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Tears over Nollywood as Tinsel star, Chizoba Boye is buried

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Although she was laid to rest on Monday, May 18 at a quiet interment ceremony attended by her husband, daughter, immediate and extended family members, tributes have continued to pour in for the ‘Living In Bondage’ and ‘Tinsel’ actress Chizoba Boye, who passed on, on Saturday, May 10.

The stage and actress, show host and producer and wife to the filmmaker, Sam Boye reportedly passed on after a protracted illness. Aged 52, Chizoba had her major screen debut when she featured in the epoch-making Igbo language home video ‘Living in Bondage’.

Reputed as a major content provider for the Igbo Channel on DSTV, the actress, who would also remembered for her role as auntie Tinuke in the popular television series Tinsel, produced one of the longest running Igbo comedy series on DSTV entitled ‘Kanyi Si Ebi’.

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The programme was a production of Purple Pictures, a production company she and her husband co-founded.

Due to the existing social distancing rule, her colleagues were not able to make it to the interment ceremony.

However, it was transmitted via Facebook live. Days after her internment, tributes have not stopped. Filmmaker and President of FAD Media Network, Fidelis Duker, who broke the news of the actress’ death, said he got the confirmation of her demise from her husband, Sam Boye.

In his tribute, shared on the Whatsapp group for filmmakers and media workers dubbed ‘Nollywood First’ Duker wrote ‘’I have known Chizoba and her husband for over 27 years. They actually met and got married while working with me. I will miss Chizoba. My sympathy and condolences goes to the Boye and Bosah family. I was watching her on TINSEL two days ago with my wife and I even mentioned to my wife that it has been a while I saw her. It was sad to confirm her demise when I spoke to her husband this morning. May her soul rest in peace’’.

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