The year 2016, seems to be a year of many deaths been recorded in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Nollywood actor, Master of Ceremony (MC)
and former chairman of the Performing Musicians Employers’ Association
of Nigeria (PMAN), Abuja chapter, Mr Collins Adeyemi has died. It was
learnt that Adeyemi who celebrated his 19th wedding anniversary three
weeks ago died on Wednesday, July 13, in Abuja.
Adeyemi was last seen at the 6th Edition
of the prestigious African Achievers Awards, which took place July 8,
2016, at the International Conference Centre, ICC, Abuja.
A close associate to the deceased, Nicki
Nwadinobi, told DAILY POST that the deceased had been on and off work
but the sickness was not so serious.
Late Collins Adeyemi’s friend and
co-founder of the African Achievers Award, Ambassador David James Egwu,
said Collin’s demise was really sad.
He said: “The death of Adeyemi calls
for sober reflection. What really killed Adeyemi remains a mystery to
me as we were both at the Award event together. Unfortunately, before
his death, he told me he was not feeling too well and we did not even
know he would make it to the event but he did; only for me to get a call
early this morning that Adeyemi is gone. Death is so inevitable and
sometimes I wonder why we are struggling. What’s all the struggle for?
If someone as hardworking and persevering like Adeyemi can die untimely,
then I wonder?”
Also speaking to one of his childhood friends who didn’t want his name mentioned said:
“I have known Collins since I was 9
years old. We grew up together. He is an old family friend. I have known
him like forever. It is true he slumped and died. He was at home in his
Abuja residence when it happened but before his wife could get him to
the hospital, he was gone. We can’t even ascertain what led to his
death; if it was a mild ailment he had or something else, no one knows,
but the truth is we have all lived our lives and one day we will all
die. That is just as they say there is no evil in the world but there is
nothing un-evil in the world and it comes from different areas. All we
need do is put our trust and hope in God. His death is a very sad one.
We are meeting later in the day to deliberate on the next step.”