Segun Arinze reveals how Chico Ejiro inspired his shaving of hair

Segun Arinze

Nollywood actor Segun Arinze has revealed how movie director Chico Ejiro inspired shaving of his hair.

Segun shared the story of how he shaved his hair for a role on Mr Ejiro’s request in an Instagram post on Saturday.

He also narrated how he met Ejiro and how they became brothers.

Segun titled the story as ‘Chico why the wrong Grotto on Christmas Day’.

“I’m still trying to breathe. Still trying to come to terms with this rude shock! I’m still waiting for news to say You are alive.

“Way back in the early 90s we were filming the weekly TV Series FORTUNES Ralph Nwadike and Charles Owoyemi produced while Zeb Ejiro was directing. Along the line a young guy who i met while filming one Zeb’s Series RIPPLES joined us and was always carrying lights and stuffs was like what you will call a gaffer on set. He was quite an intriguing young Man who was also willing do more on that set and he learnt fast too,” he wrote.

He added, “In 1996 Chico spoke to me about a movie idea he had and he wanted me to play a supporting role. He asked if i wouldn’t mind shaving my hair off because he wanted the Character Bald. I agreed and that was how we shot Silent Night with Ramsey as the lead and me as Black Arrow.”

Ejiro died in the early hours of Christmas Day from suspected cardiac arrest.

Nollywood actors have taking to social media to mourn the filmmaker including Richard Mofe-Damijo, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Regina Askia, Yul Edochie, Ik Ogbonna and Femi Jacobs.