Justus Esiri, Popular Nollywood Actor and father of Nigeria’s Mavin Crew label artiste,Dr Sid has passed on after a brief illness.
The actor who gained popularity in the “Village Head Master” series which aired on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in the 70’s and 80’s. He has featured in a lot of Nollywood movies and was a pioneer player in the making of the 3rd largest film industry in the World,Nollywood.
Justus Esiri’s death comes two months after Enebeli Elebuwa died in an indian hospital and eighteen months after legendary actor Sam Loko Efe also took his bow.
Late Mr Esiri was married to his wife Omiete and together they had six children, one of them being Dentist-turned pop artiste Sidney Esiri aka Dr SID.
In recognition of his contributions to the industry,he was awarded the Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) by the Federal Government of Nigeria under President Goodluck Jonathan in 2012.