Nollywood actor, Junior Pope dies in boat mishap

Seasoned Nigerian actor and filmmaker, Junior Pope Odonwodo has reportedly died in a boat accident in Anambra state.

It was gathered that the 39-year-old actor and three of his colleagues were coming back from a movie location in a boat when they fell into Anam River.

Junior Pope dies in boat mishap

On Tuesday morning, Junior Pope shared a video on his Instagram page showing him aboard a boat and praying frantically to arrive at his destination safely.

He captioned the post: “See me lamenting……The risk we take to entertain you ; crossing river 9ja yesterday with no life jacket…… Na wahoooooo …. Who does that ??”

The accident was said to have happened while the crew were returning from the location. Bodies of the drown victims have since been recovered. Junior Pope is survived by his wife and three children.

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Fans and entertainers have started mourning the popular actor while many others still express doubt that he is truly dead.

annie_ibokette4; I’m still in shock I don’t want to believe this!!!! Please!! 😢😢😢

phat_fifi_; No life jacket and you’re speeding like this??? What is all this na

meggy_pearl19; Please tell us you’re back home safe I don’t want to believe what I’m hearing

i_am_queency_babe; It can’t be true who does that I will not believe ooo

booksandbond; Baba, please promote your movie. We will watch it. Please come back and say it’s not true o

modestacindy007; Can never be me. Anything that will make me be in a large water like this is a No No! I refuse to accept the news though.

mz_kach; Bia swag nation if na play stop am o cuz why u go put ur fans for this kind obi mbanienu. Who does that????????

giftyhabibi; Why did you have to accept crossing such a river without a life jacket, why did you have to do this😭😭😭😭😭😭

phat_fifi_; God what’s in this life fo I’m tired I’m just tired, what are we working for? What are we living for??? why the hate, all the struggle, please let’s show love while we are still alive, I’m tired, I’m broken, oh God his wife, his lovely children

agborqueeneth; Swag you must raise your kids ohhhhhhhhhhh I refuse to believe this rumor.