actor Mike Odiachi is dead.Â Mike
Odiachi died at the General Hospital, Ikorodu on Monday, February
Mike Odiachi hails from Asaba was married with
children. Â Mike Odiachi is an actor, known for Prophet
of Doom (2015) and I Will Die for
YouÂ MovieÂ (2003).
Mike was very popular in the 80â€™s and
featured in the popular movie Igodo. Recently, he also featured in
Read what Director Charles Novia
wrote about him below:
Mike Odiachi, for those who know their theatre arts figures from
over two decades back, was one fantastic actor who was so so good
on stage and on screen.
He had a rich voice and was quite an interpretative actor in all
the roles he played. Many of the younger generation of viewers may
not know or recognise him as he wasnâ€™t very
prominent in the home video circuits from inception but found
latter Nollywood fame when he played the role of a Chief in
â€˜Lekki Wivesâ€™ Season One.
Many would remember his fleeting role in the blockbuster period
movie â€˜IGODOâ€™, where he
played the beguiled son of Amadioha who was â€˜set
upâ€™ by jealous urchins in the village and buried
alive after he placed a blood curse on his accusers.
That role and the way he interpreted it still gives
me goose pimples till today and is one of the most memorable scenes
in Nollywood film history, in my opinion.
I have known Mike since 1994 right from the days of
the â€˜Abegiâ€™ motley at the
National Theatre and he was one cool guy to know. I cast him in a
few of my movies a decade ago, â€˜
Jobâ€™ etc. The last time I spoke to him was about
eight months ago when he called me to inform me that he was back
into screen acting.
I remember sending him to Blessing Effiom Egbe, the
Producer of â€˜Lekki Wivesâ€™
when she called me four years ago to see if I could help her with
casting for a certain character she had in mind. When she described
the character to me and what she wanted, I told her straight;
â€˜ The best actor I think who can play that role
is Mike Odiachiâ€™.
Swiftly I got across to Mike and gave him Blessing
â€˜s number. She said immediately he came for a
reading and opened his mouth to read, she knew he was right for the
role and she was excited.
The rest is history.
So when he called me a few months back that he is
back to screen acting, I promised to find him a perfect role in
some of my series in pre-production.
I was shocked to learn that he passed away at the
General Hospital, Ikorodu today.
Nollywood and the theatre has lost a great actor.
Written By:Â Director Charles
The late actorÂ was one of the best in
delivering his roles which major has king or elder. He has featured
in a sizable number of Nollywood movies with the prominent
â€˜prophet of doomâ€™ and for his
role in the acclaimed movie
â€˜igodoâ€™ where he was buried
Mikeâ€™s demise is coming just as the industry is
still mourning the demise of two bright stars, Peter
Onwuzurike known as Dede one day
who was of the English
movie genre and Sikiru Adeshina popularly called
who is of the Yoruba movie genre.
The late Mike Odiachi was surely one of the best in delivering
his roles, which majors as King or elders in council.