Nollywood Veteran Actress Stella Ikwuegbu Passes Away After Battle with Cancer


The Nollywood community is deeply saddened by the passing of veteran actress Stella Ikwuegbu, who succumbed to leg cancer on Sunday, June 16, 2024.

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The news was shared by film producer Stanley Nwoko, known as Stanley Ontop, on his Instagram page. His post read: “Nollywood actress and veteran Mrs. Stella Ikwuegbu is dead. The veteran actress left this world today after battling with leg cancer.

Rest well, Madam Stella. Nollywood again. It’s well.”

Ikwuegbu’s death comes just days after the loss of another Nollywood figure, Yoruba actor Dayo Adewunmi, famously known as Sule Suebebe, who passed away at 68.

Stella Ikwuegbu began her acting career in the 1990s and was celebrated for her roles in numerous films, including ‘Spoiler,’ ‘Ukwa,’ ‘Sound of Love,’ ‘Holy Man,’ ‘Two Hearts,’ ‘Heart of Stone,’ and ‘Madam Koikoi.’ Besides her successful acting career, she was also a businesswoman who opened her restaurant, ‘The Film Bar,’ on August 1. Her passing marks a significant loss for the Nollywood industry and her many fans.

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