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AGN suspends flimmaker Adanma Luke, bans riverine shoots



The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has suspended filmmaker Adanma Luke indefinitely over the death of actor Paul Odonwodo also known as Junior Pope.

The association also suspended the shooting of movies in riverine areas and boat riding. 

The talented actor and four colleagues reportedly drowned while returning from a movie shoot, ‘Another Side of Life’ produced by Luke, after their boat capsized at the waterside of River Niger Cable Point Asaba, Delta State.

It was gathered that Adamma is the producer of the movie that actor Junior Pope was featuring in before his untimely death.

The movie maker has been suspended for failing to adhere to safety measures while shooting her movie in a riverine area.

Junior Pope and four other crew members were riding on a boat leaving the movie location when they were involved in an accident on Wednesday, April 10, which claimed their lives.

“Following the tragic incident of boat mishap that claimed the life of Mr John Paul Odonwodo aka Junior Pope and four other crew members at the waterside of River Niger Cable point Asaba on 10 April 2024 on a movie set titled ‘The other side of Life’ produced by Adanma Luke,” the statement signed by AGN president, Emeka Rollas reads. 

“The leadership of the Guild has taken the following decisions: (1) All films that involve riverine areas and boat riding are at this moment suspended indefinitely, (2) no shoot on all locations Nationwide on Thursday, 11 April 2024.

“(3)The film titled ‘Another Side of Life’ is suspended indefinitely (4) No actor is allowed to work with Adamma Luke as a producer till further notice. (5) While we keep searching for the bodies of the remaining persons, may their souls rest in peace.”

“No actor is allowed to work with Adanma Luke as a producer till further notice,” the AGN noted in the statement.


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