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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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Veteran Nollywood actor Bruno Iwuoha dies at 68

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A veteran Nollywood actor, Bruno Iwuoha, died on Saturday at 68, after a prolonged battle with diabetes.

Actors Guild of Nigeria announced his death in a statement signed by its Director of Communications, Monalisa Chinda Coker.

The statement read, “It is on a sad note that we announce the passing away of our elder colleague and active member of AGN Abuja, Bruno Obinna Iwuoha.

“He died in the early hours of this morning after a prolonged battle with diabetes.

“Bruno Iwuoha hails from Ehime Mbano Local Government Area in Umunumo Umuanunu kindred, Imo state. He was aged 68 years, survived by his wife and six children.”

National President of the AGN, Ejezie Emeka Rollas, commiserated with the immediate family members, friends and fans of the deceased and prayed that God would comfort them in their moment of grief.

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DMX officially announced dead after OD

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Legendary rapper DMX has now been officially declared dead, a week after he fell into a coma, following a heart attack “triggered” by a drug overdose.

He was aged 50. The Westchester County native was born Earl Simmons.

The drug overdose had left him in a “vegetative state”, after his brain was deprived of oxygen for nearly 30 minutes following his OD, brain function never returned, and by Thursday his organs began failing while he remained in intensive care in  the hospital.

His death today at White Plains Hospital, in New York, was confirmed to AP by his family.

DMX is survived by 15 children.

His career  began when he catapulted to the top of the charts with his 1998 debut album “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot.”

The debut record went platinum nearly five times over and peaked at No. 1 on the US charts.

 

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The Voice Nigeria Season 3: Episode 2 -Blind Auditions

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Things get heated up as the coaches are spoiled for choice with amazing performances!

The Voice Nigeria is the ultimate talent contest. Darey, Waje, Falz and Yemi Alade are The Voice Nigeria’s celebrity musician coaches, while Toke Makinwa and Nancy Isime serve as Hosts. The show’s innovative format features four stages of competition: the Blind Auditions, Knockouts, Battles and Live Shows.

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