Nollywood actor Sylvester Madu just escaped death after being attacked viciously by armed thugs in Bamenda, Cameroon.

On November 23, 2023, the actor apparently moved to Cameroon to work on a movie project. Fans from Cameroon greeted him with even more fervor, unable to contain their delight at watching the deft screen magician.

However, about ten o’clock on Saturday, November 25, three unidentified gunmen opened fire on a bar where Sylvester Madu and a few others were hanging out, causing mayhem among the patrons.


It was found that four individuals had died and over ten had suffered significant injuries as a result of the attack.

Luckily, Sylvester Madu got away with it since the Cameroonian police handled the situation swiftly.

A press announcement from the film company, who had brought Sylvester Madu to Cameroon for the shoot, further verified the horrific incident.

The following is the statement’s text:


Bamenda, 26 November 2023- Sylvester Madu | ABAKWA Movie

DAMA Fims received Nollywood actor Sylvester Madu aka Shina Rambo on Thursday the 23rd of November 2023 in Bamenda for a Movie shoot advocating against hard drug addiction.l While concluding the movie, we received an invite for a guest appearance at BIG G VIP located at Mile 3 Nkwen. The snooker championship organized by Big G began at 3 pm, everything went well with fans meeting Sylvester Madu, at past 10 pm we heard gunshots from outside, and many ran helter-skelter leading to the death of 4 civilians and over 10 wounded. The police intervened securing the safety of the Nollywood actor Sylvester Madu and dispersed the crowd.

From Midnight, in the spirit of goodwill, onlookers carried the wounded to the nearest hospitals PMI Nkwen and Regional Hospital, where they are presently receiving treatment. The Police are currently conducting investigations to this effect. They promise the safety of Nollywood Actor Sylvester Madu and his subsequent excursion to his country Nigeria. DAMA Film sends a heartfelt condolence to the parents, siblings, and friends who we join in mourning the deceased.

DAMA Films acknowledges the unfortunate happenings and regrets not taking better measures. These grave effects go into consideration in future projects. For more information contact +237654903405.”

Refer to the statement below: