Mary Njoku pays tribute to Sam Loco Efe 13 years after his demise

Nollywood actress and filmmaker Mary Remmy Njoku has penned an emotional tribute to the late veteran actor,  Sam Loco Efeeimwonkiyeke better known as Sam Loco Efe.

In an Instagram post, Mary recounted her early days as an aspiring producer, expressing how much she had wanted to work with him, despite him barely knowing her.

She dreamed of creating a show to feature him, recognizing him as one of Nigeria’s most talented actors.

Reflecting on her career, the Rocks CEO honoured Efe’s profound influence on her journey and on Nollywood. She also highlighted how his artistry had inspired an entire generation of filmmakers.

She wrote

“Life is short.

When I was an aspiring producer, I wanted to work with you so badly, even though you barely knew me. I dreamt of creating a show just to feature you. You were one of the most talented actors Nigeria has ever known and possibly ever will know.

Today, as I reflect on my journey as a filmmaker, I celebrate your contribution to my life as a creative and to Nollywood. Your craft inspired a whole generation of filmmakers.

Take your flowers and rest on, LEGEND of all time.”

Sam Loco Efe passed away at the Rapour Hotel in Owerri, Imo State, at 66 years old ON 8th August 2011.

The late veteran, a singer, had planned to retire from acting and start large-scale farming in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

Sam Loco Efe was laid to rest on October 21, 2011, in Benin City, Edo State, and is survived by his six children.

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