Nollywood Producer, ‘Mr. Prolific’ Chico Ejiro Dies In Lagos
Renowned Nollywood filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and director, Chico Ejiro died in Lagos
According to close family source who revealed the incident to newsmen said Chico, one of the veteran makers of the Nollywood film industry died on Christmas morning in Lagos.
Nicknamed Mr. Prolific, he directed over 80 movies within a 5-year period—each one shot in as little as three days. They feature story lines relevant to Nigerians The exact number of movies he has worked on as either director, producer, or both is unknown, but it ranges in the hundreds as of 2007.
He was profiled in an article in The New York Times, dated May 26, 2002 (“When There’s Too Much of a Not-Very-Good Thing” by Matt Steinglass), and in an article from the international version of Time Magazine dated May 26, 2002 (“Hollywood, Who Really Needs It?” by Stephan Faris).
Late Ejiro married to Joy Ejiro and they have four children. He has two brothers: Zeb Ejiro and Peter Red Ejiro, also a movie producer.
Ejiro was featured in the 2007 documentary Welcome to Nollywood, which followed him as he made Family Affair 1 and Family Affair 2.