Junior Pope’s burial: AGN restricts photo, video coverage

Junior Pope

As the family of the late Nollywood actor, Junior Pope, prepares for his funeral, the Actors Guild of Nigeria has  rolled out restrictions for those who will attend the burial.

It has banned usual photo and video recordings, saying only accredited media people would be allowed to do such.

According to the guild, all journalists and bloggers must be accredited by the deceased’s family.

These were disclosed by its President, Emeka Rollas, in an IG post on Tuesday.

He said 30 representatives from five states – Delta, Imo, Abia, Anambra, and Enugu – had been picked to attend the ceremony.

The representatives will be provided with official T-shirts and transportation.

Rollas emphasized that only official photographers will be allowed to take pictures and videos during the proceedings, and all press and bloggers must be accredited by the family.

He wrote, “In preparation for the burial of our departed colleague, Jnr Pope, we have appointed 30 representatives each from these five state chapters namely Delta, Imo, Abia, Anambra and Enugu and a conveying bus with the official T-shirts for each of the state chapters.

“If you are within any of the mentioned states, please contact the chairman, Actors Guild of Nigeria of the state chapter where you are.

“For those who want to go on their own, please, you may wish to reach out to us for your T-shirts.

“It is a devastating and sorrowful period for the Actors Guild of Nigeria therefore we shall not indulge in any unnecessary picture or video recording that is not by the official photographers at the proceedings of the final journey of our departed colleague. All press/ bloggers must be accredited by the family.”

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