The cast of ‘The Johnsons’, the family sitcom series, has paid tributes to Ada Ameh, the actress, who passed away on Sunday.

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Ameh, who was popular for her role as ‘Emu’ in the popular TV series, collapsed at an event in Delta state.

She was rushed to the Nigerian Petroleum Hospital. The movie star died before her arrival at the medical facility.

The news of her death came as a shock to many of her fans and colleagues as tributes continue to pour in for the late actress.

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Charles Inojie, who played the role of her husband in the family sitcom, described Ameh as a “rare and vibrant gem” who will be “greatly missed”.

“It has taken a while to authenticate this sad news before going public under advisement from Ada’s manager who was on his way to Warri to secure physical confirmation of the horrible news that hit us all this morning,” he wrote on Instagram.

“He has just called in from Warri and sadly he has confirmed our worst fears… Our beloved Emuakpor Johnson is no more!

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“It is with deep sense of loss, total submission to the will of God, that Native Media Tv, cast and crew of @theofficialthejohnsons painfully announce the passing of our dear sister, friend, colleague and Matriarch of The Johnsons clan Ada Obande Ameh (aka Emuakpor Johnson).

“To all our teeming fans around the world, we have truly lost a rare and vibrant gem, but celebrate the life of an icon who daily put smiles on every face and spread love in every home. Together, we join our voices with yours to offer prayers on behalf of the family.

“May God grant them the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss. ADA, You will be missed but your memory will live on in our hearts forever. We love you.”

 

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On his part, Chinedu Ikedieze, who played the role of ‘Efetobore’, one of Ameh’s children on the set, also paid tribute to the late actress.

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Susan Pwajok, who featured in the TV series until 2021, took to her Instagram story to honour Ameh.

In a series of posts, she put out videos of her time with the late actress, adding that she’ll be “forever grateful” for the memories they shared together.

“I’d forever be grateful for making so many happy memories with you. I love you so much and thank you for always being your true self and always encouraging me to pepper them,” she wrote.

Seun Osigbesan, who once played ‘Jennifer’ in the sitcom, also penned an emotional tribute to her.

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“My maama, It’s been extremely hard for me all day. Never ever thought I would be making an ‘RIP’ post of you maama. Tears wouldn’t even allow me type as I am completely devastated and broken. My maama, it’s so hard to even think or imagine you’re no more, not talking of embracing its reality,” she wrote.

“This news of your demise is a sharp pain in the chest. It is as though a missile just exploded in a city. I kept saying & repeating these words to myself as I wept “It is well”. Never will you be forgotten my maama. NEVER!!! RIP maama.”

A number of celebrities also took to social media to honour the late actress.



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