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BREAKING: Veteran Nollywood producer, Chico Ejiro is dead

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Veteran Nollywood producer, Chico Ejiro is dead.

Ejiro, a.k.a. “Mr. Prolific”, died on Christmas Day from heart attack.

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.

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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”.

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