Veteran comedic actor, Romanus Uchenna Amuta aka ‘Natty’ who starred in the 1980s cinematic classic ‘New Masquerade’ has passed on.
He reportedly died yesterday morning. The actor was partially paralysed, as a result of stroke.
Cast such as James Iroha (Giringory Akabuogu), Christy Essien-Igbokwe (Apena), Claude Eke (Jegede Shokoya) have died, while Davis Offor (Clarus) is currently blind.
Stroke caught up with Amuta in 2006, and left him bedridden.
“I’m … … so, so, so, so poor that I could not even cure the stroke when it was just starting. Now that it (the stroke) is even worse, there is no money to even enjoy myself, even if na small enjoyment before I quench like my mama wey die a long time ago,” he added.
The ‘New Masquerade’ series that brought Amuta (Natty) into limelight aired on the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) for many years.