Family source claimed he died on Tuesday night after a brief illness.
Though details of circumstances leading to his death are sketchy, it was claimed last night that he was suffering from low blood sugar. Mr Justus Esiri and also father of pupolar Mohits/Mavin records artist Dr. SID.
He held an honour of the Order of the Niger (MON) and has been an household name far back to early seventies, famous for his role as the Village Headmaster.
He is widely traveled and has been honoured internationally on several occasions, especially, making regular appearance at the yearly London based Afro Hollywood Award. He will be seriously missed by his numerous fans. He paraded one of Nigeria’s best natural talents.
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Declared one of the strong men of the African film industry, Justus Esiri has indeed earned his fame. He attended Urohobo College and later went to Germany to study engineering where he developed an interest for theater. Thus he began his acting career on stage in Germany. He was the only Nigerian male performing on stage in the years 1968/69. He also worked for voice of Nigeria VON, German Service as a translator. He was performing on stage in Germany when a delegation from Nigeria invited him to perform in Nigeria in a Government sponsored program, when he went to Nigeria, his homeland, he never went back to Europe.
His fame was launched widely for his role in the ever popular African TV series, the village headmaster where he played the “Headmaster”.
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|Omiete Esiri||(? – present) 6 children|
His wife is a fashion Designer.
Speaks fluent German.
One thing I am happy with is that people appreciate what I have done.
We are at a stage where we should make technology part and parcel of what we produce. The real issue is that some of the problems we have are either technology driven or human-based. First, we must have good people trained to handle the best of equipment that the white man churns out every year. If you use some equipment today, the following year, new ones would come out. So, we must train our people properly, meaning that we must get the right training institutes and not just the ones that want to make money.