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“Most producers make the same mistakes, please stop dragging her” – Jide Awobona makes case for Adanma Luke over Junior Pope death

Regarding Junior Pope’s passing, Nollywood actor Jide Awobona had argued in favor of his colleague Adanma Luke. Following the news of his demise, many have been dragging Adanma Luke, holding her responsible for the death of Junior Pope. The actress was the producer of the movie, that claimed Junior Pope’s as well as others’ lives.

Making a case for her, Jide Awobona noted how such an unfortunate incident could have befallen anybody. He stated that it is a norm in Nollywood and when one refuses to do certain things, they are being tagged as difficult and called unprofessional. Jide noted how such producers reminded them that they were heavily paid and were given the script beforehand.

“It could have been any of us, stop dragging this producer, it’s a norm here. When you refuse to do certain things they tag you as difficult and call you unprofessional with the usual line “Were you not paid, didn’t you read the script”, when you complain too much, they stop calling”.

Infotrend reported on Wednesday that Nollywood lost another of its beloved actors, Junior Pope, who had drowned while returning from a movie location with his colleagues in a boat at Anam River in Anambra State. The actor was said to have woken up briefly and was taken to the Water Shrine for some cleansing after which he was taken to the hospital, where he eventually gave up.


Confirming his death, the AGN president expressed sadness over his demise as he noted how their joy was short-lived. He stated that his first post was out of excitement when he noticed his tingling fingers. Unfortunately, two hospitals tried their best to revive him but to no avail.

Sources: Infotrend.com.ng