According to reports reaching us, Nollywood veteran actor Enebeli Elebuwa, is dead. The actor is said to have died at an Indian hospital after battling with partial stroke for more than a year. Enebeli was flown to to India to undergo treatment for partial stroke. Nollywood celebrities including Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and other dignitaries have offered their condolence
He looked so much like my father, he joked many times that he was. I lost one 21 years ago now you too are gone! ADIEU Enebeli Elebuwa!
— Omotola. j .Ekeinde (@Realomosexy) December 5, 2012
Rest in Peace Uncle Enebeli Elebuwa! Its a sad news God knows Best!
— Susan Peters (@RealSusanPeters) December 5, 2012
“Andrew” finally ‘Checks out’ forever! RIP Enebeli Elebuwa….
— chidi mokeme (@chidimokeme) December 5, 2012
And yet again another screen icon goes home. RIP Enebeli Elebuwa. So sad xx
— Toke Makinwa (@tokstarr) December 5, 2012
If it is true that my worthy colleague Enebeli Elebuwa has passed on, then it’s a sad day in Nollywood! May his soul rest in peace
— Omoni Oboli (@Omonioboli) December 5, 2012
My Condolences to the family of Enebeli Elebuwa, the lord is ur strength he wasa great man and a Nigerian icon
— Dr SID (@IamDrSID) December 5, 2012
Yes it is. May his soul rest in peace Amen. RT @hobyndu:is the news about enebeli elebuwa’s death true?
— Rita Dominic (@ritaUdominic) December 5, 2012
Rest in peace Enebeli Elebuwa. Another big loss for Nollywood. May God grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss.
— Emem Isong (@Ememisong) December 5, 2012
Pa Enebeli, before his death, was a retired civil servant and an actor who had over three decades of acting experience. Enebeli’s first ever acting role was in the soap Mirror In The Sun. He appeared in the first three pilot episodes of that series and eventually worked as an assistant producer and director. He has since been part of many productions including Heaven’s Gate produced by another veteran actor Zik Okafor. Enebeli’s first movie was a film (celluloid) called Dinner with the Devil, produced by Sanya Dosumu in 1974 where he played the role of a police officer investigating a crime. He also featured in other major films including Bisi Daughter of the Riverby Jab Adu and Eddie Ugboma’s Oyenusi. He also acted in the now rested popular television drama, The Village Headmaster.