Mathew Alkali, a fast-rising actor who was popular for his playing the role of Dareng on Africa Magic’s TV series, Halita is the latest Nollywood talent to be claimed by death. He was 38 years old.

Not long after the news was announced, controversial journalist Kemi Olunloyo had reported that the actor passed away after being exposed to someone who had coronavirus.

Executive producer, Dimbo Atiya immediately took to Instagram to shut down the claims. Sharing a post, he noted that the cause of his death has not been revealed. Huge condolences to his family and friends.