Zulu Adigwe Death, Family, Wife, Children, Bio, Films

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Zulu Adigwe Death

Veteran Nollywood actor Zulu Adigwe passed away on Tuesday, April 24th, 2024. The news of his death sent shockwaves through the Nigerian film industry.

While the exact cause of death hasn’t been made public yet, tributes poured in from fellow actors, producers, and fans.

Adigwe was known for his portrayal of paternal figures, gracing both classic sitcoms like “Basi and Company” and more recent blockbusters like “Living in Bondage: Breaking Free.” His career spanned decades, leaving a lasting mark on Nollywood.

Zulu Adigwe Bio, Wiki

Zulu Adigwe, a renowned Nigerian actor and singer, gained prominence for his portrayal of paternal figures in Nollywood films.He rose to fame as Mr. B in the popular sitcom Basi and Company, and his most recent notable role was in the 2019 blockbuster Living in Bondage: Breaking Free. Adigwe passed away on April 23, 2024.

Zulu Adigwe Age

Adigwe was born in 1962 and died on 23 April 2024. He was born in Enugu Eastern Region, Nigeria, where he spent most of his childhood.

Zulu Adigwe Height

His actual height has yet to be revealed, but it will be updated as soon as his body measurements are released.

Zulu Adigwe Family

Unfortunately, information about Zulu Adigwe’s parents and siblings isn’t readily available in public sources. Once this information is out, we will update it on the page.

Zulu Adigwe Wife & Children

Information about Zulu Adigwe’s personal life, including his marital status, is not widely available in public sources. Obituaries and news articles typically focus on an actor’s career rather than private details. We are still researching more information about the deceased. Once this information is out we will update it on this page.

Zulu Adigwe Education

As a child, Adigwe relocated to Austria, where he completed his primary and secondary education. Before pursuing acting, he focused on studying French and German, worked as a teacher, and briefly delved into Medicine. After his father’s passing, he returned to Nigeria. Later, he then enrolled at the University of Ibadan, where he pursued a degree in Theatre Arts and graduated with First Class Honours.

Zulu Adigwe Career

Adigwe’s passion for acting ignited at the tender age of seven. He made his debut on Nigerian television in the popular series “Basi and Company,” assuming the lead role of Mr. B. This role was taken over by former actor Albert Egbe following a disagreement with the show’s creator, Ken Saro-Wiwa. Adigwe’s portrayal brought a fresh perspective to Mr. B, depicting him as a guitar-playing idler who crafted and sang catchy tunes about quick riches. He even lent his voice to the new theme song of “Basi and Company,” and an album titled “Mr. B Makes His Millions” was launched under Polygram Nigeria in 1990.

In 1991, Adigwe was part of the original cast of “Checkmate,” playing the role of the lascivious university lecturer Monday Edem in the pilot episode. However, his role was recast when production relocated from Enugu to Lagos. On the other hand, his cinematic debut came with the film “Blood of the Orphan,” earning him praise and acclaim. In 2004, he starred in “Living Abroad,” directed by Elvis Chuks, alongside Ernest Asuzu, Emeka Enyiocha, and Anne Njemanze. In 2019, Adigwe portrayed Pascal Nworie in “Living in Bondage: Breaking Free.”


  • 2019 – Living in Bondage: Breaking Free
  •          – 45 Minutes
  • 2015 – The Powerful Baby
  • 2006 – The Grandmasters 1 & 2
  •          – My Promise 1 & 2
  •          – City of Kings 1 & 2
  •          – Divided Heart 1 & 2
  • 2005 – Bigger Boys 1 & 2
  •          – After Dawn 1 & 2
  •          – Gods of Liberation 1 & 2
  • 2004 – Living Abroad
  • 2003 – Blood Diamonds 1 & 2
  •          – Top Secret
  •          – Unforgetable 1 & 2
  •          – The Kingmaker
  •           – My Only Love
  • 2000 – Issakaba 2
  • 1999 – Issakaba
  •          – Endtime 1 & 2
  •          – Face of a Liar 1 & 2
  •           – Last Ofalla


  • 1988-1990 – Basi and Company
  • 1991 – Checkmate

Zulu Adigwe Net Worth

The deceased net worth is still under review.

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