AGN Bans Unauthorised Pictures, Video Recording Junior Pope’s Burial

Junior Pope's Burial

The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has banned unnecessary and unauthorized pictures or video recordings at the burial ceremony of John Odonwodo popularly known as Junior Pope.

On Wednesday, April 10, Junior Pope alongside four crew members died in a boat mishap on Anam River on their way back from a movie set.

In a post via his Instagram account, the AGN President, Emeka Rollas announced that the guild has appointed 30 representatives from five states including Delta, Imo, Abia, Anambra and Enugu to attend the burial ceremony.

He wrote: “In preparation for the burial of our departed colleague Jnr Pope we have appointed 30 representatives each from these five state chapters namely Delta, Imo, Abia, Anambra and Enugu a conveying bus with the official T-shirts for each of the state chapters.

“If you are within any of the mentioned states please contact the chairman Actors Guild of Nigeria of the state chapter where you are.

“For those who want to go on their own please you may wish to reach out to us for your T-shirts.

“It is 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 the final journey of our departed colleague. All Press/ Bloggers must be accredited by the family.

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“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.”

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