Junior Pope: 11 Vital facts about the late actor

Junior Pope

Junior Pope, also known as Pope Obumneme Odonwodo, a well-known Nollywood actor, drowned on Wednesday while filming a scene.

While returning from a film location, Junior Pope and three of his colleagues perished in their boat, which overturned on the Anam River in Anambra State.

After being pulled out of the water, he spent some time healing before tragically dying.

Emeka Rollas, the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, announced his passing on Thursday and said that three more bodies have not yet been located.

Junior Pope: 11 Vital facts about the late actor

1. Although Junior Pope was born in Cameroon on May 7, 1984, he immigrated to Nigeria at an early age.

2. He was a model and actor from Nigeria who specialized in playing characters such as hitman, armed robber, criminal, and villain.

3. He is from the Enugu State town of Ukehe.

4. Junior Pope debuted as an actor in 2006 and has since been in over 150 Nollywood productions, including the films Bachelor Eve, Vengeance of Bullet, Bitter Generation, The Generals, Wrong Initiation, The Cat, Nkwocha, and Secret Adventure, to name a few.

5. The actor received a degree in accounting from the University of Nigeria in Nsukka, Enugu State.

6. He married Jennifer Awele in 2014, and the two of them are blessed with three children.

    7. The actor posted a video of himself pleading for travel safety on April 9, 2023. Unfortunately, the mishap happened when they were traveling back the next day.

    8. It is ironic that he passed away during the “The Other Side of Life” production.

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    9. After being pulled out of the river and given time to heal, he tragically passed away.

    10. After his passing, AGN proclaimed April 11 to be “No shooting day.” In addition, the Guild barred performers from participating in any film to be made by Adanma Luke, the producer of the disastrous film “The Other Side of Life,” and prohibited shooting in riverine locations and on boats for an indeterminate period of time.

    11. By faith, he was a Christian.

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