July 16, 2024

Nollywood Icon Rita Edochie Urges End to Questions on Deaths of Movie Stars


By: Emmanuel Ibitoye


Veteran Nollywood actress, Rita Edochie, has urged Nigerians to refrain from questioning the deaths of Nollywood movie stars, emphasizing that death is an inevitable aspect of life that affects everyone.


In a statement shared on her Instagram page, Edochie expressed frustration at queries such as “What is happening in Nollywood?” and asserted that death is a natural occurrence that cannot be avoided, affecting people from all walks of life.


“People, especially in Nigeria, often come up with questions like; what is happening in Nollywood? Why are actors dying? something has gone ‘bla bla bla: what has gone wrong? Are actors not humans too? Please questions like this are annoying and ought to stop because death is only a displeasing call of nature,” she wrote.


Edochie emphasized that celebrities, like everyone else, are susceptible to death, and their passing should not be sensationalized or treated differently from that of individuals in other professions.


Regarding the recent passing of Nollywood legend Muonagor, Edochie mourned his death and paid tribute to his life and contributions to the industry.


“It was too bad he couldn’t recover from this illness. Amaechi, ‘your departure has left an irreplaceable void in the midst of my family and I’. You were more than a brother and colleague; you were a beacon of light, illuminating our days with your infectious laughter and unwavering kindness,” she wrote.


Edochie concluded by expressing condolences to Muonagor’s family and honoring his legacy, noting that his impact on the industry would continue to inspire and uplift in the days ahead.

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