Chief Eddie Ugbomah 76th birthday gig, book launch and unveil of Movie And Music Makers Hall Of Fame gallery billed to hold on Monday, December 19 at Asaba, Delta State, would now hold on the same date at the filmmaker’s residence in Lagos.
Initially planned to be an event guests would never forget in a hurry, the party and book launch would now be low-keyed, as a result of the current economic situation, which has made individuals and organisations that promised different categories of help to relent on their promises.
Though, the Lagos State Government is strongly behind the initiative and looks forward to seeing the Nigerian living movie legend launch his auto-bio and the gallery, Ugbomah has promised to raise funds to make the day a success.
Born in 1940, and brought in Lagos, Ugbomah attended St. Matthias School, Lafiaji and City College, both in Lagos State, before going to London for further studies. While in London he had a stint with theatre and the movies before branching off into show business.
Among his films are: The Rise And Fall Of Oyenusi, 1977; The Mask, 1979; Death Of The Black President, 1983; Vengeance Of The Cult, 1984; Esan, 1985 and others. He is also known to be the only Nigerian who has shot films in Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo and English. Eddie, as he is popularly called, recently said his new book comprise his life in the country, UK and USA.