Popular Nollywood director Reginald Ebere is dead

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Popular Nollywood director and screenwriter, Reginald Ebere, is dead.

According to Leadership, veteran actor Segun Arinze revealed the devastating news on Nollywood Giants, a WhatsApp group for well-known Nigerian performers.

Perekeme Odon, National Secretary of the Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN), verified Ebere’s demise as well.

In his announcement, Odon stated,

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

Details regarding Ebere’s burial will be communicated on the platform in due course.

Friends and coworkers have been remembering Ebere and highlighting his important contributions to Nollywood as well as the gap his absence has left in the business.

Recall that Actor Sam Dede called on the public and his colleagues a few months back to help Reginald Ebere who was currently bedridden.

Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, an actor and fellow filmmaker, made an appeal to the set of Reginald Steven Moore’s 2001 blockbuster film Issakaba.

Sam and Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen could be seen pleading for financial support for the ailing filmmaker in a video that actress Iyabo Ojo posted to Instagram.

Sam Dede stated

“Reginald Ebere wrote the very first script of Issakaba and incidentally it was I who changed the name of the lead character to Ebube.

Today Reginald Ebere is bedridden. He suffered stroke two times but very strong-willed person. He is still moving on but he is a bad shape, If you live in that concept of truth and justice, please let us find a way to support Reginald Ebere.

If there is anything you can do to support him, please look him up to support him.”

Lancelot Oduwa immediately organised a fundraiser on set and many of his colleagues donated money to the actor. Sam Dede and Lancelot Oduwa donated N100k each to the sick actor.