AGN Bans Photos, Video Recordings At Junior Pope’s Burial

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The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has prohibited the taking of unnecessary photos and videos during Junior Pope’s burial ceremony.

It was emphasized that only authorized photographers are allowed to capture images and videos at the funeral.

AGN president Emeka Rollas made this announcement via an Instagram update on Tuesday, May 14, and further mentioned that all media personnel and bloggers must obtain accreditation from the family.

He wrote in parts:

“Its a devastating and sorrowful period for the Actors Guild of Nigeria therefore we shall not indulge in any unnecessary picture or video recording that is not by the official photographers at the proceedings of final journey of our departed colleague.

All Press/ Bloggers must be accredited by the family.

“Special thanks to Hon Peter Aniekwe Udogalanya Member representing the good people of Anambra East & West Federal Constituency, Hon Maureen Gwacham member representing the good people of Oyi & Ayamelum Federal constituency, Hon Peter Ifeanyi Uzokwe member representing the good people of Nnewi North/South & Ekwusigo Federal constituency at the House of representatives.

Chief Kenneth Ifekudu [Agbalanze] and of course Lady Ada Anene [Ada Ozubulu] for all the support.”

We had earlier reported that popular Nollywood actor, Junior Pope, had tragically passed away yesterday, April 10, 2024.

The actor died alongside three of his colleagues while returning from a movie shoot when their boat capsized in Anam River, Anambra state.

Their bodies have been found following the tragic incident.

Junior Pope’s death has been confirmed by filmmaker, Samuel Olatunji. Olatunji shared the tragic news on Wednesday.

He wrote:

“Four actors including Jnr Pope fell into Anam River on their way to a location and their bodies have been recovered.

“What a sad day for Nollywood. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”

Emeka Rollas, the President of Actors Guild President has also confirmed Junior Pope’s death.

“It is true, Junior Pope died today in Asaba in a boat accident.

“We have deposited his corpse in a mortuary in Asaba.

“Four other people were involved but their bodies are yet to be recovered,”.

Just hours before the accident, Junior Pope posted a video of himself on a boat, fervently praying for a safe journey.

Sadly, the accident occurred on April 10th as they were heading back from the location.

He leaves behind his wife and three children. Fans of the actor have taken to social media to lament the tragic end of the popular actor.

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