On Friday morning, Nollywood actors and actresses gathered in Benue State to say their final goodbyes to one of their own, Ada Ameh.
The talented actress, who died on July 17 in a hospital in Warri, Delta State, was laid to rest in her hometown of Ogobia, in Otukpo LGA.
The funeral service was also attended by Benue State Deputy Governor, Benson Abounu, Benue South Senator, Abba Moro, and AGN President, Emeka Rollas.
Empress Njamah, her best friend, was captured at the funeral crying uncontrollably. The cast and crew of ‘The Johnsons’ held a tribute night last week to honor her life and times.
The ‘The Johnsons Night of Tribute for Emuakpor’ event was held at Freedom Park in Lagos.
Charles Inojie, one of the late actress’s closest friends in the industry, penned an emotional tribute to her shortly before her funeral.
Mr. Inojie, who played her on-screen husband in ‘The Johnsons,’ captioned the tribute ‘It’s A Wrap For Ada Ameh.’
He wrote, “there lies a chip in us. Deadpan and ice-frozen. There lies a broken heritage wrapped in a funeral encasement. In that air-tight wooden bed is our naked truth. No matter the differences we nursed, You can never tell how much of us is in them.”
“There again is a grim call. A charge to everyone. That none is promised tomorrow. That we may live today as the best of days. We are spreading love beyond the bounds of our comfortable thresholds. Till the twilights dim on the hour not foretold. When the once sonorous symphony fades forever on the morbid horizons of life’s ‘curtain fall’.”
Sylvester Ebhodaghe, a pastor, delivered a sermon at her night of tribute last week, noting that from his brief encounter with her, the late actress truly loved God.
He said she loved God with all her heart, and she said it aloud.
“It is more about you that are left. How are you running your race? What life are you living? She’s lived her life.
“We are all God’s creation. Nobody is born into this world by chance. Nobody is here without a purpose. Everyone has a purpose, but whether or not you will fulfill that purpose remains to be seen.
“Ada has lived her life. She has fulfilled God’s purpose for her life. Now she has to report back to the one who sent her. Ada is not dead. She is sleeping. But a day is coming. At the sound of the trumpet, Ada will rise,” he said.
Born on May 15, 1974, in Ajegunle, Lagos, the famous actress led an eventful life, appearing in some of Nollywood’s most critically acclaimed films.
Her breakthrough role was in the 1996 film ‘Domitilla,’ which was rebooted this year.
She went on to appear in a number of critically acclaimed feature films and television series.
She portrayed Emuakpor Johnson in the long-running TV series ‘The Johnsons’ until her death.
She lost her only daughter, Aladi God gift, two years ago, a tragic event that the late Ms. Ameh said she never fully recovered from.
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