AGN Bans Unnecessary Pictures & Video Recordings At Junior Pope’s Burial Warns Bloggers & Men Of The Press

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The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has banned unnecessary pictures and video recordings at the burial of Junior Pope.

He stated that photos and videos taken at the funeral should be taken only by official photographers.

AGN president Emeka Rollas said this in an Instagram post on Tuesday, May 14, in which he added that all press and bloggers must also be accredited by the family.

He wrote in parts: “Its a devastating and sorrowful period for the Actors Guild of Nigeria therefore we shall not indulge in any unnecessary picture or video recording that is not by the official photographers at the proceedings of final journey of our departed colleague. All Press/ Bloggers must be accredited by the family.

“Special thanks to Hon Peter Aniekwe Udogalanya Member representing the good people of Anambra East & West Federal Constituency, Hon Maureen Gwacham member representing the good people of Oyi & Ayamelum Federal constituency, Hon Peter Ifeanyi Uzokwe member representing the good people of Nnewi North/South & Ekwusigo Federal constituency at the House of representatives. Chief Kenneth Ifekudu [Agbalanze] and of course Lady Ada Anene [Ada Ozubulu] for all the support.”

Junior Pope was confirmed dead on the night of April 10 after several attempts to resuscitate him failed.

The actor, along with make-up artist Abigail Frederick and the production crew, Friday, Olanti, and Precious drowned in the Anam River on their way back from the set of Another Side of Life, a movie produced by Adanma Luke.

The actor got married to Jennifer Awele in 2014, and they have three children together.

The 43-year-old will be buried on Friday, May 17, at his country home after a burial mass at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church, Ukehe. Interment will follow immediately after the burial of the actor.

The burial arrangements will be wrapped up with a Thanksgiving mass at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church, Ukehe, on May 20.


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