The Creative Industry Group has described the death of Chico Ejiro, Nigeria’s Movie Director, Scriptwriter and Producer, as shocking, unbelievable and unpleasant news on a Christmas day.
Felix Duke, President of the CIG, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday, said he received the sad news few hours ago.
Duke described the news as a big blow.
He said late Ejiro was recently busy in a location where he was shooting a film with his crew, adding that this was the reason why the news of his death came as a shock.
He said: “Today being Christmas is supposed to be a merry day but it’s rather unfortunate that the sudden death of Chico Ejiro has turned this day the other way round.
“Honestly, it’s still a shock and unbelievable news that Chico, a brother, friend and very active member of the CIG, is no more.
“Death has snatched a vibrant soul.
“What a world.
“We were quite close, even with his elder brother, Zeb, to the extent that I travelled with them to Sapele to perform as a musician at his wedding.”
The CIG president said late Ejiro was hard working, committed his best to come up with interesting movies and would forever be missed by the group.
According to him: “The sad news left me devastated and unable to celebrate the Christmas as planned.”
Duke said the CIG was in a sober mood as it mourned late Ejiro, who was in his 50s and survived by wife and children.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ejiro, Nollywood Filmmaker, has produced many movies, including: Night Bus to Lagos; Director/Producer, Computer Girls; Polygamy 2; The Final Clash; and Ashanti M.