The Nollywood industry has yet again suffered a big blow as ace Nollywood director, Moses Ebere has been confirmed dead. The Isiala Ngwa, Abia State-born filmmaker, reportedly died on Tuesday although not much has been revealed about the cause of death as at the time of filing this report.
The demise of Ebere who was one of the oldest Nollywood directors was confirmed on social media by Amayo Uzo Philips, his colleague.
Philips, in a post on Wednesday via Facebook wrote, “I heard very bad news about Moses Ebere, one of the oldest Nollywood veteran directors. Met him in the ’80s as a powerful editor and that was before the coming of Nollywood.”
In another Facebook post, the Golden Pictures icon disclosed that Ebere was to direct a movie slated to begin this weekend.
“My heart is so down when I opened my Facebook this morning 23rd of March 2022 and saw everyone commenting RIP, I ask how could that be when I no spoke to you yesterday been 22nd morning, I told him that, I will call back in the evening when I get home because I was on the bike, and you answered OK.
He was to DIRECT THE UPCOMING MOVIE IN FESTAC TOWN I POSTED STARTING THIS WEEKEND.. FATHER IN HEAVEN YOU NO WHY YOU CALLED HIM.. WITH HEAVY HEART I SAY RIP DIRECTOR Moses Ebere My able D is gone..,” Golden Pictures icon wrote.
One of his colleagues, Amayo Uzo Philips, confirmed the incident in a Facebook put up.
“I heard very bad news about Moses Ebere, one of the oldest Nollywood veteran directors. Met him in the ’80s as a powerful editor and that was before the coming of Nollywood.”
Ebere graduated from the University of Benin.
He began his career as a film editor in the early days of Nollywood.
He edited some of the earliest Nollywood blockbusters and Television series, including ‘Living in Bondage’ and ‘Glamour Girls’ as well as Nigeria’s longest tv series, ‘Ripples.’
Ebere is also known for his work in Spanner (2002), Spanner Goes to Jail (2004) and Spanner 3 (2004).