Veteran Filmmaker, Eddie Ugbomah Is Dead

Veteran filmmaker, Eddie Ugbomah, who asked for help through his Facebook page that he needed financial support to receive urgent medical attention abroad is dead. He died yesterday night in a private hospital, where he has been receiving treatment.

The 78-year-old had called the nation’s attention to his frail health in October 2018, with revelations that he was suffering from high blood pressure and complications in his nerves, which made him bedridden. And his case was made worse by the lack of basic infrastructure in Ilogbo Eremi, a surburb where he lives.

Ugbomah, who was the former chairman of the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), had intended to raise N50 Million from the sale of his intellectual property to cover his medical bills, but the plan did not materialize.

“I am seriously down with 205/190 BP, no road, no light, no clinic and I am dying. What a shameless country. The nearest clinic is 5 miles away. The town in Ilogbo Eremi off Badagry exp road,” Ugbomah wrote on his Facebook page at the time.

Though a Zenith Bank account was set up in his name for donation; it is not known how much had been raised until his death.

It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Ugbomah when he clocked 78 on December 19, 2018. Eddie held the national honour of Order of the Niger (OON), and his works include Rise and Fall of Oyenusi, Oil Doom, The Boy is Good, Death of the Black President and Apalara.

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