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Nigerian celebrities who died in car accidents

Last updated on 01.08.2020

Front of Alakara Police Station, Mushin, Lagos

According to reports, his car- a Nissan Maxima rammed into a truck. The car which was a wreck after the accident was last seen in public during the premier of the rapper’s highly criticized biopic, “Ghetto Dreamz” in 2011.

Dagrin legitimized indigenous rap in the Nigerian music scene.

The biographical film “Ghetto Dreamz” told the story of Dagrin’s personal life, his struggles, challenges, success and ultimate tragic death.

Before “Ghetto Dreamz”,” the Nigerian film industry has never produced a biopic chronicling the life and times of any Nigerian musician.

Many lovers of his music believed that Dagrin’s car should have been preserved as part of national history but unfortunately, the ill-fated Nissan Maxima was abandoned at the Lagos State University (LASU) premises for over six years before being cleared off to Owode Onirin (a popular iron and motor parts market in Lagos).

“Do Good” Actor, Oliver

Nollywood actor, Oliver Duke alias Sylvanus of the Do-good comedy series is another famous Nigerian celeb who died in a car crash.

Sylvanus as he is known died from injuries he sustained in a fatal accident on his way back to Lagos from Eket, Akwa Ibom, for the burial of his mother.

Oliver Duke also known as McLinchung was born on October 30 and died on April 3 2019. He studied Business Administration at the Kwara state polytechnic.

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Before pursuing his childhood dream of acting, he was an OAP with Ray Power Fm.

In the popular M-Net sitcom series (Do Good), Sylvanus played the role of a stingy businessman who loved both his money and a waitress named Adaku.

Nollywood Actor Ceejay Perez Dies

Ceejay Perez, an upcoming Nollywood actor also died in a fatal car crash.

Perez died on Thursday in Onitsha Anambra State. The accident occurred when their driver lost control and ran into a drainage.

Perez and four other passengers of the vehicle died on the spot.

Perez, who hailed from Isuofia in Anambra State, before his untimely death featured in some films produced in Asaba, Delta State.

He died on April 1, 2016.

MC Loph

MC Loph, who was known for the song Osondi Owendi feat Flavour died September 14 2011. He was on his way to his village along with his elder sister to prepare for his traditional marriage when their car suffered an ill-fated crash and they died.

An eye witness said that the prolific rapper”, whose remix of the legendary highlife star’s song(Osondi Owendi) by late Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe ran into a big pothole, skidded off the road and plunged into a ditch that black Wednesday afternoon.

MC Loph’s fiancee who was pregnant at the time later gave birth to a son. MC Loph died aged 38.

Following MC Loph’s death and burial, Flavour released a single, Iwe, in his honor. The video of the song featured stills from Loph’s funeral.


Juggernaut was an afrobeat singer signed under Seun Kuti’s record label, Black Haus Entertainment.

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Juggernaut died in the early hours of Sunday, September 30 2018, when the car he was driving rammed into a truck which was emitting smoke from its exhaust, yet had no functioning rear light.

The rapper, whose full name is Egbeoluwa Ademilade, was buried on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

He started out his music career as a member and the only rapper in a group of three called the Triple X Entertainment; the other two members being May D (Moyukun Awodunmila) and Faloads (Femi Falode).

His “Retouch Your Swag” single premiered on Cloud9.

Friday Hill

This actor and film producer popularly called “Okaka De Don” died in a tragic motor accident on a Saturday night in September 2017 along Lagos-Badagry road.

Naijautos gathered that Friday and his friend was returning from a club in the night when a trailer ran over them, crushing them to death.

Friday Ugwu was a star of the movie “Okaka De Don”, which shot him to popularity.

CD John

This fast rising Nigerian comic entertainer suffered a fatal accident on March 24 2011 which coincidentally was his birthday.

Chijioke John or better called by his stage name, CD John passed on at St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos after a fatal car crash.

He was returning from Harrysong‘s debut album listening party in a convoy of three cars, including a car owned by the Gulder Ultimate Search Season 7 winner, Kunle Oluwaremi.

JT Tom West

The Nollywood entertainment industry suffered a great loss when JT Tom West died in 2006.

J.T as he was popularly called was popular for his role in action films, including the classic “State of Emergency”,” which starred him alongside Saint Obi, Ejike Asiegbu, Bimbo Manuel, among others veterans.

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His career ambitions were tragically cut short when he died on September 28, 2006, in a fatal auto accident.

He died aged 41 in a car crash while returning from a movie location after a late-night shoot.

Mercy Larry Mercy

Nollywood actor, Ebere Larry Ebere popularly known as Cornel, died after a ghastly car crash which later claimed his life in April 2019.

He died a couple of days after a head surgery following the accident.

Before his death, Ebere Larry Ebere featured in a good number of Nollywood films.

He shot into limelight with the movie, where he starred as “Cornel”.

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