The Nigerian movie industry has suffered yet another blow, following report of the death of veteran Actor, Ignis Ekwe.
A family member reportedly confirmed the death of Ignis Ekwe who was well known for his role in the popular Soap Opera “Éveryday People”. The Edo-born actor was a scriptwriter, and a lecturer in the Department of Mass Communications, Auchi Polytechnic, in Edo until his death.
Ignis Ekwe who also played iconic roles in “Cockcrow at Dawn’’, “Igodo”and other epic movies, reportedly died in Benin, after a brief illness. Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegede, who is the late actor’s niece, wrote in an Instagram post;
Your little girls will miss you soooooooo much.
Nollywood looses a gem.
We have lost a rare one.
My eyes are clouded, I want to scream but I can’t find my voice. #IgnisEkwe (Everyday People, Behind The Clouds, CockCrow At Dawn, Igodo and many more)
‘’My heart is bleeding, my heart is heavy. Who do i blame? Who do i question? The inevitable has struck again. #AdateToRemember# R.i.p Uncle Ignis Ekwe’’.
Rest In Peace.
This is coming barely few months after Nollywood actress, Aisha Abimbola, popularly known as Omoge Campus, died. She reportedly died in a Canadian hospital. The cause of death was still speculative as at he time of filing this report.
Her colleague, Bisola Badmus, broke the news of her death on her Instagram page; while ace actor, Saheed Balogun, also confirmed it to our correspondent on the phone on Wednesday morning.
Abimbola who studied Catering and Hotel Management at the Lagos State Polytechnic first featured in TV series, Papa Ajasco. She came into limelight on the back of a Bola Igida movie, Omoge Campus. The title of the movie stuck to her and became her stage name. The movie was produced in 2001. She produced her own movie, T’omi T’eje, which drew from her NYSC experience.