Two Nollywood practitioners have been reported dead in the space of 24 hours. They are Abeokuta based actress, Kudirat Ajimati and filmmaker cum director, Ansa Bassey Kpokpogri.
Nollywood filmmaker and Director, Ansa Bassey Kpokpogri was reported dead hours after the demise of actress Kudirat Ajimati. According to reports, Ansa died of pains from peptic ulcer at the age of 36.
The Nollywood film-maker and Director, is a Calabar-born mother of one who passed away after complaining of pains from peptic ulcer.
Filmmaker Uduak Isong Oguamanam, younger sister of Emem Isong, took to her Facebook to write a glowing tribute to the late Ansa, whom she described as a friend, partner and colleague;
“Grief. It makes you remember things. Minute details, like the sound of their feet, the colour of their hair and the sweet smell of their body spray. It makes you regret. The holidays you never took, the movies you never watched together, the visits you kept planning to but never made.It reminds you. Of your own mortality. You wonder if there’s a row call and what your number is on the list. Death doesn’t warn you. One moment you’re laughing with a loved one, your head thrown back, with wanton abandon, the next your eyes are bloodshot from weeping for a loss so deep no one can understand.
I’ll never understand, never come to terms with your death. You were many things to me; Friend. Sister. Business partner. Supporter. Colleague. My life was better because you were in it. Sleep well my beautiful ,adorable ,amazing Ansa. Till we meet again to part no more”
Ansa is known for movies like Black Gold (2011), Dawn in the Creeks (2014), Mary Slessor (2008) and The Amazing Grace (2006).
Also Abeokuta based actress, Kudirat Ajimati ,died early hours of yesterday, Tuesday, November 16 after a brief illness. The news of the Yoruba death was announced on social media by the association Theatre Arts and Movie Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Ogun State chapter which she belonged to. Her remains was buried according to Islamic rite on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
May their souls rest in peace!