Renowned Nollywood actor Junior Pope passes away at the age of 39

By Majesty 2 Min Read
Junior Pope

Nollywood actor Obumneme Odonwodo, who played Junior Pope, passed away at the age of 39.

According to Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) president Emeka Rollas, Junior Pope died in a boat accident on Wednesday, April 10, in Asaba, Delta State, south-south Nigeria.

Witnesses at the scene report that Junior Pope and four other people were shooting towards Asaba, but the boat they were traveling in had an accident in the River Niger.

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It’s true that Junior Pope perished in a boat accident in Asaba today. We don’t transport my body to the Asaba mortuary.

“Four oda pipo na victims but dem neva find dia bodi,” Rollas said.

Junior Pope left behind his three children and his wife.

Junior Pope, who was on top of the boat without a life jacket, asked the skipper to make him move slowly in one of the videos that I posted on my Instagram page on Wednesday, April 10.

An Nollywood actor told internet users that they should show them how performers risk their lives to entertain people.

Renowned Nollywood actor Junior Pope passes away at the age of 39

E start to dey beg di captain make im dey go slowly as im dey shout “I get three pikin na me go raise dem”.

“Make una see di risk wey we dey take to entertain una. I dey River Niger, I dey beg di captain say I be di only pikin for my family and I get three pikin wey I go raise,” e tok.

E caption di video: “See me as I dey shout ……Di risk wey we dey take to entertain una; crossing river 9ja yesterday wit no life jacket…… Na wahoooooo …. Who dey do dis??.”

Nigerians and Nollywood colleagues are offering their condolences to the deceased’s family.

Filmmaker, Sam Olatunji for im instgram page tok say, “Make God console pipo wey Jnr Pope leave behind.

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