Nollywood Actor, Junior Pope, alive says AGN

Contrary to widespread report early Wednesday  about the death of Nollywood Actor, Junior Pope Odonwodo aka “Jnr Pope,” the Actors Guild of Nigeria(AGN) says the actor is not dead.

A filmmaker, Samuel Olatunji, had on his Instagram page, said the actor with three others were involved in the accident on Anam River while going to a movie location and drowned.

He wrote: “Junior Pope passes on.

“Sad day for Nollywood. Four actors including Jnr Pope fell into the Anam River on their way to the location and their bodies have been recovered.

But the AGN has now debunked the report saying the Actor survived the boat accident and is alive.The

group disclosed this on its instagram page saying the actor is receiving treatment at a hospital.


About Junior Pope

Junior Pope joined the Nollywood industry in 2006 and started attending movie auditions as well as acting minor characters in movies.

He played the role of a bodyguard, palace attendant, and servant in movies.

In 2007, he rose to fame after acting in the Nollywood blockbuster movie, “Secret Adventures,” a movie directed by Tchidi Chikere.

He has acted in more than 150 Nollywood movies including, “Secret Adventures,” “Mad Sex,” “Bitter Generation,” “Vengeance of Bullet,” “The Cat,” “The Generals,” and “Wrong Initiation,” among others.


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