Amaechi Muonagor finally laid to rest

Veteran Nigerian actor, Amaechi Muonagor, has been laid to rest amid tears from family members, relatives and the Nollywood family.

Muonagor was buried on Friday in his Obosi country home in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The event was graced by the Labour Party’s 2023 presidential candidate, Peter Obi and the Anambra State Commissioner for Culture, Tourism and Entertainment, Dom Onyenji, among other dignitaries.

While delivering his condolence speech, Obi, who was a former governor in Anambra, prayed for the soul of the deceased and urged the bereaved family to take heart.

On his part, Onyenji noted that Nollywood had lost a creative personality in the late Amechi Muonagor. He maintained that the Anambra State government was on ground to mourn with Nollywood as the legend played his roles well while alive and mentored stars in the industry.

Also speaking, Emeka Ejezie, the National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, urged the bereaved family to take heart as the deceased was a great man.

Ejezie, who was represented by a veteran actor, Steve Eboh, prayed that God in His infinite mercy would give them the heart with which to bear the loss.

In her speech, the state chairman of AGN, Mrs Chinyere Anyaegbunam, said that they lost somebody who was very precious to all, emphasising that the late icon was somebody people looked up to as a father figure in the industry.

Anyaegbunam said that the late Muonagor mentored many of them in the movie industry.