Veteran Nollywood Actor Bruno Iwuoha, died on Saturday at the age of 68, after a long struggle with diabetes.
“It is with sadness that we announce the passing away of our elder colleague and active member of AGN Abuja, Bruno Obinna Iwuoha,” says Monalisa Chinda Coker, Director of Communications for the Actors Guild of Nigeria.
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“He died this morning (10/04/2021) in the early hours of the morning after a long struggle with diabetes.
“Bruno Iwuoha is from the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the Umunumo Umuanunu Kindred in Imo State. He died at the age of 68, leaving behind his wife and six children.”
Before he joined Nollywood, Iwuoha was a principal registered contractor with National Fertiliser Company of Nigeria (NAFCON) at Onne in Port Harcourt.
His debut movie role was in ‘Lost Kingdom’ which was shot at Aba by the late Ndubuisi Okoh.
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His foray into Nollywood was a fascinating one. The producers of the movie needed someone who could play the role of an old man. They wanted someone with natural grey hair and not artificial one.
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After several recommendations, his friend, a certain Mr Christopher brought him the script and a letter of invitation stating that he was needed at Wilcox Memorial School at Aba.That was how he fell in love with the world of make-believe
Veteran Actor Bruno Iwuoha’ Awards
The late actor won the Best Supporting Actor at the 2007 Africa Movie Academy Awards for his performance in the movie “Sins of the Flesh”.
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Veteran Actor Bruno Iwuoha ‘s Movie credits
During his lifetime, he starred in several movies like World Apart, Magic Cap, Keeping Close, Another Bondage, Faces Of Love and Days Of Hatred. Others are Two Bad Boys, Double Mind, Eagle’s Bride, Forever Yours, Jealous Lovers, My Own Share,My Portfolio, Occultic Battle,The Prince and The Princess and Sins Of The Flesh.
In his lifetime, he starred in over 509 movies with the most recent movie being ‘Silent Prejudice’ (2020) which was produced By Chris Kalu.