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Chiko Ejiro died in my hands – Wife

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  • FG, Nollywood actors mourn

Joy Ejiro, wife of Nollywood filmmaker Chico Ejiro, has said that famous filmmaker died in her hands.

Ejiro died in the early hours of Christmas day from suspected cardiac arrest

Commenting on her husband’s death for the first time, Joy stated, “I never knew it was going to be my last midnight gist with you. You died in my hands Chico, you left me so confused and devastated.”

She, however, said she was glad to have spent the past 26 years with him.

“This is a rude shock!!!! We had a lot of plans for Christmas. We spoke a lot about how the day will go. We were recounting how God has been good to us this year and how grateful we are to be alive,” Joy stated.

She also shared a picture of herself and Ejiro on Instagram on Saturday.

Joy and Ejiro, who got married in 1998, have four children together.

Ejiro’s death huge blow to Nollywood – FG

Meanwhile, the Federal Government, on Saturday, described the death of popular scriptwriter, director and producer, Chico Ejiro, as a “huge blow to the nation’s Creative Industry in general and to Nollywood in particular”.

Ejiro, who was popular for movies such as ‘Silent Night’, ‘True Romance’, ‘Blood Money’ and ‘Night Bus to Lagos, was said to be recovering from an illness and had just finished shooting a movie.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, in a statement on Saturday, sympathised with friends and families of the filmmaker who passed away on Christmas Day.

The statement was titled, ‘Minister Mourns Death of Veteran Film Producer, Chico Ejiro’ and signed by Mohammed’s aide, Segun Adeyemi.

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”.

He urged the deceased’s “family and friends to take solace in the fact that his legacy will live on through the excellent works of the actors and actresses he helped to nurture over the years, and indeed in the progressive success of Nollywood”.

”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,” Mohammed stated.

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Dancer Kaffy loses dad after surviving ailment

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Kafayat Shafau a.k.a Kaffy

Celebrity dancer, Kafayat Shafau, popularly known as Kaffy, has lost her dad, hours after she revealed that she survived an ailment that almost took her life.

She made this known on Tuesday via her Instagram page as she shared a picture of a candle, with the caption, “#RIP DAD”.

Kaffy’s announcement comes a day after she talked about how she survived from a fatal ailment via same platform.

She had written, “Lungs collapsing, eyes changing color, belly swelling, taking breathe feeling like pain. I was slipping into the dangerous sleep but mercy said no!”

“Thank you God for another chance. A lot don’t make it through these avoidable deaths. I am not better than them , I am grateful for your mercy. “Not today, said the Lord.”

“Be careful some medication can be lethargic to your system there are allergies we might not know of. God protect you all.”

After the announcement of her father’s death, colleagues and fans of the 41-year-old dancer took to the comment section to condole her for her loss.

Victoria Edeme, Punch News

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CharlyBoy drops new song inspired by King of Boys

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Eccentric Nigerian singer and songwriter, Charly Boy, born Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa has released a new song “Odudubariba”.

Odudubariba is a song inspired by his role in Kemi Adetiba’s movie, King of Boys. Charly Boy played the role of Odudubariba, an elder who tried to usurp power from Eniola Salami.

He announced on Tuesday, saying “My people, the eagle has landed. I been tell una say, I no dey finish.

“The long-awaited Odudubariba music film video has dropped today.

“Watch out, it’s playing on all your TV channels.”

When asked why he accepted the role in King of Boys despite turning down other movie roles, Charly boy explained that he accepted the role because he’s a fan of Kemi Adetiba and it was an honor to be invited for such a role.

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Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage songs get on new Netflix show

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Music created by stars Wizkid, Davido and Tiwa Savage have been featured on the new season of popular Netflix show ‘sex education’.

The new season of the show was released on Friday.

Wizkid’s ‘Joro’ was most prominent among the songs on the show.

It appeared during a club scene in the sixth episode and blended right in.

Asides from Wizkid’s ‘Joro,’ Tiwa Savage’s ‘Attention,’ and Davido’s ‘Fall’ were also featured on the new season of the show.

Skales’ 2015 hit, ‘Shake Body’ was also featured in the new season.

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