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Renowned Nollywood Filmmaker Reginald Ebere Passes Away

Renowned Nollywood Filmmaker Reginald Ebere Passes Away

Reginald Ebere, an acclaimed Nollywood director and screenwriter, has passed away. His death was confirmed by Perekeme Odon, the National Secretary of the Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN), who expressed the industry’s profound grief over the loss.

Ebere, celebrated for his screenplay of the 1999 Nollywood blockbuster “Issakaba,” had been bedridden for six years due to severe health challenges. He suffered two strokes after collapsing on a movie set in Enugu in 2018. Earlier this year, actor Sam Dede and colleague Lancelot Imasuen made public appeals for financial support to assist with his medical expenses.

Ebere’s illustrious career included launching the acting careers of notable actors like Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Kate Henshaw, Blossom Chukwujekwu, and Bob Manuel-Udokwu. He was a theatre arts graduate from the University of Jos, founder of The Script Factory, and held significant positions at Infinity TV. Additionally, he was a pastor at Christ Embassy and a published poet, authoring “Boundaries of Heaven.”

Ebere is survived by his wife, Maureen Ebere, and their three sons. The Nollywood community mourns the loss of this pioneering filmmaker, whose contributions significantly shaped the industry.

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