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Nollywood Breaking News: Sam Loco Efe is Dead, Pay Him Tribute

by NMN (Staff) / 4,043 Views

News reached out to Nigeria Movie Network the morning of 7th of August 2011, that veteran actor/comedian Sam Loco Efe has just passed away. He died this morning in owerri Imo state, while on set shooting a movie in his hotel. Uncle Sam Loco died in his sleep in the early hours of today after complaining of a heart ceasure yesterday. More details on how he died will be provided later after autopsy. Sam Loco was 66 years of age, he will be remembered by family, friends and fans.


Sam Loco was a great comedian and a loving father. When asked in a previous interview earlier this year; how rich he was -- Sam Loco Efe whole-heartedly answered in his own words:

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Nigerian Star Actor, Pa Kasumu Critically Ill; Wish Him Good Health

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According to information gathered, veteran actor, Kayode Odumosu, popularly known as Pa Kasumu is not in the best of health at the moment. The comic actor is seriously down with liver and heart related ailment which has put a big hole in his pocket.

In a recent interview published bu, he reveals the actual cause of his ailment.

Veteran actor, Kayode Odumosu, popularly known as Pa Kasumu is not in the best of health at the moment. The comic actor is seriously down with liver and heart related ailment which has put a big hole in his pocket.

“I was a chain smoker before I stopped in 1977; they still saw the traces in my system. I used to drink but I wasn’t a drunkard. I have stopped it though, but they still saw the traces in my system.

Pa Kasumu critically illThese vices were far back in the 70s, but they saw them in the tests.

My advice to those drinking and smoking is that they should stop; they shouldn’t think nothing can happen to them, it is dangerous.  

I have stopped those habits, I don’t even drink soft drinks, I take only water. If I had known, I would have started with water”.

Nigeriafilms learnt the actor is currently spending about #34,000 per month on medications to stabilize his conditions.

When asked about his state of health, he replied; 

Yes I must confess to you that I just thank God that I am alive. In fact, I had given up all hopes already. I taught the end had come for me. I taught it was fever that’s why I left for the hospital. In fact when I got to the hospital, I lost consciousness. I only discovered when waking up that my manhood was in the hands of two nurses while they guarded it into a receptacle for me to urinate. I got so confused. It was the following day that they tried to conduct series of test on me and they could not really achieve much due to the lack of enough medical facilities at the private hospital. That made the doctor on duty to refer me to Lagos Teaching Hospital (LUTH).”

“But I Thank God that I am feeling ok for now, though, I still feel a little tired when I am walking, ‘And I am heavily on drugs that cost me about N34,000(Thirty Four Thousand Naira)every month,” he said.

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Supreme Court upholds death sentence on Nollywood actress

by NMN (Staff) / 979 Views

Nollywood Breaking News  

A seven-man panel of the Supreme Court on Friday in Abuja upheld the death sentence passed on a Kano State-based Hausa Nollywood actress, Miss Rabi Ismail, by a Kano State High Court and the Kaduna Division of the Court of Appeal.

Miss Rabi Ismail

She allegedly drugged and drowned her boyfriend, Ibrahim Auwalu, in 2002.

In the lead judgement of the apex court prepared by Justice Francis Fedode Tabai, the court stated that the actress was charged with culpable homicide.

It stated that having examined the alleged confessional statements of the accused actress, as well as the depositions by witnesses and the records of trial-within-trial, it did not see any reason to interfere with the decisions of the high court and the Court of Appeal on the matter.

The Supreme Court consequently affirmed and upheld the death sentence hanging on Ismail Read more »

Popular Nollywood producer remanded in prison

by NMN (Staff) / 702 Views

An undated photo of Ifeanyi Onyeabor

Popular Nollywood movie producer, Ifeanyi Onyeabor, was, on Tuesday, ordered to be remanded in prison over alleged $50,000 fraud. Onyeabor was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a seven-count charge bordering on stealing and fraudulent conversion of money.

The 40-year-old producer was alleged to have collected a total sum of $50,000 from Steve-James Nigeria Limited in December 2008, for the purpose of producing two movies entitled; Read more »