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‘We Finally Lost Him’ – Actors Guild Confirms Junior Pope’s Death

Junior Pope’s death was confirmed by the Actors Guild of Nigeria’s president Emeka Rollas, after the actor tragically fell into Anam River while returning from a movie shoot.

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Junior Pope’s death was confirmed by the Actors Guild of Nigeria’s president Emeka Rollas, after the actor tragically fell into Anam River while returning from a movie shoot.

Known for his criminal and villainous roles, Junior Pope appeared in over 150 Nollywood films and won numerous awards during his career. His passing is a significant loss to the Nollywood community.

The National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas, has confirmed the tragic passing of Nollywood actor John Paul Odonwodo, widely known as Junior Pope.

According to VerseNews, the accident occurred while the actor and three of his colleagues were returning from a movie location by boat.

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They fell into the Anam River in Anambra on Wednesday. Rollas shared the news on his Instagram page, expressing his sorrow over the loss.

“It is so, so sad that our joy was short-lived,” Rollas wrote.

“My initial post was out of excitement when we noticed his tingling fingers. Two reputable hospitals did their best to revive him, but to no avail. God knows best; we finally lost him,” he added.

This Online News Platform recalls that Junior Pope began his career in the Nollywood industry in 2006, where he initially played minor roles such as bodyguard, palace attendant, and servant.

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He gained prominence in 2007 for his role in the Nollywood blockbuster film “Secret Adventures,” directed by Tchidi Chikere.

Over the years, he appeared in more than 150 films, including “Mad Sex,” “Bitter Generation,” “Vengeance of Bullet,” “The Cat,” “The Generals,” and “Wrong Initiation.”

In 2010, Junior Pope won the award for Nollywood’s Most Promising Actor at the Entertainment Factory Awards. Known for portraying criminal, villainous, armed robber, militant, and hitman roles, he often starred alongside other prominent actors such as Emma Ehumadu, Sylvester Madu, Zubby Michael, Jim Iyke, and others.

Throughout his career, he received numerous accolades, including Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards and Best Actor of the Year at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

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Junior Pope’s passing is a significant loss to the Nollywood community and the entertainment industry. His talent and contributions will be remembered fondly by fans and colleagues alike.

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