Veteran Nollywood filmmaker, Zeb Ejiro, has announced that his younger brother, Chico, will be buried on February 20, 2021.
Chico died on December 25, 2020, as a result of complications arising from High Blood Pressure.
Zeb Ejiro told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the burial programme, designed in line with COVID-19 protocols, would start with a service of songs on February 16, 2021.
The service of songs tagged “Industry Evening of Tribute’’ would be also be aired via zoom.
“The obsequies, which is the service of songs for Chico, my late brother, will be a private family event which would also be on zoom. The arrangements are basically to bring the COVID-19 protocols to bear.
“We considered that throwing it open will pull crowd as people will want to be physically present, so we are taking advantage of the zoom for people to key-in,” Zeb Ejirosaid.
Popularly known as Mr Prolific, Chico was a screenwriter who had partnered over 30 different movie organisations for television and film productions through his company, Grand Touch Pictures.
The late Ejiro, who was survived by a wife, children, siblings, uncles and cousins would be laid to rest on February 20 at the Ejiro’s compound, Ozoro, Isoko North LGA of Delta.