Nollywood actress Nora Nkiruka Ugo who died at the weekend has been described by a close associate, Kabat Esosa, as “a calm, quiet girl who did her best for her craft.”
Esosa who is obviously heartbroken by the actress’ demise recalled: “She was an actor on my set of “HUSBANDS OF LAGOS” and a friend of over a decade.”
Esosa who broke the news on a social media forum made up of top film industry stakeholders said the late actress had battled an unknown ailment for a while.
This was just as fellow actress Ruth Kadri recalled that the Ugo was an amiable personality.
According to Kadri who poured out her thoughts on Instagram: “…You were that girl that made my life change. You were that girl that made me laugh a lot you where that girl that I got so mad at. You where that girl that was friend to all.”
Although Nkiruka had been ill, Kadri said she had remained strong towards her last moments.
“I spoke to you last week. You were the strongest sick person I know. I’m hurt by your death. My head still aches. Wish death was a thing that could be undone.” Kadri said.
Apart from featuring in Esosa’s films, the deceased was also a regular face in the television series produced by Emeka Osai, she had featured in Chris Ekejimbe-directed musical video entitled Heavy Weight Champion by Dr. Fresh, featuring 2Face.
Nkiruka is seen in the video in a red top and camouflage mini skirt.
“OMG! @ Kris…I sent her to you,” recalled another filmmaker, Madu Chikwendu. “I know she got married few years back…She could not have died of natural causes…She should be in her mid 30s,” he said.
Corroborating his colleagues fond memories of Nkiruka, director Kingsley Omoefe said: “Ha! Ever reliable Nora! Easy going and very friendly. Rest in peace my friend and colleague.”
The deceased last birthday was May 24, 2017 as recorded on her Facebook account. In a ‘Feeling thankful’ mood, she shared a sultry photo, saying “a very big thanks to God Almighty for making me add yet another year to my age. Many people started the race with me but got knocked off half way…but God Almighty made me see this wonderful special day in good health and peace. What more can l say than to ascribe all honour glory and adoration to his holy name. Through Christ our Lord…..Amen…Happy Birthday SupaDupaNora……”
Three months later, Nkiruka who may have been hit by an ailment said on August 10, 2017: “Thinking of resurrecting dat SupaDupa Nora.”
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