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Nollywood Rivers State Expresses Gratitude for Support in Late Precious Ofurum burial



In a heartfelt gathering, representatives from Nollywood Rivers State Chapter convened to extend gratitude to all who contributed to the dignified burial of sound engineer Precious Ofurum, a promising talent lost tragically in a recent boat mishap with Junior Pope and others while going for a movie shoot.

The press conference, spearheaded by Mr. Eric Stevenson, Convener of the New Nollywood Rivers State, emphasized the unity and support demonstrated by the Nollywood community, government officials, and well-wishers alike.

Stevenson acknowledged the swift response of fellow practitioners and the formation of a committee to organize the funeral, highlighting the industry’s strength in times of adversity. He commended the solidarity displayed during a memorial walk, which served to raise awareness and garner support from the people of Rivers State.

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The Governor of Rivers State, H.E Siminalayi Fubara, received praise for his empathy and commitment to ensuring a proper farewell for Ofurum. Stevenson lauded the governor’s engagement with the industry and called for further collaboration to harness Nollywood’s potential for economic growth and job creation within the state.

Special recognition was extended to Prophet Jeremiah Ezekiel for his generous financial aid and unwavering support for the Nollywood community. The Media outlets, blogs including OnTop cares, Linda Ikeji Blog, Gistalways, South-South Vibes, Tunde Ednut and others were also acknowledged for their role in disseminating information and rallying public support.

In conclusion, Stevenson urged continued prayers for the family of Precious Ofurum, the Nollywood industry, and the prosperity of Rivers State. The event concluded with a resounding affirmation of unity and hope for the future of Nollywood and the nation at large.

The sentiments expressed underscored the resilience and solidarity of the Nollywood community, highlighting the profound impact of collective support in times of tragedy.

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