Nollywood has been thrown into mourning yet again as filmmaker, Otu Njama, has passed away in the late hours of Tuesday, August 9.
Otu, who was in his thirties, was found dead in his house located in First Unity estate in Badore, Ajah area of Lagos state, around 9pm.
He reportedly went to the hospital for medical checkup and was told that his blood pressure was high – about 200 – and was advised to rest but he couldn’t because he had a show on Thursday, August 11.
He was said to have visited a bar he owns in the area. After seeing his employees and having dinner, he went home and said no one should disturb him.
Sadly, his lifeless body was found in his apartment hours later.
His sister, Judith, who confirmed the sad incident, said a drug for blood pressure was found in his apartment but she was not aware of his health issues.
Otu’s death comes barely 24 hours after he joined his colleagues in the Nollywood industry to mourn their colleague, popular movie director, Biyi Bandele, on social media.
Bandele died in Lagos on Sunday, August 7, 2022 at the age of 54, the family said in a statement on Tuesday morning, August 9.
The news of Bandele’s death also confirmed by his colleagues, who expressed shock and sorrow as they put up his picture to mourn him.
Shaibu Husseini wrote on his wall.
“Sad day globally for the theatre and film industry. This is so so tragic. At 54? We have just lost an Institution,”