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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Tragedy: Nollywood actor Ani Iyoho gets burnt on set

Ani Iyoho is a talented Nollywood actor, he started his acting career since 2004, since then he has been doing well for himself in the industry, but it's quite unfortunate that he was brutally burnt on Wednesday in a movie set, Behind the Wheels at Lekki, Lagos while he was trying to act a fire scene. He was rushed to an undisclosed nearby hospital where he is being placed under  emergency care.



According, an actor on set  name withheld, there was so much confusion on set as the fire extinguishers did not work. It is known that the multiple award winning Director Stanlee Ohikhuare can be very eccentric so it is no surprise when we were told that he added the fire scene to the script.

This shot should have been left out. Said another actor who pleaded anonymity. We tried it first about three weeks ago and the fire did not light well. The Jara crew was here and they left when the stunt failed because the fire did not light well. That was God, warning the over zealous and very crazy director Stanley Ohikhuare to leave the matter. Now he has burnt Ani badly. We all pray he survives this.

Another actor on the set said they expressed concern about what the Director was trying to do. The special effects person on the set is also rumoured to be Ani Iyohi's lover and she was supposed to make sure things did not get out of hand. Ani's friends and other actors are already rallying round to raise money to offset the medical bill so far.

All efforts to reach Stanlee has proved abortive and the producers of the movie Kelechi Udegbe and Ugochukwu Azikiwe have not been reacheable since this event. Let's watch as things unfold.

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