A popular Nigerian filmmaker, producer, and director, Chico Ejiro, who hails from Isoko in Delta State, is dead.
It was gathered that he died on Friday – Christmas Day – about 2am.
Ejiro was popular for his blockbuster movies in the 90s.
He produced movies like Silent Night, Blood Money, Deadly Affair, among several other notable movies.
The PUNCH reports that the deceased colleague and close friend, Zik Zulu, said, “Yes, it is true, Chico Ejiro is dead.”
Also, the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, confirmed the filmmaker’s death.
He said, “I just learned 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.”
However, a source close to the deceased revealed that Ejiro died about 2 am on Christmas Day.
According to close family sources, Ejiro died on Christmas morning in Lagos State.
Ejiro is married to Joy Ejiro and they have four children.
Sources: PUNCH, NIGER DELTA TODAY & THENEWSGURU