Elizabeth ‘Ovularia’ Evoeme, the Nigerian actress famous for her role in the 80s TV sitcom ‘The New Masquerade’, has died at the age of 81.


The ace actress, in a statement shared by Seun Oloketuyi, the filmmaker, passed away on Sunday while being surrounded by her loved ones.

Justine Ngozi Evoeme, Ovularia’s daughter, described her death as “painful and shocking”.

The family of the deceased also said she was “a loveable person” who will be extremely missed.


“Friends, fans, colleagues, the family of the legendary actress, Elizabeth Lizzy ‘Ovularia’ Evoeme, would like to notify the public, all those who loved her and her work in ‘The new Masquerade, of her passing. Elizabeth ‘Ovularia’ Evoeme will be dearly missed and was extremely loved by her family and also by you, her fans,” the statement reads in part.

“We thank you all for your support and for respecting our privacy at this time. God bless you all and may our dear Elizabeth ‘Ovularia’ Evoeme rest in perfect peace, now and always.”

However, details of her death were not revealed.


In 2019, Ovularia was also rumoured to have died.

‘The New Masquerade’ was aired on the NTA on Tuesday nights from the mid-1970s until the mid-1990s. It started as a radio programme and was transmitted on the East Central State Broadcasting Corporation, Enugu.

The TV show was created and written by James Iroha who also participated in the sitcom.

Watch an episode of the sitcom below:



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