Ethel Ekpe, a veteran Nigerian actress known for her memorable roles in various Nollywood productions, including the acclaimed sitcom ‘Basi and Company’, has tragically passed away after battling cancer.
Ethel Ekpe gained prominence for her portrayal of ‘Segi’ in the beloved sitcom ‘Basi and Company’ on the Nigerian Television Authority. She also showcased her talent in Amaka Igwe’s ‘Forever’ and the acclaimed series ‘Sons of the Caliphate’.
The news of her passing was confirmed by Dr. Shaibu Husseini, the Director-General of the National Film and Video Censors Board, in a heartfelt Facebook post. He described her as a “screen beauty” whose contributions to the Nigerian entertainment industry would be deeply missed.
Ethel Ekpe’s impact on Nigerian television and film was significant, and her untimely death is a profound loss to the industry. She will be remembered for her exceptional talent and dedication to her craft.
As the Nollywood community mourns the loss of Ethel Ekpe, may her soul find eternal rest, and may her legacy continue to inspire generations of actors and actresses to come.