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Obi, others bid farewell to late Nollywood actor Amaechi Muonagor

Labour Party’s 2023 presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi; the Commissioner for Culture, Tourism, and Entertainment, Mr.

Dom Onyenji, and among others were present to mourn late Nollywood icon, Mr. Amaechi Monagu.

Muonagor was on Friday buried in his Obosi country home in Idemili South local government area of the state of Anambra state, amid tears from family members, relatives and the Nollywood family.

Obi, while delivering his condolence speech, lamented the death of the icon and urged the bereaved family to take heart and prayed to God for repose of his soul.

On his part, the Commissioner for Culture, Tourism and Entertainment, Onyenji, described Nollywood as an “industry for those who are creative.”

He noted that the industry had lost a creative personality in the late Amaechi Muonagor.

Onyenji said the government of Anambra state was on ground to mourn with Nollywood as the legend played his roles well while alive and mentored stars in the industry.

In his remarks, the national president, Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Mr. Emeka Ejezie, urged the bereaved family to take heart as the deceased was a great man.

Ejezie, who was represented by a veteran actor, Mr. Steve Eboh, prayed that God in His infinite mercy would give them the heart with which to bear the loss.

In her speech, the state chairman of AGN, Mrs. Chinyere Anyaegbunam, said they lost somebody who was very precious to all, emphasising that the late icon was somebody people looked up to as a father figure in the industry.

Anyaegbunam said the late Muonagor mentored so many of them in the movie industry. (NAN)

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