8 December 2012

Nigeria: Reactions Pour Over Enebeli's Demise

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Veteran actor Enebeli Elebuwa.

Reactions have continued to trail the death of veteran actor, Enebeli Elebuwa, who died after a protracted illness in an Indian hospital. While some fans and entertainment pundits are taking it in good fate even though they admit it is a great loss to Nollywood and Nigeria others are of the opinion that the Actors Guild is to blame for not providing the basic requirements and conducive environment for these men and women who have continued to put smiles on the faces of Nigerians. These are some of the reactions:

The Director General, National Orientation Agency, (NOA) Mr. Mike Omeri, said he received with shock the news of the death of veteran Nollywood actor, Enebeli Elebuwa, who died after a protracted illness. Mr. Omeri tagged the death of the rare-breed as "Andrew Checking Out," adding that his works will continue to inspire patriotism in Nigeria.

He stressed that Enebeli's death came at a time when his sense of patriotism and wealth of experience was most needed to guide younger Nollywood operatives in their contribution towards re-orienting Nigerians in doing things the right way.

The NOA DG, who had earlier visited the actor in his hospital ward in Abuja to wish him speedy recovery, wished Elebuwa had survived the illness but takes solace in the lasting legacy of patriotism which he had left behind. He urged the family of the late actor to find comfort in his legacies and prayed God to grant them and all Nigerians the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.

Sunday Bawa:

Don't know what to say#Be all that you dream of, make hay while the sun still shines&live everyday as if its your last. A vacuum has been created in the industry.

Adebayo Omokafe Meshach an ardent fan:

He just a lesson to all that we all will have our moments of shine but how we live and what legacy we leave behind its what count. Its also for us to know that even stars don't shine for ever how bright they shine and lite the heavenly bodies matters, so after all this been said let us all live with the cautiousness that our lives has a expiration date tag on it. The amount of prayers any body prays for him count to nothing but his deed will speak for it self before the creator.

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