The Nigerian movie industry was thrown into mourning as Actress, Emilia Dike, reportedly died on Wednesday May 20.
Emilia Dike, a Nollywood actress, died after reportedly slumping on Wednesday while in Enugu.
Okechukwu Oku, a movie director, who confirmed her death, took to his Instagram page on the same day to mourn the veteran actress.
Describing her as a woman with a heart of gold, Oku expressed his shock at Dike’s demise, adding that he had worked with her on his last two projects.
“Why is death taking the best people? I’m confused o. I just filmed with Mama here on my two last projects, excited to release it and this horrible news today,” the movie director wrote.
“A woman with a heart of gold, Aah no. I will miss you Mrs. Dike. Nollywood has lost a gem in you. This is messed up.”
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Why is death taking the best people???? I’m confused oooo. Just filmed with Mama here on my 2 last projects, excited to release it and this horrible news today. A woman with a heart of gold, Aah noooo. Will miss you Mrs Dike. Nollywood has lost a gem in you. This is messed up 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔
Dike has featured in Nollywood movies such as ‘Ignorant couples’, ‘Dust of yesterday’, ‘Kings Guard’, ‘Where Money Never Sleep’, among others.
Her death further stretches the lists of celebrities who have been lost since the dawn of this year to a range of illnesses including, some of which weren’t disclosed to the public.
The actress reportedly slumped and died in Enugu state on Wednesday.