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Double Tragedy As Late Chico Ejiro’s Seven-Year-Old Son Dies



Viano, the seven-year-old son of the late movie director Chico Ejiro has has died after a long battle with cancer.

It was gathered that Viano died on November 15 in the United States after battling cancer since he was a toddler.

Joy Ejiro, the late director’s wife, had to move to the United States of America to get the best health care for her son.

Naija News reports that his death is coming barely a year since the passing away of his father and veteran Nollywood producer, Ejiro.

Recall Chico Ejiro had died on December 25, 2020, following a brief heart attack.

He reportedly died of a seizure just about 24 hours after concluding a new movie of Christmas eve, December 24.

The late Chico Ejiro (born Chico Maziakpono) hails from Isoko in Delta State, Nigeria. He studied agriculture before venturing into screenwriting, movie producing, and directing.

He earned himself the nickname of Mr. Prolific based on his ability of being able to direct a movie in as little as 3 days. He directed over 80 movies within a period of 5 years though the exact number of movies he directed during his lifetime is unknown.

Ejiro was married to Joy Ejiro and their union was blessed with four children. His two brothers, Zeb Ejiro and Peter Red Ejiro are also known names in the Nollywood industry.

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