Chico Ejiro Biography, Net Worth, Career, Movies, Death

Chico Ejiro

Chico Maziakpono who is popularly known as Chico Ejiro (Nicknamed as Mr. Prolific) is a Nigerian movie producer, director, and screenwriter.

He was born on the 15th of October, 1953 in Delta State in Isoko Delta State where he hails from.

Educational Background

Chico Ejiro obtained a diploma in Agriculture at the Obafemi Awolowo University after which he proceeded to still study Agriculture at the Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike.

Career

After cheap video-production equipment became available in Nigeria, Chico Ejiro delved into video production in the ’90s and started his own movie production company ‘Grand Touch Pictures’’. In a 5-year period, he directed over 80 movies with each one being shot in as little as three days. He has worked with veteran Nollywood actors including RMD, Omotola Ekeinde Jalade, Pete Edochie, Liz Benson, Monalisa Chinda, and many others.

He was profiled in an article in the New York Times, dated May 26, 2002 (“When There’s Too Much of a Not-Very Good Thing” by Matt Steinglass) and in an article from the international version of Times Magazine dated May 26, 2002 (“Hollywood, who really Needs It?” By Stephen Faris). He was also featured in the 2007 documentary “Welcome to Nollywood”, which followed him as he made Family Affair 1 and Family Affair 2.

Some of his movies

  • Outkast
  • True Romance
  • Blood Money
  • Scores To Settle
  • Welcome to Nollywood
  • Festival of Fire
  • Agony of a Mother
  • Dangerous Babe
  • Ashanti
  • Tears in My Eyes
  • Silent Night 2
  • Deadly Affair
  • Polygamy 2: The Final Clash
  • All My Heart
  • Black Maria
  • A Second Time
  • Ofeke
  • Computer Girls
  • First Cut…Is the Deepest
  • Dream Lover
  • Deadly Kiss

Personal Life

He was married to Joy C. Ejiro (met her in 1994 and they got married in 1998) and they have four children. Chico Ejiro also has two brothers: Zeb Ejiro, the best-known of the new Nigerian cinema auteurs outside the country, and Peter Red Ejiro, also a movie producer.

He met his wife in 1994 at the University of Lagos when he organized a show with his boss then, Opa Williams. At the time, she was still a student and they got married in 1998.

Death

In the early hours of Christmas, December 25, 2020, Ejiro lost his life.

Net Worth

His net worth is estimated at $120,000.

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Chico Ejiro

Chico Ejiro

Chico Ejiro

Chico Ejiro

Summary

Real Name Chico Maziakpono
State of Origin Delta State
Date of Birth October 15th, 1953
Date of Death December 25th, 2020
Spouse Joy C. Ejiro
Net Worth $120,000


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