Nollywood Actress, Ethel Ekpe, Dies Of Cancer

Nollywood actress, Ethel Ekpe, has reported died of cancer in Lagos State.

Ekpe grabbed the klieglight in the 1990s and played the role of ‘Segi’ in a rested sitcom on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) by Ken Saro Wiwa, titled ‘Basi and Company.’

The actress was said to have died on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. She featured in Amaka Igwe’s ‘Forever’ and the ‘Sons of the Caliphate.’

Her death was announced by the Director-General, National Film and Video Censors Board, Dr. Shaibu Husseini, in a late Facebook post on Wednesday.

Husseini wrote, “I have been reliably informed that Ethel Ekpe, (Ethel Aderemi nee Ekpe), the screen beauty that delighted fans with her inimitable interpretation of the role of Segi in the defunct sitcom on Nigerian Television Authority by Ken Saro Wiwa titled ‘Basi and Company’ has passed on.

“The actress and later day Pastor and star of Amaka Igwe’s ‘Forever’ and most recently ‘Sons of the Caliphate” reportedly died of Cancer today in Lagos.

“She will be sorely missed,” adding that his family “will particularly miss her because we named my second daughter Ethel, after her. Good night good woman!”

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