Nigerian actress Ethel Ekpe, known for her role as Segi in the sitcom “Basi and Company,” which aired on Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) from 1986 to 1990, has passed away.
The University of Calabar graduate reportedly died of cancer on Monday.
Director General of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) Dr Shaibu Husseini announced her death in a Facebook post on Monday night.
The post read:
“(Ethel Aderemi nee Ekpe), the screen beauty that delighted fans with her inimitable interpretation of the role of Segi in the defunct sitcom on Nigerian Television Authority by Ken Saro Wiwa titled ‘Basi and Company’ has passed on.
“The actress and later day Pastor and star of Amaka Igwe’s ‘Forever’ and most recently ‘Sons of the Caliphate” reportedly died of Cancer today in Lagos.
“She will be sorely missed. My family will particularly miss her because we named my second daughter Ethel, after her. Good night good woman!”
The late Manuel Muzic was known for his roles in movies like “Heartbeat” by Aguila Njamah, “Speak the Word” by Tchidi Chikere, and “Traumatised” by Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen.
Fellow singer Ric Hassani confirmed Manuel Muzic’s passing on Instagram. Manuel Muzic reportedly succumbed to malaria and typhoid fever.
According to reports, the 82-year-old actor, folk singer, playwright, and poet passed away early on Monday, February 5, after a short illness.
Fans and fellow actors have paid tribute to Manuel Muzic, recognizing his lasting impact in the entertainment industry.