Barracks girl who became Nollywood’s sweetheart

The world of Nigerian cinema was in mourning on Monday after the announcement of the death of the famous actress Ada Ameh. Ms. Ameh, a star of such films as “Blood Money,” “One Good Turn” and “Phone Swap,” died Sunday night at the age of 48, according to a statement from her family. She was one of the most versatile and celebrated actresses in Nollywood, starring in many films. Since her passing, which is said to have occurred Sunday night at Delta State, fans of Ms. Ameh have been filled with grief. The movie star died at a hospital in Warri, Delta state. He died a few weeks after announcing that he was battling mental health issues. As an actress, the late Ameh, who showed no signs of physical illness, still had a lot of ground to cover. His long career was marked by several memorable roles across decades and genres. Chief among them was the mother of mischievous movie brothers Aki and Pawpaw, played by Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita Iheme. He also played Titi in the acclaimed movie ‘Oloture’. Her classmates remember her not only for her artistic gifts but also for her character. Veteran actor Fred Amata described his passing as devastating. “I have yet to absorb the news of his death, a devastating one, but true talent never dies; she lives because her legacy lives on,” Amata said. life and times Although the late actress was loved by many, her life was plagued with intrigue. Originally from Idoma in Benue State, Nigeria, she was born and raised in Ajegunle in Lagos State. He grew up at Nigerian Navy Barracks, Apapa in Lagos, where he spent most of his childhood and part of his adult life. Ada Love. He received his primary and secondary education in Lagos State. He was born into a family of ten, most of whom have since passed away. His father, now deceased, was a naval officer. Pregnancy in adolescence Ms. Ameh became a teenage mother, forcing her to drop out of school at the age of 14. According to information, she was impregnated by a naval officer in the barracks where she grew up. He later stated that despite initial setbacks, the incident was a blessing. Despite how difficult the period was, she once said in an interview that her relatives and siblings were very encouraging. Although he initially sent her out of the house, her father later accepted her and encouraged her during that period of her life. Interim The late actress came to Nollywood in 1996 through cerebral producer Zeb Ejiro, who gave her her first acting role in the iconic film ‘Domitila’. According to Ms. Ameh, she did not set out for a life in the arts, but found it by chance when she met Zeb Ejiro, and he saw the potential in her. He once said in an interview: “We are here today because someone like Zeb Ejiro discovered me where I was born and raised in Ajegunle, Lagos. He allowed me to shoot my first movie, ‘Domitila’”. Ada Love. He acted in many movies and television series, including the Guinness Award-winning ’30 Days in Atlanta.’ Some of the other rave movies he has starred in include ‘Aki na Ukwa’, ‘Phone Swap’, ‘Blood Money’, ‘Òlòtūré’, ‘Ghana Must Go’, ‘My Village People’, ‘Gone’ and ‘The Sessions’. He also starred in the acclaimed television series ‘The Johnsons’ until his untimely death. Businesswoman and philanthropist Despite being a successful actress, the late Ms. Ameh channeled her energy into her business. Although she did not speak much about it, the late actress was dedicated to buying and selling, contracts and interior design. She also supported programs that had to do with girls, especially those that fight against early childhood pregnancy and prostitution. grief, depression By his own admission, he had a long battle with depression, further triggered when he lost his only daughter two years ago. In a recent interview with TVC, which was perhaps his last, he revealed that he had depression for a few years after the loss of six siblings. The late Ameh said it got significantly worse when she lost her daughter in 2020. “We practically grew up together. I was 14 when I had her, so she was more like my little sister and friend. She was my best friend. And I just watched my world collapse before me. Ada Love. “I had lost three of my sisters before that time, and they each had like three children. I had lost three of my brothers and my father. “After burying all these people…I thought I was going to be next. But when my daughter died, my world came crashing down on me. I could cry for days. I have been in and out of the hospital,” she said. Tributes The late Ms. Ameh has undoubtedly endeared herself to her many fans, industry peers, and social media followers. Judging by the tribute that poured in, the deceased not only lived true to herself, she led a full life. Netflix Nigeria, on its Twitter account, described the late actress as a complete professional. ALSO READ: Nollywood actress Ada Ameh opens up about mental health battles “Ada Ameh was a complete professional who dedicated her years to entertaining us. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and colleagues at this time. May she rest in power,” she wrote. Her industry colleague, Nancy Isime, says the heaviness weighs on her. “My heart is so heavy; I don’t even know what to say. One of the people I admire in the film industry. Rip Aunt Ada Ameh. I will miss you so much,” she wrote. For the popular OAP, Do2dtun, the death of Ms. Ameh is a painful experience, especially given that she is one of his favorite cast members from ‘The Johnsons’. He also wrote: “Ada Ameh’s death is very painful. One of my favorites is in ‘The Johnsons’, especially when she says “a lucky lo lo” “abr”. She just lost a child, and now… God help us get through these tough times. This is heartbreaking.” Even a fan of the late actress named Chigbu Joshua wrote a tribute to her. Literally! Chigbu’s pen drawing has drawn comment from fans of the late actress. Members of the cast and crew of The Johnsons have also paid tribute to him. Actor Charles Inojie, who played Johnson and Emu’s husband in the family drama, shared a photo of the actress on his Instagram page. He wrote: “It has taken some time to authenticate this sad news before making it public on the advice of Ada’s manager, who was on his way to Warri to ensure physical confirmation of the horrific information that hit us all this morning. “You just called from Warri and unfortunately you have confirmed our worst fears. Our beloved Emuakpor Johnson is gone! “It is with a deep sense of loss, total submission to the will of God, that Native Media Tv, the cast and crew of @theofficialthejohnsons sadly announce the passing of our beloved sister, friend, colleague and matriarch of The Johnsons clan Ada. 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