Chukwuka Emelionwu, popularly known as Kasvid, was involved in an accident while on his way to his home in Anambra state. Kasvid is famed for producing some of Nollywood’s biggest hit movies such as Mr Ibu in London, Issakabba and Aki and Paw.
Details of his death is still sketchy as at the time of filing this report but the movie maker was said to have died on Wednesday in a car crash in the south eastern part of Nigeria.
The sad news has put a sad taste in the mouth. When stakeholders in the movie industry are trying to galvanise to put a united front this year deploying all the human resources possible, this news came.
Veteran film maker, Tunde Oloyede also passed on in his twilight weeks ago and was eulogised by Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva for his impact on TV and film industry in Nigeria.
Movie producer, Yemi Amodu said, “What a great loss. I recollect how he astutely produced and sold Yoruba movies in great numbers. Yes, a nice man to the core. He was a true believer of equity. Journey well back home. May God grant your family the fortitude to bear your unfortunately premature death”.
Don Pedro Obaseki penned these words in eulogy of KASVID: “Oh my God, This is so sad. So so sad. My sincere condolences to his family. I last saw him early last year when we played a match against his FESTAC Team, so sad”.
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