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  • Updated: June 18, 2024

AGN honours late Nollywood veterans with candlelight service in FCT

AGN honours late Nollywood veterans with candlelight service

The Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, held a solemn candlelight procession at the Unity Fountain in Abuja to pay tribute to the late Nollywood actors John Okafor aka Mr Ibu, Amaechi Muonagor, and Zulu Adigwe. 

The event was a heartfelt display of respect and emotions, as fellow actors, fans, and friends gathered to celebrate the lives and contributions of the late veterans.

Mercy Salma, FCT mayor of AGN, said, "These are Nollywood veterans who put smiles on the faces of Nigerians during their lifetime, so we should celebrate their legacies and memories. They have fans across Nigeria, Africa, and beyond."

Emeka Rollas, National President of AGN, led the procession and reflected on the moments shared with the late thespians. 

"This is a season of sorrow for us at AGN... Our hearts are filled with grief over the loss of our three veteran members. But as the saying goes, when someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure."

Rollas continued, "The late John Okafor, Amaechi Monaugor, and Zulu Adigwe lived a life that exemplified brilliance and inspired emulation. They also lived a life that burned so that others' paths were lit, and they made an impact on society through their profession."

Kenneth Okonkwo, a foremost Nollywood actor, urged young artistes to focus on value delivery and shun the rush for quick monetary gains. 

"They were driven by a passion for acting... We should appreciate what they have contributed towards the growth and development of our industry", Okonkwo said.

The event featured prayers for the repose of the departed souls and for the Nollywood industry, as well as prayers for Nigeria. The attendees took turns to pay tribute to the fallen heroes, celebrating their contributions to the Nigerian film industry.

The candlelight procession was a fitting tribute to the late Nollywood veterans, who had left an indelible mark on the industry. Their legacy will continue to inspire and motivate future generations of actors and actresses.

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