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‘Natty’, New Masquerade actor dies at 79

Veteran actor, Romanus Amuta, popularly known as ‘Natty’ in the popular 70s, 80, and 90s TV comedy series, ‘New Masquerade’ is dead.

Amuta died on February 9, 2022 at the age of 79 after a protracted illness. 

The first son of the deceased, Chukwuma Amuta confirmed the death of the veteran Nollywood actor in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu.

Amuta described the actor as a caring father who did his best to raise his children.

“Yes! My father died this morning in Lagos after a protracted illness,” he said.

The deceased hailed from Ukana in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State.

He worked with Daily Times Newspapers before venturing into the movie Industry. Amuta also acted in some Nollywood movies including Lion Finger in 2003, Eagles Bride in 2005 and Ijele in 1999. He is survived by his wife, Cordelia and six children.

In the hit TV series, Amuta played the role of ‘Natty’, known in the movie for his ‘long throat’. He wowed television audiences with his characterisation of a not-so-well-to-do father, a role many people could relate to. 

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