Veteran actress Ethel Ekpe, known for her roles in Nigerian television, passed away from cancer on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, in Lagos State.

Veteran Nollywood Actress, Ethel Ekpe, Dies Of Cancer

She was best remembered for portraying ‘Segi’ in the classic sitcom “Basi and Company” by Ken Saro Wiwa.


Additionally, she appeared in Amaka Igwe’s productions “Forever” and “Sons of the Caliphate.”

The news of her passing was shared by Dr. Shaibu Husseini, Director-General of the National Film and Video Censors Board, in a late Facebook post.

He said,

“I have been reliably informed that Ethel Ekpe, (Ethel Aderemi nee Ekpe), the screen beauty that delighted fans with her inimitable interpretation of the role of Segi in the defunct sitcom on Nigerian Television Authority by Ken Saro Wiwa titled ‘Basi and Company’ has passed on.

“The actress, pastor and star of Amaka Igwe’s ‘Forever’ and most recently ‘Sons of the Caliphate” reportedly died of cancer today in Lagos. She will be sorely missed.”

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