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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 20 November 1942Oria-Abraka, Nigeria, British West Africa [now Oria-Abraka, Delta, Nigeria)]
Date of Death 19 February 2013Lagos, Nigeria  (complications from diabetes)
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Declared one of the strong men of the African film industry, Justus Esiri has indeed earned his fame. He attended Urohobo College and later went to Germany to study engineering where he developed an interest for theater. Thus he began his acting career on stage in Germany. He was the only Nigerian male performing on stage in the years 1968/69. He also worked for voice of Nigeria VON, German Service as a translator. He was performing on stage in Germany when a delegation from Nigeria invited him to perform in Nigeria in a Government sponsored program, when he went to Nigeria, his homeland, he never went back to Europe.

His fame was launched widely for his role in the ever popular African TV series, the village headmaster where he played the "Headmaster".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ibinabo

Spouse (1)

Omiete Esiri (? - present) (6 children)

Trivia (2)

His wife is a fashion Designer.
Speaks fluent German.

Personal Quotes (2)

One thing I am happy with is that people appreciate what I have done.
We are at a stage where we should make technology part and parcel of what we produce. The real issue is that some of the problems we have are either technology driven or human-based. First, we must have good people trained to handle the best of equipment that the white man churns out every year. If you use some equipment today, the following year, new ones would come out. So, we must train our people properly, meaning that we must get the right training institutes and not just the ones that want to make money.

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