Sunday, 21 October 2018

How Nollywood Filmmaker, Chris Ekejimbe Died Of Malaria Drug Overdose

The Nigerian movie industry was thrown into mourning yesterday after a member, Chris Ekejimbe, died.

Ekejimbe at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH. He said to have battled acute malaria and typhoid fever for more than two months. Chris Ekejimbe Founded President of the Association of Nollywood Core Producers, ANCOP and APC candidate for the Warri Federal Constituency seat in the forthcoming House of Representative Elections, Comrade Alex Eyengho, who confirmed the news of Ekejimbe's death to Sunday Vanguard, said the film maker passed on about 9 am yesterday at LUTH.

According to Eyengho, Ekejimbe was rushed to LUTH on Tuesday, when his condition became critical. The drug was said to have a damaged blood cell. Narrating further, the ANCOP leader said, "Chris became ill while he was on location shooting his soap opera." He went to hospital and was diagnosed with acute malaria and typhoid fever not better. I was one of the few people who saw him before he died.

What he told me the doctor mistakenly gave him an overdose of malaria drug. He started emaciating. After he did all his tests, he discovered what his blood cell was at a zero level. As a result, he is now receiving treatment at home. "This is going on For the last few weeks I visited him, I was his wife and manager, one of the martins by the side and insisted that he should be taken to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, for I did not, until last Tuesday I got by the time, hey got to LUTH, it was probably late ... And unfortunately, he gave up yesterday morning. "

When he died, he said he was the owner of 4Screams Production Company and founder of Nollywood social media group, Film4Life, who had completed the shooting of more than 20 episodes of his new TV drama, He described his death as a big blow to the industry.

AMP or ANCOP: His knowledge of the technical aspect of making films is unmatched. I am still to that can match him in terms of the technical aspect of film making, "he said, breaking his news on his demise, his colleagues on WhatsApp platform, Film4Life, have continued to pay tribute to the deceased whom they are described as being a prominent figure in Nollywood.

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