Popular Nollywood actor, Matthew Alkali, a.k.a The Bishop, died while on a movie set on Tuesday.
The 36-year-old Kaduna-born actor was popular for his role as ‘Dareng’ in the Africa Magic drama series, ‘Halita’.
A Nigerian filmmaker, Dimbo Atiya, who broke the news of his demise on Facebook said the actor died “suddenly while he was filming on a set for an epic movie in a village near Keffi, Nasarawa State.”
He wrote, “Familiar Grounds Media would like to send our deepest condolences to the family of Alkali Mathew who played the character of Dareng on the TV Series, Halita. He was one of our much-valued cast, who died on March 24.
“This extremely sad event took place suddenly while he was filming on another set for an Epic movie in a village near Keffi.
“This has come as a rude shock to us all and we pray that the Lord will grant his family the fortitude to bear this great loss.”
May his soul rest in peace.