veteran nigerian actor, bruno iwuoha, dies at 68

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Bruno Iwuoha

by Helvine Achieng April 12, 2021

Veteran Nigerian actor, Bruno Iwuoha, has died after a prolonged battle with diabetes. A statement signed by the Director of Communications, Actors Guild of Nigeria, explained that the popular Nollywood star died in the early hours of Saturday at the National Hospital Abuja. 

“It is on a sad note that we announce the passing away of our elder colleague and active member of AGN Abuja, Bruno Obinna Iwuoha. He died in the early hours of this morning (10/04/2021) after a prolonged battle with diabetes.”

“Bruno Iwuoha hails from Ehime Mbano Local Government Area in Umunumo Umuanunu kindred, Imo state. He was aged 68 years, survived by his wife and six children,” the statement read in part.

According to local reports, Iwuoha was one of the biggest movie stars from Nigeria until his death. Throughout his 20-year career, Bruno starred in over 509 films, with the most recent being ‘Silent Prejudice,’ a 2020 film produced by Chris Kalu.

Further reports stated that Iwuoha was a contractor with the National Fertiliser Company of Nigeria (NAFCON) when he was approached to play a role reserved for an old man with natural grey hair in his debut movie ‘Lost Kingdom.’In 2007, winning him the Best Supporting Actor at the 2007 Africa Movie Academy Awards for his role in “Sins of the Flesh.”