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Official Statement from the Family of Nollywood Legend Justus Esiri on His Death



Here is an official statement from the family of Justus Esiri on his death:

We are heart broken as we announce the passing of Chief Justus Esiri OON popularly known as the “Village Headmaster”, following a complication from Diabetes.

Chief Justus Esiri OON, was a loving husband, father, grand father, brother, uncle and friend. An Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), The OtunAmuludun of the Source in Ile-IfeOsun State,and Veteran Nollywood Actor.

He died in the late hours of the 19th of February 2013. Chief Esiri, born on the 6th November 1942 hailed from OriaAbraka, Delta State. He was a strong believer in family values, and a great supporter of Nollywood.

While we mourn the loss of a great man we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to the youth to work hard to achieve their dreams, and play their own part in building a greater nation.

For those who may ask what they can do to honour Chief Justus Esiri, we simply request that you honour his example of service, accomplishment and modesty and the next time you turn on your Television and see his face we ask that you keep his memory alive.

He survived by wife, Mrs Omiete Esiri, Children, Mrs OphliaEdewor, Mrs Ejiro Efijemueh, Mr Justus Esiri Jnr, Dr Sidney Esiri (Dr Sid), Mr Andrew Esiri, Miss Tobor Esiri and Grand Children.

Dr. Sidney Esiri and George Esiri
For the Esiri Family.

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  1. ebrufles

    February 25, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Rest in peace sir

  2. Inebaby

    February 25, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    May his soul RIP, Amen!

  3. dee one

    February 25, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    May his soul rest in peace….one of my fav actors.

  4. Obi

    February 25, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    RIP Oke-Madu.

  5. mulota moses

    February 25, 2013 at 4:06 pm


    • Ib

      February 26, 2013 at 3:28 pm

      Please show some respect and type out the full words. This is just disrespectful. Not everything needs to be copied.
      May your soul rest in peace Sir.

  6. Clement

    February 25, 2013 at 5:09 pm


  7. Joyce

    February 25, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    RIP good actor

  8. Sring

    February 25, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    R.I.P. J.E.

  9. Stella Kashmoney

    February 25, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    RIP Sir. God bless the dead.

  10. Lynda Inde

    February 25, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Definitely one of my favourite artist, rest in perfect peace Mr. NONSENSE… I’ll miss ur great act always very real n serious…

  11. BrownSugah

    February 25, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    We miss you Sir! One of Nollywood’s Veterans who will be fondly remembered by us all! I never knew you acted as “The Village Headmaster” not until now. No wonder your strict stance in nollywood scripts when you had to act as a father. LOL….You will be missed greatly Sir! Fare thee well!!!

    • Solomon Oyinke

      April 2, 2018 at 10:25 pm

      I just watch one of his movies, and really felt his absence.. May his gentle soul continue to rest in peace..Amen

  12. Purpleicious Babe

    February 25, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    He was a great actor… He will be missed

  13. Choice

    February 25, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    RIP Sir!

  14. [email protected]

    February 26, 2013 at 12:33 am

    rest in peace father

  15. [email protected]

    February 26, 2013 at 12:35 am

    rest in peace

  16. Miss Mo

    February 26, 2013 at 3:44 am

    R.I.P.P. Mr Village Headmaster

  17. brenda

    February 26, 2013 at 9:18 am

    R.I.P father you will be missed

  18. kamokoi

    February 26, 2013 at 10:19 am


  19. Julien K. Yusuf

    February 26, 2013 at 10:28 am

    I’ll missd u gr8ly,V headmaster. May God grand eternal rest n grant d family fortitude 2 bear d lost,Amen!

  20. faith

    February 26, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Rest in peace mr j. E.

  21. Mimi

    February 27, 2013 at 3:19 am

    Oh R.I.P

  22. Duke Aji

    March 5, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Sir,I am touched by the news of your death, I never knew my man has passed on until now I discovered about it in the internet. Ohh I will really miss you sir!! May your gentle and humorous soul rest in the bosom of the Lord almighty.

  23. Godwin

    March 6, 2013 at 9:03 am

    I have lost my beloved actor! your film Wasted years will ever remind me of you! may your soul rest in peace, until that day of account when we shall all meet again.

  24. Vaida

    March 7, 2013 at 9:29 am

    He was one of the best actors. May his soul rest in peace.

  25. Danjuma Titus

    March 7, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    i have loost one of my legentry actor, may his soul rest in peace, amen.

  26. Ekwoge Evaristus Enomba Enongene

    April 9, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Rest In Peace Mr. Justus Esiri.
    You were one of the best. Sorry, I just heard of your passing away today. Your Cameroonian Fans will all miss you. Good bye.

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