‘Behind the Clouds’ producer, Paul Emema dies at 52

The Nigerian movie industry has recorded another death in 2019 with the passing away of Paul Emema.

Paul Emema is renowned for producing soap operas like 'Behind the Clouds' and 'Supple Blues' [LinkedIn]

The late Emema died on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, after a brief illness.

Emema’s death was announced by one of his friends and colleague, Francis Onwochie in a message.

Yesterday, I received a call from Ada his long-time business development officer, I called Mahmood Ali Balogun our mutual friend and we both visited his house last night at Ago Palace Way Okota,” Onwochie announced.

A scriptwriter, director, and producer, Emema became a point of reference in filmmaking after the production of the hit soap opera, ‘Behind the Clouds,’ for the Nigerian Authority Television.

He went ahead to produce ‘Supple Blues,’ which was well received by the television audience.

Emema’s biggest movie production was the biopic on Reverend Father Tansi which featured Jude Orhorha and Francis Onwochei.

Emema's death is coming eight days after the death of Tony Anyasodo, who passed away on March 7, 2019.

Anyasodor's death was announced two months and four days after the death of his colleague, Gbenga Akintunde aka Burger, who died at the age of 47 on January 4 2019.

Shortly after Akintunde's death, another actor, Adewale Olarenwaju aka ‘Ishow Larry’, passed away after a brief illness on January 21, 2019.

Emema’s death makes it the sixth in Nollywood after the death of another colleague, Funmilayo Ogunsola aka Ijewuru. Ijewuru died on February 4, 2019.

On February 27, another actor, Rotimi Alfred Popoola was announced dead by the Ogun state chapter of the Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria, TAMPAN.

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