The National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos on Monday, June 5, 2017 wore a colourful ambience as Nollywood stars joined the family and friends of late Prince James Uche at the Service of Songs and Candlelight, organised by the Lagos chapter of the Actors Guild of Nigeria to pay tribute to a man many described as one of the arrowhead of the success of the Nigeria movie industry.
Mostly cladded in white, the list of personalities includes Zack Orji, Prince Ifeanyi Dike, Paul Obazele, Tony Akposere and Don Pedro Aganbi.
Also on the roll call are Ejiro Okurame, Femi Durojaiye, Frances Onwuche, Rose Amra, Obi Madubuko, Fidelix Duker, Saheed Apampa, Mary Ogbonna, Sam Sunny and Sunny Macdon among others.
The first and second sons of Prince Uche, Uche and Dennis read the principal and subsequent Bible lessons, while a brother to the late actor, Innocent Ukpabi took the third.
Sympathisers at the candlelight.
The chairman of the Board of Trustees of AGN, Ifeanyi Dike advised actors to be careful of their habits in life. He however believes also that actors don’t die because they live on in their movies. He told the family and friends of Uche to make a collection of his works so that he would be remembered forever.
He added, “Actors must get closer to God. This is part of the reasons I advocate the establishment of an AGN Ministry.”
Don Pedro Aganbi.
During his speech, Zack told the gathering of mourners that they brought nothing to the world and would take nothing away.
“Prince James Uche was a dedicated man. However, we must understand the fact that actors never die, “Fidelis Duker said.
Zack Orji praying for the wife and children of late Prince James Uche.
Middle: Mary Ogbonna and others.
James Uche’s niece, Rose.
Prince Ifeanyi Dike.