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Francis Agu 9 years gone: 7 things you should know about late "Living in Bondage," "Checkmate" actor

Today makes it 9 years since the creative industry lost Francis Agu, who was popular for "Checkmate" and "Living in Bondage." Check out 7 things you should know about the late actor.

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Francis Agu who was in 'Checkmate' play

Francis Agu who was in 'Checkmate'

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On March 20, 2007, Nollywood and movie lovers were thrown into mourning after talented Nollywood veteran, Francis Agu, passed away.

The actor became ill in October 2006, and died on March 20, 2007.

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Merit and Ichie Millionaire in "Living In Bondage"

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Agu was popular for his role in Amaka Igwe's "Checkmate," and the unforgettable "Living in Bondage," among others.

Check out seven things you should remember or know about the late filmmaker.

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1. He played the character Benny in the hit 1990s Amaka Igwe TV series "Checkmate."

2. He became a household name in the Nigerian entertainment industry after his appearance in the 1992 Nigerian film "Living in Bondage," which starred him as Ichie Millionaire.

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Francis Agu

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3.  He produced his first film "Jezebel " in 1994. His other works as a producer and director include "Name of the Father", "A Divine Call," "The Boy is Mine," "Body and Soul," "Love and Pride," among others.

4. The late actor was once a member of the Altar Boys, and a lector at St. Dominic's Catholic Church, Yaba, Lagos.

5. Agu was born on February 18, 1965, and passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2007.

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6. He started his formal education at Ladi-Lak Institute Alagomeji, Ebute-Metta, Lagos. His high school education was at St. Finbarr's College, Lagos. He finally attended the University of Lagos, where he studied Mass Communication.

7. The actor made his first Stage appearance in the play "This is Our Chance". His other stage plays include "The Gods Are Not to Blame" by Ola Rotimi, and "Trials of Brother Jero"  by Wole Soyinka.

May his soul continue to rest in peace.

Watch actor in "Living in Bondage" below.

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