Veteran actor Enebeli Elebuwa buried

Pall bearers carry the casket of veteran Actor Enebeli Elebuwa

The remains of late Nollywood actor, Enebeli Elebuwa who died last December, in New Delhi, India, was laid to rest at the Victoria Court Cemetery, Ajah, Lagos on Thursday, January 10.

Elebuwa’s final journey began on Wednesday with a candle light procession and Night of Tribute, organized by the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, at the celebrity hangout, O’jez, National Stadium, Surulere.

At the candle light procession, which kicked off from Masha roundabout, in Surulere and terminated at the National Stadium, Elebuwa’s colleagues in the movie industry paid their last respect to him.

A wake-keep was held in his honor on Wednesday at NTA Channel 10 ground, Tejuosho, Yaba. It was attended by the cream of society.

The Requiem Mass was held on the morning of Thursday at St Michael’s Catholic Church, while internment followed immediately at Victoria Court Cemetery, Ajah.

A thanksgiving service was later held at Michael’s Catholic Church, Lafiaji, Lagos.

Elebuwa died after suffering from several health challenges which required extensive hospital stays in the country before he was finally flown to India, where he gave up the ghost.

His remains arrived at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, on December 15, 2012 and was received by the children and few members of the family.

Elebuwa was well known for the role he played as Andrew in a campaign by the Federal Government in the 1980s to discourage Nigerians from fleeing the country.

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