Lagos - Actors and film producers on Thursday took time to mourn Ansa Bassey Kpokpogri, a scriptwriter, who passed on after complaining of pains from peptic ulcer.
The news of her death was revealed by a film maker, Uduak Oguamanam, who took to her Facebook page to announce her passing.
“Grief. It makes you remember things. Minute details, like the sound of their feet, the colour of their hair and the sweet smell of their body spray.
It makes you regret. The holidays you never took, the movies you never watched together, the visits you kept planning but never made.My life was better because you were in it. Sleep well my beautiful, adorable, amazing Ansa. Till we meet again, to part no more,’’ Oguamanam wrote.
“I am still in shock as this feels like a bad dream, my prayers are with your husband, family and young child. RIP Ansa Kpokpogri, totally heartbreaking,’’ said actress Uche Jombo.
“Another actress Omoni Oboli said: “Ansa why? Is this how we are taking over the film making world? Dear Lord! This wasn’t part of the plan but you know best. Rest well, darling.
“May God give your beautiful daughter, your husband, your parents and indeed the whole Nollywood family the fortitude to bear this loss,’’ she said.
Actress and TV producer, Mbong Amata said: “Dear Yellow, I know you’ll never get to see this.
“But I am glad that we both know that my life’s story can never be complete without the chapters you wrote.
“Sleep well, I will miss you Yellow,’’ she said.
“Where do I start? Do I say I’m sorry now? Everyday, I’m aware the world is not ours forever but you have made me realise it’s nothing to bother my head with.
“I learnt you had gone to rest and all that’s in my head is that stupid quarrel we had on set that I never tried to reach out to you to resolve.
“How do I keep calm? My heart went down my stomach; tears filled my eyes talking to Ayana on the phone. Young and overly dedicated to her craft, she will not back down if you don’t give her what she wants.
“Ansa, rest in peace. Focus on the things that matter and leave the rest.
“You might not have tomorrow to focus on the important things of life. Rest in peace my Art Director, ‘’ actress Yvonne Jegede said.
“I’ve attempted to publish this for over 5 times. I keep holding back to see if the story would change. Praying it should be a rumour, but NO, “Ansa is no more”.
“We’ve lost Ansa”. “Ansa is gone”. “Ansa has passed” and these words keep piercing my heart. Rest in peace Ansa, we shall meet to part no more. “Screenwriter Dorothy Essien said.
“We still can’t find the words. We still expect a miracle that doesn’t seem to be coming.
“Selfless, dedicated, hardworking. You’d be greatly missed! RIP Ansa, ‘’ according to Royal Arts Academy.