11 January 2013

Nigeria: Nollywood Veteran Actor, Enebeli Elebuwa, for Burial Today

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Veteran actor Enebeli Elebuwa.

The remains of late Nollywood actor, Enebeli Elebuwa who died last December, in New Delhi, India, will be laid to rest today at the Victoria Court Cemetery, Ajah, Lagos.

Elebuwa's final journey began on Wednesday with a candle light procession and Night of Tribute, organised by the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, at the celebrity hangout, O'jez, National Stadium, Surulere.

At the candle light procession, which kicked off from Masha roundabout, in Surulere and terminated at the National Stadium, Elebuwa's colleagues in the movie industry paid their last respect to him.

A wake-keep was held in his honour yesterday at NTA Channel 10 ground, Tejuosho, Yaba. It was attended by the cream of society.

The Requiem Mass holds this morning at St Michael's Catholic Church, while internment follows immediately at Victoria Court Cemetery, Ajah.

There will be thanksgiving service at Michael's Catholic Church, Lafiaji, Lagos.

Elebuwa died after suffering from several health challenges which required extensive hospital stays in the country before he was finally flown to India, where he gave up the ghost.

His remains arrived at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, on December 15, 2012 and was received by the children and few members of the family.

Elebuwa was well known for the role he played as Andrew in a campaign by the Federal Government in the 1980s to discourage Nigerians from fleeing the country.

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