Saturday, October 23, 2021
26.1 C
Abuja
Saturday, October 23, 2021

Nollywood mourns as veteran actress, Chizoba Sam

Must read

APPLY: Africa Leadership Initiative offers training opportunity to Nigerian youths

The Africa Leadership Initiative West Africa (ALIWA), in partnership with the US Embassy Abuja, is calling for applications to its youth leadership programme.  The ‘ALIWA...

Kalibotics showcases innovation, creates solutions to better the African economy

Team KaliboticsIn an insightful programme hosted on Thursday, October 21, 2021, by Kalibotics, illustrating its innovation, the AI Chessbot, a demonstration of its true...

How this Dutch entrepreneur built an organic agribusiness company in East Africa

Shares Uganda buys chia, sesame and bird’s eye chilli from smallholder farmers. Agribusiness company Shares Uganda specialises in the export of three commodities from Uganda...

Nollywood mourns as veteran actress Chizoba Sam-Noye dies at 52

By Benjamin Njoku

The Nigerian movie industry was thrown into mourning mood on Monday, as it lost yet another veteran actress, Chizoba Sam-Boye to the cold hands of death. She was 52.

The actress reportedly died after suffering from an infected diabetic boil.
She was said to have been battling with diabetes, stroke and high blood pressure for many years now.

Breaking the sad news on the Filmmakers WhatsApp group called, Film4Life, film critic and the regional representative for West Africa of the Pan-African Federation of Filmmakers (FEPACI), Madu Chikwendu wrote, “Chizoba Sam-Boye is dead.”

According to film make, Jude Orhorha, the deceased was rushed to the hospital yesterday night , where she was confirmed dead Monday morning.

The actress, who was a strong advocate of Igbo language films would be remembered for her pioneering role in ‘Living in Bondage,’ that gave birth to Nollywood ‘Checkmate, Scandals among others great movies.

Chizoba, wife of veteran filmmaker, Sam Boye, was also the star of M-net produced TV series, “Tinsel.”

It was gathered that she recently celebrated 15th wedding anniversary with her husband. Her colleagues in the movie industry have since been paying tributes to the late actress.

Vanguard News Nigeria

All rights reserved. This material and any other digital content on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from VANGUARD NEWS.

- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest article

APPLY: Africa Leadership Initiative offers training opportunity to Nigerian youths

The Africa Leadership Initiative West Africa (ALIWA), in partnership with the US Embassy Abuja, is calling for applications to its youth leadership programme.  The ‘ALIWA...

Kalibotics showcases innovation, creates solutions to better the African economy

Team KaliboticsIn an insightful programme hosted on Thursday, October 21, 2021, by Kalibotics, illustrating its innovation, the AI Chessbot, a demonstration of its true...

How this Dutch entrepreneur built an organic agribusiness company in East Africa

Shares Uganda buys chia, sesame and bird’s eye chilli from smallholder farmers. Agribusiness company Shares Uganda specialises in the export of three commodities from Uganda...

North Africa vs West Africa: Who’s made bigger Prem contribution?

Mohamed Salah breaking Didier Drogba's Premier League goalscoring record would affirm the growing relevance of North Africa in England's top flight Having...