Rita Edochie Dedicates Birthday to Late Junior Pope

Actress Rita Edochie has shared that instead of celebrating her birthday today, Tuesday, April 16, she will be dedicating it to mourning her colleague, John Odonwodo, fondly known as Junior Pope, who tragically lost his life in a boat accident while en route to a movie shoot.

She posted a video showing the late actor and children via her Instagram account and wrote in part: “I refuse to celebrate this day, I hereby dedicate it to my great son Junior Pope whose death incidence is below my belief.

“Today the 16th day of April 2024 is my birthday but I choose not to celebrate it the way I had intended.

“This son of mine does not miss my birthday every year, he posts my pictures, writes and calls me, I am actually expecting a phone call or a message from him, or a post from his page with my pictures regarding my birthday today the 16th April, if, at the end of today, I do not get any reaction from him, then it will dawn on me that Obumneme Nwam is no longer here “no death in Nollywood has made me this crazy. Obumneme is just too young for this.

“With a heart full of grief and heaviness, I dedicate this birthday of mine to you junior pope my great son, my champ.

“I pray and hope that God uses this golden day of mine which I have dedicated in your beautiful memories, to fix anything that may go wrong due to your absence.”

Source: Instagram | ritaedochie