Veteran Nigerian actress and filmmaker, Chizoba Sam-Boye has passed away after a brief illness. She was aged 52.
According to Vanguard News, the actress reportedly died from diabetic-complications. She was said to have been battling with diabetes, stroke and high blood pressure for many years now.
Her demise was announced by renowned film critic and the regional representative for West Africa of the Pan-African Federation of Filmmakers (FEPACI), Madu Chikwendu on a Filmmakers WhatsApp group called Film4Life.
Chizoba Boye, was the wife of veteran filmmaker, Sam Boye, was a regular face on television series, ‘Tinsel’. The couple recently celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary.
Late Chizoba, a strong advocate for Nollywood Igbo, would be remembered for her pioneering role in ‘Living in Bondage,’ ‘Checkmate,’ ‘Scandals’ among others.
Sad to hear about Chizoba’s passing yesterday.. A great actor and lovely person
Found this clip below..
We worked together on Checkmate and in the film Violated 👇🏾the clip below shows a scene we shared
May her soul Rest In Peace and May her family be comforted.. 🙏🏾 https://t.co/tRxduyJs3o
— Nwakaego Boyo 🇳🇬 (@OfficialEgoBoyo) May 12, 2020
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