Popular Nigerian filmmaker Chico Ejiro has has left us and is dead.
Chico Ejiro died in the early hours of Friday 25th December 2020, On a Christmas day. A source who is close to the deceased revealed this to The JOMO TV, that Chico Ejiro died at about 2 am on Christmas Day.
According to the source, Ejiro has been ill for about five weeks ago and was taken to a hospital in Surulere where he was placed on admission. But he was discharged after a week.
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According to what he said, “Ejiro had high blood pressure that led to some heart complications and disease. 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,” the source said.
The source also said that Ejiro was just the supervising director of the new film he was working on. “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 2am this morning,” the source said.
Zik Zulu, a colleague and close friend confirmed the producer’s death to JOMO TV.
“Yes, it is true, Chico Ejiro is dead.”
Also, the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, confirmed the filmmaker’s death in a chat with the PUNCH.
“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,” Rollas said.
Ejiro is known to have produced many works some of the last of which include Night Bus to Lagos. He is a director and producer, known for Computer Girls (2003), Polygamy 2: The Final Clash (2002) and Ashanti (2003).
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