ahrens School of Performing Arts, 1968.
Esiri started his acting career in
Germany. He was the only Nigerian male performing on stage between 1968 and 1969.
He also worked for Voice of Nigeria, German Service as a translator. He was performing on stage when in Germany when a delegation from Nigeria invited him home to perform in a government sponsored programme. He never returned to Germany.
He became famous for his role as the village headmaster in the then popular television series of the same name.
The veteran actor had won several awards including THEMA Awards, NTA Honours Awards and AMAA Awards. He was also the star actor in acclaimed productions such as Wasted Years, Forever, The Prize, Six Demons, Corridors of Power, Last Knight, The Tyrant, The investigation, The Ghost . He was also reputed to have performed on more TV Network drama programmes than any Nigerian actor.





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