10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Died From Cancer and Kidney Failure Including Babangida {With Photos As Their Souls Continue To Rest In Peace}


Music legend Sonny Okosun died aged 61 of colon cancer on May 24, 2008 at Howard University Hospital in Washington DC, the USA.

His 1977 song “Fire in Soweto” was a major international hit that brought him to the consciousness of music lovers worldwide, but he later moved to gospel music in the 1980s.

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Sonny was one of the leading Nigerian musicians from the late 1970s to mid-1980s.


Popularly called ‘Senior Advocate of the Masses (SAM)’, Fawehinmi was an accomplished human and civil rights lawyer, author, publisher, social critic, philanthropist, politician and indeed a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

According to Idiat, Gani Fawehinmi’s daughter, her dad cried the day he was diagnosed with cancer.

Gani died September 5, 2009, after a prolonged battle with lung cancer. He was 71 years old.

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