Popular Nigerian filmmaker is dead


Renowned Nigerian Filmmaker and Former Vice President of Directors Guild of Nigeria, , Passes Away.


Nigeria’s film industry mourns the loss of one of its esteemed figures as Frank Igho Okpokoro Vaughan, a prolific filmmaker and former Vice President of the Directors Guild of Nigeria, has sadly passed away.


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Vaughan, a native of Delta State, reportedly succumbed to a prolonged illness on Tuesday in Warri. His younger brother, Philip Okpokoro, a cinematographer and director of the ‘Nigerian Idols‘ reality TV show, confirmed the heartbreaking news to reporters.

A seasoned TV producer and director, Vaughan was renowned for his exceptional talent and contributions to the Nigerian landscape. His expertise extended beyond filmmaking, as he was also recognized as a current affairs and political analyst, bringing depth and insight to his work.


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Prior to his passing, Vaughan, who was in his 60s, served as a pastor at Dominion City Church in Asaba, Delta State, exemplifying his commitment to both his artistic pursuits and spiritual endeavors.

The news of Vaughan’s demise has sent shockwaves through the Nigerian film community, with colleagues and admirers mourning the loss of a visionary filmmaker and dedicated industry leader.


As the Nigerian film industry reflects on Vaughan’s legacy, his creative contributions and impact on the cinematic landscape will be fondly remembered and cherished by all who had the privilege of experiencing his work.

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