Nollywood actor, Alkali Matt, popularly known as Dareng, died while filming on set on 24 March 2020.
Dimbo Atiya who shared the news of his demise on Facebook said Matt passed on at around 7 pm “suddenly while he was filming on a set for an epic movie in a village near Keffi.”
Matt is popular for his role as Dareng in the African Magic series “Halita.”
Atiya shared a series of tribute to him.
However, controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo claimed the actor died because he had contact with someone who tested positive for Coronavirus at the AMVCA 7.
#BREAKING Dareng died today on the set of his movie. He was EXPOSED to someone with #Covid19. People are dropping like flies in NYC and Italy. I have warned and warned. Pls go into #selfisolation, stop filming at this time. Someone on that set was infected #CoronaVirusInNigeria pic.twitter.com/UIrXByCk9Y
— #DrKemiOlunloyo Pharm.D💊😷🇳🇬 (@KemiOlunloyo) March 25, 2020