Chico Ejiro’s Death Huge Blow To Nollywood, Says Nigerian Government

The Federal Government has mourned veteran Nollywood filmmaker, Chico Ejiro, saying his death is a huge blow to the Nollywood industry.

In a statement issued on Saturday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, the government commiserated with the family and friends of the deceased and to the entire industry.

“The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described the shocking death of veteran film producer Chico Ejiro as a huge blow to the nation’s Creative Industry in general and to Nollywood in particular,” the statement partly read.

The Minister said the late Ejiro was “a prolific movie director and a shining star of Nollywood, which has – through its movies – stamped Nigeria’s creative presence all over the world.”

“Thanks to the pace-setting work of Mr. Ejiro and his contemporaries, Nollywood is today one of the biggest movie industries in the world, which is providing employment for many Nigerians and creating wealth for the nation. ‘May God grant repose to the soul of the departed and comfort his family and friends.”

Ejiro died in the early hours of Christmas day from a seizure. He only just concluded directing his new movie on Christmas Eve.

Prior to his death, he held the record of the Nollywood director with the highest number of released movies. He says he has produced and directed over 85 movies in his career in the span of three decades.

 

 

– Channelstv

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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