“Rest Well Legend”: Nollywood Mourns as Director and Screenwriter Reginald Ebere Reportedly Dies

The Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood, has just announced the passing of a top filmmaker, Reginald Ebere. The Leadership newspaper revealed that ace Nigerian thespian Segun Arinze confirmed the news of his death. The news broke via a WhatsApp channel created for Nigerian entertainers on Sunday, May 26, 2024, where he was stated to have lamented the painful loss of the screenwriter....Read The Full Story Here ▶

Perekeme Odon, the national secretary of the Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN), also confirmed Reginald Ebere’s death to Leadership newspaper.

According to further reports, Odon’s statement reads:

“We are deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of our dear brother and colleague, Mr. Reginald Ebere.”

It was also noted that details about his burial would be forwarded on the Whatsapp platform.

Other Nollywood industry players have taken to their respective pages to mourn the great loss.

The scriptwriter had reportedly been bedridden for some time now, and some veteran movie stars had called for donations to be made for his hospital bills

Legit recalls reporting the demise of Wole Oguntokun a playwright and artistic director of Renegade Theatre and Theatre Planet Studios Ltd.

Reactions trail Reginald’s death

Legit.ng compiled some reactions below:

@gajah_alero: “Make dem banned Nollywood.”

@s3x.is.lifee: “E don reach his bus stop….we are all coming either soon or later.”

@chop_peppersoup: “Rest well legend.”

@swt_juie: “This year alone how many Nollywood people don die?? Nawa oo rest in peace to him.”

@b.chine: “And his meme was trending that year. Rest in peace.”

@henryekeneobianika: “He always direct blockbuster movies. RIP.”
Orjiakor pens tribute to Junior Pope

Meanwhile, Legit had reported that Nigerian actress Ruby Orjiakor returned to social media after a month of being away following the unfortunate death of her friend John Paul Obumneme Odonwodo, aka Junior Pope.

She shared several memorable moments of herself with the actor over the years and admitted that this was the first time she questioned her creator.

Her post evoked reactions as she revealed that the deceased had been battling a lot before his demise.

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