Another Nollywood veteran filmmaker, Eddie Ugbomah died at the age of 78

Prominent Nollywood Filmmaker and former president of the Nigerian Film Corporation Eddie Ugbomah passed away.

His death was announced by Shaibu Husseini who issued the following statement: "I have the permission of Chief Medical Fund Committee Chairman Eddie Ugbomah, 
Alhaji Adedayo Thomas (DG, NFVCB) to give news of the veteran film director's passage into eternity. Eddie Ugbomah, OON. The veteran filmmaker died an hour ago
 at the hospital where he was scheduled for surgery on Monday. Sad ... but we submit totally to the Almighty "

Eddie had been struggling with health problems since last year when he publicly announced that he had high blood pressure and nerve problems.


He was admitted to the University Hospital of Lagos (LUTH) and as a way to raise funds for his treatment, he released his autobiography Eddie Ugbomah by Eddie but
this could not raise the money he needed and he struggled with his health problems until his recent death.

Eddie Ugbomah studied theater, film and journalism in the UK. While studying there, he worked part-time with the BBC and played minor roles in some of his shows such
 as the Sharpeville Massacre, Dr. No and Guns atBatasi.


He returned to Nigeria in 1975 and set up his own film company called Edifosa.

Eddie's films focus mainly on socio-political issues. Some of his popular films include The Mask, The Rise and Fall of Oyenusi, America or Die, Oil Doom, Apalara,
 Bolus' 80 and The Boy Is Good.

For his contribution to the Nigerian film industry, Eddie Ugbomah was awarded the national honor of the Order of the Niger (OON).

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