By Benjamin Njoku
The Nigerian movie industry has been thrown into mourning once again, as it lost one of its stars, Uduak Akrah, to the cold hands of death, yesterday, due to complications from a fall in the bathroom.
According to her colleagues, who confirmed the news, she died yesterday at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, following injuries sustained from the fatal bathroom fall about two years ago.
Confirming Uduak’s sudden demise on the film makers’ platform on WhatsApp called Film4Life, yesterday evening, popular producer, Charles Novia wrote: “I just heard from someone close to her and her family in Abuja. She suffered complications from a nasty fall in the bathroom.”
Reacting to her demise, former President of Nigerian Scriptwriters Association, Iyen Obaseki, described the deceased as “a fantastic actress on stage and screen,” adding that she was calm and gentle.
A graduate of Creative Arts from the University of Lagos, UNILAG, Uduak acted in several Nollywood films including “Bafana Bafana,” “Emotional Crack” and a 2017 short film entitled “Too Late.”
In recent times, she dedicated her social media and YouTube pages to sharing motivational messages and skits.
In April, when she marked her birthday, she took to her Instagram page to share her joy: “Today, I celebrate God’s love and faithfulness towards me. And I sing ‘Jesus you love me too much o, too much o, too much o, excess love o!’
“I look back and I see how far He has brought me. How could I ever have made it this far on my own? Jesus did it! And today I can celebrate. Join me to celebrate. Happy birthday to me.”