Rich Oganiru

The Nigerian film industry has once again lost another veteran, Rich Oganiru who reportedly died on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 after months of illness.

The death was announced on Facebook by his friend, EmstarVee:

“BREAKING……..Sunset At Noon, Tuesday 10th August 2021! Ahem… I’ve lost a good friend like a brother for years, a great Nollywood actor par excellence. I’m just speechless. R.I.P Amb. Rich Oganiru,” the Facebook post read.

About two weeks before his death, a video of the actor lying in his sickbed surfaced on the internet, where he was appealing for financial assistance. “Please, everyone should reach out before he dies,” the caption on the post read.

Rich Oganiru, had been in the Nigerian film industry for over two decades, featuring in over 300 films that include Queen of Hasso Rock, Wasted Effort, Pay Day, Lacrima, Stoneface in Love, Givers Never Lack, His Majesty, Yellow Fe Rich Odichinma Azu ver, My Destiny, Battle Of The Rich, Political Control, Touching Love, Total Control, and Last Confession amongst others.

The actor’s career began plummeting sometime in 2012, after a controversy that saw to his arrest for allegedly killing his wife in Abuja, following a petition by the family and relatives of his late wife claiming she was poisoned by Oganiru. Oganiru however maintained his innocence.

Rich Oganiru’s death comes barely 2 weeks after the death of veteran Nollywood actress, Rachel Oniga.