The cast of ‘The Johnsons’, the family sitcom series, has paid tributes to Ada Ameh, the actress, who passed away on Sunday.
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.
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!
“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.
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.
“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.”
I'm really struggling to believe what I've been hearing of Aunty Ada Ameh 's demise. Someone should pls tell me it is not true!!!
— Samuel Ajibola (@samajibola01) July 18, 2022
Tragic day for Nollywood
Rest In Peace Ada Ameh 🙏🏾
Rest In Peace to 'Ireti' aka 'catering practicals'of the Fuji family on Checkmate…
Sola Awojobi Onaiyga
A wonderful actress on stage and screen.
May you both Rest In Peace and May all family and friends be comforted. 🙏🏾
— Nwakaego Boyo 🇳🇬 (@OfficialEgoBoyo) July 18, 2022
May her soul rest in perfect peace🙏🏾 #adaameh
— Uche Jombo Rodriguez (@uchejombo) July 18, 2022
Grief is really tough.
— Jemima (@JemimaOsunde) July 18, 2022
I met this woman once on set and she was so sweet like she had known me before. All I could think of was the grief she was experiencing, cause I had seen several videos where she spoke about her mental health. This is really sad😔
Rest well Ada Ameh🕊
— Saskay (@OfficialSaskay) July 18, 2022
The fact that we have to experience grief at some point in our lives and then try to live with such an intense emotion is so mind blowing. If the news is true, Rest well Ada Ameh, I loved watching you on tv. I hope you’re at a place where pain is a fiction of our imagination.
— 𝗔𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗹 𝗝𝗼𝗵𝗻-𝗕𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗮𝘀𝗵 𝗦𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗵 (@theangeljbsmith) July 18, 2022
Rest In Peace Ada Ameh 🤍
— MrMacaroni (@mrmacaronii) July 18, 2022
From the days of Domitilla…till you passed on..
You remained true to who you were..
RIP Ada Ameh…🙏🕊
— Kate Henshaw (@HenshawKate) July 18, 2022
Ada Ameh’s death is so painful. One of My fav on The Johnsons especially when she says “a lucky lo lo” “Apor” .. she just lost a child and her now.. May God put us through our tough times. This one is very painful 😖
— Do2dtun Energy gAD (@iamDo2dtun) July 18, 2022
Rest in peace Ada Ameh. You brought joy to all of us with your talent.
— Leo Dasilva (@SirLeoBDasilva) July 18, 2022
My heart is so heavy, I don’t even know what to say 😭😭 one of the people I look up to in the film industry 💔 Rip aunty Ada Ameh. I’ll miss you so much 💔 pic.twitter.com/EherrUNIdJ
— Nancy Isime (@NancyIsime__) July 18, 2022
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