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Nigerian Actor And Filmmaker Abiodun Aleja Is Dead

Abiodun Aleja

Abiodun Aleja

Nigerian actor and filmmaker Abiodun Aleja has died.


The “October 1” actor died on Friday according to his wife who broke the news to chairman of the Lagos chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANATAP) Makinde Adeniran, multiple media outlets reported.

Aleja was reportedly admitted at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) following a fall at home.

Aleja went into a coma after the fall but was revived days later at the hospital, however, he passed away on Friday.

Following the report of his death, Nigerians have taken to social media to pay tributes to Aleja:

Filmmaker Imoh Umoren wrote:

Actress Kate Henshaw

Abiodun Aleja is known for films such as October 1 (2014), We Don’t Live Here Anymore (2018) and Sade (2019).

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