Junior Pope: Actors Guild of Nigeria ban ‘unnecessary’ picture, video recording at funeral

The Actors Guild of Nigeria has said it would not allow what it described as unnecessary picture and video recording at the burial of late actor, Junior Pope, who died in a boat accident on April 10.

It said all journalists and bloggers must be accredited by the deceased’s family.

The guild’s President, Emeka Rollas, made the announcement on Instagram on Tuesday, stating that 30 representatives from five states – Delta, Imo, Abia, Anambra, and Enugu – have been picked to attend the ceremony.

The representatives will be provided with official T-shirts and transportation.

Rollas emphasized that only official photographers will be allowed to take pictures and videos during the proceedings, and all press and bloggers must be accredited by the family.

He wrote, “In preparation for the burial of our departed colleague, Jnr Pope, we have appointed 30 representatives each from these five state chapters namely Delta, Imo, Abia, Anambra and Enugu and a conveying bus with the official T-shirts for each of the state chapters.

“If you are within any of the mentioned states, please contact the chairman, Actors Guild of Nigeria of the state chapter where you are.

“For those who want to go on their own, please, you may wish to reach out to us for your T-shirts.

“It is a devastating and sorrowful period for the Actors Guild of Nigeria therefore we shall not indulge in any unnecessary picture or video recording that is not by the official photographers at the proceedings of the final journey of our departed colleague. All press/ bloggers must be accredited by the family.”

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