BENIN CITY – The remains of the late duo of Messrs Erhauyi Ogbeide (aka Ukeke) and Eghosa Idehen (Erhejiro) would be committed to mother earth on Friday November 19, 2010

This was disclosed Monday at the meeting of the Congress of Edo State Movie Practitioners (ESMP) held at Oba Akenzua Cultural Centre, Benin City.

According to the Association’s Chairman, Mr. Peddy Okao, the late movie icons will be buried side by side in a land donated by an individual in the state.

“Symbolically, they died the same day, same moment and we have decided to bury the late duo same day and side by side,” Mr. Okao explained.

He therefore admonished members to be of good conduct during the burial ceremony, adding that the association will not entertain any form of disorderly conduct.

Meanwhile, the president cum founder, Esan Film Makers Association of Nigeria and member, Edo State Producers/Music-Films Association of Nigeria, Mr. Steve P. Amedu, has stressed the need to give the late movie stars a befitting burial.

Mr. Amedu in a brief chat with NFC shortly after the meeting, described the untimely death of Ukeke and Erhejiro as a colossal loss to the state and the entertainment world.

He further described them as two pragmatic and visionary individuals who contributed their quota towards the upliftment of the industry, noting that the vacuum created by their demise will be difficult to fill.

A release jointly signed by the diseased family and the congress indicated that their corpses will leave Specialist Hospital mortuary at 12 noon for interment at Agivbigie, Ugbiyokho Quarters, Benin City on November 19, 2010 while on Saturday, November 20, 2010, there would be a social wake-keep at Garrick Memorial School, Benin City, billed for 12:00 noon.

The release further indicated that late Ukeke is survived by Eghomo Erhauyi Ogbeide (daughter) while Eghosa Idehen (Erhejiro) left behind six children amongst who are precious Isoken Idenhen, Osamudiamen Idehen, Esosa Idehen, Uwa Idehen, Osaru Idehen and Iwinosa Idehen.