Veteran Nollywood fimmaker, Chico Ejiro has been reported dead.
It was gathered that the prolific filmmaker died on Friday, Christmas Day at about 2 am.
It was reported that Mr Chico Ejiro was ill about five weeks ago and he was rushed to a hospital in Surulere where he was placed on admission.
After about a week, he was discharged and he went back home to recuperate. He had high blood pressure that led to some heart complications and disease.
A source closed to the disease said, “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 2 am this morning”
The President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, confirmed the filmmaker’s death.
In his words, “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.
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Chico Ejiro was popular for his blockbuster movies in the 90s. He produced movies like Silent Night, Blood Money, Deadly Affair, among several other notable movies.