Veteran Nollywood Filmmaker Dies on Movie Set

Peters Okwudili

Peters Okwudili

Notable movie director Ifeanyichukwu Onyeabo has passed on. He was said to have slumped and died while shooting a movie in Jos, Plateau state in the morning of Good Friday, April 19. 

While speaking with newsmen on Friday, President of Directors’ Guild of Nigeria, DGN, Mr Fred Amata, on Friday, said that Onyeabo’s death was shocking and unbelievable, and had left him pondering on what may have gone wrong.

He, however, could not say the cause of the incident, saying “we are still trying to ascertain what went wrong while at the venue of the film shooting. “We do not have the details yet, until we reach the hospital to ascertain the cause of his death.

Onyeabo, before his death, produced the following movies; My Mother’s Heart, New Jerusalem, 5 Apostles, Darkest Knight, One Good Turn. He was nominated as best director for Africa Movie Academy Award. 

Many of his colleagues have taken to their social media handles to mourn his sudden demise.

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