Chico Ejiro, late movie producer and screenwriter better known as Mr. Prolific, will be laid to rest on February 20.

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Zeb Ejiro, the deceased’s brother, who is also a filmmaker, broke the news to NAN on Monday.

According to him, the burial arrangement, designed in line with COVID-19 protocol, would start with a service of songs on February 16 which would be aired via zoom.

He added that the deceased will be buried at the Ejiro’s compound in Ozoro, Isoko north local government area of Delta state.

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“The obsequies,  which is the service of songs for Chico my late brother ,will be a private family event which would also be on zoom. The arrangements are basically to bring the COVID-19 protocols to bear,” he said.

“We considered that throwing it open will pull crowd as people will want to be physically present, so we are taking advantage of the zoom for people to key-in.”

TheCable Lifestyle had reported how the 57-year-old filmmaker breathed his last after suffering a seizure in December last year.

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Ejiro was popular for his blockbuster movies in the 90s, some of which included ‘Silent Night,’ ‘Blood Money,’ and ‘Deadly Affair’.

The deceased had an illustrious career in the Nigerian movie industry, directing over 80 films. He was also credited for discovering talents like Jim Iyke, Ramsey Nouah, Victoria Inyama, among others.

He is survived by a wife, children, siblings, uncles and cousins.

You can read TheCable Lifestyle’s obituary on him here. 

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