The rumoured death of Ovuleria Uredia Nwagbo of the new masquarade sitcom that aired on the Nigerian Television Authority NTA in the 80s and mid 90s has been comfirmed to be nothing but false.
Yesterday social media went agog sharing the fake news of the thespian’s death.
Debunking the rumours, her screen husband Zebrudaya expressed shock and disappointment over the said news.
Chief Zebrudaya confirmed that Ovuleria is hale and hearty, not dead. “Who’s wishing her dead? I am telling you now that Ovuleria is not dead. You can call on the telephone and she will speak to you. Wishing death means that she will live longer,” Zebrudaya said.
According to Zebrudaya, due to old age, Ovuleria is currently suffering from arthritis as well as eyesight problem. “It does not mean that she’s dead,” he added.
In the same vein, the former screen diva herself, Lizzy Evoeme popularly known as Ovuleria has come out to also debunk the fake news and put it to a final rest.
The thespian requested for a live interview on TV, so people could see that she is still alive and kicking while refusing to be interviewed by journalist.
“All I want now is somebody that can interview me live on television so that I can tell the world I am still alive’.
I have refused to comment on the rumour since(Wednesday) yesterday, because many people have been calling on the telephone. I don’t want to grant interview to any newspaper because when you say one thing, they will report another thing,” Ovuleria said.
The fake news went viral on social media on Wednesday started by the founder of the Africa International Film Festival, AFRIFF, Chioma Ude, it was reported she broke the news on the filmmakers’ WhatsApp group, Filmic that Ovuleria died yesterday morning in Anambra State.