April 11, 2024

Junior Pope: Actors Guild suspends movies involving boat rides

Junior Pope

The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has announced the suspension of all film productions involving riverine areas and boat rides following the tragic boat accident that claimed the life of Nollywood actor Junior Pope and three crew members.

It also declared Thursday “No Shoot Day” for all Nollywood filmmakers, following the deaths of actor Junior Pope and three other crew members who died in a boat mishap on Anam River in Anambra on Wednesday.

Emeka Rollas, National President of AGN, said in a statement on Thursday that this happened on a movie set titled ‘’The Other Side of Life’’, produced by Adamma Luke.

“Following the tragic incident of a boat mishap that claimed the life of  Junior Pope and three other crew members at waterside of the River Niger Cable Point Asaba on 10th of April, all films that involve riverine areas and boat riding is hereby suspended indefinitely.

“No Shoot on all locations nationwide on Thursday, 11th April 2024 and the film titled “The Other Side of Life” is suspended indefinitely.

“Also, no actor is allowed to work with Adamma Luke as a producer till further notice, while we keep searching for the bodies of the remaining persons.

“May their souls rest in peace,” he said. (NAN)