A Nollywood producer and actor, Chukwudi Bambino Anachina, is dead, according to reports coming out of Lagos.
His passing has been confirmed by Fidelis Duker, another producer in the Nigerian film industry.
Word of Anachina’s death was received when Duker took to his Facebook page on Saturday to pay tribute to his late colleague.
“He was among the few people I spent time with on Thursday, 14th at the Zafaa Global Awards media unveiling before my car was burgled and my laptop amongst other valuable carted away. He was just so engaging and entertaining that afternoon,” Duker wrote.
“I was with my wife and when I told her Chukwudi Bambino Anachina died today. She screamed, no.
“He wasn’t looking sick. Bambino was a very committed and devoted actor, production manager and highly enterprising creative entrepreneur. Humble, respectful and hardworking.
“I will never forget his role at all the wake keeps/night of tributes organised for departed colleagues.
“Chukwudi was a very instrumental participant who ran the events and showed so much passion to give a befitting respect to those departed colleagues. Now Nollywood will mourn you. Sad and painful exit because you didn’t show any sign you will leave so soon.”
It is not yet clear what led to his sudden passing, which comes a week after reggae maestro Ras Kimono died.
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