Nigerian filmmaker, Otu Njama has been passed away several days after renowned cinematographer, Biyi Bandele passed away. Otu Njama passed away on Tuesday night in his apartment in Badore, Ajah, Lagos state.

Nigerian filmmaker, Otu Njama has been passed away several days after renowned cinematographer, Biyi Bandele passed away. Otu Njama passed away on Tuesday night in his apartment in Badore, Ajah, Lagos state.

Nigerian filmmaker, Otu Njama has been passed away several days after renowned cinematographer, Biyi Bandele passed away. Otu Njama passed away on Tuesday night in his apartment in Badore, Ajah, Lagos state.

Shaibu Hussieni, the media personality, confirmed his death in a post via his Facebook page on Wednesday. Hussieni said the filmmaker died hours after he paid a tribute to Biyi Bandele, his colleague, who passed away on Monday.

According to him, the movie producer recently invited him for a concert to promote ‘Sweet Mother’, his forthcoming movie. Hussieni said the concert was billed to hold on Thursday.

“He sent me a formal invitation for his much anticipated ‘Sweet Mother Concert’ yesterday and followed it up with a call for my attendance and coverage of the event at 1pm yesterday,” he said.

The statement reads further; “The show holds tomorrow but this morning we heard that the Filmmaker of ‘inhibition’ Fame Otu Njama 3 is dead!

“’02’, in his early thirties reportedly died early today. Shocking….Tragic and devastating! To know that he joined us yesterday to pay tribute to Biyi yesterday on the elite WhatsApp platform for creatives Filmic! Kai!!!

“Journey well Otu Njama! You were too good to die! Safe bro! Lord please put an end to this foul spirit of untimely death… yesterday it was Biyi Bandele and today it is Otu!!! This is too much to bear Lord!! Please have mercy…”

His sister Judith said, The movie maker was reportedly found dead in his home at First Unity Estate in Badore, Ajah, Lagos State at about 9pm. Njama reportedly met his doctor and was told to rest because his blood pressure was about 200.

The filmmaker, who was scheduled to attend a show on August 11, visited his bar located in the area. After seeing his staff and having a meal, Njama retired to his home and asked that no one should disturb him.

Judith said drugs for blood pressure control were found in his apartment. She said Njama never told her about his health challenges. Facebook page of his daughter, Temi Bandele, on Monday read:

“As Biyi’s Daughter, I am heartbroken to share the sudden and unexpected death on Sunday 7th of August in Lagos of my father Biyi Bandele.

“Biyi was a prodigiously talented writer and film-maker, as well as a loyal friend and beloved father. He was a storyteller to his bones, with an unblinking perspective, singular voice and wisdom which spoke boldly through all of his art, in poetry, novels, plays and on screen.

“He told stories which made a profound impact and inspired many all over the world. His legacy will live on through his work.

“He was taken from us much too soon. He had already said so much so beautifully, and had so much more to say.We wish everyone to please respect the privacy of hs family and friends as we grieve his loss.”

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