Junior Pope

A video showing Nigerian actor Junior Pope on a boat hours before he was reported death has left many heartbroken. 

Pope was speaking to the boat captain asking him to slow down.

He later shared the video on his social media and captioned it;

"See me lamenting……The risk we take to entertain you; crossing river 9ja yesterday with no life jacket…… Na wahoooooo …. Who does that ??" He asked


In the video, the actor is seen explaining to the captain that he is an only child who is also a father who has kids to raise.

"I got three children, who will raise them? I beg, Oh Jesus, what is this? Don't speed. See the risk we take to entertain you. Live and direct on River Niger," he said

Adding "I am begging the captain that I'm the only child and I have three boys, I will raise them. Calm down with the speed."


The actor is said to have drowned on the same river while on his way back from the shoot.