- Nollywood filmmaker, Chico Ejiro, has died on Christmas day, a deadly blow to the Nigerian movie industry
- Chico is a veteran who is worth his salt with a career that spanned three decades and has worked on 85 movies
- The producer directed a movie on Christmas Eve, hours before he died from a seizure
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Nollywood has been thrown into great mourning after one of its best producers, Chico Maziakpono aka Chico Ejiro, died in the early hours of Christmas day.
Channel TV reports that his remains have been taken to the mortuary, adding that his death came after he directed a movie on Thursday, December 24.
Also a screenwriter and director, he was born in Delta state. The same media said that he has the highest number of movies under his belt, having produced 85 home videos.
He has been in the industry for 30 years. Ejiro studied agricultural science in school. According to him, he delved into movie production when he realised Nigerians would not pay for empty cassettes.
Ejiro was survived by four children and a wife. It should be noted that the popular Zeb Ejiro is his senior brother.
In other news, popular comic actor Babatunde Bernard Tayo aka Baba Tee has been called out on social media by his former wife, Dupe Odulate.
The lady took to her page on Instagram with a lengthy post in which she dragged her ex-hubby for filth and went as far as divulging some private matters about his state of health.
Dupe who is engaged to another man made it clear that her fiancé did not hijack her from the actor and as such, he should stop going around telling people the opposite.
According to Dupe, she met her fiancé eight months after Babatee called it quits with her and left their marriage.
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