By Eseoghene Emuke
One of the fast-rising comedians and actors in Nigeria, Oghenechuko Caleb Itietie otherwise known as CaliBird, is dead.
CaliBird, a Lagos-based stand-up comedian died on Saturday morning at the Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos State.
He was said to have been briefly sick before the sad news rocked the airwaves.
The entertainer hailed from Abraka in the Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.
The late comedian studied Business Administration at the Lagos State University and Production at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN).
He was born into the family Rev. & Deacon (Mrs) J. I. Itietie of Abraka Inland.
The comedian has featured in several movies while he also owned his annual comedy festival.
The death of the Urhobo-born has thrown the Nigerian entertainment industry into mourning as many entertainers including the King of Nigerian Comedy, Ali Baba, Efe Warriboy, Ushbebe, Edo Pikin, MC Ovie and host of others have expressed surprise for the death of the comedian.