Edgard Leroy Dies in Lagos-Ibadan Automobile Crash

edgard leroy dies in lagos ibadan automobile crash
edgard leroy dies in lagos ibadan automobile crash

Edgard Leroy Cameroonian filmmaker residing in Nigeria who received the prestigious African Magic Viewer’s Choice Award for Best Indigenous Film in the Yoruba category for his debut feature, Alaise, has passed away.

It was learned that the film director perished in a car accident on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway at the age of 26.

Demola Yusuf, Leroy’s colleague and co-winner of the prize for Best Indigenous Language Movie or Series (Yoruba) at the AMVCA, announced Leroy’s death by noting that he was engaged in an accident on Saturday.

Yusuf also mentioned on his Facebook page that his friend was en route to a filming site in Ibadan at the time of the car accident.

He wrote, “It is with great sadness that we announce the demise of our beloved Director and co-producer, @edgardleroy.” On June 11th, he was killed in a horrific car accident on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

“He was his route to a filming location in Ibadan when the unfortunate event occurred in Shagamu. Please join us in praying that God may award him one of the most desirable heavenly locations. As a dedicated artist, his last desire would be for us to never stop providing our absolute best. May God grant him everlasting rest’

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