By Florence Ugbem
Benue State Deputy Governor, Engr Benson Abounu, friends and family bid popular Benue born Nollywood actress Ada Ameh farewell as her remains were laid to rest in her country home Ogobia Ugboju, Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State.
Speaking at the funeral service held Friday at St Mary’s Secondary School, Ogobia, Engr Abounu described Ada Ameh as a wonderful lady, an ambassador of the Idoma kingdom, who played her role in entertaining people. He stated that her death was a rude shock to the people of Benue and Nigeria at large.
“She made people laugh and forget their sorrow through entertainment. She gave her best and her life was impactful,” he said.
Abounu, who prayed God to grant her soul eternal rest expressed sympathy on behalf of the state to the members of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) and prayed God to comfort the entire family on the irreplaceable loss.
Senator representing Benue South Senatorial District, Abba Moro eulogized Ada Ameh, for her role in putting smiles on the faces of Nigerians. He described her as a very effective ambassador of Idoma nation, stating that her death is a colossal loss. He noted that it is not how long but how effective you live on earth that matters.
He added that she lived a very fruitful, eventful life on earth and will be greatly missed for her role in The Johnsons.
President, AGN, Emeka Rollas described the deceased as a seasoned actress, who is a committed and dedicated member of the guild. He prayed God to comfort the entire Nollywood, stating that the Nollywood legend will be missed.
In his funeral homily, a pastor of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Benue State, Akinronbi Muyiwa, who read from Ecclesiastes chapter 10, enjoined Christians to be conscious of how they live their lives on earth.
Pastor Muyiwa recalled that Ada Ameh brought laughter to many homes, and she will be remembered for that, stating that
It is not how long you live that matters but how many lives you have impacted.
He noted that this world is not anyone’s home, that everyone is on a journey and the journey can end at anytime, adding that it is important to die in the Lord.
Ada Ameh, who died July 17, 2022 was born May 15 1974, started her acting career over 26 years ago, and has featured in over 100 movies such as Domitila, Aki and Paw Paw, 30 Days in Atlanta, Phone Swap among others. Until her death, she was the lead actress of the family TV series The Johnsons.