Ada Ameh (15 May 1974 – 17 July 2022) was a Nigerian actress who spent more than two decades in the Nigerian movie industry and was most notable for her character as Anita in the 1996 movie titled Domitilla and as Emu Johnson in the award winning Nigerian television series titled The Johnsons. Ameh in The Johnsons television series featured alongside other Nollywood actors such as Charles Inojie, Chinedu Ikedieze & Olumide Oworu.
Early Life and Career
Ada Ameh was born in Lagos State, Nigeria on 15 May 1974 and died in Warri, Delta, State on 17 July 2022 (aged 48).
Ameh, although being a native of Idoma in Benue State, was born and raised in Ajegunle in Lagos State, a south western geographical part of Nigeria predominantly occupied by the Yoruba speaking people of Nigeria. Ameh received both primary and secondary school education in Lagos State but would eventually quit school at age 14.
Ameh In 1995 officially became part of the Nigerian movie industry Nollywood and received her first movie role in 1996 where she played the character Anita in the movie Domitila a movie that eventually became a successful and solid project. The movie was produced and directed by Zeb Ejiro. Ameh also featured in the Nigerian TV series titled The Johnsons which also became a successful project that received awards.
Family and Children
Ameh had lost several family members and most recently, her own daughter whom she gave birth to at age 14. Her daughter died in October 2020.
Ada Ameh only gave birth to one child prior to her death.
Cause of Death
Ameh died after collapsing in Warri on 17 July 2022 at the age of 48. She suffered from mental health issues prior to her death.
Despite her early motherhood, the actress Ada in October 2020, lost her daughter, Aladi Godgift, who was over 30 years old. Aladi had died after an unsuccessful surgery in Abuja, and in October 2021, the bereaved mother visited her daughter’s grave site to mark her one-year remembrance.
Ada Ameh was not married before her death, she was actually in an undisclosed relationship.
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