The Executive Secretary of the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Dr. Barclays Foubiri Ayakoromaab has said the memories of Late Ndubuisi Okoh, one of the pioneer professional directors in Nigeria’s film industry, will remain fresh in his heart for his invaluable contributions to the theatre, television and Nollywood.
This was contained in a tribute he wrote on the Late Ndubuisi Okoh, whom he described as “A Bossom Friend,” and made available to NICO News, pointing out that their friendship dates as far back as his days in Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Enugu as a corps member between 1983 and 1984 where the Late Ndubuisi was one of the pillars of NTA Aba Programmes Division.
With the tribute captioned, “The NDU I know,” Ayakoroma expressed feelings that he was yet to come to grips with the reality of the irreparable loss of his bossom friend, stressing that it was television that brought them together and even closer when the late “Ndu,” as he fondly called him, crossed over to Nollywood, as one of the pioneer professional directors.
His words: “I know that death is a debt we all have to pay one day, but I wish Ndu had stayed longer for us to celebrate. Ndu was always prayerful. He was hopeful that one day, he will be with me to show his love and appreciation. But death has snatched him away.”
He maintained that although Ndu, a brother, friend and colleague may be gone, he will always be remembered for his invaluable contributions to the theatre, television, and Nollywood.