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Less Than A Month After Winning AMVCA, Nollywood Actor Dies In Ghastly Accident

Filmmaker Edgard Leroy has died in an autocrash barely a month after winning his first Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award.

The Cameroonian-born filmmaker died in a car crash on his way to Ibadan, Oyo state for a movie shoot.

According to his partner and friend, David Akande, Leroy was involved in the auto crash that occurred on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Shagamu end of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The rising filmmaker won the award for the Best Indigenous movie (Yoruba) for his first feature film, Alaise, on May 14, 2022 at the seventh AMVCAs, a pan-Africa film industry awards organised by MultiChoice and sponsored by Amstel malta.

Born Edgard Le Roy Nouke Ngedemon on July 13, 1995 in Cameroon, the filmmaker died a few weeks before his 27th birthday.

He’s the first Cameroonian and filmmaker to win the AMVCAs and for his first feature film in a totally foreign language.

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