Movie Producer Chico Ejiro was announced dead in the early hours of the morning. Tropics Nigeria gathered that he passed away on Friday, Christmas Day, at around 2 am.
Ejiro was very popular for his blockbuster films during the 90s. He created films like Silent Night, Blood Money, Deadly Affair, among a few other outstanding films.
His colleague and close friend, Zik Zulu, said, “Yes, it is true, Chico Ejiro is dead.”
Also, the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, affirmed the moviemaker’s death.
He said, “I just learned of his death. The news of his death is so devastating. I do not know the cause of his death; I am still calling around to get the proper information, and I am waiting for his association ― The Association of Movie Producers to make a statement.”
Meanwhile, a source near the deceased disclosed that Ejiro passed away at around 2 am on Christmas Day.
“He was ill about five weeks ago, and he was rushed to a hospital in Surulere where he was placed on admission. After about a week, he was discharged, and he went back home to recuperate.
“From what he said, he had high blood pressure that led to some heart complications and disease. He was recuperating and got better. He even started a production that he was shooting about four days ago, but he was not fully involved.
“He was just like the supervising director. He will go to the location and supervise them, so we all felt that he was good. Although he kept saying that he had not gotten back to his full health, he was still very weak. We were shocked about his death because he was even talking to some of his friends till late last night. I learned he died at about 2 am this morning.”