Shocking! Nollywood Director, Ifeanyi Onyeabor Is Dead

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Nigerian movie director and stunt specialist, Ifeanyi Onyeabor, is dead. According to Qed.ng. the filmmaker died while filming in Jos, Plateau State.

His body has been transferred to a morgue.

Actor Guild of Nigeria president, Emeka Rollas, confirmed his death in a Nollywood WhatsApp group called Film4Life.

Onyeabor is best remembered for his critically acclaimed ghetto movie, New Jerusalem, which earned him several nominations and a win at the Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA).

He also made news when he was locked in a battle over co-production disagreements with Steve James.

He was charged to court and remanded in prison but was later released after he settled out of court with his business partner.

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Speaking later about the incident, James said “I blame the problem on breakdown of communication between us. I was new in the industry and naturally reacted the way someone would react when third parties come to say you’re about to lose your investment.

“Luckily after everything, I discovered that Ifeanyi, actually meant well, and his lawyer and my lawyer sat down and agreed to withdraw the matter from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Source: Qed.ng.

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