Calabar-born Nollywood filmmaker, Ansa Bassey Kpokpogri is dead. The 36-year-old was said to have died in her sleep yesterday, November 15, 2016 after complaining of pains from peptic ulcer.
One of Ansa’s friends told Peace Ben Williams Blog that Ansa always suffered from severe menstrual pains (as a result of endometriosis) and peptic ulcer which became a major challenge to her health.
Ansa’s close colleague, Nollywood filmmaker, Uduak Isong Oguamanam took to her Facebook page to share her grief in a post that read:
Grief. It makes you remember things. Minute details, like the sound of their feet, the colour of their hair and the sweet smell of their body spray. It makes you regret. The holidays you never took, the movies you never watched together, the visits you kept planning to but never made. It reminds you of your own mortality. You wonder if there’s a row call and what your number is on the list. Death doesn’t warn you. One moment you’re laughing with a loved one, your head thrown back, with wanton abandon, the next your eyes are bloodshot from weeping for a loss so deep no one can understand. I’ll never understand, never come to terms with your death. You were many things to me; Friend. Sister. Business partner. Supporter. Colleague. My life was better because you were in it. Sleep well my beautiful, adorable, amazing Ansa. Till we meet again to part no more’.
Ansa was married to Eric and they have beautiful daughter, Rezi. Some of the movies she has worked on include Black Gold (2011), Dawn in the Creeks (2014), Mary Slessor (2008) and The Amazing Grace (2006).