Nigerians have taken to social media to mourn the death of popular filmmaker, Chico Ejiro.
It was reported earlier that Chico died after suffering briefly from an unknown illness which led to seizure. He died in the early hours of Christmas today from a seizure. He only just concluded directing his new movie on Christmas Eve. His remains have been deposited at the morgue.
This sad news has made Nigerians to take to social media and lament.
See some reactions below:
Ede Bazunu wrote: “I am heartbroken. I look forward to watching films directed by him . May His Soul enjoy paradise. I commiserate with His immediate family and Nollywood.. Truly a vacuum has been created by His death . 😂😂😂😂”
Dumebi wrote: “This man made some of the best nollywood movies ever. Respect on your name sir Ejiro……. RIP LEGEND 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔”
Nike Well wrote: “Sad! That’s Zeb Ejiro’s younger brother! May the Lord strengthen and comfort the family.”
Obi Osah wrote: “Omg 😳 not today😭😭 rip sir”
Prior to his death, he held the record of the Nollywood director with the highest number of released movies. He says he has produced and directed over 85 movies in his career in the span of three decades.
Ejiro who studied Agriculture in school was drawn into video production because Nigerians would not buy blank video cassettes.
The filmmaker is the younger brother of veteran filmmaker, Zeb Ejiro. He is married to Joy Ejiro and they have four children.