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A socio, cultural-political group, the MidWest Movement has condoled with the family and friends of Chico Ejiro, over the passage of the veteran movie producer and director.
The Edo-Delta group mourned the sudden passing of an illustrious son, the celebrated and prolific filmmaker Chico Ejiro.
Mr Ejiro died on Christmas day following the successful shot of his latest movie on December 24th
A statement by the group’s founder and convener, Dr Pedro Obaseki, quoted William Shakespeare, in mourning the death of Chico Ejiro; “When beggars die there are no comets seen; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.”
“Chico Ejiro was a Prince of the nation’s Entertainment Empire. A celebrated veteran who helped to birth and sustain Nigeria’s film industry (Nollywood). An Isoko man. A Delta Man. A Bendel Man, and arguably one of the Midwest Region’s gifts to the Nigerian Nation.
According to the group, “Chico Ejiro death is a huge blow to Nollywood, the larger Nigeria Creative Industry, Delta State, the Midwest (Bendel) Region, and Nigeria in general.
“Our sincere condolences go to his family, his wife Joy Chico Ejiro, his brothers, Peter Red and Zeb Ejiro, OON (who is a pioneer member of the Midwest Movement), the Isoko nation, the Governor of Delta State and all Delta peoples, and the entire Nollywood and creative industry in Nigeria, where Chico was a celebrated trailblazer.
“Though Chico is physically no longer with us, his body of work and his numerous movies and productions will forever remain with us: a reminder of his sojourn on earth. Chico Ejiro’s legacy is etched on the sands of time.
“We pray that God grants repose to the soul of the departed and comfort the Ejiro family, his friends, and all Delta State Peoples. Rest in Perfect Peace, Great Midwesterner.”