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Popular Nollywood actor, Junior Pope Odonwodo, who drowned while attempting to cross the River Niger during the making of a movie has been revived.

Daily Gazette earlier reported that the actor was said to have been drowned during a movie filming.


The actor would turn 40 on May 7, 2024.

A filmmaker, Sam Olatunji, had confirmed the news of Jr Pope’s reported death on Wednesday.

He posted on Instagram, “Junior Pope Passes on. Sad day for Nollywood.

“Four actors including Jnr Pope fell into Anam River on their way to location and their bodies have been recovered. What a sad day for Nollywood. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

“Multiple sources confirm this sad development to us.”

But in an update on the incident, the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, confirmed that the actor was revived and receiving treatment in a hospital.

Rollas had earlier confirmed that Pope drowned in the water alongside others at a movie location.

Also, some videos making the rounds on social media show that the actor was later revived.

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