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Dejumo Lewis, veteran Nollywood actor dies at 80

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Dejumo Lewis, veteran Nollywood actor dies at 80
Dejumo Lewis portrayed Kabiyesi in The Village Headmaster

A Nollywood veteran actor, Dejumo Lewis, has died at the age of 80.

The news of his death was confirmed by Saidi Balogun in a post shared on his Instagram account on Saturday.

Saidi captioned the photo of the late veteran, “Good night, Dejumo Lewis; may your soul rest in perfect peace.” RIP.”

While the cause of his death remain unknown at the time of filing this report, Balogun’s tribute has sparked an outpouring of sympathy from fans and other actors and actresses.

Until his death, he was a Nigerian film and television actor best known for his portrayal of Kabiyesi in The Village Headmaster, Nigeria’s longest-running television soap opera that aired on NTA from 1968 to 1988 and starred Justus Esiri, Femi Robinson, and others.

Lewis is renowned for his memorable performances in acclaimed films such as “A Place in the Stars” (2014), “Crossroads” (2020), and “Power of 1” (2018).

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