Ignis Ekwe, one-time Nollywood actor popular for his role in television soap opera, Everyday People, is dead.


In a post on her Instagram page on Tuesday, Susan Emike Ekwe, his daughter, confirmed his passing.

“The unbelievable just happened to me,” she wrote.

“Daddy you broke my heart.”


Yvonne Jegede-Fawole, his niece and Nollywood actress, also confirmed his passing.

“My heart is bleeding, my heart is heavy. Who do I question? Who do I blame? The inevitable has struck again. RIP Uncle Ignis Ekwe, Nollywood veteran,” she wrote on her Instagram page.

“Your little girls will miss you so much. Nollywood loses a gem. We have lost a rare one.


“My eyes are clouded, I want to scream but I can’t find my voice. #IgnisEkwe.”


Before his passing, he was a lecturer in the department of Mass Communication, Auchi Polytechnic in Edo state.

The deceased hailed from Fuga, Edo state, where he had his primary and secondary education.

He graduated from the University of Benin from the department of Theatre Arts in 1982. He had his postgraduate studies in the University of Jos.

He also worked as a consultant for the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF).


Popular movie productions he featured in were ‘Igodo’, ‘The Price’, ‘Everyday People’ and ‘Cockcrow’.

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