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Nollywood Mourns: Amaechi Muonagor Passes Away at 62


Renowned Nollywood icon, Amaechi Muonagor, has sadly passed away at the age of 62 after a prolonged battle with illness.


The news of his demise was shared by social commentator Morris Monye, on Sunday, marking the end of an era in Nigerian cinema.


Muonagor, known for his exceptional talent and unforgettable performances, succumbed to kidney failure after undergoing dialysis treatment.


His passing follows a recent plea for financial assistance in a viral video aimed at funding his much-needed kidney transplant.


In a heartfelt tribute, Monye expressed deep sorrow over Muonagor’s departure, emphasizing his profound impact on the Nollywood industry and the nation at large.


As a native of Idemili, Anambra, Muonagor leaves behind a legacy of remarkable contributions to Nigerian cinema, having excelled both as an actor and a producer.

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Born on August 20, 1962, Muonagor’s career journey began in 1989 after completing his youth service, where he transitioned from a career at the News Agency of Nigeria to pursue his passion for acting.


His breakout role as Akunatakasi in the iconic Nigerian movie “Taboo 1” marked the beginning of a celebrated acting career that spanned decades.


Despite his nomination for the AMVCA 2017 Best Actor in a comedy category, Muonagor’s greatest legacy lies in the indelible mark he left on the hearts of Nollywood enthusiasts worldwide.


As Nigeria mourns the loss of a cinematic legend, Muonagor’s passing serves as a poignant reminder of the pressing need for improved healthcare infrastructure in the country.



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