“Actress Ethel Ekpe was my cherished sister,” Patrick Doyle grieves

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Actor Patrick Doyle has shared a heartfelt tribute to his dear colleague Ethel Ekpe, who reportedly lost her battle with cancer on Monday.

Taking to his Facebook account on Tuesday, Doyle posted an image of a burning candle, symbolizing remembrance and mourning. In his touching message, he fondly referred to Ethel as both a friend and a beloved sister, expressing his deep sense of loss.

“‘There is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother’… In this case, this person was both my friend and beloved sister. Adieu Ekeng Eyen Ekpe aka Segi with the sexy eyes. I am gutted,” wrote Doyle, encapsulating the profound impact of Ethel’s friendship and presence in his life.

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Dr. Shaibu Husseini, Director-General of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), also shared the sad news of Ethel’s passing in a heartfelt Facebook post on Monday night. Describing her as a screen beauty renowned for her unforgettable portrayal of Segi in Ken Saro-Wiwa’s acclaimed sitcom “Basi and Company,” Dr. Husseini lamented her untimely departure.

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“The actress and later-day Pastor and star of Amaka Igwe’s ‘Forever’ and most recently ‘Sons of the Caliphate’ reportedly died of Cancer today in Lagos,” read the post, reflecting on Ethel’s illustrious career and her significant contributions to the Nigerian entertainment industry.

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Ethel’s impressive filmography includes notable roles in Aguila Njamah’s “Heartbeat,” Tchidi Chikere’s “Speak the Word,” and Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen’s “Traumatised.” However, it was her portrayal of Segi in “Basi and Company,” a beloved sitcom that aired on Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) from 1986 to 1990, that truly endeared her to audiences across the nation.

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As the news of Ethel Ekpe’s passing reverberates throughout the entertainment community, her legacy as a talented actress and cherished friend lives on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know her.

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