Nigeria’s Rita Edochie dedicates her birthday to late Junior Pope


Nollywood veteran actress Rita Edochie, dedicated her birthday celebration to her late junior colleague, John Odonwodo, popularly known as Junior Pope.

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Recalls that the late actor died with three of his colleagues while returning from a movie location in a boat when in Anambra on Wednesday.

The renowned actress, who took to her Instagram page @ritaedochie, said that she had called off her intended birthday plans in honour of Junior Pope.

According to her, she refused to celebrate her birthday today, but decided to dedicate it to her great son Junior Pope, whose death was below her belief.

The veteran actress added that the late actor never missed her birthdays , he always calls, sends messages and posts her pictures online as well as more.

The actress said she refused to believe that Junior Pope was gone, until the end of the day, when she did not receive a birthday wish from him.

She added that no one’s death in Nollywood had made her this crazy, stressing that Junior Pope was too young to die.

The actress assured that the memories they both shared would remain evergreen in her heart.

“I refused to celebrate this day, I hereby dedicate it to my great son Junior Pope whose death incidence is below my belief.


“Today the 16th of April, is my birthday but I chose not to celebrate it the way I had intended.

“This son of mine does not miss my birthday every year, he posts my pictures, writes and calls me.”

“I am actually expecting a phone call or a message from him or a post from his page with my pictures regarding my birthday today. “

“If at the end of today, I do not get any reaction from him, then it will dawn in me that Obumneme Nwam is no longer here. ”

“No death in Nollywood has made me this crazy. Obumneme is just too young for this.”








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