Two Nigerian filmmakers, Charles Novia and Kabat Esosa Egbon, have lost their mum to death. Charles Novia and Kabat Esosa Egbon announced the death of their mothers, who both passed on in the early hours of Monday, December 31, 2018. Announcing the message on his Facebook page, Charles Novia wrote, “The fond memories of a matriarch who begat me and other great men and women will never leave me. Rest, my mother. Rest. You ran a Great Race.”
Charles Novia is a Nigerian film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, social commentator and essayist. Born and raised in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, Novia is known for films such as Missing Angel (2004), Caught in The Middle and Alan Poza (2013). In 2014, he was chosen as part of the Nigerian team to screen Nollywood films for Best Foreign language category of the Academy Awards by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Kabat Esosa Egbon is a Nigerian filmmaker with over 2 decades of experience. In a terse message received by Kabat Esosa Egbon, he wrote, ‘I just lost my mum few hours back.‘
Both Kabat and Charles are grieving over the death of their mothers. May their departed souls rest in perfect peace.