BREAKING: Veteran Nollywood producer, Chico Ejiro is dead
Veteran Nollywood producer, Chico Ejiro is dead.
Ejiro, a.k.a. “Mr. Prolific”, died on Christmas Day from heart attack.
Sad day for Nollywood. Mr. Prolific Chico Ejiro is Dead! He reportedly passed on this morning. Best known for helming "Silent Night", the movie that gave @segunarinze his alias "Black Arrow'. pic.twitter.com/nG2qO3hfRI
— Husseini Shaibu, Ph.D (@igalaman) December 25, 2020
Quick Bio About Chico Ejiro
Chico Ejiro was born Chico Maziakpono in Isoko, Delta, Nigeria.
A movie director, screenwriter, and producer, he was one of Nigeria’s earliest and foremost.
He owned a production company called Grand Touch Pictures based in Lagos
He directed over 80 movies within a five-year period.
Ejiro was known for his wonders such as shooting a movie in as little as three days.
The exact number of movies he has worked on as either director, producer, or both is unknown, but it ranges in the hundreds as of 2007.
Ejiro was married to Joy Ejiro and they have four children.
He has two brothers, Zeb Ejiro, the best-known of the new Nigerian cinema auteurs outside of the country, and Peter Red Ejiro, also a movie producer.
Ejiro was featured in the 2007 documentary “Welcome to Nollywood”.