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OVULARI: Veteran New Masquerade Actress Dies At 81

Veteran Nollywood actress, Elizabeth Evoeme famously known as Ovularia in the 1980s TV sitcom, “The New Masquerade,” is dead.

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Veteran Nollywood actress, Elizabeth Evoeme famously known as Ovularia in the 1980s TV sitcom, “The New Masquerade,” is dead.

ENigeria News understands that Ovularia passed away on Tuesday at the age of 81 after a brief illness.

Speaking on the death of the iconic screen star was another veteran actor, Jide Kosoko who described the deceased as a very disciplined woman who had contributed immensely to the upliftment of the entertainment industry in Nigeria.

He said: “We have lost another gem though at a ripe age.

“I pray the almighty God grants her soul a peaceful rest.

“We worked together on The New Masquerade.

“I was a guest artiste at that time.

“She was just fantastic.

“May her soul rest in peace and may God continue to keep us that are still alive.

“Her virtue of discipline that has to do with keeping to call time, submitting to the directors’ wish at all times and other professional ethics she stood for should be emulated by all other actors.”

Also, Adebayo Salami, popularly known as Oga Bello, described death of the actress as shocking.

Salami said: “We are all getting older, but no one wants to die.

“We are going to miss her, but her legacies still remain with us.

“We love her but God loves her the most.”

Fred Amata, also expressed shock over the death of the actress.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Evoeme’s death was announced by her family on Tuesday.

A statement by the family reads: “Friends, fans, colleagues, the family of the legendary actress, Elizabeth Lizzy ‘Ovularia’ Evoeme, would like to notify the public, all those who loved her and her work in ‘The new Masquerade”, of her passing.

“Elizabeth ‘Ovularia’ Evoeme will be dearly missed and was extremely loved by her family and also by you, her fans.

“We thank you all for your support and for respecting our privacy at this time.

“God bless you all and may our dear Elizabeth ‘Ovularia’ Evoeme rest in perfect peace, now and always.”

Source: ENigeria News

 

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