Veteran Justus Esiri who started acting on stage in Germany since the late sixties died yesterday as announced by his son, Dr Sid. Justus Esiri's fame was launched widely from his role in the popular Nigerian TV series, the village headmaster where he played the title role.
I watched Village Headmaster and has always regarded Justus Esiri as one of the best that Nigeria has when it comes to acting. He will be sorely missed. Below is President Jonathan's tribute and a free movie from IrokoTV featuring Justus Esiri. May his soul rest in peace.
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan joins other Nigerians in mourning veteran Nollywood actor, Justus Esiri whom he describes as an epitome of commitment, excellence and creativity.
President Jonathan reiterates his belief that Nollywood actors have carved a positive image for Nigeria in the eyes of the international community, with the late Esiri, a Member of the Order of the Niger (MON), having contributed in no small measure to the creation and sustenance of that image.
President Jonathan believes that the Nigerian movie industry and the country as a whole will greatly miss the popular actor who came to national limelight with his acclaimed performance in the popular television series, Village Headmaster, and other movies.
The President extends sincere commiserations to the Esiri family, the government and people of Delta State and all fans of the revered actor.
President Jonathan also condoles the Nollywood Family on the passage of a notable member, mentor, pioneer and inspiring actor, and enjoins the younger members to keep Justus Esiri’s legacy alive by promoting higher standards in their movies.
He prays God Almighty will grant the soul of the departed actor peaceful repose. [REUBEN ABATI]
Their love from generation past can only come alive again if Lisa Chioma (Stephenie Okereke) would let Max Chioke (Muna Obikwe) the vampire suck her blood to cleans him again. Grandpa (Justus Esiri) knows about this prophecy but does not know it will be fulfilled in his time.