Nigeria’s movie industry has again been thrown into mourning as the news of the death of one of the top rated producers in the Nigerian movie industry, Donald Okoli filtered in earlier on Friday morning. Okoli died in his sleep in the early hours of Friday.
He started producing films in 1989 when he hit the market with a movie titled “The Last Command”. Another of his films, “Family Battle” won an AMAA Award.
In 2011 alone, Nigeria’s movie industry has lost stars including Ashley Nwosu, Sam Loco Efe and Geraldine Ekeocha.
Many became privy to the news via Stella Damasus’ twitter handle where she posted “Nollywood has lost yet another great man. RIP Donald Okoli “