“It’s a lot” – Funke Akindele mourns Actor Junior Pope

Popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, has expressed sadness over the tragic passing of her colleague, Pope Obumneme Odonwodo, better known as Junior Pope.

Junior Pope, known for his bold persona in movies was reported death in a boat accident, leaving the entire entertainment industry in mourning. The news of his death was shared on Wednesday, April 10, by filmmaker, Samuel Olatunji.

The father of three boys tragically lost his life, along with three of his colleagues, while returning from a movie location in a boat. The incident occurred when they fell into the Anam River in Anambra State on Wednesday.

It is worth to know that the 39-year-old movie star was initially believed to survive the accident after slight movements of his fingers were noticed and was rushed to the hospital. 

Junior Pope is survived by his three sons and his beloved wife, Jennifer Awele, with whom he entered into marriage in 2014.

This comes days after the Nollywood industry lost one of their talented actress, Aderonmu Adejumoke in the cold hands of death.

The unexpected demise of Junior Pope deeply saddened not only his fans and colleagues in the industry but also individuals like Funke Akindele, who is still grappling with the loss of Adejumoke.

Funke took to her Instagram story as she penned emotional tribute to Junior Pope, stating that she is speechless upon hearing her death.

She wrote, “Short of words!! So sad!!! Rest in peace bro!!! Ha!!! It’s a lot!!”

Checkout her post below:

Funke Akindele pens tribute to Junior Pope

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