In the space of a month, at least four Nollywood actors have died, the most recent being Moji Olaiya.
Ace actor and film maker, Muyiwa Ademola, had a chat with Ademola Olonilua of Punch over the sad losses and he revealed the leading cause of death among actors.
According to him, most of these deaths are caused by accumulated stress and could be avoided if one takes care of the body.
Muyiwa & colleagues at Ikoyi Vaults for Moji Olaiya’s burial
“A very big problem we have in our industry is that we work round the clock, we spend nights at movie locations but we don’t go for medical check-up.
I have a doctor and I go for medical check-up every three weeks. I know when to take some days off work. For instance, if I work for about two weeks, I take a few days off to relax. I would just eat and rest.
I also make sure I go on vacations and all I do in those times is just to eat and sleep. Most of the deaths in the movie industry are a result of accumulated stress without paying attention to one’s health.”