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    Nollywood Filmmaker Reginald Ebere is Dead

    Renowned Nollywood director and screenwriter Reginald Ebere is dead.

    The entertainment industry has lost another top Nollywood player with the demise of one of its leading directors, Reginald Ebere.

    Veteran entertainer and actor, Segun Arinze broke the news on Nollywood Giants, a WhatsApp platform created for notable Nigerian entertainers on Sunday, where he lamented the painful loss of Ebere.

    National Secretary of Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN), Perekeme Odon also confirmed the sad news.

    “We are deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of our dear brother and colleague, Mr. Reginald Ebere,” Odon said while announcing the passing of the director.

    The statement said details about his burial would be forwarded on the platform.

    Ebere’s colleagues have been paying tributes on the deceased.

    The late Reginald was a theatre arts graduate from the University of Jos, founder of The Script Factory, and Channel Manager and Head of Production on the Infinity TV platform.

    He was married to Maureen Ebere, and they have three sons.

    His filmmaking journey began when he resigned from the famous Hints Magazine, which Emmanuel Kachikwu, the former group managing director of the NNPC, published.

    He was commissioned to write ‘When The Sun Sets’ and was the project’s assistant director. This experience helped him break into the industry.

    He Is credited for launching Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde’s acting career with the movie Venom Of Justice, released in 1990. He was also credited for launching the careers of Kate Henshaw, Blossom Chukwujekwu and Bob Manuel-Udokwu.

    The Nollywood veteran was also a Pastor at the Christ Embassy.

    His production credits include ‘Last Burial’, ‘One God, One Nation’, ‘The God to Serve’, ‘Message’, ‘Unwanted’, ‘Last Affair’, ‘Tom and Jerry’, and ‘Venom of Justice’.

    The late filmmaker was also a published poet and author of Boundaries of Heaven, a collection of poems that served as a metaphor for Nigeria.

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