Late Nollywood actor, Junior Pope burial set for May 17

The late Nollywood actor, John Odonwodo, popularly known as Junior Pope, will be laid to rest on Friday, May 17, 2024, his family has announced.

The 43-year-old actor died alongside four others on April 10 when their boat capsized in the River Niger while returning from a movie shoot.

According to the funeral announcement, signed by Divine Odonwodo on behalf of the family, the burial arrangements began on April 23 with a requiem mass at Saint John-Mary Vianney Parish, Asaba, Delta State.

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It further stated that another requiem mass will be held at Christ the King Catholic Parish, G.R.A, Enugu, on May 13.

This will be followed by an evening of tributes/ candle light at Amadeo Event Center in the same state on May 14.

On May 16, the wake will be held at his country home, Uwala Abaka, Ukehe, in Nsukkaa, Igboetiti, LGA of Enugu State, and his interment will be done immediately after the burial mass at St. Peter’s Parish, Ukehe, on May 17.

A final thanksgiving mass will be held on Sunday, May 19 at St. Peter’s Parish Ukche Nsukkaa, Igboetiti LGA, Enugu.


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