Veteran Nigerian Filmmaker Dies In Lagos Hospital
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Veteran Nigerian Film Maker, Eddie Ugbomah, has died after a protracted battle with a terminal illness.

Concise News learnt that Ugbomah was scheduled for surgery on Monday, May 13, but died on Saturday afternoon in a Lagos hospital.

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The news of his death was broken Saturday afternoon by the Chairman, Chief Eddie Ugbomah Medical Fund Committee, Adedayo Thomas who revealed that Ugbomah died in the same Lagos hospital that he was scheduled to undergo a surgical procedure on Monday.

The famed movie director and producer was known for the true-life story movie, The Rise and Fall of Oyenusi (1977), The Boy is Good (1982, Apalara (1986), Oil Doom (1980), Death of A Black President (1984), Omiran (1986) amongst others.

Though he hailed from Delta state, he spent most of his formative years in Obalende and Lafiaji, Lagos.