This is sad! Popular Nollywood actor, Alkali “Matt” Mathew also known as “Dareng” of the African Magic series ‘Halita,’ has died!
According to report, the fast rising thespian died on set in Keffi, Nasarawa state.
Film maker, Dimbo Atiya who shared the sad news on Facebook wrote:
“Familiar Grounds Media would like to send our deepest condolences to the family of AKALI MATHEW who played the character of DARENG on the TV Series HALITA.He was one of our much-valued cast, who died on the 24th of March 2020. 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.From all of us at Familiar Grounds we say Rest in Power “DARENG
Meanwhile a controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo is claiming the actor died because he had contact with someone who tested positive for Coronavirus at the AMVCA 7.
#Breaking, Dareng died today on the set of his movie. He was EXPOSED to someone with #Covid19. People are dropping like flies in NYC and Italy. I have warned and warned. Pls go into #selfisolation, stop filming at this time. Someone on that set was infected. I tweeted all day. Matt Alkali was only 36yo. A very careful autopsy should be done. Virus is always active and bodies should be cremated #RIP young man. NOLLYWOOD #dosomething
#IJcovid19 #CommunityQuarantine #CoronaCrisis #coronavirusinnigeria”