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Popular Nigerian movie producer, Ejiro dies on Christmas day from seizure



A popular Nigerian filmmaker and Nollywood producer, Chico Ejiro is dead.


VAM News gathered that he died on Christmas day (Friday, December 25) at about 2am.


In a phone conversation with our correspondent, his colleague an close friend, Zik Zalu said, “Yes, it is true, Chico Ejiro is dead.”


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


He said, “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.”


However, a source close to the deceased revealed that Ejiro died about 2 am on Christmas Day.


“He 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.


“From what he said, he had high blood pressure that led to some heart complications. 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.


“He was just like the supervising director. He will go to the location and supervise them, so, we all felt that he was good. 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 2 am this morning,” the source said.


Ejiro was popular for blockbuster movies in the 90s.


The younger brother to another renowned film maker, Zeb Ejiro, produced movies like Silent Night, Blood Money, Deadly Affair, among several other notable movies.


It is believed he passed away after a seizure.


Ejiro has been in and out of hospital for an undisclosed illness in recent weeks and just finished shooting a new movie.


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