- Ethel Ekpe has died, reportedly of cancer.
- The Baci and company actress was said to have passed on on Monday.
- Director general of NFVCB, Dr Shaibu Husseini confirmed the sad news on Facebook.
Nigerian film anctress, Ethel Ekpe, who played the role of Segi in Basi and Company, a sitcom that ran on Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) from 1986 to 1990, has died.
The University of Calabar graduate reportedly died of cancer on Monday.
Director general of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) Dr Shaibu Husseini announced her death in a Facebook post on Monday night.
The post read:
“(Ethel Aderemi nee Ekpe), the screen beauty that delighted fans with her inimitable interpretation of the role of Segi in the defunct sitcom on Nigerian Television Authority by Ken Saro Wiwa titled ‘Basi and Company’ has passed on.
“The actress and later day Pastor and star of Amaka Igwe’s ‘Forever’ and most recently ‘Sons of the Caliphate” reportedly died of Cancer today in Lagos.
“She will be sorely missed. My family will particularly miss her because we named my second daughter Ethel, after her. Good night good woman!”
The deceased also stars in Aguila Njamah’s Heartbeat, Tchidi Chikere’s Speak the Word and Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen’s Traumatised.
In a similar news, The Voice Nigeria season 4 contestant, Manuel Muzic is dead.
The singer was confirmed dead by fellow singer, Ric Hassani in an Instagram post on the former’s page.
Manuel Muzic was said to have died of malaria and typhoid fever.
Also, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that renowned cultural icon, Jimi Solanke is dead.
Reports claim the 82 year old dramatist, folk singer, playwright and poet passed on in the early hours of Monday, February 5 after a brief illness.
Fans and actors have paid homage to the legend, whose impact remains unmatched.