Nigerians from all walks of life have been paying their tribute to popular actress Ada Ameh whose death went viral on Monday.
The Veteran Nollywood actress popular for her role as Emu in the Africa Magic family drama, The Johnsons, died on Sunday night.
News of her demise shocked her fans and colleagues who have all been thrown into mourning.
Actors Fred Amata and Segun Arinze, have paid tributes to Ameh, who died at a hospital in Warri, Delta State,
The veterans who spoke in Lagos described late Ameh’s death as a colossal loss to the entertainment industry as she was a fantastic actress.
Amata described the deceased as an honest and upfront fellow, who represented the true spirit of Nollywood, from nothing to something.
He noted Ameh’s death was a huge loss to the entertainment industry, considering her remarkable contributions.
“I am yet to absorb the news of her death, a devastating one but true talent never dies, she lives on because her legacies live on,” Amata said.
Arinze, said the deceased was a loving actress who would be sorely missed by her fans and colleagues in the industry.
He said Ameh spoke about experiencing some mental health problems but unfortunately, nobody took her up on it.
“It is a crazy morning for me to wake up to this kind of news, it is more than heart-wrenching for me.
“I am surprised that she was talking about mental health issues and nobody was looking in her direction”, he said
He also urged actors to imbibe the culture of checking on their colleagues and valuing each other.
“I think it is high time we actors began to check on one another, we should value ourselves, reach out to one another. I do that sometimes, everything is not all about money and hustling.
“I pray God grants her family and we, her friends the fortitude to bear the loss, it is a sad one but she has played her part,” Arinze added.
Ameh was born May 15, 1974 and has spent more than two decades in the Nigerian movie industry.
She was most notable for her character as Anita in the 1996 movie titled, “Domitilla”, and as Emu Johnson in the award-winning Nigerian television series titled, “The Johnsons”.