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It is no longer a lesson of thought that the world is a stage for every human, and men and women are but a walking shadow. This assertion proved its mettle following the death of Nollywood thespian and entertainer, Justus Esiri. We pray may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
Justus Esiri was born November 20, 1942, in Oria-Abraka, Delta State of Nigeria.
Esiri attended Urhobo College Effurun in the then Bendel State, Warri. He also attended the Maximillan University, Munich, Germany (1964), Prof. Weners Institute of Engineering, West Berlin (1967) and the Ahrens School of Performing Arts (1968).
Justus Esiri was married to Omiete from Kalabari land, Rivers state, a textile designer who does all his local wears. They both gave birth to Six children. Five have already graduated, notably among the children is Dr. SID, a dentist who graduated from University of Ibadan.
His Son, Sidney Onoriode Esiri (born on May 1, 1980 in Ikeja, Lagos state, Nigeria), known commonly as, Dr SID is a singer-songwriter signed to MAVIN RECORDS.

Esiri started his acting career in Germany. He was the only Nigerian male performing on stage between 1968 and 1969.
He also worked for Voice of Nigeria, German Service as a translator. He was performing on stage when in Germany when a delegation from Nigeria invited him home to perform in a government sponsored programme. He never returned to Germany.

The veteran actor won several awards including THEMA Awards, NTA Honours Awards and AMAA Awards. He was also the star actor in acclaimed productions such as Wasted Years, Forever, The Prize, Six Demons, Corridors of Power, Last Knight, The Tyrant, The investigation, The Ghost . He was also reputed to have performed on more TV Network drama programmes than any Nigerian actor.

His fame was launched widely for his role in the ever popular African TV series, the village headmaster where he played the "Headmaster".

Esiti was awarded the Member of the Order of the Niger, (MON).

The Veteran Nollywood actor and broadcaster, Justus Esiri, who passed away on February 19, will be buried in the third week of April in his home town, Abraka, Delta State.


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