In January 2016, the first death victim in Nollywood, child actor Olamide David died after a brief illness. In February, another actor, Mike Odiachi lost his battle to an undisclosed illness in Lagos. He reportedly died at the age of 51 on his sick bed at Ikorodu Lagos General hospital Also in February of this year, star actor Festus Aguebor passed away after a brief illness. In May, Fred Ekata lost his battle to kidney disease. Also in May another budding actress Genevieve Nene died of Malaria. Another actor who died in May is Fatai Onibuade In June 2016, popular Yoruba actor Alfa Lateef aka Itakure died of Ulcer complication Also in June, Henrietta Kosoko died of diabetes complication and spiritual attack in Lagos at the age of 53. In July, Nollywood lost veteran actress Bukky Ajayi to heart attack at age 82. On the 8th of August 2016, popular Yoruba actor Wale Omo Iyamileko died of strange illness. On the 30th of September, Nollywood oldest actor Elder Maya (real names Martins Njubuigbo) lost his battle to liver disease and legs infection at the age of 87. May their souls rest in peace.