Stella Ikwuegbu, Veteran Nollywood Actress, Passes Away

Stella Ikwuegbu

Renowned in the Nigerian film industry, Nollywood, Stella Ikwuegbu has sadly passed away. The news of her demise was confirmed on Sunday by Stanley Nwoko, a prominent movie producer known as Stanley Ontop, through a heartfelt announcement on his Instagram page.

Stanley Nwoko shared the somber news, stating that Stella Ikwuegbu succumbed to her battle with leg cancer earlier today, June 16th. He expressed his condolences, saying, “Nollywood actress and veteran Mrs. Stella Ikwuegbu is dead. The veteran actress left this world today after battling with leg cancer. Rest well, Madam Stella. Nollywood again. It’s well.”

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Stella Ikwuegbu embarked on her illustrious acting career in 1990 and graced the screens in memorable films such as ‘Spoiler,’ ‘Ukwa,’ ‘Sound of Love,’ ‘Holy Man,’ ‘Two Hearts,’ ‘Heart of Stone,’ and ‘Madam Koikoi,’ to name a few. Beyond her acting talents, she hailed from Enugu and also made her mark as a successful businesswoman.

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Having graduated from the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) in Enugu State, Stella Ikwuegbu showcased her entrepreneurial acumen by launching ‘The Film Bar,’ a restaurant, on August 1.

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Her passing comes as another sorrowful loss to Nollywood, following the recent death of veteran Yoruba actor Dayo Adewunmi, known as Sule Suebebe, who passed away at the age of 68 just five days prior.

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Stella Ikwuegbu’s legacy in Nollywood and her contributions to the industry will be remembered fondly by her fans and colleagues alike.