Stella Ikwuegbu, the ace Nigerian actress, has passed away.


Her demise was confirmed by Stanley Nwoko, the movie producer, in a post via Instagram on Sunday.

Nwoko revealed that Ikwuegbu had been battling leg cancer before her death.

“Popular Nollywood actress/veteran Mrs Stella Ikwuegbu is dead,” he wrote.


“The Veteran Actress left this world today after battling with leg cancer.  Rest well madam Stella.”

In another post, the movie producer shared a video of the actress’ daughter mourning her mum.

Ijele Christy Ejiofor, another actress, also expressed her grief on Instagram.


“Ukwu Gi Dia. Why? You scaled through several accidents and all. Eniure/Achiere came, and in less than a week, it killed you. Oh my… I feel bad,” she wrote.

“Stella Ikwuegbu, nenu Jennifer, you did not enjoy a thing. Why? Just why?”

Born in Enugu state, Ikwuegbu began her acting career in 1990 after graduating from the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) in Enugu state.

She appeared in numerous Nollywood films, including ‘Spoiler’, ‘Ukwa’, ‘Sound of Love’, ‘Holy Man’, ‘Two Hearts’, ‘Heart of Stone’, and ‘Madam Koikoi’.


In addition to her acting career, Ikwuegbu was a businesswoman and owned a restaurant called ‘The Film Bar’.

She is survived by her husband, children, and grandchildren.

Ikwuegbu’s death follows closely on the heels of the passing of Dayo Adewunmi, the veteran Yoruba actor also known as Sule Suebebe.

Suebebe died at the age of 68.


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