Junior Pope: Late Nollywood makeup artist Abigail buried in Akwa Ibom

The late 24-year-old Nollywood makeup artist, Abigail Fredrick, was laid to rest on Monday in her hometown of Ikot Udoma, Eket Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State.

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Frederick was one of five film crew members killed after their boat capsized on the River Niger last Wednesday, alongside actor Junior Pope.

Glamsquad says that the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Umo Eno, ordered that her body be brought to the state for a proper burial after she was claimed to have been buried by the riverbank.

Her body was exhumed on Sunday, April 14, 2024, as directed by the governor. It was also reported that a candlelight march was arranged in her honour.

Ubong David, a Facebook user who published photos from the burial on Monday, wrote: “Today, the late Abigail Frederick, the Nollywood makeup artist who tragically lost her life in the ill-fated boat mishap, has been laid to rest at the family compound in Ikot Udoma, Eket Local Government Area.”

The funeral service was conducted by the Church of Christ, Ikot Udoma, and was attended by various dignitaries, including the Eket Transition Committee Chairman, Akaniyene Tommey; Commissioner for Tourism, Charles Udoh; SA on Entertainment, Moses Eskor; Godfada Uko, members of the Eket Transition Committee; Nollywood actress Eve Esin; the Nollywood community, friends, and sympathizers.”

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