Life, they say is just but a fleeting moment, today you are here, the next moment you are not. However, it is also said that legends live on even far long after their death. On this backdrop, Nigerians took to Twitter to celebrate the late prolific comic actor Sam Loco Efe after he passed away nine years ago.
Though Loco was born in December and Passed away in August, the hashtag #samlocoday was initiated by celebrated Nigerian DJ, Jimmy Jatt who obviously could not wait until an anniversary to remember a man who brought so much joy and laughter to our screens.
Mr Loco who was born in Enugu in southern Nigeria ventured into performing arts after having formed his own drama troupe in Benin in 1968. He had previously fought on the Biafra side in the Nigerian civil war, a war in which Biafra was significantly outnumbered in manpower and weapons, but never in willpower.
Sam Loco Efe was found dead in a hotel room on Sunday morning 7 August 2011. The room door was forced open after he had failed to come down after retiring to bed the previous night. At the time of his death, he was considered one of the most successful and respected actors in Africa.
To celebrate the late actor and his contribution to the movie industry in Nigeria, Twitter went buzzing yesterday under the hashtag #samlocoday.