Nigeria’s film industry has been hit yet again by another tragedy. It is barely 3 weeks that veteran actress, Rachel Oniga passed away, and now another great actor, Rich Oganiru, has been pronounced dead.
Rich Oganiru, who has been in the Nigerian film industry for over two decades, has featured in over 300 film 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.
Before his death, Oganiru held the role of Corporate Marketing Consultant to the Abuja Chapter of AGN, an Evangelist with the Davidical Order Ministry.
In 2012, his career nosedived after controversies relating to the death of his wife. He was arrested for allegedly killing his wife in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, following a petition by family and relations of his late wife who claimed he poisoned her.
Oganiru maintained his innocence, stating he never killed his wealthy wife. The Owerri- born actor died on Tuesday, after being on sickbed for months without funds to cater for his health.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.