Nollywood mourns as two actresses die within 24 hours (Photos)
By Rita Chioma
Two Nollywood practitioners have been reported dead in the space of 24 hours. First was the news of Nollywood film-maker and Director, Ansa Bassey Kpokpogri, a Calabar-born mother of one who passed away after complaining of pains from peptic ulcer.
Many may not know her but Calabar-born Ansa is a top Nollywood producer, actress and assistant director, known for Black Gold (2011), Dawn in the Creeks (2014), Mary Slessor (2008) and The Amazing Grace (2006).
A source who happened to be her high school classmate in Federal Government Girls College Calabar told Peace Ben Williams Blog that Ansa always suffered from severe menstrual pains and peptic ulcer which became a major challenge to her health.
When the pains started again yesterday, she visited the hospital where she was given some drugs and advised to rest in bed. She slept and never woke up.
Ansa left behind her dear husband, Eric who works at the Ministry of Defence and her beautiful daughter, Rezi.
Another sad one was the passing away of Yoruba actress, Kudirat Ajimat. It was announced by TAMPAN in a statement that reads, “It saddens our association Theatre Arts and Movie Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Ogun State Chapter, to announce the untimely death of our beloved sister/colleague Kudirat Ajimat popularly known and called Ajimat. The news of her death got to us this morning as a shocker but we don’t have power to stop God from doing what is right in HIS sight. We will seriously miss you and your friendly lifestyle. RIP.”