Nollywood Actor Alkali Matt, popularly known as Dareng, has died while filming on a movie set.
Matthew popularly known for his role as Dareng in the African Magic series “Halita” passed away on 24th March at around 7pm.
Announcing his demise, Nollywood filmmaker Dimbo Atiya said Matt passed “suddenly while he was filming on a set for an epic movie in a village near Keffi.”
Meanwhile, controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo had earlier claimed that three actors who were exposed to celebrity photographer, Seun O, at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, AMVCA, are currently sick.
When the news of the actor’s death broke out, Olunloyo said the actor died because he had contact with someone who tested positive for Coronavirus at the AMVCA 2020.
Kemi tweeted; “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”
Alkali Matthew, the young promising actor hailed from Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
He was an actor, a singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist (bassist).
He started acting from church drama group at the age of 15.