Top 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Died Before The Age Of 40, No 1 On The List Will Surprise You


Popular singer, Zara died in her prime on March 28, 2014 after a battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Born Margret Oluwatoyin Ejiro Joseph, Zara died at the age of 28.

Zara Gretti passed away at her home in Ogba, Lagos after battling with Multiple Sclerosis (an inflammatory disease in which the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged) for over a year.

The multi-talented Nigerian-American born singer was known for her hit songs including “Aboko ko”, “The Flyest” and “Teno”.


Adebimpe Adekola popularly known as Ireti was a popular 90s actress who was the leading female in the Yoruba sector of the Nigerian movie industry.

She died on Friday, September 27, 2002. Ireti was in her early 30s.

In the 1990s before the likes of Jenifa and the rest, Nigerian actress, Rebecca Adebimpe Adekola graced the screen of millions across the nation, especially lovers of Yoruba movies.

Popularly known as Ireti, she dazzled many with her acting skills until her death.

On the 30th September, 2002, her body in a glistening white coffin was on display for her last public appearance at the National Theatre, Iganmu Lagos before her burial.

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Rebecca Adebimpe Adekola died after a brief illness due to some complications suspected to be from typhoid fever. She gave up the ghost at Unity Hospital, a private medical center in Surulere, Lagos State.

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