Ifeanyi Onyeabor, a Nollywood star passes on

Ifeanyi Onyeabor, a filmmaker and a Nollywood star has passed on. The dead of Onyeabor was confirmed on Friday by the President of Directors’ Guild of Nigeria DGN, Mr Fred Amata. According to him, the Nollywood star died while shooting a movie in Jos.

Amata was said to have told newsmen in Lagos about Onyeabor’s death, which according to him, his death was shocking and unbelievable this, left him pondering on what may have gone wrong. Amata, according to the report, could not say the cause of death,

“We are still trying to ascertain what went wrong while at the venue of the film shooting. We do not have the details yet until we reach the hospital to ascertain the cause of his death. He will be greatly missed by the entertainment industry”, he said.

 Pedro Aganbi, former chairman, Actors Guild of Nigeria AGN, Lagos chapter, said that Nollywood had lost an icon who had contributed to the development of the entertainment industry.

“Ifeanyi has been there from the very beginning of Nollywood and he has been a major contributor to the development of the entertainment industry. “It is a fall of another ‘Iroko’ and we will surely miss him,” Aganbi said.

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Joseph Athanasius

Joseph Athanasius is a Public Affairs Commentator and News Writer at InfoGuide Nigeria News.

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