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Filmmaker Eddie Ugbomah dies at 78

Veteran filmmaker, Eddie Ugbomah has died, a member of the Medical Fund Committee has announced.
He was 78.
According to a statement from Shaibu Husseini, the veteran filmmaker died on Saturday afternoon at a hospital where he was scheduled to undergone a surgery.
The statement reads in part: “I have the permission of the Chair of the Chief Eddie Ugbomah Medical Fund Committee Alhaji Adedayo Thomas (DG, NFVCB) to break the news of the passage into eternity of the Veteran Filmmaker Chief Eddie Ugbomah, OON.
“The veteran filmmaker died an hour ago at the hospital where he was scheduled to undergo a surgery on Monday.
“Sad, but we totally submit to the Almighty,” Shaibu Husseini said.
Veteran Filmmaker, died around 1 p.m. today 11 May 2019 at the hospital where he was scheduled to undergo a surgery on Monday. Chief Ugbomah’s demise has been confirmed by the Chairman of the Eddie Ugbomah Medical Fund Committee, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, Director-General of National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB).
Chief Ugbomah was a Nigerian film director and producer. He directed and produced films such as the Rise and Fall of Oyenusi in 1979, The Boy is Good and Apalara, a film about the life and murder of Alfa Apalara in Oko Awo, Lagos.
The plots of some of his films are loosely based on real life events; The Rise and Fall of Oyenusi is based on the career of a notorious robber, Ishola Oyenusi.
Ugbomah is a native of Ashaka Aboh in East Ndokwa Local Government Area of Delta State, but he grew up in the Obalende and Lafiaji area of Lagos.Fil

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