Recent deaths in movie industry rob Nigeria of legendary filmmakers – NFC boss, Ali Nuhu


The Managing Director of Nigerian Film Corporation, NFC, Ali Nuhu, says recent deaths in the movie industry has robbed the nation of legendary filmmakers.

This is according to a statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs of the NFC, Brian Etuk, in Abuja.

Nuhu, described the death of Saratu Gidado (aka Daso) and John Odonwodo, also known as Junior Pope, as heart wrenching for colleagues and the film industry stakeholders.

”Their deaths, which occurred within the week has left Nigeria’s movie industry in a state of mourning.

”Stakeholders have been pained by the frequent recent losses robbing the country of legendary filmmakers, who have impacted and contributed greatly to the growth of Nigeria’s film industry.

“Their footprints within the development of the Nigerian film industry will not be forgotten,” he said.

While speaking about the late Gidado, the NFC boss said she caught the fancy and interest of Nigerians, particularly as a lead character in several of Kannywood films.

“Odonwodo’s role in showcasing the professional competencies and screen delivery by actors is remarkable.

“While Mr Ibu delivered that evoked laughter and comic reliefs, leaving behind a gap to be filled, the refined gentlemen shall be greatly missed,” he added.

Nuhu pledged that the NFC would continue to support the film industry policy initiatives that promoted friendly and safety working conditions, including medical, health and life insurance schemes for stakeholders.

Nuhu also sympathised with the immediate families, friends and associates of the deceased, as well as the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, and prayed that Almighty God grant them rest

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