ADVERTISEMENT

It's a sad week for creative industry - Minister reacts to Jnr Pope's death

The Culture minister said it is a sad week for the creative and movie industry and a black Wednesday.

Late Nollywood Actor, Junior Pope

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Junior Pope drowned in the Anam River in Anambra on Wednesday, April 10, while returning from a movie location.

This was barely 48 hours after the death of Kannywood actress, Saratu Gidado.

Musawa, in a statement on Thursday through her media aide, Nneka Anibeze, described the recent spate of deaths in the entertainment industry as horrific and tragic.

ADVERTISEMENT

“It is a sad week for us in the creative and movie industry and a black Wednesday. Losing two lives in three days is not only horrifying but colossal.

“We have lost great young talents and entertainment providers while generating content for Nigerian movie lovers.

“We mourn and commiserate with their families. We stand by them at this tragic time and our thoughts are with all those who know them,” she said.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Wike vows to crack down on FCT touts who harass motorists because of levy

Wike vows to crack down on FCT touts who harass motorists because of levy

Nigeria requires N35bn to restart Ajaokuta Light Steel section -Minister

Nigeria requires N35bn to restart Ajaokuta Light Steel section -Minister

Court orders NCoS to take ailing Binance executive, Gambaryan to hospital

Court orders NCoS to take ailing Binance executive, Gambaryan to hospital

FG launches construction of 500 housing units in Kano

FG launches construction of 500 housing units in Kano

NAFDAC seals rice company in Niger for flouting production regulations

NAFDAC seals rice company in Niger for flouting production regulations

Sanusi Lamido wins the game of thrones as he returns as Emir of Kano

Sanusi Lamido wins the game of thrones as he returns as Emir of Kano

Tinubu orders review of governing boards of tertiary institutions after outcry

Tinubu orders review of governing boards of tertiary institutions after outcry

It's unfair to blame Tinubu’s administration for Nigeria’s woes –  Bode George

It's unfair to blame Tinubu’s administration for Nigeria’s woes – Bode George

LP transition committee assures members of stronger party ahead 2027 elections

LP transition committee assures members of stronger party ahead 2027 elections

Pulse Sports

Tobi Amusan second, Brume Ese picks Olympics ticket, and other Nigerians excel at Atlanta City Games

Tobi Amusan second, Brume Ese picks Olympics ticket, and other Nigerians excel at Atlanta City Games

Caicedo, Kudus or Garnacho: Who should win EPL goal of the season?

Caicedo, Kudus or Garnacho: Who should win EPL goal of the season?

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT