9 December 2012

Nigeria: NFC Reacts to Enebeli's, Eneh's Deaths

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Veteran actor Enebeli Elebuwa.

The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) has reacted to the death of another Nollywood veteran Enebeli Elebuwa who passed on Tuesday this week in India.

Describing the death as shocking, unfortunate and a great loss to the Nigerian motion picture industry and the Nation, Mr. Afolabi Adesanya, NFC's Managing Director/Chief Executive said the passing away of Elebuwa, an actor he was privileged to have worked with, was equally a personal loss. The film industry, Adesanya further said was indeed stricken by the death of Elebuwa who he averred, like others, was a toast to many film enthusiasts.

Adesanya, in the statement, commiserated with the Elebuwa family over the loss and prayed that Almighty God give the family the fortitude to bear his loss. He equally paid tribute to veteran actor Pete Eneh who also passed away recently, saying that their contributions to the development of Nigerian motion industry are immeasurable. "They have written their names in gold".

The NFC, the statement added, had assisted, and followed the great struggle by Enebeli Elebuwa to regain his health, until his death. He will be remembered for the enviable and impactful roles he played in the several movie titles (celluloid and Video) dating back to the seventies. They include; Oba Sanya Dosunmu's "Dinner with the Devil", "Queen of Hasso Rock", "The Corridors of Power", "Extra Time", "True Love", "Dons in Abuja", "Bumper to Bumper" and Domitilla. Others are "Together as One", "Separate Live", "Expensive Game", "Family Circle" and more.

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