Junior Pope: AGN suspends riverine shoots, suspends filmmaker Adanma Luke

Junior Pope AGN suspends riverine shoots, suspends filmmaker Adanma Luke

The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has released a public statement to issue a warning to actors and actresses in Nollywood.

In a statement signed by Emeka Rollas, the President of the Guild, Nollywood actors and actresses have been prohibited from appearing in Adanma Luke’s movies until further notice. Her film, which tragically claimed the lives of Junior Pope and crew members, has been indefinitely suspended.

Additionally, all movies involving riverine areas and boat riding have been suspended indefinitely. Furthermore, no Nollywood practitioner is permitted to conduct any shoots today, April 11th.

See the statement below

Glamsquad reported earlier that the AGN president confirmed the passing of Junior Pope. He expressed sadness over his death as he noted how their joy was short-lived. He said his first post came from excitement when he felt his fingers tingle. Sadly, despite efforts from two hospitals, they couldn’t revive him.

Acknowledging that God knows best, he confirmed the actor’s passing and provided an update on the other crew members, whose bodies are still missing.

The death of Junior Pope has continued to send shock waves through the spines of many. On Wednesday, the father of three drowned while returning from a movie shoot with his colleagues on a boat in Anam River, Anambra State. Before his untimely demise, Junior Pope shared a video of himself on the boat, fervently praying for a safe journey.

Despite initial reports that he was still alive after he was rejected at the mortuary because he showed signs of life, he was pronounced dead hours later by three different hospitals.

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