Osas Ighodaro, a Nigerian-American actress, has announced the death of her mother.


She took to her Instagram page in the late hours of Thursday to break the tragic news.

The movie producer and humanitarian disclosed that she breathed her last on Wednesday.

“RIP Mummy. Nov 10th, 1955 – Nov 4th, 2020. Pls wake me up,” the film star captioned a photo of the deceased.


Friends, colleagues, and fans of the actress have since taken to her comment section to extend their condolences to her.

Ighodaro was born in Bronx, New York in the US to Nigerian parents from Edo state. She obtained her first degree in broadcast journalism with dual minors in entrepreneurship and theater from Pennsylvania State University.

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Osas Ighodaro

She further obtained a master’s degree in fine arts from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University.


Ighodaro had broken into the limelight after she won the Miss Black USA Pageant in 2010. She would later launch The Joyful Joy Foundation, an outfit that raises funds and awareness to support the fight against malaria.

The 30-year-old co-hosted the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) and played the role of Adanna on ‘Tinsel’, a soap opera. In 2014, she won the ‘Best TV Actress of the Year’ category at the 2014 ELOY Awards.

Ighodaro, who joined Nollywood’s highest-grossing actors of 2018 alongside the likes of Falz, recently emerged as the lead character in the forthcoming remake of ‘Rattle Snake’, Amaka Igwe‘s 1995 crime thriller.


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