Sam Loco-Efe Dead at 71, Nigeria Loses a Veteran Actor and Talented Comedian

Breaking News: Nigeria’s news media report the death of Sam Loco Efe, Veteran Actor and Comedian. Details of his cause of death remain uncertain. Below is an excerpt about Loco-Efe from the NLNg coverage brought to you July of 2010.

“70 years old this year (2010), and a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Ibadan, Loco-Efe came into limelight when he was voted best actor for his role in Langbodo, Nigeria’s only drama entry for FESTAC ‘77 directed by Dapo Adelugba. Also in 1996, Loco won three awards in the THEMA edition.

Some of his popular works include: Picadilly Circus, Sergeant Okoro and Ukwa. He was at a time national chairman caretaker committee of the Actors Guild of Nigeria as well as chairman, board of veterans of the same guild. Sam Loco-Efe has also remained a mentor and a role model to the youth. And in his private life, he has symbolised what is right about Nigeria, what is noblest and best and what human beings have pursued since the beginning of history – love for self, family, nation and profession. . . “

May his soul rest in peace. Stay tuned for details.

Its a lovely interesting comedy, about two American old Cagos, Rose (Patience Ozokwor) and Big Joe (Sam Loco Efe) who came back without achieving anything and really have the intention of being together but never be together because of some fake friends and prophet.




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  1. Ayegba Daniel says:

    May his jentle soul rest in peace

  2. Emegor okeoghene miracle says:

    May his soul rest in perfect peace amen.

  3. Adiele Perpetual Chioma says:

    October 12, 2011
    It is a pity and painful that our loved soul has depart from us, may his soul be worthy in the presence of God, because after death judgment follows. May his gentile soul rest in the bosom of the Lord

  4. Namibian says:

    May his soul rest in peace. I loved his movies…great actor indeed.

  5. stella says:

    wht a great lost to Nigeria Nollywood and 2 we d Wafiarians gudbye Sam loco rest in peace and not pieces

  6. Sam loco efe, the whole world ‘ll miss u, 9ja ‘ll miss u, where indeed a wonderful actor. We love u but god loves u must, may ur gentle soul rest in the bossom of the almighty god

  7. Joseph Jalloh says:

    You were such a wonderful actor on earth, i hope you will in heaven.
    May His angels receive you well.

  8. sam loco efe i luv u may ur pently soul rest in peace.

  9. marcus joel says:

    yeah dis is a great lost 2 all 9jaz sam loko efe’s dead its a lesson 2 all d question here is on d last day on d judgement day wil my lord say on 2 u my friend get away?

  10. Oh¡what a great loss to the whole world.i believe his legacy will live 4ever with us,may his soul rest in peace.Amen.

  11. Ifure ukwo says:

    Sam loco efe was the only man that bring laugh to the laughter in nigeria and some idiomatic expression in his word.we lost an icon, well all i have to say is may is gentle soul rest in the bossom of abraham

  12. May his soul rest in peace…deep sighs

  13. silver says:

    yeah,its really a big loss but d big question is “where is he going 2 ,heaven or hell?”….dats also d question dat shud be @ d backs of our minds @ all times “where will u be after ur stay on earth,cos heaven & earth is real…..

  14. Wat a big lost,may his gentle soul rest in peace. Amen…

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