Earlier on, Legit.ng reported the news of how veteran Nollywood film maker, Eddie Ugbomah died on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the hospital where he was scheduled to undergo a surgery on Monday, May 13.
It was gathered that the hospital responsible for his care abandoned him prior to his death because of his inability to pay his bills.
As many Nigerians across the country mourn his death which many have described as a great loss to the Nollywood industry, Legit.ng has compiled a few facts about the legendary film maker.
1. Eddie Ugbomah was a native of Ashaka Aboh in East Ndokwa, Delta state. He attended St Matthias, Lafiaji, Lagos and City College. He then traveled to London for his college education and attended various colleges studying journalism, drama and later film.
2. While he was in the UK, he worked with the BBC and also went on to play minor roles in British movie productions such as Dr.No, Guns at Batasi and Sharpeville Massacre.
3. He returned to Nigeria in 1975 and was involved in concert promotion before starting Edifosa, a film production company.
4. Ugbomah's films stood out because they usually tackled contemporary social and political issues. In 1979, he released Dr Oyenusi based on the notorious armed robber that terrorized Lagos state and The Mask which was based on looting of Africa's artefacts by colonizers and the quest to return those artifacts back home. In the early 1980s, he produced such films as Oil Doom, Bolus '80 and The Boy is Good.
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5. Due to his tremendous works in the industry, he was appointed chairman of the Nigerian Film Corporation in 1988.
Eddie Ugbomah has 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. He was also responsible for making 13 celluloid films including the renowned Death of A Black President, The Rise and Fall of Oyenusi, to mention a few.
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