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Entertainment of Wednesday, 15 June 2022


Filmmaker Edgard Leroy dies in motor accident weeks after AMVCA win

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Filmmaker, Edgard Leroy, has reportedly died in a fatal motor accident, which occurred at the Sagamu area of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Saturday, June 11, 2022.

The movie director died four weeks after he won an award for the Best Indigenous Movie (Yoruba) Category at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

According to reports, Edgard was on his way to a movie shoot in Ibadan when he was involved in a ghastly motor accident that claimed his life.

David Akande, took to his Instagram page on Monday to announced the filmmaker’s death.

The post said;

“Good night Edgard Leroy, my brother, friend and partner. I love you.

“On the 11th day of June, 2022, a ghastly motor accident on Lagos Ibadan Expressway, precisely at Sagamu, cut short the life of one of Africa’s fast rising film makers, Cameroonian born Edgard Le Roy Nouke Ngedemon.

“Edgard Leroy who won an Award at the just concluded African Magic Viewers Choice Awards ( AMVCA) in the Best Indigenous Movie (Yoruba) Category, was on his way for a movie shoot in Ibadan, Oyo State, South West Nigeria from his base in Lagos when the sad incident happened.

“Born on the 13th of July 1995, this amazing director, editor and motion graphics artist was the first from his country to win the highly respected AMVCA award.

“And just a few weeks shy of his 27th birthday, this is the sad story of a life cut at its prime.

“Safe journey, Director Edgard. Creative Nigerian and Cameroonian film industries will miss you.

“The family is yet to announce funeral arrangements. May his soul rest In peace.”