Apr 13, 2013 at 1:04pm
Nollywood legend Justus Esiri laid to rest
The body of Justus Esiri, one of Nollywood’s legends who passed away on the 19th of February, 2013 has been laid to rest.
He was buried in his hometown, Abraka, Delta State yesterday.
Justus Esiri's final journey home began with a Tribute Night organised by the Actors’ Guild of Nigerian in Lagos.
Another Service of Songs took place in Warri on Thursday before the mourning train headed to Abraka where he was laid to eternal rest.
A number of Nollywood stars who paid their last respect to the veteran actor included Bob Manuel Udokwu, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Tony Akposheri and Ejiro Okurame who came with the group known as Úrhobo Isoko in Nollywood; Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, CEO, Africa Movie Academy Award; Richard Mofe-Damijo, and a host of others.
Born in 1942, he had his primary and secondary school education in Abraka and Warri, respectively, before proceeding to the Maximillan University and Weners Institute of Engineering in Germany, between 1964 and 1968.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs Omiete Esiri and children, Mrs Ophlia Edewor, Mrs Ejiro Efijemueh, Mr Justus Esiri Jnr, Dr Sidney Esiri (Dr Sid), Mr Andrew Esiri, Miss Tobor Esiri and grandchildren.