Nollywood is mourning the loss of one of its iconic actors, Dejumo Lewis, who reportedly passed away. The sad news was confirmed by fellow actor Saidi Balogun, who shared the announcement on his Instagram account on Saturday.
Saidi Balogun, expressing his condolences, posted a photo of the late actor with the caption, “Good night DEJUMO LEWIS, may your soul rest in perfect peace. RIP.”
The passing of Dejumo Lewis has triggered an outpouring of grief and condolences from fans, as well as fellow actors and actresses. However, the exact circumstances surrounding Lewis’ death have not been disclosed.
Dejumo Lewis gained fame for his notable role as Kabiyesi in “The Village Headmaster,” Nigeria’s enduring television soap opera that aired on NTA from 1968 to 1988. He shared the screen with other legendary actors like Justus Esiri and Femi Robinson.
In addition to his contributions to television, Lewis was well-known for his memorable performances in acclaimed films, including “A Place in the Stars” (2014), “Crossroads” (2020), and “Power of 1” (2018).
The Nigerian film industry, colleagues, and fans alike are remembering Dejumo Lewis for his significant impact on Nollywood and the indelible mark he left on the hearts of those who enjoyed his performances. The details of his passing are awaited as the industry mourns the loss of one of its esteemed talents.