The Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, on Wednesday reacted to the death of actress, Aishat Abimbola, popularly known as Omoge Campus.
The association described her death as a great loss to the motion picture industry, globaly known as Nollywood.
The actress was reported to have died from breast cancer.
The President of AGN, Mr. Emeka Rollas, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that her loss would be greatly felt in the movie industry.
He said, “I extend my condolences to her family and her fans all over the world.
“Her death came at a time when the movie industry was beginning to make great impact on the society.
“It is so sad to see such a budding talent go to waste at a time she could have positively touched many lives through her acting skills.
“It is time we began to take our health seriously.
“It is not possible to totally guide against death, but the scheme will serve as a platform to prepare members from being caught unawares by the cold hands of death,” he said.
Also, Vice President, AGN, South West chapter, Mr. Tope Babayemi, mounred with Abimbola’s family and the entire Nollywood community over the incident.
“This is another sad loss to the movie industry and it is high time we began to take our health seriously.
“God gives and God takes. She was a great actress and her fans will miss her greatly,” he said.
Babayemi said that the current leadership of the AGN had put in place a health insurance scheme for its members to reduce loss of life to a minimum.
In the same vein, Mr. Pedro Aganbi, Chairman of Lagos Chapter of AGN, said that Abimbola’s death was tragic, describing her as a blossoming actress whose potential had just started to come to limelight.