A popular filmmaker, Edgard Leroy is dead.
According to TheNation, Leroy died in an autocrash barely a month after winning his first Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award.
The Cameroonian-born filmmaker died in a car crash on his way to Ibadan, Oyo state for a movie shoot.
According to his partner and friend, David Akande, Leroy was involved in the auto crash that occurred on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Shagamu end of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The rising filmmaker won the award for the Best Indigenous movie (Yoruba) for his first feature film, Alaise, on May 14, 2022 at the seventh AMVCAs.
Born Edgard Le Roy Nouke Ngedemon on July 13, 1995 in Cameroon, the filmmaker died a few weeks before his 27th birthday.
He’s the first Cameroonian and filmmaker to win the AMVCAs and for his first feature film in a totally foreign language.