AGN declares April 11 ‘No shoot day’ in honour of Junior Pope

Nollywood actor, John Paul Odonwodo, popularly known as Junior Pope.

The Actors Guild of Nigeria has declared Thursday as “No Shoot Day” for all Nollywood film-makers, following the death of actor Junior Pope and three other crew members in a boat accident on Anam River in Anambra State on Wednesday.

National President of AGN, Emeka Rollas, in a statement on Thursday said that the incident occurred during the shooting of a movie titled “The other side of Life,” produced by Adamma Luke.

He stated, “Following the tragic incident of a boat mishap that claimed the life of Junior Pope and three other crew members at waterside of River Niger Cable point Asaba on April 10, all films that involve riverine areas and boat riding are hereby suspended indefinitely.

“No Shoot on all locations nationwide on Thursday, April 11, 2024 and the film titled “The other side of Life” is suspended indefinitely.

“Also, no actor is allowed to work with Adamma Luke as a producer till further notice, while we keep searching for the bodies of the remaining persons. May their souls rest in peace.’’