Her colleague, Joseph Okechukwu announced the tragic news on Wednesday.
Okechukwu shared a picture of the 63-year-old actress expressing shock over her sudden passing in view of their ongoing project.
He captioned it; “rest in peace, Nwanyi oma. I’m shattered beyond words.”
According to the filmmaker, Ms Okereke died in her sleep last night.
“The fact that I was about to pay for your flight ticket to come finish what we started only to here you went to be with Lord just last night is one of the toughest things I’ve ever had to deal with in recent times. I pray I’m able to recover from this shock. Life is really just a mist. One minute you have it, the next you don’t,” he added.
Okereke’s death is the latest in the movie industry which has seen some of its stars pass on in recent times. Saint Obi, Don Brymo, Murphy Afolabi, Femi Ogunrobi (Papa Ajasco) and Chikezie Uwazie are some of the high-profile names that recently passed.