Tears as Actor Junior Pope is laid to rest in Enugu

Junior Pope laid to rest in Enugu

Uwala Abaka Town in Nsukka, Igboetiti Local Government Area of Enugu State, enveloped sorrow and grief as the community bid farewell to one of their prominent sons, actor Junior Pope.

Commendation Mass and Lying-in-State of Actor Junior Pope.

The funeral rites commenced at 10 am with a commendation mass at St. Peter’s Catholic Parish, Ukehe. They laid Pope’s  body to rest at his fathers compound. This allowed family members, friends, colleagues and well-wishers to pay their last respects. Subsequently, they moved the body to a private venue for burial at around 1:30 pm.

Emotional Farewell

The late actor’s wife, Jennifer Awele, was overcome with emotion and seen weeping profusely at the commencement of the final funeral procession. Their first son tenderly wiped away her tears as she broke down in grief.



Tributes and Remembrance

Veteran actress Rita Edochie spoke at the burial ceremony, expressing her heartbreak upon hearing the news of Pope’s death, and underscoring the significant loss to both his family and the Nollywood industry.

Tragic Death of Actor Junior Pope

Junior Pope, a young Nollywood actor and father of three, tragically drowned with four others in the Anam River, Anambra State, in April while returning from a movie location. His untimely death is a profound loss to his family and the entertainment industry.