Edgard Leroy had just won an award for Best Indigenous Film (Yoruba) for his first feature film, “Alaise,” at the recently completed Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA), when the cold hands of death seized him.
The incredible filmmaker, editor, and motion graphics artist was the first from his country to take home the award.
Edgard Leroy Nouke Ngedemon, a 26-year-old Cameroonian-born movie director, was killed in a deadly auto accident on Saturday, June 11th, 2022 in the Sagamu region of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.
According to reports, Edgard was on his way to a filming location in Ibadan, Oyo state, when he was engaged in an unfortunate accident that resulted in his untimely death.
His death, however, was reported by his colleague, David Akande, on his Instagram page.
“Good night, Edgard Leroy, my brother, friend, and partner,” he wrote. “I love you”.
This is the tragic tale of a young life cut short far too soon.
Funeral plans are yet to be announced by his family.
Farewell, Director Edgard. You will be missed in the creative field.
May his soul rest in the bosom of the lord. Amen.