Thursday, February 21, 2013

Justus Esiri, One of the Greatest Actors in Nigeria Passes On


Justus Esiri. November 20, 1942 - February 19, 2013.

Justus Esiri, one of the most accomplished actors in Nigeria passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. He was 71 years old.


Justus Esiri in The Assassin's Practice.

Esiri was a popular actor on TV and film, featuring in many TV soap operas, teleplays and was a household name for his unforgettable role of the incorruptible school headmaster in the nationwide TV series "Village Headmaster" of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) from the 1970s to 80s. He also played a prominent role in the 1987 TV drama adaptation of Chinua Achebe all time classic novel Things Fall Apart directed by David Orere and broadcast on the network service of the NTA. He was also a pioneer of Nollywood, the phenomenal Nigerian film industry of home videos and won many coveted awards including Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).

Esiri will be remembered as one of the greatest Nigerian actors of all time.
May his soul rest in peace.

Filmography

2010 Home in Exile

2008 Small Boy
Daddy Queen
2008 Kingdom of Men (video)
2008 Kingdom of Men 2 (video)
2007 Big Heart Treasure (video)
2007 Big Heart Treasure 2 (video)
2007 Cross & Tinapa (video)
2007 Cross & Tinapa 2 (video)
2007 Forgive Me (video)
2007 Forgive Me 2 (video)
2007 Keep My Will (video)
2007 Keep My Will 2 (video)
2007 Minority Tension (video)
2007 Most Wanted Bachelor (video)
2007 Spiritual Challenge (video)
2007 Spiritual Challenge 2 (video)
2006 Put It on Me (video)
2006 Put It on Me 2 (video)
2006 Angel in Hell (video)
2006 Angel in Hell 2 (video)
2006 Angels Forever (video)
2006 Angels Forever 2 (video)
2006 Blood on Ice (video)
2006 Blood on Ice 2 (video)
2006 Blood Stain in Bokodo (video)
2006 City of Kings (video)
2006 City of Kings 2 (video)
2006 Connected Firm (video)
2006 Connected Firm 2 (video)
2006 Dying for Tomorrow (video)
2006 Dying for Tomorrow 2 (video)
2006 Dying for Tomorrow 3 (video)
2006 Fair Game (video)
2006 Fair Game 2 (video)
2006 Married for Money (video)
2006 Passionate Crime (video)
Father Martins
2006 Passionate Crime 2 (video)
Father Martins
2006 Silence of the Gods (video)
2006 Silence of the Gods 2 (video)
2006 Sitanda
2006 Tomorrow Lives Again (video)
2006 Traumatised (video)
2006 Traumatised 2 (video)
2006 Women of Faith (video)
2006 Women of Faith 2 (video)
2005 Blood Battle (video)
2005 Blood Battle 2 (video)
2005 Day of Atonement (video)
2005 Eagle's Bride (video)
2005 Eagle's Bride 2 (video)
2005 Endless Passion (video)
2005 Endless Passion 2 (video)
2005 Indecent Desire (video)
2005 Indecent Desire 2 (video)
2005 My Precious Son (video)
2005 My Precious Son 2 (video)
2005 Never End (video)
2005 Never End 2 (video)
2005 One God One Nation (video)
2005 One God One Nation 2 (video)
2005 Rising Moon (video)
2005 Rising Moon 2 (video)
2005 Rising Moon 3 (video)
2005 Six Demons (video)
2005 The Ghost
Anderson
2005 The Ghost 2
Anderson
2005 The Tyrant (video)
2005 The Tyrant 2 (video)
2005 Unforeseen (video)
2005 Unforeseen 2 (video)
2005 Vampire's Call (video)
2005 Vampire's Call 2 (video)
2004 For Real (video)
2004 For Real 2 (video)
2004 I Swear (video)
Ezeigwe
2004 I Swear 2 (video)
Ezeigwe
2004 King of the Jungle (video)
2004 King of the Jungle 2 (video)
2004 Love After Love (video)
2004 Masterstroke (video)
2004 Masterstroke 2 (video)
2004 Melody of Life (video)
2004 Miss Nigeria (video)
2004 Miss Nigeria 2 (video)
2004 My Driver (video)
2004 My Driver 2 (video)
2004 Never Say Ever (video)
2004 Never Say Ever 2 (video)
2004 Shattered Illusion (video)
2004 Shattered Illusion 2 (video)
2003 Love Oh! Love (video)
2003 Love Oh! Love 2 (video)
2003 Sister Mary (video)
2002 Evil-Doers (video)
2002 Evil-Doers 2 (video)
2002 Wisdom and Riches (video)
2002 Wisdom and Riches 2 (video)
2001 A Barber's Wisdom (short)
2001 My Good Will (video)
2001 My Good Will 2 (video)
1987 Things Fall Apart (TV series)








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