Barely a month after winning his first AMVCA, Cameroonian-born film maker Edgard Leroy, on Saturday, died in an auto crash along Lagos-Ibadan express way.
The filmmaker was on his way to Ibadan for a movie shoot when the tragic event took place. The rising filmmaker won the award for the best indigenous movie (Yoruba) for his first feature movie ‘Alaise‘ on May 14, 2022, at the seventh Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Born Edgara Le Roy Nouke Ngedemon, on July 13th, 1995, in Cameroon, the filmmaker died few weeks to his 27th birthday. He is the first Cameroonian and filmmaker to win an AMVCA and for his first feature film in a foreign language.