How Filmmaker, Edgard Leroy Who Won AMVCA’s ‘Best Indigenous Movie’ Award Died In Auto Crash

Death in Paradise
Death in Paradise

How filmmaker Edgard Leroy, who won AMVCA’s ‘Best Indigenous Movie’ award, died in a Fatal motto accident

Barely one month after winning Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Award (AMVCA), a 26-year-old Cameroonian-born movie director, Edgard Leroy, died in a severe auto crash on Saturday, which happened at the Sagamu area of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

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The fast-rising filmmaker won the Best Indigenous Movie (Yoruba) award for his first feature film, Blaise, on May 14, 2022, at the seventh AMVCAs. According to reports, Edgard was on his way to a movie location at Ibadan when he had a fatal car accident that took his life.  The filmmaker’s death was announced by his colleague, David Akande, on his page on Instagram on Monday.

“Good night Edgard Leroy, my brother, friend, and partner. I love you.

“On June 11, 2022, a ghastly motor accident on Lagos Ibadan Expressway, precisely at Sagamu, cut short the life of one of Africa’s fast-rising filmmakers, Cameroonian-born Edgard Le Roy Nouke Ngedemon.

“Edgard Leroy, who won an award at the just concluded African Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards ( AMVCA) in the Best Indigenous Movie ( Yoruba) Category, was on his way for a movie shoot in Ibadan, Oyo State, southwest Nigeria from his base in Lagos when the sad incident happened.

“Born on July 13, 1995, this amazing director, editor, and motion graphics artist was the first from his country to win the highly respected AMVCA award. “And just a few weeks shy of his 27th birthday, this is the sad story of a life cut at its prime. “Safe journey, Director Edgard. Creative Nigerian and Cameroonian film industries will miss you.

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