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Why Muna Obiekwe Kept His Illness Secret – Tonto Dikeh

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Nollywood is in great mourning!

The sudden death of actor Muna Obiekwe at age 38 shocked fans, Nollywood actors and actresses. The outpouring of grief was immediate, with one common refrain: Nollywood had lost one of its greatest actor.

Stars, from musicians to television personalities, business men and women, expressed their sadness at the news, praised the actor’s unmatched talent and passed on their wishes to his bereaved family.

Muna Obiekwe, Top Nollywood Actor passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 after a long battle with kidney disease
Muna Obiekwe, Top Nollywood Actor passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 after a long battle with kidney disease

Others voiced their shock at how the actor passed away at such a young age:

John Dumelo: Words can’t explain how I’m feeling at this point. You were a great actor. When we worked together 4years ago in lagos, U played your role so well and professionally I was hoping we would work again together soon. God knows best. Rest in peace Muna. #rip

Jim Iyke: Candle in the wind… Adieu Bro. Find rest on God’s bosom. Words fail me.

Genevieve Nnaji: My heart goes out to Muna’s family and loved ones. He was a gifted actor with a good heart. Rest in Peace Muna Obiekewe. You will be missed.

Ini Edo: Oh Lord I am heartbroken to say the least. I know we ain’t suppose to question God, I just can’t help dis one ….. His little kids and young wife…where do they go from here? RIP Muna Obiekwe, you were a good happy jolly good fellow. Worked with you on several projects and I sincerely can’t remember you having issues with anyone. You will be missed. I can’t still believe this.

Tonto Dikeh
Tonto Dikeh

Popular actress, Tonto Dikeh who shared a close relationship with the actor is clearly devasted by the tragic news.

In a heart breaking tribute, the 29-year old actress expressed her grief and disappointment over the actor’s sudden demise.

She wrote:

Just sitting here gazing at a picture of a boy I know but now gone because of an illness that would have been managed. The thought of his lifeless body brings me so much pain and sadness and it is not because I was close to him nor that I cared so much about him but just a mere reflection of how wicked the world is, the extent we go just to hide our pain to avoid being a laughing stock, Gossip item, abused, bullied on social medias and even betrayed by some trusted friends & even our so called Families*

Oh yes that is the awful world we live in, We develop thick skin because we re betrayed almost everyday by people we love and trust so now we try to go through the difficult and trying times alone without sharing with anyone or letting them know what we’re going through. Be a Neighbor and a friend that really cares, try and be trustworthy in this wicked and heartless world. I know that there are some good people out there, where re they? We all can’t be evil na, let’s show others hope, love and reason to live again, a tree can’t make a forest, we need each other in one way or the other.
HE WAS A SHINING STAR AND THUS YOU WILL THINK HE WILL HAVE TRUE FRIENDS OR A TRUE FRIEND TO LEAN ON AT DIFFICULT TIMES. It’s quite sad that I can’t trust anyone with my pain and anytime I wake up I think about death, I think about the freedom and peace that comes when i am gone from the world of hate, betrayal, deceit, Greed, Jealous, anger, Revenge.. I can only wish there is life after death, life that will be void of bad things we have experienced in this current life….May the soul of Muna and the souls we have lost so far Rest in perfect peace.. Amen

So sad!

We extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, fans and all who have been touched by him through his acting or any other way!

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