The Association of Movie Producers has joined other Nigerians to mourn the sudden demise of prolific movie producer, Chico Ejiro, who died on December 25, 2020.
Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, President Association of Movie Producers, in a statement made available to Ravenewsonline.com, mourned Chico’s sudden death while also extolling his sterling contributions to the Nigerian movie industry.
According to the statement, “Our ‘Chico’has left the earthly journey, the word chico in spanish translates to boy and in a way that describes our ‘Chico,’ who in a way was synonymous with everything Nollywood, there has been silence in the home of Producers as the one we call Mr Prolific left on Christmas day, to describe Chico Ejiro as a legend is an understatement, he created his style of having a phenomenal speed to produce films.
“Chico had a team and was always in preproduction whilst on a production, he wrote scripts, he directed and fundamentally he helped to create the stars that we celebrate today as Nollywood celebrities.
“Chico Ejiro was a very active member of the Association of Movie Producers, we will definitely miss him.
“We send our condolences to one of the founding fathers of the Association of Movie producers, Mr Zeb Ejiro who is the senior brother of Chico, the Sheik of Nollywood Mr Zeb Ejiro nurtured his brother Chico in his early sojourn in Nollywood.
“To his wife Joy Chico Ejiro, the children and the whole family may God continue to give the family the fortitude to bear the loss at this time.