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Sad News: Nollywood Producer Chico Ejiro dies on Christmas day

Sad News: Nollywood Producer Chico Ejiro dies on Christmas day
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Nigerian filmmaker Chico Ejiro has died. He died in the early hours of Friday, Christmas day. A source close to the deceased revealed to The PUNCH that Ejiro died at about 2 am on Christmas Day.

Late Chico Ejiro

According to the source, Ejiro was ill about five weeks ago and taken to a hospital in Surulere where he was placed on admission. But he was discharged after a week.

“From what he said, he had high blood pressure that led to some heart complications and disease. He was recuperating and got better. He even started a production that he was shooting about four days ago but he was not fully involved,” the source added.

The source added that Ejiro was just the supervising director of the new film he was working on.

Late Chico and his wife

“Although he kept saying that he had not gotten back to his full health; he was still very weak. We were shocked about his death because he was even talking to some of his friends till late last night. I learnt he died about 2am this morning,” the source said.

Zik Zulu, a colleague and close friend confirmed the producer’s death to the PUNCH:

“Yes, it is true, Chico Ejiro is dead.”

Also, the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, confirmed the filmmaker’s death, the PUNCH reported.

“I just learnt of his death. The news of his death is so devastating. I do not know the cause of his death; I am still calling around to get the proper information and I am waiting for his association ― The Association of Movie Producers ― to make a statement,” Rollas said.

Ejiro is known to have produced many works some of the last of which include Night Bus to Lagos. He is a director and producer, known for Computer Girls (2003), Polygamy 2: The Final Clash (2002) and Ashanti (2003).

May God grant him eternal rest in his Heavenly Kingdom!🙏

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Joan Nwankwo is a founding member and blogger at Nollywood Community, a Nigerian online community for sharing and discussing all things Nollywood. I enjoy blogging about our Nollywood Celebrities! 🙌

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