Popular Nigerians whose deaths in 2014 shook the nation


From the entertainment industry to the medical
profession and politics, these stars kissed the world
farewell, making one question the reaper which comes
in the form of untimely deaths.
The year 2014 was not without its share of tragedies
and deaths as the passing of some popular Nigerians
shook the country and left many with tears and
From the entertainment industry to the medical
profession and politics, these stars kissed the world
farewell, making one question the reaper which comes
in the form of untimely deaths.
Pulse.ng brings you some popular Nigerians who
passed away in the year and made many cry.
Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh
Before the Liberian diplomat, Patrick Sawyer imported
the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease into the country, Dr.
Stella Adadevoh was one other doctor who plied her
trade of saving lives but her singular effort in
sacrificing her life for her country made her an instant
When the index Ebola patient insisted in leaving the
hospital, she put her foot down and made sure he was
confined and quarantined to his bed. If he had been
allowed to go into the streets of Lagos, only God
knows the number of innocent Nigerians he would have
infected and could have caused an epidemic in the
country. He lost his life later, but not before infecting
After a stern battle, the woman of steel also lost her
life, but not after preventing what would have been a
monumental disaster. Many accolades have continued
to follow her, all of them well deserved, a testimony to
the fact that she risked her life to save many of her
country people.
Dora Akunyili
Professor Dora Akunyili, a former Director General of
the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration
and Control and ex-Minister of Communication was
another popular Nigerian who lost her life in the year
2014. The no nonsense woman who enforced reforms
and regulations in the drug and food industry in the
country and took on those who took delight in dealing
in fake drugs in the country, would be sorely missed
and remembered for her doggedness and love for the
Mrs Akunyili who died at the age of 59, was a member
of the National Conference at the time she died from
Kukuruku crooner, Irikefe Don Momoh, known fondly by
her fans as Kefee, died in 2014 also and her death sent
ripples down the spines of Nigerians as she was much
loved. The gospel singer who died of lung failure in
Los Angeles Hospital in the United States of America on
the 12 of June, sent many of her fans into tears as
they could not come to terms with her untimely death.
Kefee will be remembered for years to come as her
momories will continue to linger in the minds of those
who loved her.
Amaka Igwe
Another death that was so painful in the year 2014 was
that of Mrs Amaka Igwe, one of the topmost players in
the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood. Igwe was also
the owner of foremost radio station, Top FM 90.0 FM
as well as the CEO of Q Entertainment, the first
Nigerian drama series channel. Aged 51, Igwe would be
remembered for creating one of Nigeria’s best television
series, Checkmate as well as the super comedy series,
Fuji House of Commotion.
A pioneer of Nollywood, Igwe will also be immortalized
for her contributions to the arts as well as being one of
the phenomenon behind the industry.
Chaz B
Charles Bruce Chukwuma, known to many as Chaz B,
will be missed by listeners of his inspiring radio
programme, Sharing Life Issues with Chaz B on Rhythm
93.7 FM. Chaz B who anchored the programme for
years, motivating and inspiring fans by his words, died
in November, 2014, and till date, many of his admirers
still find it difficult to believe he is gone.
Chaz B who was a multiple award winner and greatly
loved by all, died after a protracted illness and with him
gone, 2014 also took away one of the best voices on


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