Two Nollywood Practitioners, Ansa Bassey and Kudirat Ajimat have passed

Breaking News / Nollywood: Two Nollywood Practitioners, Ansa Bassey (a film-maker) and Kudirat Ajimat (a Yoruba actress) have passed. The two were reported dead in the space of 24 hours on November 15, 2016. May their soul rest in peace.

Ansa Bassey and Kudirat Ajimat dies

Ansa Bassey and Kudirat Ajimat dies

The death of Nollywood film-maker and Director, Ansa Bassey Kpokpogri, who is from Calabar and a mother of one, reportedly passed away after complaining of pains from peptic ulcer, according to a post on NollywoodSocial.

Emem Isong’s younger sister – Uduak Isong Oguamanam, who is also a film-maker, took to her Facebook to pay tribute to the late practitioner, calling her a Friend, Sister, Business partner, Supporter, and Colleague.

In her words:

“Grief. It makes you remember things. Minute details, like the sound of their feet, the colour of their hair and the sweet smell of their body spray. It makes you regret. The holidays you never took, the movies you never watched together, the visits you kept planning to but never made. It reminds you of your own mortality. You wonder if there’s a row call and what your number is on the list. Death doesn’t warn you. One moment you’re laughing with a loved one, your head thrown back, with wanton abandon, the next your eyes are bloodshot from weeping for a loss so deep no one can understand. I’ll never understand, never come to terms with your death. You were many things to me; Friend. Sister. Business partner. Supporter. Colleague. My life was better because you were in it. Sleep well my beautiful, adorable, amazing Ansa. Till we meet again to part no more”. – Uduak Isong

Ansa Bassey and Kudirat Ajimati dead

Ansa Bassey and Kudirat Ajimati dead

Not long after the news of the death of Ansa Bassey was reported; Yoruba actress Kudirat Ajimat was also announced by TAMPAN on the same day, in a statement that reads:

“It saddens our association Theatre Arts and Movie Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Ogun State Chapter, to announce the untimely death of our beloved sister/colleague Kudirat Ajimat popularly known and called Ajimat. The news of her death got to us this morning as a shocker but we don’t have power to stop God from doing what is right in HIS sight. We will seriously miss you and your friendly lifestyle. RIP.” – TAMPAN

We commit their souls into the hands of God Almighty that they may rest in perfect peace. 🙏🙏


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