Eddie Ugbomah, veteran film maker dies at 78

Eddie Ugbomah, veteran film maker dies at 78

Nigeria’s veteran filmmaker Eddie Ugbomah, is dead.

Ugbomah, who received a national honour from the federal government for his works, died at 78 after a long illness.

Adebayo Thomas, director general of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), who doubles as the chairman of Chief Eddie Ugbomah Medical Fund Committee, broke the news of his death on Saturday.

Ugbomah who was scheduled for surgery on Monday, directed and produced films such as the ‘Rise and Fall of Oyenusi’ in 1979, ‘The Boy is Good’, ‘Death of the Black President’ and ‘Apalara’.