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Nollywood actress, Ada Ameh, was on Monday, July 18, 2022, confirmed dead after she was reportedly rushed to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC’s hospital in Delta state.
She died overnight (July 17, 2022).
Who is Ada Ameh?
Ada Ameh was a popular Nollywood actress, comedian, producer, and television personality. She is a native of Idoma in Benue State
Ameh, became famous following the role she played as Anita in the movie ‘Domitilla’ in 1996. She again gained the spotlight for her comic character as Emu Johnson in the Africa Magic sitcom program, The Johnsons.
Ada Ameh was born on May 15, 1974, in Ajegunle, Lagos state. This means at the time of her death on July 18, 2022, she was 48 years old.
According to reports, Ameh received her primary and secondary school education in Lagos state but would eventually quit school at age 14.
She officially joined the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood, in 1995 but got her first role in 1996 where she played the character Anita in the movie “Domitila”.
Over the years, Ada Ameh featured in different movies and comedy skits.
Husband and Children
There was no report of Ada Ameh’s husband but she got pregnant with her daughter, Aladi Godgift, at 13, which resulted from exposure to early sex.
Mental illness [‘Do me good because God is good’]
In a post on June 15, 2022, she claimed to have been sued by a client for failing to deliver due to her mental illness.
In the video captioned “Do me good. Because God is good”, she said; “I have an issue right now and it’s taking my life, but I no go die. We would get over it. I was given a job, but I didn’t do it because I have mental health issues. Will people understand it if you have mental issues? No, they wouldn’t. They are slamming me with a bill, suing me. It’s okay”.
Empress Njamah’s reaction
Updating fans on Ada Ameh’s health after the viral post where she disclosed she was experiencing a mental illness, Empress Njamah had posted; “All we can say is thanks for all your prayers, encouragement, love, sweet words, advice, calls, messages….we can only keep praying. I didn’t ignore all your tags. I have been babysitting (or should I say adult sitting) according to @adaameh it is well, who no go no know… It will pass”.
Cause of death
Ada Ameh’s cause of death at present was not revealed.
Though the NNPC hospital, Warri, has yet to make public the autopsy report, her sudden death may not be unconnected with the many travails she had gone through.
The actress went through hell and battled with mental health issues long before she finally gave up the ghost. She had been undergoing mental health challenges silently until she opened up about it.
On 20 October 2020, she lost her daughter (her only child) who was over 30 years old.
Aladi died after an unsuccessful surgery in Abuja. The actress visited her daughter’s grave site last year (2021) to mark her one-year remembrance. She also celebrated her daughter on the latter’s posthumous birthday.
Before 2020, she lost six of her siblings (three brothers and three sisters). She then started battling with depression. In March of 2022, she lost yet another sister.
Ada Ameh’s last Instagram video before death
In a video captioned; “Happy new week fams ????
This trip for my friends elder sister, is just an enjoyment gallow!!!
Thanks my darling sister phil????
I really enjoyed myself!!
God bless my love ????
May dreams come true in Jesus Christ name
Ada Ameh was seen eating Ovwho soup with a family which included her “darling sister Phil” around 12:53 pm on Sunday, July 17, 2022, on her official Instagram page.
Ada Ameh’s movies
She has featured in several movies which include:
- Aki na Ukwa (with Osita Iheme & Chinedu Ikedieze)
- Phone Swap (with Wale Ojo, Chika Okpala, Nse Ikpe-Etim & Joke Silva)
- Blood Money
- Òlòt?ré (2019)
- Our Husband
- King Of Shitta
- Ghana Must Go
- A Million Baby
- One Good Turn
- Double Trouble
- My Village People (2021)
- Mighty Mama
- On my honour (2021)
- My village people (2021)
- Lockdown (2021)
- Mr and Mrs Okoli (2021)
- Gone (2021)
- The sessions (2020)
Veteran Nollywood actress and television personality, Ada Ameh, died on the 17th of July 2022 leaving her fans in shock
The president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, confirmed her death to Daily Trust via the telephone.
“It is sad, but she is dead, I do not really have the details at the moment,” Rollas said in the telephone conversation.
Below are nine things to know about the late actress:
- Ameh was born on the 15th of May 1974 in the Ajegunle area of Lagos.
- She’s a native of Idoma, Benue state
- Ameh received both primary and secondary school education in Lagos State.
- She was impregnated by a navy officer at the age of 14.
- Her parent got separated the same month she was pregnant.
- Her father drove her out of the house, when she was 15-year-old and her baby was 5-month-old then.
- Ameh In 1995 officially became part of the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood and received her first movie role in 1996 when she played the character Anita in the movie “Domitila”, a movie that eventually became a successful and solid project.
- At the age of 32, she lost her only child and daughter, Aladi Godsgifts. Godsgift died on 0ctober 20, 2020 after an unsuccessful surgery in Abuja.
- Ameh also featured in the Nigerian Tv series titled The Johnsons, which also become a successful project that received awards.