BY TAOFIK BANKOLE
The Nigerian movie industry has again been rocked with a shocking death of Nollywood filmmaker and actor, who passed on on his birthday.
Prince Afam Chiazor, a former president of the Guild of Cinematographers, reportedly slumped and died on a movie set in the early hours of Saturday, October 22.
Some of his colleagues had taken to their social media accounts to wish him a happy birthday on the day, before getting to know the Delta native had died some hours earlier.
Fred Amata, president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, confirmed the shocking news of Prince Afam’s death on his Instagram.
‘The news of the passing of my Brother President. President of The Guild of Cinematographers comes as a rude shock. Afam Chiazor was a professional who believed in the industry and dedicated his energy to the betterment of Nollywood. That he passed on set in active service is a testimony to his love and dedication to his art. He will surely be missed. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.’
Afam Chizor was a graduate of University of Benin, and he honed his skills at the Nigerian Film Institute in Jos, before studying the art of movie directing at Del-York International.
The cause of his death is yet to be ascertained.