In what could be described as a sad development, the Nigerian movie industry has once again lost one of its rare gems to the cold hands of death.
The Nollywood actor identified as Nicholas Babajide Ogungbade who was a theatre chief and telecaster died on Tuesday, July 9 in Lagos after he lost his battle with an undisclosed ailment.
News reaching Legit.ng has it that Ogungbade’s family made the announcement of his passing through a man of God identified as Pastor Niyi Gbade and Ayotade Ogungbade.
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During the prime of his career, the veteran movie act worked for more than two decades as a dramatization maker with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), which is now known as Radio Nigeria.
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He also spent time coordinating the renowned Ajo Productions arrangement of plays, which started in 1983 and finished in the Ajo Festival of Plays in 1986.
The deceased is survived by relatives and grand kids.
In a similar Nollywood death story, Legit.ng previously reported that veteran Yoruba actor Fasasi Olabanke popularly known as Dagunro or Alagija Ogun passed away. The actor was said to have died during the early hours of Thursday, June 13, 2019. The Osogbo-born act known for the traditional roles he played in Yoruba-speaking movies have been mourned by many.
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