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Nigerian Filmmaker, Eddie Ugbomah Dies At 78!

The legendary Nigerian Film Maker, Eddie Ugbomah, has been reported dead after a long battle with a terminal illness.

The news of his death was broken Satyr say afternoon by the Chairman, Chief Eddie Ugbomah Medical Fund Committee, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas who revealed that Ugbomah died in the same Lagos hospital that he was scheduled to undergo a surgical procedure on Monday.

The famed movie director and producer was known for the true-life story movie, The Rise and Fall of Oyenusi (1977), The Boy is Good (1982, Apalara (1986), Oil Doom (1980), Death of A Black President (1984), Omiran (1986) amongst others. Though he hailed from Delta state, he spent most of his formative years in Obalende and Lafiaji, Lagos. After his education at St. Matthias, Lafiaji and City College, School, he left Lagos for London to study drama, journalism and film at various institutions. He worked at BBC and played minor roles in Guns at Batasi and Dr. No.


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