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Chico Ejirio: RMD, Desmond Elliot, others turn up for tribute


Top Nollywood stars joined the families and friends of late veteran filmmaker, Chico Ejiro, to pay respects to the deceased during a night of tribute.

The death of Chico on December 25, 2020, as a result of complications arising from High Blood Pressure, was a big hit to the industry as well as Nigerians.

Chief Daddy actor, Richard Mofe Damijo, including actor turned lawmaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Surulere Constituency, Desmond Elliot honoured the invitation amongst other big names in the industry.

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Veteran actor, Keppy Ekpenyong was present at the event including, Fred Amata, Opa Williams, Segun Arinze, Zik Zulu Okafor, Mike Nliam, Fidelis Duker, Paul Obazele, Ada Ameh,  Tricia Eseigbe-Kerry, etc.

Popular Gospel Musician, Sammie Okposo, was also present at the all-white event ahead of the burial of the late filmmaker later this month.

His elder brother, a fellow veteran Nollywood filmmaker, Zeb Ejiro, announced that his younger brother, Chico, will be buried on February 20, 2021 at the family compound in Ozoro, Delta State.

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Zeb Ejiro told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the burial programme, designed in line with COVID-19 protocols, would start with a service of songs on February 16, 2021.

The service of songs tagged “Industry Evening of Tribute’’ would be also be aired via zoom.

“The obsequies, which is the service of songs for Chico, my late brother, will be a private family event which would also be on zoom. The arrangements are basically to bring the COVID-19 protocols to bear.

“We considered that throwing it open will pull crowd as people will want to be physically present, so we are taking advantage of the zoom for people to key-in,” Zeb said.

See photos from the night of tribute below:

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