Boat Mishap Claims Nollywood Make-Up Artist: Final Farewell as Remains Laid to Rest

Governor Eno's compassion included remodeling the family home, offering employment to Ms. Frederick's elder sister in the state civil service, recognizing the need for stability and sanctuary amidst tragedy

In a heart-wrenching turn of events, the vibrant pulse of Nollywood dimmed as a fatal boat accident claimed the lives of renowned actor Junior Pope and talented make-up artist Ms Abigail Edith Frederick, alongside three others.

The tragedy, which struck last week, sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry, leaving a void that will be deeply felt by fans and colleagues alike.


Ms Frederick, aged just 24, was laid to rest in her hometown of Ikot Udoma, nestled within the serene embrace of Eket Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State.

The somber occasion was marked by a solemn ceremony conducted by the Church of Christ, Ikot Udoma, Eket, as loved ones bid farewell to a young life taken too soon.

In a gesture of compassion and solidarity, the state governor, Pastor Umo Eno, took decisive action to ensure that Ms Frederick received the dignified farewell she deserved.

Governor Eno, moved by the tragic loss, directed that her remains be exhumed and brought home for proper burial, a testament to his commitment to honoring the departed.

The governor’s visit to the grieving family on Saturday, April 13, 2024, was a poignant moment of solace and support. In addition to overseeing the arrangements for Ms Frederick’s return, Governor Eno extended a compassionate hand to her bereaved loved ones.

He pledged assistance to her two undergraduate sisters, ensuring that the weight loss would not derail their educational journey.


Furthermore, Governor Eno’s compassion extended to practical measures aimed at easing the family’s burden. He approved the remodeling of the deceased family home in Eket, recognizing the importance of providing a sanctuary for those left behind to mourn.

Additionally, he offered automatic employment to Ms Frederick’s elder sister within the state civil service, providing stability and security during a time of upheaval.

The outpouring of support from the governor was mirrored by the presence of his Personal Assistants on Entertainment, led by the esteemed “Utang Akwa Ibom,” who stood in solidarity with the grieving family.

Their presence in Asaba on Sunday, as Ms Frederick’s remains were exhumed and transported home, underscored the collective mourning of a community touched by tragedy.

As Akwa Ibom mourns the loss of one of its bright stars, the legacy of Ms Abigail Edith Frederick will endure in the hearts of those who knew and cherished her.

Her talent, kindness, and vibrant spirit will be remembered fondly, even as the entertainment industry grapples with the void left by her untimely departure.

In this time of sorrow, the unity and compassion displayed by Governor Eno and the people of Akwa Ibom serve as a beacon of hope amidst the darkness of loss. As Ms. Frederick finds her eternal rest, may her memory be a source of comfort and inspiration to all who mourn her passing.


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