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Actor Junior Pope Is Dead – AGN President Confirms

President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, has confirmed that actor Junior Pope, who was reported to have earlier been alive, is dead.

Gatekeepers News reports that Rollas, on his Instagram page, had given much hope when he posted that the actor was alive and was receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

He wrote, “What God cannot do does not exist.
“Junior Pope is alive.”

The National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has confirmed the death of Nollywood actor John Paul Odonwodo, popularly known as Junior Pope.

The late actor and three of his colleagues were coming back from a movie location in a boat when they fell into the Anam River in Anambra on Wednesday.

Rollas took to his Instagram page on Thursday to disclose the sad development as he wrote, “It is so so sad that our joy was short-lived.

“My first post was out of excitement when we noticed his tingling fingers. Two notable hospitals tried their best to revive him but to no avail.

“God knows the best. We finally lost him,

Mr Friday’s corpse has been identified, but three other corpses are yet to be found.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Junior Pope, in 2006, joined the Nollywood industry and started attending movie auditions and acting as a minor character in movies.

He usually played the role of a bodyguard, palace attendant, and servant in movies.

In 2007, he rose to fame after acting in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Secret Adventures”, a movie directed by Tchidi Chikere.

He acted in more than 150 Nollywood movies, which include: “Secret Adventures”, “Mad sex”, “Bitter Generation”, “Vengeance of Bullet”, “The Cat”, “The Generals”, “Wrong Initiation” among others.

In 2010, he won the award for Nollywood Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the Entertainment Factory Awards.

He is known for acting criminal, villain, armed robber, militant and hitman roles in movies alongside Emma Ehumadu, Sylvester Madu, Zubby Michael, Jim Iyke, Alaso Wariboko, Gentle Jack, Hanks Anuku, Jerry Amilo.

Other awards he won include Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Best Actor of the Year at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, among others. (NAN)


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