Veteran filmmaker, Eddie Ugbomah, has died at the age of 78.
He died in the early hours on Saturday in a private hospital in Lagos where he was scheduled to undergo a surgery according to a released statement signed by Shaibu Hussain on behalf of the Chief Eddie Ugbomah Medical Fund Committee.
Chief Ugbomah was a Nigerian Film Director and Producer of films such as the Rise and Fall of Oyenusi in 1979, The Boy is Good, Apalara, Oil Doom, Bolus ’80 and The Boy is Good.
Most of his films were shot in 16mm celluloid.
Later in his career Ugbomah turned to Yoruba video film maker.
A native of Ashaka Aboh in East Ndokwa Local Government Area of Delta State, he grew up in the Obalende and Lafiaji area of Lagos.
He was a recipient of several awards and honours including the National Merit Order of the Niger and Silverbird Lifetime Achievement award.