Legendary Filmmaker Eddy Ugbomah Dies At 78

Legendary Nigerian filmmaker and Delta State Born,  Chief Eddy Ugbomah has died.
He was 78.
Ugbomah has been bedridden for months with several calls for financial assistance for him to seek medical help.
The thespian died after a protracted battle with a terminal illness.
The Chairman, Chief Eddie Ugbomah Medical Fund Committee, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas revealed that Ugbomah died in the same Lagos hospital he was scheduled to undergo a surgical procedure on Monday.

The deceased was known for his 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.

As a member of an Afro-Caribbean drama group Ugbomah directed some of the group’s plays such as This is Our Chance, staged at the Stoke Newington Theatre Hall.

Upon his return to Nigeria in 1975, he got involved in concert promotion before starting Edifosa, a film production company.

He was appointed chairman of the Nigerian Film Corporation in 1988.


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