It is heartbreaking. It is devastating. It is painful and crushing and we pray it never happens to our loved ones.
The death of a woman during pregnancy, at delivery, or soon after delivery is a tragedy for her family and for the society as a whole.
These beloved Nigerian celebrities shown below sadly did not get to enjoy the birth of their babies. As you read this, please say a prayer for their families and the babies they left behind.
May their souls rest in perfect peace.
This is a list of 10 Nigerian celebrities who died during childbirth. They will never be forgotten.
Nollywood actress Modupe Oyekunle died in the labour room while giving birth to her third child in Abeokuta, Ogun State. She died April 4, 2017.
Modupe Oyekunle’s colleague in the industry, Segun Ogungbe said Modupe bled for hours before she eventually passed on.
Segun said: ‘‘I was told that after she gave birth, she kept bleeding, but they could not stop the bleeding. Unfortunately, we lost her.’
Popularly known as Oyinbo because of her complexion, Modupe gave birth to a baby girl that survived.
The late actress famously played Sandra in Segun Ogungbe’s blockbuster movie Ibi Giga. She was a member of Igi Aloye caucus in Abeokuta which produced Odunlade Adekola.
She is survived by her husband, her three children and her parents.